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Antique Japanese Bokuto Dragon Shaped Doctors Sword
Japanese: Carvings: Wood Pre 1900: item #1264121
MOR4580

Antique Japanese Bokuto Dragon Shaped Doctors Sword
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



600.00  

Antique Japanese Bokuto Dragon Shaped Doctors Sword Edo, sagemono, samurai, netsuke MOR4580 A dragon sails along, feet tucked in, mouth open in a growl…the body forming the shape of a curved short sword. It is 47 cm (19 inches) long and in overall fine condition.
It is said that these wooden swords were produced from the mid to late Edo period, in lieu of swords for those not allowed to carry weapons (all bu... Click for details

Antique Japanese Bamboo Hitto Brush Pot, Sage
Japanese: Carvings: Other Pre 1900: item #1263231
MOR4577

Antique Japanese Bamboo Hitto Brush Pot, Sage
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



700.00  

An antique bamboo pot carved with a much worn sage meditating under a pine with a poem reading “The Moon Shines Bright through the Pine Boughs”. A sideways swipe at the bamboo intimates the moon just above the branches of the aged tree. 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 5 inches (11.5 x 9 x 13 cm) and in fine, original condition, dating from the 19th century

Antique Japanese wooden Sign, Fan by Tessai
Japanese: Carvings: Wood Pre 1920: item #1263230
MOR4437

Antique Japanese wooden Sign, Fan by Tessai
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



650.00  

This sign appears to be a work by young Tomioka Tessai in the shape of a fan. It is 27 inches (68 cm) long. The lower corners have been broken and re-glued and otherwise is in fine condition. On back is the Yaki-in (branded stamp) reading Yano, likely the Craftsman who made the piece.

Antique Japanese Bamboo Hitto Brush Pot, Plum
Japanese: Carvings: Other Pre 1900: item #1263158
MOR4576

Antique Japanese Bamboo Hitto Brush Pot, Plum
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



825.00  

A bird perches on a garden stone before sasa-bamboo and blossoming plum on the much worn sides of this 19th century scholar’s bamboo brush pot. A poem to the side extols the virtues of the plum, bamboo, wind and moon. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine, original condition.
Wind causes to dance branches of plum and bamboo, scattering moonlight and shadow as it scatters the b... Click for details

Vintage Japanese Medium Bamboo Ikebana
Japanese: Carvings: Other Pre 1950: item #1262887

Vintage Japanese Medium Bamboo Ikebana
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



$250  

1 of 2 matching Bamboo tubular shaped Ikebana, this beautiful flower arrangement piece is the smaller of the two. Characteristically carved with bamboo, and charmingly contrasted with black lacquer lining on inside. Top holder is dish like depth, and bottom holder is designed deeper to hold flowers. Circa 1930s-1940's. Dimensions: 25.5" High X 6" Diameter at base

Large Japanese Vintage Bamboo Ikebana
Japanese: Carvings Pre 1950: item #1262886

Large Japanese Vintage Bamboo Ikebana
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



$450  

Beautiful large Bamboo Ikebana, with two pots for separate flower arrangements. Appealing contrast lining of black lacquer, complimenting wonderfully the light shade of bamboo. Charming natural wear at the base of Ikebana, with circling rings. Circa 1930-1940. Dimensions: 31" High X 6" Diameter

Antique Japanese Bone Water Dropper
Japanese: Carvings: Other Pre 1900: item #1262808
MOR4431

Antique Japanese Bone Water Dropper
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



750.00  

A bone spoon carved and dyed red to look like a piece of coral fitted inside a deer-skin bag and enclosed in an old wooden box titled Ko-sango (Old Coral). It is 15 cm (6 inches) long and in fine condition, dating from the 19th century. It would have been used to drop water from a bowl onto an ink grinding stone (suzuri) for writing.

Antique Japanese Bamboo Scholars Wrist Rest, Bat & Moon
Japanese: Carvings: Other Pre 1920: item #1261399
MOR4619

Antique Japanese Bamboo Scholars Wrist Rest, Bat & Moon
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



300.00  

A smoke stained Susu-dake bamboo wrist rest carved with the waxing moon suspended over a bat hovering around the upper branches of a Bonsai pine tree rooted in a shallow basin on a table. A streak of pale bamboo shows where rope had once been wrapped around the ancient bamboo pole, and the artist has chosen to use this as a feature to intimate mist. It is 7 x 2 x 1/2 inch (118 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm) and is in fine condition. Susu-dake, literally soot-stained bamboo, is bamboo which has been harveste... Click for details

A Wooden Okimono - Gautama Buddha Shaja-Nyorai
Japanese: Carvings: Wood Pre 1837 VR: item #1261367

A Wooden Okimono - Gautama Buddha Shaja-Nyorai
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Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
203.272.7392



 

This is a Buddhist Okimono made of joined pieces of wood and covered with gold leaf gilt on the clothing - it dates to the late Edo period, circa 1800-1820s. The small figure measures 3.5" high by 2.9" wide by 2.6" deep and is in excellent condition - there are a couple of nicks on the back of the garment and some rubbing of the gilding on his robe. It weighs under 2 ounces as the wood has long since lost its moisture content. The head, neck and hands are not gilded but are left in the plain woo... Click for details

Natural Wood Senko-Zutsu Incense Stick Case
Japanese: Carvings: Wood Pre 1920: item #1261102
MOR4612

Natural Wood Senko-Zutsu Incense Stick Case
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



1,000.00  

MOR4612 A beautifully polished and worn piece of natural wood hollowed out and plugged on one end, the other open with a solid zogei lid made to carry incense. The lid shows perfect grain and the wooden body is scarred and gnarled by time and nature. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) long and in fine condition.

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