Japanese Pair of Bronze Basket Vases with Lotus Blooms and Cicadas
Antique Japanese pair of bronze vases in the form of woven baskets entwined with lotus blossoms and leaves. Each vase is decorated with a lifelike cicada and one of the vases has a crab.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8" high x 5 1/2" wide (each vase)
Japanese Small Antique Zushi with Bodhisattva
Small antique Japanese lacquer zushi (personal shrine) with tiny carved wooden bodhisattva inside. The standing figure inside is painted black and gold. The exterior of the zushi is lacquered black and the inside is painted a deep green with delicate gold details. Tiny copper hardware.
Dimensions: 4" high x 3 1/2" wide (opened)
Published Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Kirin Okimono
A published hirado ware porcelain figure of a kirin (in Chinese, qilin). The mythical creature is part lion with the body of a dragon and the hooves of a deer. It represents good fortune, protection, prosperity, longevity and fertility. The recumbent hirado figure is executed with master attention to detail and form.
Published in HIRADO: Prince of Porcelains, By Louis Lawrence.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 3 1/2"
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Chinese Antique Rose Quartz Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese rose quartz snuff bottle. Carved in a ovoid shape. With jade cabochon lid. Provenance: Collection of Howard Kaplan.
Dimensions: Bottle 2 1/4" high (including lid 2 3/4" high)
Chinese Antique Molded Porcelain Yellow Snuff Bottle with Dragon
Antique Chinese snuff bottle depicting a highly raised dragon with a ball of fire amidst swirling clouds, made of molded porcelain and glazed yellow. With a coral lid. Provenance: Collection of Howard Kaplan.
Dimensions: Bottle 2 1/2" high (with lid 2 3/4" high)
Chinese Antique Amber Color Glass Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese glass snuff bottle. Flattened round body made of amber color glass. Provenance: Collection of Howard Kaplan.
Early to Mid 19th Century
Dimensions: Bottle 2 1/8" high (with lid 2 3/8" high)
Japanese Antique Single Section Mizuya (Kitchen Tansu)
Antique Japanese single section mizuya (kichten chest). Made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with dark keyaki (elm) wood burl panels. The left side of the tansu has a compartment opened by sliding doors with vertical slats. The right portion of the chest has a smaller compartment opened by sliders with decorative cut outs and wire mesh. Below these compartments are 8 drawers of various sizes all with keyaki wood fronts and round iron drawer pulls.
Rare Small Korean Stacking Chest with Butterfly Locks
Rare antique Korean small personal stacking chest (ich'ung nong) in two sections plus a stand. Made with multiple woods and brass hardware including butterfly shaped locks and hinges. Old paper on the inside.
19th / 20th Century
Dimensions: 35 3/4" high x 22" wide x 13" deep
18th Century Japanese Namban Gold Lacquer Samurai Armor
An original 18th century Japanese Namban armor with momonari type kabuto. The wisteria meadate and other occurrences of variations of the Fuji mon belongs to the Fujiwara Clans. The meadate matches that of the family crest seen on the armor. The black lacquered dou is textured with crushed oyster shell in fine detail. The armor is presented the original hitsu (armor box) with gold beautiful gold calligraphy on the sides. The suneate are mounted on custom museum mounts for proper display. ... Click for details
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Chinese Carved Fish Amethyst Snuff Bottle
A Chinese snuff bottle carved from amethyst into a carp fish leaping over waves. The stopper is carved from light green hardstone, possibly fluorite. Provenance: Collection of Howard Kaplan.