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Unusual Antique Japanese Brass Lotus Dish
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1920: item #539180
MOR1828

Unusual Antique Japanese Brass Lotus Dish
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



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A very unusual hammer textured lotus shaped tray featuring an insect crawling down the side enclosed in a wooden box titled Textured Leaf Shape Fruit Dish and signed Tekisui Zo (made by Tekisui). The brass basin is supported by a withering round stem convoluting beneath. A bright portion of brass hammered out with holes show the leaf slowly deteriorating, returning to earth. The insect is like a red flying-beetle or lady-bug, very detailed. The dish is roughly 6 by 7 inches (15 x 17.5 cm) an... Click for details

Bronze Suiteki in Double Gourd Form
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1920: item #534628
6B-410A13

Bronze Suiteki in Double Gourd Form
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$295  

Japanese bronze water dropper (“suiteki”) in gourd form with handle and spout. Meiji period (1868-1912). Unsigned. The top surface is decorated with low relief casting of gourd leaves and vines, on which a slight copper colored sheen has developed. The diminutive bronze handle has been cast in “mokko” form.

A suiteki was an essential element of the scholar’s desk. It was used by calligraphers and painters to wet an in... Click for details


Pair of Bronze Buddhist Temple Keman Plaques, Meiji
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1900: item #531488
6B-411

Pair of Bronze Buddhist Temple Keman Plaques, Meiji
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This wonderful pair of antique Japanese “keman” in flattened circular shape were hand crafted of pierced gilt bronze and decorated with engraved lotus flowers and leaves which surround a symmetrical, looped and knotted “cord” with a relief “karahana” (China flower) in the center. Meiji period, late 19th century. A flattened round knob on the top contains an oval suspension loop. These keman were part of the Bing Brothers collection and were purchased from Augustus Bing’s grandson several years a... Click for details

Nail Head Cover (Kugikakushi): Noshi and Jewel
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1920: item #524782
6-406A21

Nail Head Cover (Kugikakushi): Noshi and Jewel
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$120  

This unusual Japanese copper bronze kugikakushi (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) was cast in the form of the graceful tied “noshi” decoration with a mythical jewel. Meiji period (1868-1912). The original backplate is copper. The artistic motif which represents noshi – several long strips gathered in the middle – is among the most distinctive in the Japanese design repertory. Noshi were originally thin strips of dried abalone attached to a gift presented at propitious events. Their symbo... Click for details

Japanese Bronze Maiden, Meiji Period
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1900: item #519605

Japanese Bronze Maiden, Meiji Period
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



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Japanese bronze statute of a peasant maiden. Signed Hidemitsu. Meiji Period. Height 30-1/2"; diameter of base 9-1/4".

Signed Meiji Commemorative Flower Bronze with Wood Box
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1920: item #493419
6B-398A6

Signed Meiji Commemorative Flower Bronze with Wood Box
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$1,250  

This striking two-piece Japanese cast bronze ikebana flower arranging vessel is made in an elegant variation of the classic “usubata” shape, a form which carries a long pedigree within the Japanese flower arrangement tradition. Meiji period (1868-1912). The base has been extensively inscribed with a commemoration and the signature of the artist, which reads either Sho Ryu or Masa Tatsu. The front of the large wooden tomobako storage box bears the inscription “Usubata liked by Raiseian,” and the ... Click for details

ART DECO Japanese BRONZE VASE signed SHIZAN
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1970: item #471288
MOR1651

ART DECO Japanese BRONZE VASE signed SHIZAN
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The Kura
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A decorative bronze vase etched and inlayed with silver beading on arrow fletches signed on the base Shizan. Likely dating from the 1950s, the vase is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition.

Japanese Meiji Bronze Flower Vase, Signed
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1900: item #416965
6B-385

Japanese Meiji Bronze Flower Vase, Signed
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$645  

This elegant Japanese cast flower bronze has a slender base rising to an elongated narrow neck which flares to a small trumpet mouth, and there is an archaic seal character signature engraved on the base. Meiji period (1868-1912). The curve of the quatrefoil-lobed body is nicely complimented by the linear shape of the rectangular handles. Casting and finishing are extremely well done on this heavy piece, which has a wonderful original patina. Japanese metalwork was a sophisticated and complex cr... Click for details

Super Large Signed Japanese Bronze Koro
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1900: item #411738
3422

Super Large Signed Japanese Bronze Koro
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Hawkes, Asian Art
+44 (0) 1984 633813



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A LARGE SIGNED JAPANESE BRONZE KORO, MEIJI.

A super Japanese incense burner, the pierced cover with on of the best Kylin finials I have seen for a long time. The ferocious kylin sits on swirling clouds, all beautifully cast in bronze finished to a high standard. The body of the koro is hexagonal and sports a fine pair of faux bamboo handles. The shoulder is decorated with a frieze of butterflies, the main pane... Click for details


Bronze Scroll Weight in the Form of a Karako
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1900: item #401837
6-386A23

Bronze Scroll Weight in the Form of a Karako
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$395  

Delightful little Japanese bronze scroll weight cast and modeled in wonderful detail to depict a seated female karako holding a large lotus leaf. Meiji period, late 19th century. This diminutive work of art has a beautiful rich patina that comes with age and only after years of handling. The term “karako” refers generically to small Chinese children as they are portrayed in Japanese art. These children, depicted without reference to a specific sex but usually appearing to be boys, have bare head... Click for details

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