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Box - Lacquer

JAPAN - EDO period circa 1850. Rectangular lacquer box, with gold decoration on a black background. Writing box called “Fumibako” Decorations of fans surrounded by clouds. Interior sprinkled with gold called “Nashiji” unmarked silver rimmed edges. Lacquer in very good condition.


Kimono, tomesode (1) - Gold thread, Silk - Bird, Flowers - Beautiful kimono, 着物 黒留袖 - Japan - Showa / Heisei period

An embodiment of timeless elegance and Japanese tradition, the Tomesode, especially in its classic black form, is a symbol of sophistication and style, making it an irresistible choice for those who seek the essence of Japan's rich cultural heritage. The Black Tomesode exudes a


A nice stag-antler sashi netsuke carved with care and detail creating the visual illusion of bamboo - Stag-antler - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Netsuke sashi, a type of netsuke designed to be threaded through the obi cord (the sash worn with the kimono), used to secure personal items such as bags or containers to the kimono itself. This specific netsuke is carved with care and detail, creating the visual illusion of


Kimono - Silk - Japan

DESCRIPTION. Fine designed Hōmon-gi kimono - Japan. Hōmon-gi kimono is made for going out as formal situation. The main feature of Hōmon-gi is a variety of patterns in Kimonos. Good condition. Length: 160 cm Width, including sleeves: 130 cm NOTICE. The lot will be carefully


Kimono - Silk - Japan

DESCRIPTION. Fine designed Furisode kimono - Japan - Showa/Heisei period Furisode kimono is formal kimono, mainly be worn at coming for age ceremony and wedding. Almost good condition. Length: 161.5 cm Width, including sleeves: 131 cm NOITICE. The lot will be carefully


Decorative ornament - Japan

It is a wooden old man mask. Wood carving surface. It depicts an old man with a beard. Wall hanging, ornament. It is in good condition but has deteriorated over time. Please check the image. 15.5cm x 21cm x 8.5cm. The weight is 298g.


Enso mujinzō 円相無尽蔵 (infinte circle) - Late Showa - Kobayashi Taigen 小林太玄 (b 1938) - Japan

Size: 190cm*30.5cm. Material: Paper. Technique: Hand-painted. Roller ends: risin. About the author. Kobayashi Taiken. 20th abbot of Koumei-in, the pagoda of Ryuhozan Daitoku-ji Temple, the head temple of the Daitoku-ji School of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism. Born in Mukden in


Stand - Wood - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Antique Kyousoku脇息(elbow rest stand) designed with maki-e bamboo leaves patterns. Kyousoku脇息 is a comfort device placed at the side to lean against. In the Kiki, it was called Oshimazuki, and in the Nara period it was called Kyoshoku. The old form was passed down to Shoso-in as


Manju netsuke of General Kan'u 関羽 (Guan Yu) - Signed Toshimitsu 寿光 - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)

large and refined netsuke manju in finely decorated deer horn depicting a seated dignitary with a warrior. signed. it is in good general condition with wear and natural veins compatible with age and use


Bronze, Lacquer, Wood - Marked 'Ryōmin' 陵珉 - Late 19th / early 20th century

Japanese bronze okimono from the Meiji period of 2 puppies on a lacquerware plateau. Beautifully detailed and patinated. Signed Ryomin Kobayashi on the underside of the sitting puppy. With wooden signed tomobako collector's box. Dimensions of sitting puppy: width 4 cm, depth 8


Hawk Statue by Miyamoto Risaburo 宮本理三郎 - Wood - Japan

【Important notes】 ・International Buyers: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. ・Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be


Netsuke (1) - Wood - Blind masseur - Japan - Early 19th century

A blind masseur, intent on soothing the muscle pain of a client with anma, the ancient Japanese massage technique, traditionally practiced exclusively by Samurai and, for this reason, more commonly known as the ancient Samurai massage.


