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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1383241
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$7,500.00
Antique Japanese two piece bronze okimono of a perched owl on a gnarled tree branch. The piece is finely cast with naturalistic detail and form. The realistic positioning of the owl cleaning its beak with its foot and the feathers of its head raised like a cat's ears giving the illusion of life and movement. Highly detailed hollow base of the tree trunk provides a perfect perch for the owl.

Early Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8" x 7" x 14 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1380971
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$2,100.00
Japanese okimono boxwood carving of Ashinaga and Tenaga. Old Japanese folklore tells that Tenaga (with his very long arms) would climb onto the back of Ashinaga (with his very long legs) and would work to catch fish together. Dates from Taisho Period c1920.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 8" H
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1374522
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Unusual Japanese okimono of an ant with lifelike rendering made out of leather hide. Mounted on custom metal base for display.

Dimensions: 16.25" H x 4.5" W x 6" D (on base)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1359211
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$2,750.00
Antique Japanese pair of boxwood okimono Nio. The Nio are guardians to Buddhist temples, and enforcers of physical confrontation to fight back against evil. Nio are typically placed on either side of a temple door. One statue, named Misshaku Kongo or Agyo, has an open mouth to represent the first sound in the Sanskrit language "a", symbolizing birth and overt violence. The other statue is called Nareen Kongo or Ungyo and has a closed mouth to represent the last sound in Sanskrit "hum", symbolizi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1353063
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A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.

Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351318
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The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Constructed during the Meiji period for export to the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 3.75" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
(4.75" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351317
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Unusual original Japanese flint lighter netsuke. Constructed of iron and brass, this piece would have been used to create a steady fame in less then perfect conditions. The striker would create contact friction and create a spark igniting the fuel source. Firearms at this time required a flame in order to ignite the fuse. Original russet patina with all parts still intact.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 2" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351315
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$1,650.00
The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Handmade during the Meiji period for the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 5" L x 1.5" W x 1.5" H
(4.25" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1347194
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$4,500.00
A Myochin iron forged Jizai Okimono articulated spiny lobster. Each iron plate is carefully reppouse hammered iron creating a natural realism representing the spiny lobster. The amount of fine detail that goes into this piece is equal to that of one of his most well known helmets. The lobster is fully splayed on a well mounted bronze stand.
All ten legs and long antenna and articulated with multiple joints on each leg. Exquisitely crafted, showing off a very high skill of the metal w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343971
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$250.00
Antique Japanese boxwood netsuke of a persimmon, smooth and well carved with branch and two leaves.

Size: 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343970
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$850.00
Antique Japanese boxwood netsuke carving of a deer, laying very flat to the ground with his antlers tucked against his back.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 2.25" L x 1.25" W x .5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343786
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A fine Japanese boxwood netsuke carving of a tanuki, peering upwardly while holding a large sake container and a ledger book. He is a trickster spirit and is a highly amusing and popular icon. The netsuke has an expertly detailed carved form with a shell inlay signature on his underside.

Size: 1.75" W x 2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343611
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$1,100.00
Antique Japanese blackwood netsuke carving of a Hanna Noh theatre mask, with piercing gilt eyes and teeth, pointed ears and two short horns. The Hannya (般若) mask is a mask used in Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth. The backside of the netsuke has a calligraphy inscription / signature.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 2" H x 1.5" W x 1.25" thick
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343599
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$1,150.00
A well carved boxwood netsuke of a Noh theatre mask. Hand carved with a wonderful expressive face. Fine details show through the original finish and condition.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 1.75" W 2.75" H x 1" thick
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343501
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$2,400.00
Large Japanese boxwood netsuke of a walking scholar carrying a scroll. With fine hand carved detail and charming expression.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 1.75" x 1.5" x 4.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343500
The Zentner Collection
$2,650.00
Antique Japanese boxwood netsuke carving of a well fed plump puppy dog. Hand carved with one of the pups arm slightly raised in a playful manner. Original finish and condition.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 1.75" L x 1" W x 1" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343499
The Zentner Collection
$3,600.00
Antique Japanese boxwood netsuke carving of an adorable puppy dog, sitting curled up with his feet underneath him.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 2" L x 1.5" W x 1.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1343477
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$4,200.00
A fantastic boxwood netsuke of a fu dog, wonderfully hand-carved with gorgeous, precise details. A small black ball rolls loosely around in its mouth.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912), 19th Century

Size: 2" L x 1.5" W x 1" H