The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1248536 (stock #MOR4556)
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Three tough looking toads work together to support the base ring of this unusual leaf-shaped bronze Usubata flower basin enclosed in an antique wooden box. It is signed on the base simply “Oka”. Roughly 11 inches (27 cm) diameter, 8 inches (20 cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1247705 (stock #MOR4547)
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A superb delicate dragon wriggles up the side of this exquisite bronze vase by Heian Shochudo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches tall and in fine condition. A slot in the flattened back allows it to be hung on a wall or used free standing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1242192 (stock # MBR4498)
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A fine Murashido Double Gourd Vase sealed on the bottom Toyotsugu by Nakajima Yasumi I (Real name Toyotsugu, also read Toyoji, 1877-1951). It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Gold has been applied around the mouth accentuating the style of a drinking implement. Gourds were a common and natural answer to the need of a container for carrying Sake rice wine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1241828 (stock #MBR4496)
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A fine caramel colored bronze vase inlayed with silver waves and gold plovers under silver clouds dating from the late 19th to dawn of the 20th century. It is 15 cm (6 inches) tall. There is a ding in the rim, but does not affect the shape of the vase (see close-up photos).