Small bronze incensor of the Japanese god Daikoku "magic money mallet", or Uchide no kozuchi. He is associated with wealth and prosperity and is commonly portrayed seated upon bales of rice surrounded by mice, which symbolize plentiful food. The mouse seated upon the mallet is actually a removable lid. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 4.5" tall, 6.5" long
Antique Japanese Bronze Mixed Metal Vase With Geese
Large Japanese antique bronze vase with mixed metal overlay of resting geese, with incised etchings of reeds and rippling water. Beautifully rendered in silver, copper and gold. Signed with cartouche. Meiji period-19th century
Size: 18" tall, 8.5" wide
Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba with Autumn Motif
An antique Japanese iron tsuba decorated with motifs of autumn grasses, such as chrysanthemums and a bellflower and suzumushi crickets. The base is done similar to a tsuchime-ji base. Size: Diameter 3.25" height 0.2" Age: 19th century
Antique Japanese Cherry Blossom Iron Tsuba
A small antique Japanese iron tsuba decorated with motifs of cherry blossoms blown in the wind. The tsuba is decorated in a way where on one side is a branch of the cherry blossoms and the other side is the flowers scattered on the ground. The flowers are done in a shakudo style technique. Size: Diameter 2.75" Height 0.2"
Antique Japanese Inlaid Iron Tsuba
An antique Japanese tsuba done in a fluted style. The tsuba is inlayed with different copper, gold, and silver colored metals done in the zogan and shakudo styles. The image is depicting the famous scene from the Tales of Ise known as Azuma Kudari where Ariwara no Narihira goes to the East and sees Mt. Fuji. Size: Diameter 2.5" Height 0.2" Age: 19th century
Antique Japanese Carved Coral Brooch
Japanese brooch made from coral, beautifully carved into a fan surrounded by flowers, leaves, and swirling winds, with a goldtoned metal backing and fastener. 19th century
Size: 1" tall, 1.5" wide
Japanese Keyaki Writing/ Radio Desk
Very Unusual and rare Japanese Writting/Radio desk from the Shows/Taisho period (circa 1920's). Made from Keyaki (hardwood). Has a sliding hidden drawer on the right side, with many other drawers used in storing inks, brushes, and papers. Overall in wonderful condition.
Dimensions: 14" High (desk height), 26 1/4" High X 42" LongX 34 1/2" Deep.
Antique Japanese Mizuya
Beautiful Japanese antique 2-section mizuya tansu (kitchen chest), made with hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood frame, sliding doors with vertical slats made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood and keyaki (elm) wood panels with dramatic grain. The top section has two compartments each covered with sliding panels. The smaller compartment has panels with wire mesh and keyaki wood.
Just below the compartments are a row of three small drawers and a row of 5 larger drawers all made with beautiful keyaki wood... Click for details
Japanese Lacquer Small Chest
Japanese small lacquer chest from the Meiji period (circa 1900). Beautiful lacquer detail with playful fudogs and butterflies. Fine details in the hardware and lacquer on each of the panels.
Dimensions: 19" Long X 18 1/4" High X 11 3/4" Deep
Japanese Kaidon Tansu
Contemporary Japanese Kaidon Tansu (staircase). Solid construction from old Teak hardwood. Two sliding doors open up to shelved compartments finished inside and out. The bottom compartment shelf can be adjusted to different heights depending on usage. Two Sections.
Dimensions: 6' High X 70" Long X 19 1/2" Deep