Vintage Walnut Traveling ...

This beautiful hand made, “Victorian Aesthetic – 1910”, inlaid wooden in the making of the cribbage board, (three distinct types). The cribbage board was made for traveling and extended visits away from home. The board is constructed in 2 sections which come together to form a rectangular box. The set has two red pegs and […]

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Japanese Antique Small Ur...

Offered is a small, square Urushi red lacquer spouted sake vessel. In Japan, the most basic etiquette rule of serving sake is known as o-shaku. The main tenant of o-shaku is that it is considered most polite to pour sake for others but never directly for yourself. This little ritual of pouring for others creates an atmosphere of […]

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Japanese Antique Large Ur...

Offered is a large, rectangular Urushi red lacquer spouted sake vessel. In Japan, the most basic etiquette rule of serving sake is known as o-shaku. The main tenant of o-shaku is that it is considered most polite to pour sake for others but never directly for yourself. This little ritual of pouring for others creates an atmosphere of […]

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Antique Japanese Ebony/St...

This beautiful tea caddy is made of ebony and framed with bronze. The beautifully shaped  body of the tea caddy which has a slight curve from top to bottom. The lid, which is beautiful shaped is also made of solid ebony and has a small natural coral pull. The interior of the caddy is copper […]

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Chinese Kingfisher Feathe...

Very little is known about these ornaments other than the craft. The use of bird feathers has been prevalent in many cultures since ancient times, but no culture/people has refined the use of one bird’s feathers as beautifully and exquisitely as the Chinese have done with the iridescent Kingfisher Feather. From large, ornamented, lacquer panel screens, […]

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Vintage Japanese Yukata |...

The Yukata is a casual light unlined cotton garment for wearing in summer. Today these garments are mainly worn to the traditional Bon-Odori and summer festivals. The relative simply construction of yukata means Japanese women and men can put the yukata on unassisted, (typically two colors, (indigo & taupe), is the standard color for men). This […]

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House of Cards (Small) | ...

As noted by Charles Eames, “Toys are not really as innocent as they look.  Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.” The Eames designed the original House of Cards in 1952 and made in West Germany, with revisions in 1961 and 1999 showing the evolution of this collaborative teaching tool. Exemplifying familiar and nostalgic objects […]

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Japanese Bamboo Sake Glas...

This style of basket was sometimes used for displaying fruit during the sencha tea ceremony but typically used to hold small tea or sake glasses while serving. Unlike the more refined morikago style fruit baskets, this signed antique basket is more rustic in nature with an open weave and the use of bamboo root and […]

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Vintage Japanese TA-I, Re...

This mold is a two piece complete set. Rakugan are dry sweets that have been pressed into a shaped mold as shown in these images. The name “rakugan” describes the sheet’s original 17th century form, when the pale, powdery blocks were sprinkled with a few black sesame seeds, thought to resemble a flock of geese […]

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Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) ...

The custom of carrying a baby on either the mother’s, household aid’s, an extended family member, or farm laborers back developed when a mother had to continue to do her house work or farming work without leaving the baby alone. Baby carriers are ideal for busy parents, for babies love to be close to their Mothers. […]

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Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) ...

This figure represents a legendary Chinese mythological character who is a member of the eight immortals. He is benevolent to the poor, sick, and needy, whose suffering he eliminated with special medicine from his gourd, (believed to contain medicine powerful enough to revive the dead). According to legend, one day he told his follower that […]

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Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) ...

Shown is a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden. This mud figure is extremely beautiful, for she is fully-glazed, with the exception of her elongated hands and face, and is seated holding a yellow basket, beautifully detailed, with a fish inside. She has a flower at the side of her hair, which […]

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