All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1246955 (stock #MOR4537)
12 antique silver, gold and bronze hair pins capped with porcelain, stone, glass, coral and ceramic beads. They are enclosed in a wooden box held to a cushioned blue velvet pad. They vary from 14 to 22 cm (6 to 9 inches) in length and are overall in fine condition, dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1246949 (stock #MOR4536)
Rich red and green mix on the mottled surface of this fine Murashido Bronze Brazier dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The flaring form is belted near the base, rendering it a solid presence. It is 36 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter, 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in fine condition. It would make a superb bronze vase.
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 #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.