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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1448193 (stock #2020-806)
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Set of bundai, ryōshibako and fudebako in wakasa lacquer with an old rose background and black traditional Japanese patterns.

The saya pattern (or sayagata) is composed by Chinese svastikas. This symbol linked to Buddhism, mean intelligence, power and peace. It is a good omen sign. The kanoko pattern reminds stains on fawn back. The sakura (cherry blossom) pattern is emblematic of Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1448191 (stock #2020-855)
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€1,700.00
Kobako in dark brown lacquer. In imitation of bamboo, the inner part is made of bamboo and the outer part of the box is made of kaki wood. It represents the cross section of a bamboo cane node with its light brown diaphragm slightly bulging in the center of the lid and stand. External layer of the bamboo cane representing the cellulosic fibers.
Bamboo, strong, flexible and fast growing, symbolizes strength, flexibility and prosperity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1448138 (stock #2016-327)
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€2,500.00
Tebako (cosmetic box) with black and nashiji background, decorated with several mon (family crest). Each side of this rectangular box is divided into two registers, separated by a diagonal golden maki-e flash. The black lacquer interior features a tray.

Among the mon is that of the Mizuno clan, which is said to be descended from the Seiwa Genji branch of the Minamoto clan. During the Edo period it counted several vassals (fudai daimyo) serving the Tokugawa shogunate...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1448075 (stock #2018-546)
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€4,500.00
Circular kobako in gold lacquer, decorated with cranes and pines on a nashiji background. The interior is in nashiji lacquer. On the lid, we can see the mon of the Tsugaru family (津軽).
This family is a samurai clan from the province of Mutsu, in the north of Japan. It was originally a branch of the Nambu clan, which became free during the Azuchi Momoyama period (1573-1603)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1447844 (stock #2017-478)
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An amazing japanese table composed of two beautifully decorated shelves. The upper shelf depicts a waterfall, high waves and pine trees in gold and brown takamaki-e, hirakami-e lacquer and kirigane on a base of nashi-ji. It lies on two openwork side panels.
The lower shelf is more sparsely decorated but still finely executed. It depicts a cottage surrounded by hills and trees in gold and brown takamaki-e and hiramaki-e lacquer, kirigane and nashi-ji...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1447843 (stock #2020-834)
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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, with the homonymous workshop, originating from Yokkaichi (Mie prefecture), in central Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1447842 (stock #2016-347)
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Perfume fountain in porcelain Imari kinrandé mounted in gilt bronze from the same set of porcelain. The cup and the bowl form the base, the pot covers the perfume container.
Blue under-cover decoration with gold highlights of interlacing lotus flowers. On each of the ceramic pieces, two four-lobed spaces and sides with floral motifs (pine, yellow and red lycoris, carnation, phlox moss, bamboo) and two foxes. Top of the pot with a chrysanthemum pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1447841 (stock #2021-886)
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€3,500.00
Ikebana basket made of dark brown varnished bamboo wickerwork, square shape with rounded edges. Thicker bamboo braids on both sides and on two of the four sides in the extension of the handle. Removable handle in five segments. Round pot to hold flowers.
Transport box included.

Weaving similar technique to a ikebana basket conserved at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris : Anonymous, Hanakago Karamono - Utsushi, Edo-Meiji period, 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1447840 (stock #2020-768)
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€1,500.00
Incense burner in chiseled bronze with brown patina in the shape of a rounded gourd, decorated with long branched stems fitted with carved branch tendrils, gourd leaves, flowers and shoots.
The calabash is a plant native to the tropical regions of Africa and Asia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1447839 (stock #2014-185)
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€3,000.00
Beautiful gold lacquer bottle decorated with pine, wisteria and bamboo. Mon (family crest) of Makino and Shinjo families.

Height 6.89 in – Diameter 3.94 in

Japan – EDO (1603-1868)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1447836 (stock #2018-572)
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Bronze bat with brown patina. One of its wings spread, the other one folded. Silver niello highlighting some hairs and veins of the wings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1443527 (stock #2018-594)
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€4,500.00
A pair of circular make-up boxes in nashi-ji lacquer adorned with a floral pattern and an aoi go mon motif (three mallow leaves in a ring) on the lid. This motif is well-known for being the mon (family crest) of the famous dynasty of the Tokugawa shoguns. The bottom of the lid and the top of the box are lined with silver. The interior is in nashi-ji lacquer.

These two boxes were probably part of a wedding trousseau of which one of the pieces, a square incense box with identical orna...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1443525 (stock #2012-25)
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€4,000.00
Japanese lacquered gold and silver hira maki-e biwa shape box (kobako).