Ikebana vase - Bamboo - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Large, impressive woven bamboo and rattan ikebana flower basket 花籠 (hanakago) with a great dark brown patina. The baluster body rising to a spreading neck. The wide oval mouth fitted with a loop handle made from pieces of thick dark patinated wood with a natural allure. The


Excellent Quality Wooden Noh Mask (能面) of OKINA 翁 - Wood - Japan

Description: •Mask Name: Noh Mask (能面) of Okina 翁 (Also named as Hakushiki-jō 白式尉) •Material: Wood; Horse hair. •Age: Produced in Showa Era (昭和時代) •Country of origin: Japan. •Condition: Used, very good condition (Please understand it is an aged noh mask. There are some stains /


風呂敷 Furoshiki - Cotton - 襤褸 Boro Japanese rag - Japan - First half 20th century

Furoshiki(風呂敷) is a square-shaped cloth used to wrap, carry, and store things. It has a long history in Japan and became popular among the general public during the Edo period. Furoshiki come in various sizes to wrap various objects, both large and small. This furoshiki has


Set of very fine folding albums (ori-gajo) with landscapes through four seasons - 'Chokunyū sansui' - Tanomura Chokunyū (1814-1907) - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Tanomura Chokunyu was japanese style painter of the late Edo - Meiji period. He was born in Oita Prefecture during Bunka era. Chokunyu was adopted by Tanomura Chikuden at the age of eight. A child prodigy in painting, Tanomura Chokunyu originally modeled himself after the style


Iron (cast) - Nice bronzed cast iron okimono of a hawk perched on a rock. - Second half Shôwa period (1950-1989)

Bronzed cast iron okimono 置物 in the shape of a hawk 鷹 (taka). Wings spread wide, intimidating perched on top of coarse rock with splashing waves at the base. The sculpture is made up of four parts. The wings are held into place by a pair of pins hidden under the wing. Period:


Tea bowl - A Fine Satsuma tea bowl of a rich decoration in gold and polychrome enamels with scene of daily life - Ceramic, Enamel, Gold

Refined Satsuma tea bowl with rich decoration in gold and polychrome enamels. Inside the tea bowl, a lively and engaging scenario opens up, depicting a scene of daily life during a day of celebration, outside a temple. Numerous characters are represented with precision and


A well-shaped and large patinated bronze okimono of a coiled Ryu dragon 龍 on a circular base - Patinated bronze - Japan - Meiji period (late 19th century)

Bronze okimono depicting a Ryu 龍 dragon wrapped around itself on a circular base. The dragon's tail and legs, with their three claws, are carefully shaped to support the okimono's body so that the dragon can stand on itself in an upright position. The dragon Ryu 龍 is a deity


Vase - Ceramic - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Japanese Satsuma porcelain vase - 19th Meiji period. Charming Satsuma porcelain vase. Rich animated decoration of children playing in a garden on a beige background, golden decoration. Rare and pretty detail - a knot around the collar in relief. Probably, the cover is missing.


Figure - Fudô Myô-ô 不動明王 - Bronze, Iron (cast) - Japan

Outstanding patinated bronze & cast iron standing figure of of the deity Fudô Myô-ô 不動明王. He is worshipped as a wrathful avatar of Dainichi, the buddha at the centre of the Buddhist cosmos. He has a expressively ferocious look on his face with down-arched bushy eyebrows, a pair


Detailed hand-carved boxwooden ruyi-scepter shape featuring a bamboo tree & cicada. - Boxwood - Japan - Taishō period (1912-1926)

Intricate hand carved boxwooden ruyi-scepter (ceremonial sceptre used by monks when reciting sutras), known in Japanese as ‘Nyoi’ 如意. Traditional form created by an elegantly shaped bamboo tree 竹 (take) winding its roots around a rock. Atop one of its branches rests a sizable


Okamoto Yosai (b. 1932) - Natsume - Very fine natsume with landscapes in shells maki-e design - including inscribed tomobako - Gold, Lacquer, Wood

With original signed and sealed tomobako. Diameter: 8,5 cm Height: 5,8 cm. Very good condition, there are some minor signs of wear due to age and normal use, marks, scratches; for condition, please, take a look at pictures. Registered shipping, well packed for safe and fast


Figure - Very fine okimono pair of ayu (sweet fish), signed - including inscribed tomobako - Bronze - Japan

Stunning pair of ayu fish, finely cast by master Yamamoto Shushin (1913-?), who was student of Ichioka Shiun. With original signed and sealed tomobako. Measurements: 21 x 8,5 x 8,3 and 18,5 x 5,5 x 5,2 cm. Very good condition, there could be signs of age and wear from normal


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