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Japan Chrysanthemum in Flower Vessel, late 19th century Netsuke, Wood with gold, coral, mother-of-pearl, metal inlays; manju type

Japan Chrysanthemum in Flower Vessel, late 19th century Netsuke, Wood with gold, coral, mother-of-pearl, metal inlays; manju type

Muchaku (detail), ca. 1208 by Unkei (ca. 1150-1223) Kōfuku-ji Temple, Nara, Japan

Muchaku (detail), ca. 1208 by Unkei (ca. 1150-1223) Kōfuku-ji Temple, Nara, Japan

Japanese artist, Mihara Ken experiments with multiple firing techniques of his ceramics. More details on his technique can be found at the Toku-art site. See Blogroll for a link under Mihara Ken. | Decanted

Japanese artist, Mihara Ken experiments with multiple firing techniques of his ceramics. More details on his technique can be found at the Toku-art site. See Blogroll for a link under Mihara Ken. | Decanted

A cloisonné enamel incense burner (koro) and cover Attributed to Honda Yosaburo of Kyoto, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A cloisonné enamel incense burner (koro) and cover Attributed to Honda Yosaburo of Kyoto, Meiji period (late 19th century)

Fine Taisho Period (1912-1926) Japanese lacquer ink box (suzuribako). This oval suzuribako is very unusual in shape and in surface treatment. The surface is painted wood grain with a gold high relief painting of a branch of kumquats. There is a single tray inside. The artist's name (Hisayoshi) is signed under the cover in gold.

Fine Taisho Period (1912-1926) Japanese lacquer ink box (suzuribako). This oval suzuribako is very unusual in shape and in surface treatment. The surface is painted wood grain with a gold high relief painting of a branch of kumquats. There is a single tray inside. The artist's name (Hisayoshi) is signed under the cover in gold.

A water flask for use when travelling . wood covered with natural lacquer, decorated with techniques of hiramakie, takamakie, sabiage a raden, inlaid with plumb and furnished with silk cords .   18th Century - 19th Century; around 1800, Japan  Courtesy of the NationalMuseum – the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic

A water flask for use when travelling . wood covered with natural lacquer, decorated with techniques of hiramakie, takamakie, sabiage a raden, inlaid with plumb and furnished with silk cords . 18th Century - 19th Century; around 1800, Japan Courtesy of the NationalMuseum – the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic

A Cloisonné vase, signed Kyoto Namikawa) workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki(1845-1927), Meiji Period.

A cloisonné enamel vase

A Cloisonné vase, signed Kyoto Namikawa) workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki(1845-1927), Meiji Period.

Maeda Chikubosai I (1872-1950), Hibachi Brazier - BambooTokyo.com - Japanese Bamboo Basket -

Maeda Chikubosai I (1872-1950), Hibachi Brazier - BambooTokyo.com - Japanese Bamboo Basket -

satsuma pottery | Satsuma Pottery; Japanese, Vase, Foo Dog Form, Immortal Faces Design ...

satsuma pottery | Satsuma Pottery; Japanese, Vase, Foo Dog Form, Immortal Faces Design ...

Mizusashi, Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) c. 1700 Stoneware with brownish black and creamy white glazes (Karatsu ware) 7 5/16 x 4 3/4 in. (18.5 x 12.1 cm)

Mizusashi, Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) c. 1700 Stoneware with brownish black and creamy white glazes (Karatsu ware) 7 5/16 x 4 3/4 in. (18.5 x 12.1 cm)

Storage Jar, Japan Momoyama period (1573–1615) c. 1600 Stoneware with wood-ash glaze (Shigaraki ware) 14 x 11 5/8 in. (35.6 x 29.5 cm)

Storage Jar, Japan Momoyama period (1573–1615) c. 1600 Stoneware with wood-ash glaze (Shigaraki ware) 14 x 11 5/8 in. (35.6 x 29.5 cm)