Japan, Edo period

Length 7,67 in – Width 3,14 in – Heigth 0,7 in

The biwa is a japanese short-necked fretted luth, often used in narrative storrytelling. The biwa is chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence and poetry.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1443172 (stock #2019-654)
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€2,000.00
Leather tobacco pouch (tabaco-ire), its lacquered wood pipe case decorated with a landscape and a pipe in wood, copper and silver. The pouch still contains tobacco.
Ojime in white and blue porcelain, decorated with a dragon.
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Pipe case : 8,3 in – 21 cm
Pipe : 7 in – 18 cm
Pouch: Height : 3,1in (8 cm) - Width : 5,1in (13cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1443155 (stock #2021-873)
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€2,200.00
Japanese bronze brown patinated representing a hare laying on a crescent moon.

Japan – Showa (1912-1926)
Height: 11 cm – 4,3 inches

The Hare is a very beloved animal in Japan. Each year, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the moon calendar, Japanese are celebrating “Tskukumi”, a party paying tribute to the hare of a tale.
A God decided to get down on earth as a starved man. He went to the forest to see how animal used to find something to ea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1442826 (stock #2018-564)
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€7,000.00
A four-case lacquer inro in iroe, togidashi, hirame and kirigane lacquer, on a nashiji lacquer background, decorated with a boat, sailing on the flow, carrying numerous passengers, there are some mountains in the background.
Nashi-ji lacquer interior.
The ornamentation probably depicts the Sumida river in Tôkyô. A similar inro is represented in the book Inrô, japanese belt ornaments the Trumpf collection, Uta Werlich/Susanne Germann, Linden-Museum Stuttgart, arnolsche art publ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1442821 (stock #2018-623)
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€4,000.00
Inrô with five compartments with lake landscape decoration in continuity on both sides, in gold lacquer hira maki-e, taka maki-e, kirigane and brown lacquer on a fundame gold background. The interior is in nashi-ji lacquer.

Wooden Netsuke representing the Japanese wonder shell (Thatcheria mirabilis).

Ojime of tubular form in gilded copper and incised with peach decoration. In Japanese popular culture, fishing has the power to drive away evil spirits. The eponymous...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1442815 (stock #2019-713)
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€2,500.00
Fan-shaped kobako in lacquer. The kobako is decorated with autumn plants on sequined silver and gold. The inside and the circumference are in nashi-ji lacquer.

Kobako (“little boxes”) are often adorned with harmonious decors and sceneries inspired by Japanese fauna and flora. Japanese artists play with shapes and materials with accuracy and thoroughness akin to silverware.

Japan, Edo period (1603-1868)

Length 3.75 in (9,5 cm) – Height 1.6 in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1442814 (stock #2019-712)
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€2,500.00
Fan-shaped kobako, decorated with clouds and wisterias in gold lacquer and kirigane on a silver background. The sides are decorated with a checked pattern in gold lacquer. The background and the inside are in nashi-ji lacquer.

Kobako (“little boxes”) are often adorned with harmonious decors and sceneries inspired by Japanese fauna and flora. Japanese artists play with shapes and materials with accuracy and thoroughness akin to silverware.

Japan, Edo period (1603...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1442812 (stock #2018-584)
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€1,300.00
Wooden netsuke, a dog carrying a collar and small bell, baring her teeth, protecting her puppy.
Signed Tomokazu ( 友一 ).

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Height : 1.3 inches (3,3 cm) - Length : 2 inches (5 cm) -Width : 1.2 inches (3 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1442809 (stock #2020-795)
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€7,000.00
Inrô of three black lacquer compartments decorated with raden (mother-of-pearl inlay) of ducks on the water or in flight on both sides. One of the faces shows four ducks (one per box) in different postures among a decoration of stylized bamboo leaves. The upper one in flight, head to the right, the second facing left and about to land, wings spread apart, the third in a resting position, head on its wing, the fourth on the water, leaning its head forward. The other side shows two ducks, one f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1442615 (stock #2018-496)
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€5,500.00
Inrô with four compartments in fundame lacquer decorated with a pavilion near a river in a mountain landscape in hira maki-e, taka maki-e lacquer and kirigane.
The inside in nashi-ji gold lacquer.
The manju in carved wood decorated with two children in mother-of-pearl, lacquer and horn inlay.

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

Inrô : height 7,5 cm -3 in
Manju : diameter 4 cm-1,6 in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1442612 (stock #2018-600)
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€1,500.00
Snuffbox carved out of a dried marrow decorated with lacquered leaves. The rim and stopper are made out of wood. Signed in golden lacquer in a black lacquer cartouche.

Japan, 20th century
Height: 4" (10 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1442610 (stock #2018-494)
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€7,000.00
Black and gold lacquer sageju-baco (picnic box) decorated with floral motifs in hiramaki-e. It includes a sake bottle, a four-compartment box with nashi-ji lacquer inside, a simple tray and a hollow tray. At the top, there is a bronze handle for transport.

The sageju-bako is divided into four superimposed boxes for food on the left; a simple tray, a sake bottle and a hollow tray on the right. They are in the shape of a plum blossom.
On the top, on both sides a phoenix. The ph...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1442608 (stock #2020-782)
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€1,000.00
A large presentation tray in finely carved polished wood in the shape of a rounded stump cutout. The sides mimic the knotty grain of a tree trunk. This type of tray was used to present bonsai.

