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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1153977 (stock #0231)
Ca. 1700s / early 1800s

This circular box is lacquered in brownish black with mother of pearl inlay encircling the lid which is well-fitted to the bottom box. The top is painted in slightly-raised gilt lacquer with two characters: “fu” and “shou,” for happiness and longevity. There is light wear to the edges of the lid, inner rims and to the base, as would be expected, and also a few minor touch-ups. Overall, considering the age and use, the box is in good condition with the mother...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1435024
Asian Art By Kyoko
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The warrior’s armor and helmet, samurai sword, spears, banners and paper carps (later cloth) in the sky are all tools used to showcase boy’s day in Japan. This tradition started early Edo period (1603-1868) by samurai families wishing their son’s good health and studies to be honorable samurai.

This set is made in Kyoto, Japan and is called “Kyo-armor”. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for over 1000 years. The culture there was developed to serve the best for the emperor...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1266598 (stock #LC34)
Ancient East
$2,495.00
DESCRIPTION: A skillfully lacquered suzuri-bako (writing box) from the Meiji Period, early 1900’s. The lid of the rectangular box is decorated with a takamakie floral design in gold, silver and shu (a hue of red-orange) lacquer on a black ro-iro ground. The interior of the lid and box are sprinkled in a nashiji cloud motif. This suzuri-bako is a complete set, fitted with the original water dropper and inkstone and its original kiri (paulownia) wood box with inscription. Excellent conditio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1145959
Spoils of Time
$1,000.00
A Japanese lacquer bowed top box with portrait of a Kabuki actor - presumably named in gold lacquer and the role of Daihachi named in a lustrous iron color. All slightly raised work, the portrait is in gray, black, red, flesh tone, browns and gold. Lines including pattern and folds in the figure's attire and hair in his coiffure and sideburns cleanly defined with raised work. Metal along the facing edges of the top and bottom have no doubt contributed nicely to the preservation of the box. Actor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1439026
Japanese Meiji period cylindrical pawlonia (kiri) wood domaru (tree-trunk) hibachi with a relief design of flowering grasses in gold maki-e lacquer and shell inlay. A gold lacquered bird flies on the back. Original copper liner. Late 19th to early 20th century. 8” high x 11 1/2" wide. Very good overall condition with only minor losses to the shell inlay.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1444186 (stock #TRC210427)
Living in Kyoto it is not uncommon to come across beautiful antique tea bowls, however, finding pieces that are in good condition, aesthetically compelling, and with all of the trappings that let you know they were cared for by a devoted cha-jin can be quite challenging. Here we see all three. The shape of this tea bowl is exquisite and something I have not seen before in an Oribe piece. The lacquer box, while not the original was undoubtedly custom made for this tea bowl and looks to be 100 - 2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1415498 (stock #JHhydraLacq)
June Hastings
$750.00
An impressive pair of large red lacquer boxes beautifully decorated with hydrangea flowers and leaves. Both with "Made in Japan" paper labels and insurance identification/inventory labels. In very good condition with some minor wear, each measures 9 inches high, 12.5" diameter. Dates Showa, mid-century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #663221 (stock #KA494)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Antique Japanese 'suzuri bako' letter writing box. Carved out of one piece of wood and then lacquered, the design is of Japanese plum blossoms. On the right are the Japanese characters, 'Kyoku Ten Koki o Gosen' which is the last line of a very famous poem by Fujita Toko, a samurai-statesman who played a huge role at the end of the Edo Period, to help end the shogunate system and open Japan to the west. He personally was instrumental in dealing with Admiral Perry. The poem extols the virtues of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1435888 (stock #17)
Conservatoire Sakura
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Rare sundial in cast and cut bronze. Chinese work executed in the workshops of the imperial palace in Beijing in the 18th century under the reign of Kien-Long.The various elements are cut from a thick bronze plate then chiseled with patterns and hot-gilded with mercury.The dial is in enamel White. The beads are made of glass. The foot adjustment shoes are in cast bronze.At the back a steel plate making a spring.Fun detail, the level is provided by a mercury ball. Two identical models, but incomp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #101029 (stock #122)
Very rare and fine, museum quality 19th century Straits Chinese peranakan sirih or tobacco box. Silver with gilded decoration details. A wonderful and outstanding work of silver art. D : 9 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1413397
Meiji Bijutsu
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A magnificent suzuribako (inkstone box) dating from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912).

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The box presents traces of old repairs with lacquer and gold (kintsugi).
Size 22.5 x 24.5 x 5.5 (h) (9 x 9.8 x 2.2 in)

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Please understand there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the suzuri-bako outside of Japan (standard procedure for impo...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1426915 (stock #TRC210327)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Conceived by 20th century master ceramicist Kawai Kanjiro—here an abstract depiction of flowers is used to adorn an exquisite “henko” shaped vase. The glaze used is known as “tetsu-yu” for its use of iron compounds to achieve this distinctive look. Though many pieces by Kanjiro remain today, this exact combination of style, shape, and glazing is uncommon, making this a must-have work for serious collectors.

Like so many greats throughout history, Kanjiro (1890 - 1966) was ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #140954
Beautiful Japanese Wajima lacquer stand with gold maki-e painting on a nashi-ji (pear skin) background. The designs are scrolling vines with stylized chrysanthemums and paulonias, which are the crests of the emperor and empress. The style of sparkling nashiji lacquer work and the theme were popular in the Taisho period (1912-1926) to the beginning of the Showa era, sometime after the return of the throne to the emperor.

The stand was made for a Tokonoma as a base for a flower arrangement...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1413879
Meiji Bijutsu
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A superb Korean Kainei (Hoeryŏng ware) chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897).

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The chawan presents traces of old repairs with lacquer and gold (kintsugi). It will be shipped in a wooden box.
Size 13.5 x 8 cm (5.4 x 3.2 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1102389 (stock #lot925)
Hu's Collection
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Description:

A Lapis Lazuli Carving was exquisitely done by master craftsmanship.
Depicting a mountain view with pine trees and pagoda when old man riding a deer up to the winding road, it was a picture the scholars would always be dreamed of.

Date: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century.

Width without wood stand: 9.3cm.
The wood stand is newly made.

A SIMILAR PIECE WAS IN THE NAGEL AUCTION, 2009.

Inscriptions: Man San Train Fon(the mountain is full of joyful ...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1188854 (stock #1936)
Stunning Late Qing dynasty Chinese bamboo writing desk and chair from Jiangsu Province, 19th Century, ca 1880. Black lacquer top and drawers of desk and black lacquer seat of chair. In excellent condition. Desk is 32.5" high x 35" x 18".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1413394
Meiji Bijutsu
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A very attractive celadon cup dating from the Korean Goryo dynasty (918-1392).

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The cup presents traces of repair with lacquer and gold (kintsugi). It comes with a wooden lid and a fitted wooden box.
Size 7 x 9 cm (2.8 x 3.6 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1420069
Meiji Bijutsu
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A superb Hagi chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

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The chawan presents old repairs made with gold and lacquer (kintsugi).
It comes with the original fitted shifuku (silk pouch) and a fitted wooden box.
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Size 9.5 x 9.5 cm (3.8 x 3.8 in)

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