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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 : 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 1910 item #1413397
Meiji Bijutsu
$7,880.00
A magnificent suzuribako (inkstone box) dating from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Kindly inquire if you have some questions.

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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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1413395
Meiji Bijutsu
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A superb suzuribako (inkstone box) dating from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Kindly inquire if you have some questions.

The box presents a minute dent (please refer to picture 11). It is otherwise in very good condition.
Size 23.5 x 17.5 x 11 (h) (9.4 x 7 x 4.4 in)

Worldwide shipping

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

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 : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1216585 (stock #0003)

Antique and unique Japanese Mingei Sake Bottle (Tokkuri), also usable as a flower vase. It is approx. 100 years old and made of old Shino-Ware.

You will find two amazing images on it, made with iron-oxid. Enjoy sake or beautiful flowers with this antique Mingei Folk Art item.

Mingei (民芸 lit. folk arts or arts of the people), the Japanese folk art movement, was developed in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan. Its founding father was Yanagi Sōetsu (1889–1...

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 : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1411925 (stock #04197)
The size of Large Plate 10" Dia x 1 1/8" High. Small size Plate: 5 5/8" Dia x 7/8" High. This is very fine Japanese Porcelain Plate set of 6 pcs, one large plate and 5 small plate set. It is finest quality Porcelain Arita works available in Japanese porcelain today. It has beautiful scalloped shape with Ruricolor, cobalt blue edge. It has lovely Ran (orchid) design on plate. Lavender color, green color as well as red flower with gold work. Each Orchid design are handpainted carefully excuted. E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #559904
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Japanese fukusa, a silk satin gift cover depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. The development of the Japanese fukusa is closely associated with their custom of gift giving. Japan has been a farming country until recently and crops were directly affected by nature (draft, floods, etc). The rituals were held within their own communities and fresh crops were offered to god. To irrigate and lay the roads, they needed the better their work relationship. The custom of eating and drink...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #636205
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Takeda dolls are modeled after the characters from 17th to 19th century Japanese theater. They are known for exaggerated postures and often with a vivid facial expression of the Kabuki actors or Jyoruri puppets on stage from the period.

This doll is holding up a "takafuda" bulletin board in one hand and a brush in the other. "takafuda" was an official bulletin board for Tokugawa government (1603-1868) to announce any regulations, or changes etc.

Little was known about Takeda do...

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 : Pre 1800 item #1425847
galerie Cecile Kerner
€13,500.00
Period: Beginning of the Edo period Full armor (gusoku). Black lacquered steel helmet (kabuto) with 62 suji-bachi blades (unsigned) from beautiful Myôchin school forge. The visor has three coats of arms of the Tokugawa clan. These coats of arms are called Aoï go mon, three purple leaves in a ring. The shikoro (neck protector) is five lamellae, and lacquered in a process called "byakudan", which does with a transparent lacquer mixed with gold powder which is slightly reddish. The helmet i...
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 : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #955902
Asian Art By Kyoko
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A Japanese leather tobacco pouch with pipe case (kiseruzutsu) and ojime made out of stag horn. The pipe case is finely carved in relief with an eagle on a pine branch above a waterfall; the ojime is engraved and decorated with a key fret design; the pouch with a patinated copper clasp modeled as a frog. All and all, it feel muscular (large) and detailed with quality. Pipe sold separately (Listed, item # 1036417). Meiji period (1868 - 1912). To search by the item numbers, just enter the num...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1374655 (stock #3A124D)
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #827951 (stock #C-C0022)
CARLA SUE GATSKE
$8,500.00
A 10.8" square tray signed Teizan and sealed Kinzan, mid Meiji period, depicting an unfortunate encounter between a hawk and a goose.

Condition: Quite good overall condition, There is a faint nick and short enamel crack to the front of the tray, two small areas of enamel cracking to the reverse, and pitting usual to the period. No dents or restoration.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1425901 (stock #1301)
t a t a m i
$500.00


SLEEPING CAT

Hanging scroll with such lovely hand-drawn 'nemurineko' (sleeping cat) on the paper, famed for the prayer board at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, that stands for the calmness in peace as seen and also the preparation for battle though pretend to sleep at a glance. End of Edo - Meiji period, 19th century, Japan. Expected slight deterioration (stains, small worm holes, etc.) due to age as is. approx. 89 x 44cm (35.03 x 17.32in)


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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1421108 (stock #0691)
Japanese Art Site
$15,000.00
A rare wonderful Daki Ningyo with the most artistic style and a beautiful hypnotic face, wearing a gorgeous painted silk kimono of Imperial purple. Made for the Imperial class. Late 19th Century. 27 inches, 68.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1421105 (stock #0690)
Japanese Art Site
$20,000.00
An amazing and rare Daki Ningyo of the Imperial class, with a specatularly carved face, wearing the finest silk textiles of brocades, featuring a highly prized shibori collar, wearing tobi socks and a wonderful hat, all original. Height: 30 inches, 76 cm.