Unusual Japanese Kiri wood stacking box, comprised of 9 shallow compartments for the storage of calligraphy implements. The edges of each compartment are reinforced with hand-forged iron plates. The lowermost compartment has a single pull out drawer with a kakute iron pull and lock.
Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 27 1/2"
Japanese Hori Clan Currency Box
Antique hardwood Japanese strong box with hand forged iron banding and hard mounts. Original finish and condition. The lid bears the mon or family crest of the Hori Clan.
Edo period 19th century
Dimensions: 23 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 6"
Antique Japanese Lacquered Fune Bako
Japanese dark lacquered fune bake, or ship safe box with heavy hand-forged iron hardware and plates. The interior of the box holds six small drawers opened by kan (ring) pulls, one with a lock plate. The piece has a warabite handle for carrying on top.
Dimensions: 16 3/4" x 11 1/2" x 13 3/4"
Japanese Red Lacquer Zushi Traveling Buddhist Shrine
Japanese Buddhist Zushi (portable shrine) with bright red lacquered wood exterior and gilt interior. Shrine with the statue of sitting Fudo Myoo, the fierce deity with his pair of attendants, is seated on a craggy outcropping. The double doors decorated scrolling gilt metal work.
Buddhist traveling altars and shrines create a sacred space of spiritual magnetism and are the product of dedicated craftsmanship. Traveling monks were required to have their own prayer tables and other... Click for details
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Chinese Collection of Seven Repousse Silver Fruits
A collection of seven types of fruits including mango, persimmon, pomegranate and cherry, star fruits all finely rendered with leaves and branches, hand crafted in repousse silver with hyperealism. Fruit to be displayed with the wish for fertility as they are known for holding many seeds.
Dimensions: range from 2 1/2" - 12" long
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Japanese Gilt Bountiful Gourds Sashimono Battle Banner
Japanese Sashimono war banner, to be worn attached to the back of a samurai's armor by special fittings. In the form of a group of medicine gourd bottles in gold gilt lacquer. The largest gourd stands the tallest on top of the Sashimono pole surrounded by smaller gourd bottles. The Sashimono captures the high drama of the fully outfitted samurai warrior in all of his glory. Mounted on steel plates and armature wire.
Japanese Signed Iron Jizai Okimono Articulated Spiny Lobster
Hand-forged iron Jizai Okimono articulated spiny lobster. Each iron plate is carefully repousse hammered, creating a natural realism. The lobster is fully splayed on steel plates and armature wire.
All ten legs and long antenna and articulated with multiple joints on each leg. Exquisitely crafted, showing off a very high skill of the metal worker. With artist signature underneath the lobster.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 13" x 7" x 5" (8 1/2" on stand)
Antique Hand-Woven Caucasian Shirvan Azeri Rug
Antique Caucasian Azeri runner rug, hand-woven, all wool in repeating Shirvan motifs in navy blue and rust brown and cream colors.
late 19th century
Dimensions: 3'1" x 5'
Antique Hand-Woven Turkish Kars Rug
Antique Turkish rug, hand-woven, all wool in bright red, green, navy blue, and cream natural dye colors. In rural areas, often times goat hair is incorporated in the weave along with sheep's wool. Motifs of praying arches and medallion repeats with tribal influences.
late 19th century
Dimensions: 3'3" x 4'10"
Antique Hand-Woven Caucasian Lesghi Azeri Rug
Antique Caucasian Azeri rug, hand-woven, all wool with Lesghi-styled pointed star medallions in navy blue and red tones against cream ground.