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Japanese metalwork abounds in countless forms, techniques and alloys. Throughout the centuries, Japanese metal craftsmen have imagined and created some of the finest metal artistry on earth.

The varied materials used include bronze, iron, copper, silver, gold and a mix of these known as Japanese shakudo. These have been crafted into remarkable pieces including Japanese tea and Buddhist items like kettles or tetsubin, ikebana vases, religious figures, koro incense burners, bells and lanterns, and hand mirrors.

Perhaps the most notable of all Japanese metal artistry is found in the area of Japanese sword and armor. Blades, tsuba, helmets, chest plates, abumi and sword and armor fittings have long been regarded as unsurpassed in beauty and quality throughout the world.

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Japanese Bronze Usubata for Ikebana
Japanese Bronze Usubata for Ikebana - JJ4AG203
Price: $295.00

Subtle Japanese bronze usubata for ikebana or formal flower display, early 20th century. The wide basin will accommodate a large or minimalist presentation.  Striking yet understated form.  Rich, age-old patina.  A stunning display piece and wonderful for the ikebana enthusiast!  Very good condition. Dimensions:  9” high, 10.5” diameter.
Chinese Bell with Ringer
Chinese Bell with Ringer - JP4AG12
Price: $895.00

Rare, traditional iron Chinese bell with ringer, 18th century.  Lovely design and detail.  On the outside is a religious inscription requesting rain. Fabulous age-old patina.  An exceptional find!  Very good condition. Dimensions:  9” high, 6” diameter.
Japanese Bronze Vase, Carp or Koi Fish
Japanese Bronze Vase, Carp or Koi Fish - JP4AG13
Price: $1,295.00

Sublime Japanese bronze vase in classic cylinder form, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Remarkably rendered motif of swimming carp or koi fish.  Fine sense of movement and grace.  Beautiful mellowed patina. Very good condition.  Dimensions:  12” high, 5”.
Japanese Iron Tetsubin Kettle for Tea
Japanese Iron Tetsubin Kettle for Tea - JP4AG18
Price: $695.00

Subtle Japanese iron tetsubin tea kettle for warming water during the tea ceremony, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Lovely, well-rubbed, “orange-peel” textured body.  Bronze lid with brass knob.  Obviously a much loved and often utilized item.  Wonderful aged patina.  Very good antique condition.  Dimensions:  8.5” high, 7” diameter.
Japanese Iron Andon, Hanging Garden Lantern
Japanese Iron Andon, Hanging Garden Lantern - JP4AG11
Price: $895.00

Excellent, traditional Japanese  garden andon or hanging lantern, early 20th century.  Lovely design and detail. Intricate metal latticework with raised base that adds to appeal.  Often used with lighted candle in courtyard or tea garden. Ideal for any Asian landscape or interior decor. Very good condition. Dimensions:  13” high, 12” diameter.
Japanese Bronze Vase - Geese
Japanese Bronze Vase w/ Geese - JP4AG110
Price: $3,995.00

Elegant Japanese bronze vase with mixed metal overlay of geese, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Classic bulb form, incised with reeds and flowing water. Beautifully rendered in silver, copper and gold with mellowed patina. Signed with cartouche.  Wooden top. Very good condition. Dimensions: 18” high, 8.5” diameter.
Pair of Japanese Bronze Ni_ Buddhist Guardians
Pair of Japanese Bronze Nio Buddhist Guardians - JP4AG114
Price: $9,995.00

Dramatic and formidable pair of Japanese bronze Nio Buddhist temple guardians, mid-20th century. Traditionally placed on either side of a temple door. One statue, Agyo, has an open mouth to represent the first sound in the Sanskrit language "a”.  The other, Ungyo, has a closed mouth to represent the last, "um".  Together, they symbolize the beginning and end of all things. This pair reflects traditional crafting and form with a touch of Deco in their more modern bases.  Fantastic!  Dimensions: 26" high, 13" wide, 6” deep.
Chinese Bronze Incense Burner, Goose
Chinese Bronze Incense Burner, Goose - JP4AG14
Price: $2,895.00

Marvelous Chinese bronze incense burner, goose, Republic period, early 20th century. The highly detailed wings serve as the lid.  Charming naturalistic form.  Heavyweight bronze with rich, dark patina.  A wonderful piece in very good condition. Dimensions:  13.5” high, 8.5” long, 4” deep.
Pair Japanese Iron Orb-Shaped Lanterns, Garden Andon Lamps
Pair Japanese Iron Orb-Shaped Lanterns, Garden Andon Lamps - JP4AG15
Price: $1,695.00

Fabulous pair Japanese garden andon or hanging lanterns in the shape of ball, early 20th century.  Lovely design and detail.  Shape brings to mind the ball that traditionally accompanies a temple foo dog.  Intricate metal latticework with floral and vine motif.  Often used with lighted candle in courtyard or tea garden. Rare to find a pair!  Very good condition. Dimensions: 10” diameter.
Japanese Bronze Usubata, Dragon, Ikebana Flower Vase
Japanese Bronze Usubata w/ Dragon, Ikebana Flower Vase - JP4AG16
Price: $1,795.00

Extraordinary handcrafted bronze usubata, Ikebana flower vase, with protective dragon (doragon or tatsu) at its base, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  The wide trumpet-form basin will accommodate substantial or minimalist presentation.  Meticulous detail, considered composition and inspired impression.  Rich, age-old patina.  A stunning display piece and wonderful for the ikebana enthusiast!  Very good condition.  Dimensions:  9” high, 12” wide.
Japanese Bronze Rabbit Okimono
Japanese Bronze Rabbit Okimono - JP4AG17
Price: $2,495.00

