Japanese antique burl root wood container, two carved circular areas, tall handle, made all of one piece of wood, beautiful piece. Meiji Period (circa 1900). Size: 10" high x 8 1/2" wide.
A beautiful antique Imari covered dish painted with purple, green and yellow spotted Chinese lions surrounded with peonies. The bottom section of the dish contains scrolling vine and geometric patterns. Age: 19th century. Size: Diameter: 9.75" Height: 5.8".
Bizen ware hexogonal vase with engravings of orchids on the side of the vase. The patina and color of the vase is very similar to those seen from the late Edo and early Meiji period. Interestingly, during this period elaborate decorations and moulding were created which was popular during this time. However, the vase does not contain the elaborate decorations and resembles more of tokoname wares emulating the Chinese yixing potteries. Age: Late Edo or early Meiji Period. Size: Height: 7.25" Diam...
A carved wooden advertisement with two metal pieces to hang the board. The advertisement is for a cold medicine named, Phenyl which is the chemical name for cold medicines even still today. The advertisement states on one side that this medicine effectively reduces fevers and on the other the name of pharmaceutical store that makes the medicine, which is Yamada Kaiseido. On the top is the logo for the medicine with the words trademark. Age: Meiji Period Size: Height: 29.75" Length: 11.5" Width: ...
A Blanc de Chine figure of a seated Kwan Yin holding a ruyi scepter on one hand and a fuzi or a wisk on the other. The distinct detailing of the hair, accessories, facial features and the flowing robes done on a simple white porcelain base is the distinct elements of blanc de chine or dehua porcelain. Age: Early Republic Period Circa 1920. Size: Height: 7" Width: 3.5" Length: 5.5"
Beautiful antique Korean pottery vase with gray glaze, dark-blue etched markings, and crackle on the neck and body, beautifully shaped. Period: 19th century. Size: 9" height and 6.5" diameter.
Antique wooden money box from India, made of hardwood with nice grain and original finish with beautiful patina, heavy iron hardware with double hinges on lid, rings on side for transport, 19th century. Size; 11 1/2" high x 19 3/4' wide x 21" deep.
Middle eastern rug from the second half of the 20th century, hand knotted. It has a blue ground with reds, greens and off white colors in the pattern. It measures 48" by 61".
Beautiful Japanese small commemorative sake dish. Round shape on footed base and incised. The bottom of each dish is inscribed as the 12th, 13th, and 14th National Weaving Competition. The silver sake dishes were made by Yamazaki Shoten of Ginza. Each has its own tomobako with seal. Age: Taisho Period (1912-1925) Sizes: Small dish: 1" h x 3" diameter, approx. 50 grams. Medium dish: 1.125" h x 3.5" diameter, approx. 62.5 grams. Large dish: 1375" h x 4.125" diameter, approx. 85 grams.
Beautiful vintage Chinese stand made out of hardwood with beautiful grain pattern. Elaborately carved detail with scrolling cloud patterns and ruyi symbol designs. Also designed with temple gate at the base. Age: Republic Period. Size: 8.375" x 6.75"
Antique Chinese stone seal. The stone is variegated in color with black, grey, white, and pink colors thorughout. It has a small snail carved on it. There is a small inscription at the bottom, old red pigment from when it was used. It measures 2"5/8" tall 1" deep1.5" wide.
A round vase decorated with various flowers, emulating the Chinese style of porcelain known as mille fleur. The work was produced by the contemporary kutani artist, Nakata Kingyoku. The Nakata family is known for the raised painted technique. Includes its own tomobako, signed by the artist. Age: Showa Period Size: Diameter 9" Height 8.5"
A elegant and luxurious cigarette set by Ikkakusai, Nagata Tomijiro. The work is a combination of silver, woven strips of wood, and lacquer. The exterior section of the lid has two fan shaped silver plates insets with traditional motifs of bamboo, lingzhi (reishi), and the sage jurojin. The box has a metal and glass ash tray, a compartment for a lighter, and below a drawer for extra cigarettes. Cigarettes became popular in Japan during the Taisho and early Showa Periods. Age: Taisho Period Size...
Chinese Agate Carving with cream and orange colored stone of a citron and a scrolling tendril wrapped around it, carved from a triangular piece of pebble.20th century, Size: 2.5" Long x 1" Wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1240899
Whimsical antique Japanese netsuke of two octopi in embrace, carved in beautiful cherry amber with lots of little details. The Japanese would wear small stacked containers called inro from their belts or sash. Inro boxes were held together by a long cord running down its sides that looped at the top, held together by a netsuke bead and an ojime bead. The cord would run through the two holes featured on this netsuke. 19th century Size: 1.5" tall x 1.5" wide
Porcelain bowl with a darkened yellow background, whimsical images of turquoise dragons with pink spines flying over the ocean, turquoise interior, and signature on bottom of the bowl. 20th century Size: 3.25" tall, 8.25" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1245920
A small antique Japanese iron tsuba decorated with motifs of cherry blossoms blown in the wind. The tsuba is decorated in a way where on one side is a branch of the cherry blossoms and the other side is the flowers scattered on the ground. The flowers are done in a shakudo style technique. Size: Diameter 2.75" Height 0.2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1245922
An antique Japanese iron tsuba decorated with motifs of autumn grasses, such as chrysanthemums and a bellflower and suzumushi crickets. The base is done similar to a tsuchime-ji base. Size: Diameter 3.25" height 0.2" Age: 19th century