All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1242192 (stock # MBR4498)
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)
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).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1229046 (stock #MBR4421)
A funagata tsuri koro (boat shaped hanging incense burner) of olive patinated bronze suspended by three handmade chains meeting at a center ring. The underlying bronze has a strong red tinge. It is roughly 12 x 5 x 7 inches (30 x 12 x 18 cm) and is in overall fine condition. Casting spurs and two small old repairs are visible on the bottom. It dates from the 19th century, later Edo to early Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1218439 (stock #MOR4327)
An Edo period hand forged iron lantern made to hang outside temple eaves. The extreme degredation of the iron is testament to its great age, and is highly valued by the Japanese for its pleasing Wabi-sabi aesthetic. Several of the ornamental horns on the top have entirely broken away or disintegrated. Oil drips and spills preserve the base and the original oil dishes remain inside. A perfect compliment to a flower arrangement or Tea room...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1217227 (stock #MOR4316)
A hand forged Uchidashi Iron votive tablet in the form of a Shojo sake sprite knocking back a massive cup. It is 84 x 58 cm (33 x 23 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in the original black wooden frame. Uchidashi is a technique of hand hammering shapes and images into iron from behind, and is highly valued in Japan, a land where metal was extremely scarce and hand formed from iron ore up to the Meiji period. This dates from the 19th century.