Enchanting Japanese bronze rabbit okimono, 20th century. Charming detail with lifelike form and pose, shown scratching with hind leg. Delightful rendering commemorative of the Year of the Hare, crafted with a great sense of composition and study. A lovely example of okimono artisanship in very good condition Dimensions: 6” high, 6” long.
Japanese Bronze Censer - Tripod Feet
Japanese Bronze Censer w/ Tripod Feet - JO4AG23
Price: $1,895.00

Outstanding Japanese bronze censer for holding incense, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Wonderfully detailed with a  raised floral motif of chrysanthemums encircling the body.  Below the lip, the artist has created a geometric pattern of a classic motif.  Chicken-head handles and a studio seal on the underside. The tripod feet curve outward to enhance the design.  Sand was originally put in the bottom and incense sticks inserted and burned.  Very good condition.  Dimensions:  8.5” high, 10.75” diameter.
Japanese Bronze Usubata Flower Vase for Ikebana, Karako
Japanese Bronze Usubata Flower Vase for Ikebana, Karako - JO4AG24
Price: $3,495.00

Superb Japanese bronze usubata flower vase for ikebana, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Charming motif features tripod feet in the form of karako (Chinese children) supporting the bowl at base.  Design includes cascading gold finish over bronze body.  Signed Sandaime Sada (tsuka) Yoshimasa.  Mark on underside of both base and basin. A stunning vessel for the ikebana enthusiast or stand-alone display.  Very good condition. Dimensions:  11.5” high, 13” diameter.
Pair Japanese Bronze Candlestands or Shokudai, Dragons
Pair Japanese Bronze Candlestands or Shokudai, Dragons - JO4AG26
Price: $4,695.00

Dramatic, elegant pair of handcrafted bronze candlestands (shokudai) with protective dragon (doragon or tatsu) coiled around stems, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  The dragon is three-toed in Japanese style. It is a symbol of strength.  Studio stamp at base.  This pair was specially made for a family home or shrine, with meticulous detail, considered composition and inspired impression.  Very good condition.  Dimensions:  24” high, 5.5” diameter.
Japanese Iron Kettle & Bronze Brazier, Furogama
Japanese Iron Kettle and Bronze Brazier, Furogama for Tea Ceremony - JJ2N24
Price: $695.00
Sale Price: $556.00

Fantastic Japanese furo-gama, cast-iron kettle and bronze brazier for the tea ceremony, mid-20th century. Appealing design features traditional orange-peel texture on kettle, ring handles and bronze lid. Tripod base. Very good condition. Dimensions:  14” high, 11” diameter.
Japanese Iron Garden Lantern, Andon Lamp
Japanese Iron Garden Lantern, Andon Lamp - JJ3S172
Price: $695.00
Sale Price: $556.00

Fabulous, traditional Japanese  garden andon or hanging lantern, early-mid 20th century.  Lovely design and detail.  Intricate metal latticework with motif of birds in plum branches.  Raised base adds to appeal.  Often used with lighted candle in courtyard or tea garden. Ideal for any Asian landscape or interior decor. Very good condition. Dimensions:  9” high, 10” diameter.
Japanese Furo-Gama, Bronze Tea Kettle and Brazier
Large Japanese Furo-Gama, Bronze Tea Kettle and Brazier - JH4F141
Price: $895.00
Sale Price: $626.50

Formidable Japanese furo-gama, all bronze kettle and brazier for the tea ceremony, early 20th century.  Unusually large and substantial in weight and appearance.  Very rare to find both pieces in bronze rather than cast iron. Kettle features the Tokugawa mon or emblem. Appealing design features ring handles and bronze lid. Tripod base. Very good condition. Dimensions:  16” high overall; 10” high, 15” diameter (brazier); 6” high, 10” diameter (kettle).
Japanese Tea Kettle, Iron Kama
Japanese Tea Kettle, Iron Kama - JPXF185
Price: $695.00
Sale Price: $625.50

Striking, large Japanese iron kama water kettle for the tea ceremony, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912. Traditionally sits atop the furo or brazier for warming.  Exceptional level of quality, floral motif with charming pine cone atop lid.  Very good condition. Dimensions:  14” high w/handle, 8” high w/out, 12” wide.
Japanese Bronze Vase with Silver Inlay
Japanese Bronze Vase with Silver Inlay - JPXS1813
Price: $4,495.00
Sale Price: $4,045.50

Dramatic Japanese heavyweight bronze, silver and mixed metal vase in classic form, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Appealing and substantial with lovely rendering of birds in flight amid buds and blossoms.  Beautiful mellowed, age-old patina. Very good condition.  Dimensions: 14” high, 8” diameter.
Pair Japanese Bronze Lanterns or Andon Lamps
Pair Large Japanese Bronze Lanterns or Andon Lamps - JJ2J11
Price: $2,995.00
Sale Price: $2,396.00

Extraordinary large pair Japanese bronze tea garden lanterns, Taisho period, c. 1912-1926. Lovely design in graceful sinuous form. Intricate metal latticework with hinged doors. Often used with lighted candle in courtyard or tea garden. Ideal for any Asian landscape or interior decor. Very good condition. Dimensions: 27” high, 9” diameter.
   
 


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