Stunning large Antique Japanese ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is different than most ishidoro in that it's roof is rounded and does not have curling corners but instead is more mushroom like in form. The light box is hexagonal and is carved in relief. Edo/Meiji Period. Size: 66" high x 24" wide x 30" wide (at widest point of base).
Japanese 19th Century Stone Temple Lantern
Antique Japanese ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is similar in style to a hanging lantern with it's curling warabite corner roof and pointed finial over a hollow hexagonal light box. This style of ishidoro originates from the Kasuga shrine and for that reason it could also be called a Kasuga-doro. Edo/Meiji Period. Size: 64" high x 22" wide x 30" wide (at... Click for details
Large Japanese Early 19th Century Tall Stone Lantern
Large Dramatic Antique Japanese tall ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is similar in style to a hanging lantern with it's curling warabite corner roof and pointed finial over a hollow area for light. The sides of this portion of the lantern are carved in relief with deer and clouds. This style of ishidoro originates from the Kasuga shrine and for that... Click for details
Antique Japanese Safe Box
Antique Japanese ship safe box, or funebako, made with kiri wood in original deep lacquer finish. Its sides and front door have kakute style handles, with simplistic iron bracing on its front door. Original working key is included. Five drawers are sealed away within for safe storage of valuables.
Size: 16" H x 15.5" W x 15.75" D
Pair of Antique Japanese Bronze Lanterns
Antique Japanese pair of bronze three section lanterns. Tall finials in flame shapes adorn temple style lids and small bronze bells hanging from the edges. Would have originally been used with well light candles, the pair is perfectly matched. The caged midsection has reticulated spiral design walls, which stands on large bell shaped feet. Nice patina due to natural oxidation. Mid to Late Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 36" H x 14" W
Antique Chinese Scroll of Guilin Scene
Antique Chinese scroll painting of Guilin harbor in sumi ink with a group of ducks floating in the water. Calligraphy and red stamp by artist.
Size: 64" H x 22" W (entire scroll) 26" H x 17.25" W (artwork only)
Antique Japanese Cloisonne Box w/ Ando Mark
Antique Japanese cloisonne vase with an array of flowers blooming over a river in enamel, over dark blue enamel background. Mark of Ando Cloisonne Company on bottom. Interior lined in silk with gold thread ando motif. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 2" H x 6.75" L x 4.25" W
Antique Japanese Gold Lacquer Incense Box
Antique Japanese small container for the storage of incense, made with mulberry wood with raised gilt lacquer designs of gourd leaves, nashiji (sprinkled gold flakes) lacquer inside, with a gold scene of chrysanthemums on the lid's underside. Late Edo Early Meiji Period (circa 1860's).
Size: 2" H x 4.25" L x 3.25" W
Antique Japanese Small Lacquer Incense Container
Antique Japanese small gold lacquer box of a melon shape, with nashiji (gold flakes) lacquer inside and on its underside. Raised lacquer design of instruments decorate the lid. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 3" L x 2" Wx 1" H
Antique Japanese Theatre Fox Mask
Antique Japanese carved wooden theatre fox mask (kyogen mask) with a movable jaw that would be opened and closed by the wearer's mouth. The eyes are painted in gold while the face is painted in white lacquer with red pigment accents. A fierce scowling expression is carved into the face. Chisel marks are apparent on the backside showing it was handmade. Custom iron stand included.
Eco Period (Circa 1800's)
Size: 7" H x 5" W (9" H on stand)