In 1881 Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop called "K. Hattori" in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years later, in 1892, he began to produce clocks under the name Seikosha (精工舎), meaning roughly "House of Exquisite Workmanship" The beginnings of the Seiko watch company...
Vase is 8 inches tall and is in pristine condition
Dated by McKinley Tariff Act requiring name of country of origin to be permanently engraved (stamped) or imprinted into a piece.
On the black lacquered back is the rement of a very old label. Plate is 10.75 at the widest point. Sourced from an old estate in the US, Chinoiserie of this detail and quality are rare, probably Edo Period between 1840-1850
Really rare ethnographic item in unusually good condition. the basket alone measures roughly 18 inches x 12 inches x 3+ inches...
Excellent condition, no loses. 7 inches high and 9.5 wide including the stand.
The box on the plate stands approx 9.5 inches tall. and is approx 5.5 inches in diameter...
Vase is in very good condition, no chips, no dents, and no losses.
the bag is roughly 10 x 12 inches and has a generous amount of cording for adjustable straps.
Possibly carved from cryptomera wood and darkened with age, this carved figure has both a simplicity and elegance which are, for me, the major characteristics of Japanese asthetics.
Unfortunately, though in otherwise excellant condition this Meiji period princess has lost some of the foil pedals from her headdress.
pristine condition....8 inches high 9.5 inches wide and 9.5 inches deep