Antique Okame and Oni Ivo...

This Okame and Oni (Devil) mask is a beautifully-carved, fully detailed two sided netsuke from one piece of Ivory. This wonderful antique netsuke represents “Okame” the Goddess of Mirth and Sensuality, whose real name is Amen no Uzume no Mikoto. She is always depicted smiling, having two very puffy cheeks and a tiny mouth. On […]

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Daruma Netsuke with Pop-O...

Ivory Netsuke of Daruma by Hiroyuki (1868-1912), a late 19th/c artist. Its bulging eyes inset so that they pop out and retract. The ivory is decorated with painted motifs in gold and green. Daruma, the monk who brought Zen Buddhism to Japan, has become a familiar and beloved figure with an important place in religion, […]

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Umbrella (Kasa) Portable ...

This vintage floor lamp (Andon) was specifically made for travel. It totally disassembles into three parts (legs, base holding the light bulb, and the washi paper shade). The top folds up like an umbrella, and with the other components, allows for portability. The base and legs are wood and the electrical parts have been replaced for safety […]

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Japanese Floor Screen Wei...

The image represents two beautifully modeled Japanese mandarin ducks, “Oshidori”, in a combination of brass, silver and bronze-coloured metals. The detailing is wonderful, showing the ducks in a courtship-type display in their water/grasslands element. These unique “feet” were first described by Edward S. Morse in his book “Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings,” originally published in […]

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Japanese Ebisu Metal Figu...

The God of fishermen and good fortune, the smiling and bearded Ebisu is sitting on a rock at the sea shore, dressed as a Japanese peasant with a rowing paddle in his left hand and right hand raised and looking for his sea bream. In Japan, this fish (sea bream) is a symbol of good fortune. Ebisu is shown wearing […]

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Japanese Kamakura-Bori La...

This beautiful Japanese red lacquer carved document box, known as Kamakura-Bori created during the Taisho period (1912-1926). Fantastic, finely rendered bamboo motif on chiseled textured background. The base material is wood, carved and lacquered. All sides with the exception of the bottom and interior has the same red lacquer finish. It is in very good condition with […]

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Japanese Lacquer and Porc...

Pictured is a Jubako Style condiment Set with three removable porcelain lidded containers in a “Shunkei” lacquer carrying box. Lacquered chopsticks are incorporated into the front of the box which holds the bowls in place. Sides have punched out crescent moon and gourd designs and the back has two feathered arrow braces to keep the […]

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Japanese Miniature Lacque...

This is an early 20th/century Japanese miniature Lacquered Jubako Bento lunch box with cover. It is lacquered in a chocolate color with gold decoration on all size in the four standard motifs (symbols of good fortune, including Daikoku, his mallet and money bag). This is a beautiful well-painted piece, in excellent original condition. Each of […]

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Oribe Serving Platter

Oribe ware was stylized by a famous tea master Furuta Oribe. This piece illustrates an abstract line drawing motif on a neutral background surrounded by a border of copper green glaze. Excellent condition. Signed on back. Dimensions: 7 ½” square (19.1cm) Additional Information — Oribe ware (Oribe-yaki) is a classic style of pottery developed by […]

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Oribe Flat Bowl

Oribe ware was stylized by a famous tea master Furuta Oribe, a pupil of Sen Rikyu, under whose guidance it was first produced. This is a two (2) bowl set incorporating the standard copper-green and cream glazing with a textile-like pattern. Excellent condition. Signature/Impressed Stamp on the bottom of each piece. Dimensions:  9½” Dia (with handles) […]

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Japanese Antique Double G...

This unsigned, two-section basket was designed as a large and small double gourd cradled in a root-wood vine. The gourd, (hyotan), is rich in symbolism in Japan, and was a charm for longevity, (as it is extremely durable when dried), good fortune, and for being symbolic of fertility, since it has numerous seeds. The Japanese […]

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