Japan – Shôwa era (1926 – 1989)
Length : 15.75 inch (40cm) – Width : 9.9 inch (25cm) – Height : 0.8 inch (2cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1442607 (stock #2017-476)
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€3,500.00
Bronze vase with a dark brown patina in the shape of a trunk.
It bears a three characters signature underneath : 京翁斎 « made by an old man in Kyôto”.

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
Height : 22 cm-Diameter : 14 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1442606 (stock #2016-365)
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€6,000.00
Pair of stamped brass stirrups decorated with Hashizuka, Ito and Manabe Mons.
Japan - Edo (1615-1868), 18th century.
Measures: Height 10.24in , length 12.6in, width 4.72in
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. The stirrups were made in the most precious metal, they were intended to indicate the social status of the owner.
They were used in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1442604 (stock #2019-640)
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Rare Nanban chest with rounded sides and a curved lid. It presents a drawer.

This small chest is decorated with urushi lacquer and inlayed mother of pearl.

The drawer on the lower half presents a keyhole and a lock. The front, lid and back are divided by two gold and mother-of-pearl lines which create three decorative areas of equal dimensions. The sides are separated in half by a single line of mother-of-pearl.

The decoration is composed of four different...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1442603 (stock #2018-560)
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€14,000.00
Two big eight-sided kaioke boxes in black lacquer, decorated with mon and maple leaves in golden lacquer.

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
Height: 17,6 in (44,7 cm) -Width : 14,9 in (38 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1442602 (stock #2015-243)
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€2,000.00
Large hollow porcelain bowl with polychrome decoration of flowers, landscapes, and a samurai on horseback.

The village of Kutani, located in the province of Kaga, is a famous place for the production of ceramics, characterized by a particular decoration. The first pottery kilns were built around 1640 at the instigation of the lord of the province, eager to encourage the nascent industry.
The industry of Kutani developed considerably and became famous towards the end of the 17...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1442600 (stock #2014-219)
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€2,500.00
Gold and black lacquer painted box. The decor consists of reserves containing pictural scenes of characters in gardens with pavilions. The bottom is decorated with flowers.
The inside of the lid is decorated with tea leaves in gold lacquer on a black lacquer background.
This box rests on four wood polychrome lacquer feet carved in the shape of a bat.

China circa 1880
Height 4.72 in. (12 cm) – Width 11.42 (29 cm) – Depth 8.27 (21 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1442596 (stock #2019-719)
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€2,500.00
Incense burner in lacquer, hexagonal and curved shaped, decorated with hira and takamaki-e in gold and silver lacquer on a nashi-ji background, peonies along the banks of a river and a mount. The lid has a cruciform opening.
A mon is affixed to one side of the diffuser. It is the mon of the family Ōkubo (大久保氏)a family belonging to the Fudai-Daimyo house (the vassals of the Tokugawa family).
The head of the family was created Daimyo by the Tokugawa family in 1684. From 1725...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1441535 (stock #2018-349)
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€8,000.00
Eight paintings on paper illustrating some excerpts from The Chronicle of the Heike (1968), a historical novel by the Japanese writer Eiji Yoshikawa (1892-1962). He describes with great realism, the accession to power of the Heike clan warriors or Taira particularly his struggles with the Genji clan or Minnamoto.
An ancient and extremely popular tale in Japan, the Tale of the Heike was originally declaimed by monks accompanied by the biwa. The identity of the original author is not certai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1441534 (stock #2017-413/414)
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€12,000.00
Rectangular paperbox decorated with birds and pine trees.
The lid presents a design mixing several techniques of lacquer work. This is visible with the three cranes represented in the middle of pine branches in gilded maki–e (powdered precious metalin varying density is sprayed onto a base or background of fresh lacquer ) on a black background.
The crane in the center is in brown lacquer with metallic pigments. It's standing in profile, with its head turned towards the left. Its c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1441179 (stock #2019-725)
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€4,000.00
Rectangular kobako in gold lacquer fundame. The cover represents in hiramaki-e a Japanese castle, surrounded by majestic pines. The decoration extends on the edges of the lid and on the sides of the box. The interior and bottom are in nashi-ji lacquer.

Japanese castles (shiro) are constructions mainly made of stone and wood. They are perched on stone headlands. Their appearance coincided with the beginning of Japanese feudalism. At the beginning simple wooden fortifications intended...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1448195 (stock #2017-475)
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SOLD
Banko Pottery (or what is known as Banko ware) teapot, this is a very rare piece made in Japan circa early 1900’s. It is a clay piece made out of colorful hand painted fish. The fish wrap around the entire piece. There is a reed handle that sits on the hinges. You can see all the attention to details of the fish : you can see the lid comes off in the face of a little sole, a shell that is made for the spout. You can see a lobster, a crab, a ray. Most of fish have human faces, with ela...