Antique Japanese small sterling silver box with handle, hinged doors on front decorated with incised design of lady's cart, sides decorated with blossoming plum branches, interior has four small wooden drawers with velvet lining and silver moko shaped drawer pulls, sterling mark on back, Meiji Period.
Size: 6 1/4" high x 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese futon cover, beautiful design of phoenix in blossoming kiri tree, cotton with colorful paste resist dye on indigo ground, 4 panels, edging added later, one very good repair, no losses, Meiji Period.
Total size: 64 1/2" high x 55 1/2" wide
Size without edging: 59" high x 50 1/2"wide
Japanese gilt lacquer three-case inro, Edo period, 19th century, the flattened body decorated overall with fluttering butterflies, finely rendered in gold, silver and iro-e hiramakie, takamakie and togidashi on a kinji ground with gold foil, aogai and raden inlaid accents, signed Yoyusai followed by a kakihan, the interiors fundame and nashiji (silver oxidized), 3.5''l; together with a copper ojime with bat and floral design in gold, silver and shakudo overlay.
Antique Japanese gilt lacquer three-case inro, in the shape of a large sake jar decorated with two karako (children) surprised by their companion tumbling in a cascade of sake to the opposite side, expertly rendered in gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, togidashi and usu-nashiji on a kinji ground, the interior's fundame and nashiji (silver oxidized), signed Koryu-saku, Edo Period.
together with a lacquered wood bead ojime fashioned as a brocade ball with minute inlay. Provenance: Property... Click for details
Antique Japanese pair of beautiful sake containers, carved wood with lacquer finish, design in gold lacquer of pine branches and scrolling vine motif on very dark brown (almost black) ground, high handles, both identical, Meiji Period.
Size: 13 1/2" high x 7" diameter x 10" wide with spout
Antique Japanese pair of medium sized slider pulls in the shape of chrysanthemums, open work petals radiating from oval center inset, made of bronze with dark patina, Meiji Period.
Total size:3 1/4" high x 2 7/8" wide.
Size of center inset: 2" high x 1 5/8" wide.
Antique Japanese rare ceremonial court hat, made of green asa (hemp) with an open weave meant for summer use, wonderful shape reminiscent of a cicada, woven with gold scrolling vine design and Tokugawa Family mon (crests). Underside has silk padding. Wonderful and rare. Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Size: 19" long x 5" wide x 5" high
Naturalistic crayfish made of copper from the Meiji period, 1868 -1912. The piece is unusual in that the legs, antennae, and tail move in the same way that a real crayfish moves. It is signed Shinju on the base of the body. It measures 6" long.