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.
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...
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...
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...
19th century very large Japanese Satsuma brown/ red color vase with raised winged Lizards handles on the upper side.
This Satsuma vase has two panels, On one panel we have a raised figure of Kuanyin with decorations and on the other panel a Samurai with decorations.
This very large Japanese Satsuma vase is unique and very heavy, it is in good antique condition there is a firing line on the base near the artist marks,this line does not appear on the other side (the front).
No repairs. it mea...
Japanese Cedar, Cyprus wood two(2) section Tansu, Ca. Meiji period 1890's, 42" high, 35 1/2" wide, 16 1/2" deep, 2 graduated size long drawers above 2 long drawers in lower section, total 4 long drawers. Old red lacquer on black iron back plates are still visible. Small hole on the lower left side of bottom frame. The condition is original as found condition.
This is a very fine pair of Japanese satsuma vases that stand just 4 1/4 inches tall. Attractive form, enamel colors and very fine details. They look like they have spent most of their lives stored in the box. One has the original sticker and both are signed. The signature looks a bit like the Kozan mark but we are not sure. Some of the larger flowers remind us of work seen on Bizan and Yabu pieces.
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...
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...
A LARGE JAPANESE KO KUTANI LARGE PLATE, CHARGER FULLY
MARKED ON THE BASEIN GOOD CONDITION.
A LARGE AND HEAVY CHARGER, DEPICTING CRANES AND ANIMALS ON THE FRONT SIDE AND FLOWERS AROUND THE BACK SIDE AS WELL THE CHARACTER "FUKU"(GOOD FORTUNE)WITHIN A SQUARE AND ARTIST SIGNATURE NEXT TO IT.
MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 17 INCHES 43 CENTIMETERS-WIDE.
3 INCHES, 8 CENTIMETERS-HIGH.FROM THE MEIJI ERA.
PAIR OF MINIATURE 3&1/2 INCHES, 9 CENTIMETERS- TALL. COBALT BLUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASES, CIRCA 1900 IN GOOD CONDITION ,NO REPAIRS.
EACH VASE HAS 4 PANELS, 2 PANELS PAINTED WITH OUTDOORS ACTIVITY OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND 2 PANELS COBALT BLUE WITH GOLD DECORATIONS.
THIS MINIATURE PAIR OF SATSUMA VASES HAVE BEEN MADE
AS A PAIR BY THE JAPANESE FAMOUS ARTIST MEIGYOKUZAN.
SIGNED ON EACH BASE "DAI NIPPON MEIGYOKUZAN".
ON SOME PANELS ARE MISSING GOLD DECORATION DUE TO AGE.
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...
Large and beautiful Burmese dry lacquer seated buddha, black lacquer with gold gilt, decorated all over with inlaid mirrors and colored glass, compassionate expression.
A mudra in Buddhist statues is a gesture and body posture holding special meaning and commemorating a few of the important moments in the Buddha’s life. One of the most common and popular mudra found depicted in Buddha statues is the Bhumisparsha, translated as the "touching earth gesture". The gesture represent the ...
Pair of antique Japanese Satsuma vases, in cobalt blue with 4 hand painted panels each. Each has 2 painted panels with people and the other 2 with roosters and birds. This vases are circa 1780. They were made by the artist as a pair.
Artist marks are on the front panels on the hanging paintings.they have the marks of SUIGETSU who lived and worked in the late 18th century.
The vases are heavy and solid.
The Measurement are 9&1/2 inches,23 centimeters -TALL.
Each panel is 4 inches,10 centim...
19TH century large Japanese Kutani basket shape vase on four feet.
Two nicely decorated panels, one with people in an outdoors setting and the other side scene with bushes, flowers and a bird standing on a branch.
measuring approximately: 12&1/2 inches, 32 centimeters
-Tall. And 12 inches, 30 centimeters - wide.
There is a Kutani mark in the inner handle.
This Kutani vase is in very good condition, no damages and no repairs.
Antique Japanese large and deeply carved ranma depicting three sages (from left to right): Le-tieguai (with the iron crutch) , Zheng si yuan (with the tiger) and Gama Sennin (with the frog). There is much of the original paint still intact. Wonderfully carved with great detail and expression. Most likely from a Shinto temple. Edo Period (18th century).
Size: 27" high x 87" long x 3" deep. (very heavy!)
Monumental antique Japanese very large and very heavy
vase made for keeping cut flowers by the artist.
blue/white and other hand painted beautiful colors.
Depicting two Tigers an Eagle and other birds in an
Size approximately 47 inches, 120 centimeters-TALL.
Circumference 64 inches, 172 centimeters.
In very good condition, no repairs.
It was build by the artist in the 19th century
With copper insert and removable copper vase that
fits inside the big vase I...
This is a beautiful pair of mixed metal decorated bronze vases. They are highly detailed and stand just 5 inches. Both vases are signed Miyabe Atsuyoshi. One vase has a lightly bent rim otherwise the condition of the pair is excellent.