A Komai type hinged box with landscape decoration. Textured black iron box with damascene and inlaid metalwork of boat on lake in Mt Fuji landscape. Gold and tarnished silver or shibuichi details. Plover and butterflies sparsley adorn the interior. Boat sails sparsley adorn the sides in tarnished silver or shibuichi in low contrast as if suggesting a night scene. Signed on bottom. Good condition with very light wear. Length 4 3/4 inches. Width 3 3/8 inches. Height 1 7/8 inches
Very RARE early 1930’s Japanese dark brown textured silk jacket with a hand painted lining commemorating the flight of the Clasina Madge flown by American pilot, Cecil Allen, in a race from Japan to the United States. Cecil A. Allen, 1904-1935, was a well known racing pilot whose heroic deeds were admired by the Japanese, as evidenced by this kimono. Allen’s plane, formally the Emsco* renamed Clasina Madge, is shown flying by Mt. Fuji with two Japanese planes accompanying him. Considere...
If you look on this site and elsewhere, you will see similar Korean antique document boxes that sell for $2,000. These type of boxes are highly desired by collectors. This one is only $150 because the previous owner refinished it and sectioned off the interior. It is unfortunate, but this may be fortunate for you, if you've always wanted to own a Korean antique seoham (document box). 13 x 6 x 3.75 inches, 33 z 15 x 9.5 cm.
This is a SAKE BOTTLE OF JAPANESE BIZEN WARE. It was made around 40 years ago.
Very good condition (please see photos). Diameter: 2.9". Height: 5.5". Weight with box: 17.50 oz (500 grs).
Bizen Pottery is one of the six famous ancient medieval pottery styles in Japan. It is also known as "Imbe Pottery" based on the name of the area. The brownish surface produced by the combination of clay and fire. During the firing process, the straw burns away, leaving a 'flash' of sodium vapor on the surfa...
a superb set of armour ,exhibited in chateau des ducs in Nantes ,for "1000 ans d art Samourai " and published in the catalogue Namban do gusoku armor
Edo period (late 17th to early 18th em)
Kabuto (helmet) koboshi type with 52 blades
Signed Joshu Ju Saotome Iyenari
Saotome workshop active since the very beginning of the Edo period (around 1600)
Nice example of the production of this blacksmith
Great quality of construction and finish.
Menpo (1/2 mask) ryubu type
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...
Korean painting of a lone fisherman in boat in Zen (Korean - Seon [not to be confused with the artist]) school landscape with inverted rocky cliff with trees and shrubbery clinging to a bluff over water with grasses in the foreground and hilly, forested shores and clouds in the faded distance. Anonymous. 19th century, Joseon dynasty. Good condition with relatively even toning of the paper with light distress and slight rubbing mostly on the periphery. Image area 19 inches high by 15 inches wide....
Height: 4 cm (1.5 in)
Width: 2.7 cm (1.1 in)
Depth: 2 cm (0.8 in)
Japanese Hirado porcelain netsuke of a monkey sitting on a stump; moulded and hand decorated; very detailed; good condition
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...
A piece of massive ivory carved as a fantasy landscape with detailed renderings of pastoral life complete with village, people attending at various work (fishing, picking fruits, feeding ducks), lotus and fish pond, pavilions and large willow trees. etc. set on a boat-like form imitating a tree trunk. Late Qing, ca. 1900. L 31 cm, H 8 cm. Condition: Excellent (one minor, but superficial hairline).
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.
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Amber Glazed Pottery Hu Jar
This large pottery jar (or "hu") of fine form was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It has been coated with a greenish-amber glaze that covers the whole of the outer surface and the inside of the mouth. The slightly concave flat base remains unglazed. There are many decorative ridges and bands that surround the jar and on opposing sides at the waist are two moulded taotie ring handles. To part of the glaze on the lower body an...
Height: 6 inches
Width: 3.5 inches
Mark: Underglaze Blue Ishiguro Koko
Age: Late Meiji to Taisho (1900 - 1920)
A 9.5" signed 19th century Satsuma bowl, possibly Razan. This is a beautifully enameled piece; over a ground of raised chrysanthemums are two painted panels, one of a bijin, the other of a mountain landscape.
Condition: Very good, there is one old hairline repair to the rim, illustrated in photograph five. No other issues.
Oni (ogres) in a kimono dancing in front of the Yama, the ruler of Hell. Yama is the son of Hindu god Sun. He is the presiding deity and also known as Dharma. In Japan Yama is known as Enma. Later adopted in Buddhism, Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". A line of souls leads to his office where he decides whether a soul goes to Heaven or Hell. Oni are considered as a servant under the Enma there. Here, the scene depicted comically the ...
Another very attractive antique Persian bowl dating from the 11th to 15th century.
The bowl shows marks of its age yet remains a sublime work of art.
Kindly refer to pictures for condition and details and inquire if you have some questions.
The bowl will be shipped in an antique Japanese made fitted wooden box.
Size. 20.5 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm (8.2 x 8.6 x 4.6 in)
More pictures available on demand.
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August the Strong (1694-1733) of Saxony Inventory marks added to porcelain belonging to the his porcelain collection. Inventory marks added to porcelain belonging to the collection of August the Strong (1694-1733) of Saxony. The first inventory was made in 1721.
The inventory numbers is cut through the glaze with a glass cutter's wheel and blackened. A second inventory list of the porcelain collection at Dresden was made between 1770-1779. The second list comprises five volumes recor...
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...
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.