All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #825425 (stock #KA385)
This antique Japanese Edo Period c.1840 red bronze utsubata flower vase is actually a Japanese proverb, "Hyotan Kara Koma". Literally, 'a horse from a gourd' meaning "the unexpected can be wonderful". The base of the vase is a wisteria wrapped gourd with an old man climbing on it. It was made so his head can move. On the underside of the top vase is a horse in raised thick bronze. Gourds are regarded as a lucky charm in Japan. Beautiful patina. c.1840. (10" x 11") (26cm x 28cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1370157 (stock #mc83)
Superb bronze of a scholar holding a caligraphy brush and scroll with the character `Kotobuki` in faded silver. Signed on the bottom "Shorou" a master Taisho Period C.1920 craftsman. The execution of the brush, scroll and robes is quite exceptional. 7" tall by 5" wide. Table included. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1350414 (stock #mc20)
Lovely late Meiji Period C.1890 Imari hand painted ceramic vase. One side has phoenix and ikebana flowers, the other side a hawk and more flowers painted in great detail. Colors from natural pigment glazes. Great patina. Top lid has amythical shishi lion. Perfect condition. 32" tall by 13" diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1042419 (stock #pd207)
Absolutely fabulous bronze square-mouthed almost art deco flower vase in the original paulownia box, dated April, 1847. The kanji on the box reads: Koka 4 Nen Teimi Shigatsu, meaning 1847 in Edo Period in the 4th month (april) of the zodiac calendar. Hirota Gensho Motomu Nari meaning the piece was commissioned for a Mr. Hirota Gensho. On one side of the Kiri box is written: Sentoku Kabin, meaning it was a flower vase fired and colored with rice straw smoke. All 4 sides of the vase have a geometric design motif in relief extending to the top underside. Ask for shipping quote. H:20cm x W:25cm x Depth:25cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329848 (stock #pd946)
Important Edo Period C.1850 scroll painting of Kannon holding `Yatagarasu` the divine crow and messenger to the gods. Symbolizes the sun and like the sacred phoenix resides in the celestial realm. A mark of rebirth and rejuvenation. Yatagarasu as a crow-god is a symbol specifically of guidance. This great crow was sent from heaven as a guide for Emperor Jimmu on his initial journey from the region which would become Kumano to what would become Yamato, (Yoshino and then Kashihara). It is generally accepted that Yatagarasu is an incarnation of Taketsunimi no mikoto. Crow has 3 legs. Scroll painting has been framed. Ask for shipping quote. 32" tall and 15" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1198133 (stock #pd558)
Fantastic rare bronze kettle store Meiji period C.1900 shop sign. Very lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Quite big, 18" wide and 23" high. Thick bronze and in very good shape. See pictures. Shipping from our California warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1082896 (stock #pd298)
Huge impact large bronze Taisho Period c.1920 lantern. Lovely vine lattice metalworkwork on the sides and 4 stout legs. Can either stand alone or be hung. There is a hole for an electric chord on the top and the original paper on the inside is off. (we can repaper on request). Top has slight bend (as you can see in the pictures) but otherwise in great condition. H:37cm x W:29cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1280236 (stock #pd799)
Fabulous old Taisho Period C.1915 bronze lantern. Lovely blue green patina from years outside. Almost art deco in appearance with outstanding lattice work. Bronze craftsmanship top notch. Door opens and latches are good. Stands on 3 legs. 10" tall x 9" wide. Ask for shipping quote from Californai warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1074500 (stock #pd279)
Simply elegant bronze crane candlestand on a base with baby crane and turtle, the auspicious symbols of happiness and long life. C. 1910, the bronze is "aka do" a rich red bronze. The coloring is natural and not painted on. Finely detailed feathers and tail point to a the top class of bronzemanship. At the top lotus flowers adorn the candleholder. Ask for shipping quote. H:14" x W:7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #954060 (stock #pd68)
Rare bronze Meiji Period c. 1890 zen temple lotus water vase. The base is a lotus leaf as is the stem and upper bowl. The lotus being a symbol of enlightenment and realization in Buddhism. The detail and relief is absolutely stunning. Rich patina. Excellent condition. Ask for quote. (height: 10 1/2" ; base diam.: 8")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1298936 (stock #pd851)
Very rare and unusual wood tiled village shrine from Dema - mura village in Mie Province. Dated the year of the tiger C.1818 the shrine houses gods and happiness. Signed on the back with the date and maker, Fujiwara Shokichi. Cypress wood with a bronze lock on the doors to the inner chamber. Remarkably good condition with minor wear on the back ridge of the roof. See Pictures. Ask for shipping rates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1306634 (stock #pd865)
Lovely, compassionate jizo bosatsu bodhisattva guardian diety sculpted out of granite in the late Edo Period, C.1870 Sitting in gassho prayer with hands folded in supplication. Facial expression sublime. Condition excellent with lichen accumulation. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355855 (stock #mc34)
Fabulous Taisho Period bronze buddhist temple water bowl in the shape of a lotus. Great patina from years of use. Two handles and tripod feet. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. 15" wide by 12" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #965169 (stock #pd104)
Fantastic Meiji Period c.1885 earthenware storage jar from Shigaraki, one of Japan's pottery and cermics centers In Edo (17th, 18th) and Meiji Period 1868-1912. Wood fired in a 'nobori gama' climbing kiln, the natural ash glazes produce startling textures and patterns. The Shigaraki clays have 'choseki' or white stone which means long life. This tea leaf storage jar has a beautiful green glaze down the entire jar. Ask for a shipping quote. (H:30cm; diam.:23cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1335437 (stock #pd961)
Exceptional bronze lantern with nengo dating on the bottom from Meiji Period 4 (C.1872). With the crest for gold `kin` on the panels and beautiful diaper vine patterns, this is a stunning piece of workmanship from the early Meiji period. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1205704 (stock #pd567)
Sensational 'aka' bronze 'usubata' flower arrangement vessel for ikebana and tea ceremony. Late Meiji Period C.1910, this vase has cranes frolicing in waves in spectacular relief. Lovely detail and in 3D. Excellent condition. H:13" x diameter: 11". Shipping from California warehouse; ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1191030 (stock #pd524)
Very rare and unusual bronze duck water spout from Late Meiji or early Taisho Period, C.1920. Detail on the feathers helps us date the piece; very fine work here. A pipe is connected through the tail and the water exits under the throat. Lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Condition excellent. Would make great sink faucet. H:22cm x W:26cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1370153 (stock #mc86)
Museum piece. Bronze temple bell from a buddhist temple dated Genroku 11, June, Year of the Tiger. 13" tall and 7" in diameter. Excellent condition and great sound. Ask for shipping quote.