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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1439041 (stock #2018-617)
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Pair of ryôshibako and suzuribako in black lacquer decorated with a cherry branch and flowers in a gold and silver lacquer in taka maki-e. The inside is in black lacquer. The back of the cover of the ryōshibako is decorated with three fans, one closed, one partially opened and the final one is entirely open. The back of the cover of the suzuribako is also decorated with three fans in golden and nashi-ji lacquer, two closed and one open...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1439044 (stock #2019-728)
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$2500.00
Kobako in gold lacquer fundame in the shape of two joined shells, the interior and the bottom in nashi-ji lacquer. One of the two shells has a hiramaki-e decoration of gold lacquer and mura nashi-ji on a black background. It represents a landscape lit by the diffuse light of the moon, crossed by a river and animated by mountains and a valley dotted with trees and thatched cottages...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1439522 (stock #2020-831)
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€5,000.00
Group of three bronze rabbits with black patina, partially chiselled. Two rabbits resting on their four legs, the third trained on its hind legs. In Japanese, the hare and the rabbit are designated by a single word: usagi. The hare occupies an important place in Japanese legends and superstitions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1439524 (stock #2018-493)
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€10,000.00
Suzuribako (writing box) in lacquer decorated with clematises and kakis trees in black and gold lacquer and kirigane lacquer on a nashi-ji background. This suzuribako is composed of an ink rock, a small water pot and two side compartments in nashi-ji lacquer. Several mon in shape of fans are also present.

Japan, Edo period (1603-1868)

Depth: 2” - 5cm
Length: 9.4” - 24 cm
Width: 8.6” - 22 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1837 VR item #1439525 (stock #2020-777)
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€5,000.00
Inrō with four gold lacquer boxes, decorated with a lake landscape. Accompanied by a bronze ryusa manju.

Small boxes formed of compartments that fit one on top of the other, inrō (印 籠) are traditional Japanese clothing items. Since the kimono had no pockets, everyday objects were carried in small boxes (sagemono) hung on the belt (obi)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1439528 (stock #2019-700)
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Pair of folding screens with painted decoration on paper. The screens are made up of six leaves representing figures in a landscape decorated with pine trees and enhanced with gold leaf. On each of them is a cherry tree in bloom, indicating that the scene takes place in early spring.

On the first screen, several groups of figures, each holding a bunch of flowers in their hands, play and talk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1439529 (stock #2018-557)
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€5,000.00
Tebako box with three compartments in golden and nashi-ji lacquer, decorated with golden, red, and kirigane lacquer, golden persimmon tree leaves, among rocks. The compartments are of increasing size from the top. The decoration is in continuity.
Persimmon has been cultivated in southern China for more than 2500 years and is believed to have been introduced to Japan in the 8th century. The veneer is a tree with very hard wood, similar to ebony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1439847 (stock #2020-760)
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€4,000.00
A pair of bronze vases with a stretched bulbous body on a flared foot, with long tapering neck, cast as a tied sheaf, on which a grasshopper has landed.

Insects (mushi) occupy an important place in Japanese culture. Hunting for insects is a popular pastime, especially among children...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1439850 (stock #2018-558)
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€2,500.00
Kushibako (comb box) in black lacquer with gold lacquer decoration of arrows and my in the shape of three assembled commas " mitsudomoe " (Okabe; Itakura; Kuki; Hijikata; Arima families)

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Height : 4,5 in – 11,5 cm Length : 6,3 in – 16 cm Width : 5,1 in - 13 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1440200 (stock #2020-807)
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€2,200.00
Chiseled wood sculpture representing a seated monkey holding peaches of longevity in his hands.
The figure of the monkey with longevity peaches is a popular image in China, however this subject was also widely used by the Japanese. According to the legend the monkey Sun, king of monkeys, upset that he was not invited to the banquet of the Queen Mother, entered the garden of the goddess Xiwangmu in the mountains of Kun Lun and ate all the heavenly peaches she grew there...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1440201 (stock #2018-596)
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€3,500.00
Tonkotsu (tobacco box) in tortoise shell crowned by a wooden lid, accompanied by its kiseruzutsu (pipe case) in wood engraved with crabs in a floral decor.

Japan – Meiji (1868 – 1912)

Box : Height: 2 ¾ ” – 7 cm Length: 4 ¾ ” – 12 cm Depth: 2 1/3 ” -6 cm
Pipe case : Height 8 1/3 ” – 21 cm
Pipe : Height: 8 ½ ” - 22 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1440202 (stock #2016-365)
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€6,000.00
Pair of stamped brass stirrups decorated with Hashizuka, Ito and Manabe Mon.

Japan - Edo (1615-1868), 18th century.
Height 10.24in - 26 cm
Length 12.6in - 32 cm
Width 4.72in - 12 cm

As in Western culture, the culture Japanese stirrups were part of traditional accessories used only by the nobility and the people belonging to the upper class...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1440208 (stock #2018-621)
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€7,000.00
A bronze okimono of an owl, constructed in two sections, the short-eared owl (detachable) perched on a tree branch with its head cocked quizzically to the right and its wings folded at its sides; signed on one side of the branch Seimin chu within a rectangular reserve, by Murata Seimin (村田製眠, 1761-1837)

Japan - Edo period (1603-1868)
Height : 10¼ in - length : 10¼ (26 cm x26 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1440284 (stock #2020-834)
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€2,000.00
Banko pottery teapot with polychrome birds decoration in relief on a natural background imitating a basketry resting on a saddle. Different birds decorate the edges of the teapot, the neck of one of them and the tail of another forming the passersby of the handle, a duck with outstretched wings and a large beak forming the spout.

Banko pottery is a type of Japanese pottery originating from Yokkaichi (Mie prefecture) in central Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1440285 (stock #2018-511)
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Namban chest in lacquer with inlayed mother-of-pearl in a floral pattern. The metalwork is in engraved copper.

The word "Namban" comes from namban-jinou "southern barbarians", used by the Japanese to refer to the Europeans, especially the Portuguese. Namban art came about between 1500 and 1600. The Portuguese reached Japan in 1543 and forged a very intricate commercial relationship.
Initially, the Japanese weren't overly fond of the Portuguese...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1440338 (stock #2018-619)
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An articulated iron model of spiny lobster. Naturalistically modelled, formed from individually cast, hammered and carved sections crafted to resemble the crustacean’s shell with well chiseled details, assembled with fully articulated joints to allow lifelike mobility; signed on the belly Myochin (明珍). With a wooden storage box.

Japan, Meiji era (1868-1912)

20,5 cm (8in) long with retracted antennae.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1440847 (stock #2017-490)
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€7,000.00
Three turtles bronze incense burner.

In Japan, the turtle (kame) is considered a symbol of wisdom, stability and luck. Tradition has it that it brings protection and 10,000 years of happiness because of its longevity and the slowness of its movements. In the Taoist belief, the turtle symbolizes the world: its shell represents the sky, while its body represents the earth.
The use of incense was introduced in Japan at the same time as Buddhism...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1440212 (stock #2020-775)
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SOLD
Rectangular box in red lacquer and black highlights, with three drawers with floral decoration on one of the short sides. Adorned with dragon, kirin, chimera and baku in hiramaki-e, in multi-lobed reserves

The baku is a Japanese fantasy creature from Chinese folklore, whose name means "dream eater". He is credited with the ability to devour bad dreams and nightmares. It most often takes the form of an elephant and tiger chimera, although its appearance changes over time. In more mod...