A vintage silver and gold cigarette case depicting a Mt. Fuji scene. Marked KZ K24, it measures 6-1/2" x 3".
Antique Japanese silver kanzashi, the upper design part is gold plated with finely engraved three oak leaves. *This was one of the most popular crests among the warrior samurai class particularily among close devotees of Shinto. Top quality hand cut metal work. Circa (we think) Meiji period (1868-1912). 6 3/4" long and 1 3/8" in width.
*The Elements of Japanese Desgn by John W. Dower
A 950 silver Komai damascene panels bracelet circa 1900 1920. This scarce bracelet from Japan features eleven 1-1/16" x 3/8" loop-linked panels with inlaid silver and gold on a black matte (actually iron) ground. The panels resemble those in room dividing screens, and each has a different design and a simple engraved design on the back of the silver sections. It also has a long safety chain and a box clasp which is stamped 950 SILVER. This bracelet measures 7-1/8" x 1/1/8". It is in excellent...
A Chinese silver fan, gold plated and decorated with multicolour enamelled panels against a filigree ground .The guards are cast with scenes of figures, all sharp and crisp. The back of the fan is not neglected either; it is embellished with the same decoration, thus making it a visual joy from both sides. This exceptional and fantastic fan weighs 173 grams of high grade ( 92% tested ) silver, covered by high gauge gold. age; C. 1900. size: 22.5cm length of the sticks. condition; excellent, you...
153 year old Early AMERICAN WATCH. Co. P.S. Bartlett Model, 15j Key Wind and Key Set, Serial No. 361,441. The case is 5.5 oz. Sterling Silver Hunting Case with a blank shield or crest on the top surface and is free of personalization. Circa: 1868. 36 months after the Civil War. Running and keeping time. Original heavy Coin Silver fancy vest chain with a T-Bar to attach to the vest button. The American Watch Company incorporated latter in 1872 and became "The Waltham Watch Company". THIS I...
This is a very fine and unusual Japanese Satsuma vase with relief figures. The work on this piece is highly detailed and the gold thickly applied. The Dragon and clouds are decorated with silver. The piece is in very good condition will minor wear. The Artist signature is the most worn area on the piece. With magnification it can be seen that it is signed Fuzan but it is very hard to make out. I have included a similar Fuzan mark for comparison. The vase stands 8 1/2 inches tall.
Art Deco wood lined metal hinged cigarette box. A perfect example of art deco design. Measures 3.25" x 4.5"
The finest money can buy in 1883. AMERICAN WILD WEST PERIOD, Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday could well have experienced this watch. Worn by the more affluent saloon keepers, gamblers of this decade in American Wild West History. **AMERICAN W.Co. 1872 MODEL 14k Solid ROSE GOLD All original C: 1883. 105 Grams total weight. Lever set to change the time. Serial No. 2,020,062. Original case, dial, and movement. The case was produced especially for this 17 size open face and is marked: "WALT...
Shofu Katei (1870 to 1928)
Shofu Katei, also known as Shofu Kajo, was born in 1870 in Seto, Japan. Shofu came to Kyoto in 1888, and in 1890, he was adopted into the Shofu Kajo family. In 1908, he set up the Shofu Ceramics Company, Ltd. and was awarded a Green Ribbon in 1915.
Height: 6 inches
Width: 4.5 inches
Age: Meiji to Taisho (1900 - 1920)
Mark: Shofu and impressed Shreve & Co. Sterling
Condition: Very good with only a small area on the...
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...
Strikingly beautiful Japanese Nishijin obi. The style of the obi is the most formal and expensive style which is called maru obi; the design covers front and back, from one end to the other end. This is an older obi than it looks. The colors are vibrant yet elegant. The design
is for the joyous occasion with cranes, hand drums, flowers, pines and repeated pattern of waves (sei kai ha) in gold.
This is a very fine unsigned Japanese cloisonne vase with a unique form. The enamel and wire work are exquisite. It is not signed but the quality is so good and so unique that the maker is Hayashi. Look at the last image of a signed 3 3/4 inch vase and compare them. The work on this vase is not only similar, the gold wire birds, unique spider mums and leaves on this vase are even smaller in size. There is also another sold Hayashi vase (#1352365) on my sight with similar spider mums and also wi...
Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga woodblock print depicting two horses in profile galloping neck and neck by Tadashi Nakayama (1927-2014) titled “Running Horses.” The print was executed in bold colors with gold diagonal lines and silver highlights set against a black background. This horizontal image is pencil-signed “T. Nakayama,” numbered 59/95, and dated 1984 in the bottom margin. The bottom margin edge also contains the title and original purchase price of 150,000 yen. The re...
Edo Period Celadon Hirado Horse
A "rare" Hirado celadon (seiji) recumbent horse, extraordinary modelling, and a virtuosic example of the flawless green-glazed porcelain produced in the eighteenth century in northwestern Kyushu, Japan. Typically, the glaze was applied over a layer of white slip (liquid clay). This enhances the celadon color and exaggerates the sinuous curves in the horse's tail, legs, etc., that make the animal so intensely expressive. The gilt maki-e ...
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...
With a height of 32 inches, this is a rare and impressive example of early 19th century Imari ware. Both the vase and stand are finely decorated in shades of blue, gold and orange.
Condition is excellent.
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.
Rare kinetic showstopper designed by Bent Gabrielsen while he worked for iconic Danish silversmith Hans Hansen. In textured sterling silver with a dangling disc that has a gold wash. The disc has a pitted texture which contrasts beautifully against the vertical pattern of the body of the pendant. This is a large, bold piece, measuring 3.25". Excellent condition. "Signed "Hans Hansen, 925s Denmark."