Antique Japanese Merchant Box Chobako Sugi Edo Era
An antique Japanese Chobako (merchant box) made of Sugi (Cryptomeria) and Kiri (Paulownia) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware. Hinged safety door protects 6 drawers that were used for various merchant supplies, valuables and papers. Upper carrying handle used to move piece to various locations.
Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)
Dimensions: 12 1/4" Wide by 14 1/2" High by 17" Deep
Japanese Antique Silver Vase with Dragons and Waves
Fine antique Japanese silver vase with a dragon coiled around it's tall neck. The round body of the vase has a large dragon and churning waves in high relief. The foliate rim and foot are incised with details of chrysanthemum blossoms. There is a 3 character signature on the bottom.
The first two characters are the artist's name 政成 which could read Masanari in Japanese or Sino-Japanese Seisei. The 3rd character appears to be an alternate form of "carved by" or "etched by".
Japanese Antique Set of 7 Gilt Lacquer Temple Lotus Leaves
Antique Japanese set of 7 lotus leaves and blossoms. Carved of wood and lacquered gold. Made for a Buddhist temple altar, these leave and blossoms symbolize the stages of the path toward enlightenment. The individual parts of the lotus are carved separately then joined in an arrangement. Sold separately. Each comes fitted with a custom metal stand.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: range from 35 1/2" high (including stand) to 19 1/2" high.
Antique Peddler's Chest Japanese Gyosho Tansu Kiri Edo Era
An antique Gyosho Tansu (peddler's chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware. Top of chest has a recessed table top where the peddler displayed and demonstrated his wares for sale. Upper hinged door houses 5 drawers where wares were stored and record keeping supplies were kept. Bottom hinged door covers 3 drawers for additional wares.
Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)
Dimensions: 10 1/4" Wide by 26" High by 19 1/4" Deep
Japanese Antique Iron Jingasa with Dragon
Japanese circular jingasa with a gradual domed top, made of iron and decorated with a dragon flying in raised, billowing clouds. The dragon's eyes are of inlaid gold, the rim of the jingasa is bronze and the dome's top has a copper ring tama buchi. The underside is lacquered red.
The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper, wood, paper, bamboo, or leather.
Antique Chinese bronze dragon's head. Most likely this dragon was part of a very large bronze piece and acted as a handle or finial. Wide, toothy mouth and single horn. Mounted on custom metal stand.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions (including stand): 9" high x 9" long x 4" wide
Southeast Asian Antique Wooden Makara Temple Carving
Antique Southeast Asian wood carving of the head of a makara. The Hindu water creature has the head of an elephant/deer and the body of a crocodile (or water monitor) giving it a dragon-like/serpentine appearance. Makara are often seen guarding entrances to holy spaces. This makara head was most likely once part of a temple. The Vahana (vehicle) of the goddess Ganga is a makara.
With custom metal stand.
Extremely Rare Japanese Kunitomo Short Matchlock Rifle, Edo Period
Japanese rare and unusually beautiful short matchlock rifle. The wide iron barrel is inlaid with a dragon in silver with raised golden eyes. The handle is lacquered black and decorated with gold lacquer kuyo (nine-star) mon crest, which was used by more than one family including the Katakura and Matsukura samurai clans. This mon appears again inlaid in silver around the mouth of the rifle. Made by one of the Kunitomo, specialized gunsmiths to the samurai.
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Japanese Antique Kaidan Step Tansu
Antique Japanese kaidan (step tansu). Made in two stacking sections and consisting of 7 steps with storage on one side. The top section has two drawers, a small compartment with a drop-in door on the very top and a compartment opened by sliding panels with vertical slats. The lower section has two drawers and a large compartment opened by sliding panels also with vertical slats. Made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood with reddish lacquer finish on the front. The steps have a natural finish. ... Click for details
Chinese Lime Green Glaze Porcelain Vase
Chinese baluster vase. Made of porcelain with a bright lime-green crackle glaze. White glaze rim and underside. A blue 6 character mark on the bottom.