Works of Art - Meiji Period
Wooden Hibachi, depicting sparrows flying over the rice crops painted in gold lacquer, silver inlay and woven bamboo section.
W 520mm H 250mm
Works of Art - Taisho period Circa 1925
Wooden Hibachi, depicting Korin style 11 standing cranes painted in gold, silver and iroe on a black lacquer background.
W 300mm H 260mm
Works of Art - Edo Period 19th Century
Japanese Samurai suit of armour. Kabuto (Helmet) made to represent a sixty two plate suji bachi (ridged bowl) with three layer shikoro (neck gurad) of kozane (false lamellae) and a unique mayedate (fore crest) of a swallow, singed as Masamichi inside the helmet. Menpo (mask) made of iron has distinctive silver teeth and a hair moustache. Nimai tachi do of iron kozane with the kusazuri. two pair of sode (shoulder guards). a pair of iron tetsu gote (sleeves), the fore arm plates with pierced decoration as is one rectangular plate on the upper arm. kawara ko bakama haidate (thigh defence). The armour black lacquered overall and laced in kon kebiki odoshi (dark blue close lacing). a pair of plate and mail wakibiki (arm pit protectors). ko gake (foot guards). all contained in a yoroi bitsu (armour chest).
Works of Art - 17th Century
An Impressive Sixty-two plate sujibachi (ridged bowl) kabuto by Saotome Iesada; with iron mabizashi (red-lacquered on the underside), five-tier tehen-kanamono (pierced circular finial) and typical five lame, black lacquered shikoro (the blue-laced neck guard). Each helmet plate with a regular line of twenty five prominent hoshi. The replacement fukigaeshi decorated with gilt mon for the Maeda Clan of Kaga Province (see Papinot?s? Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan?/page 349 for the castles, fiefs and Daimyo of the Maeda Family and Clan); signed in the interior of the bowl, Saotome Iesada. For other examples of Kabuto made by the Saotome Dynasty see The Stibbert Museum Collection in Florence (Saotome Iehisa/IX Master) and The Sir Frank Bowden Collection(Christie?s 22.6.1982). Bowden owned a black lacquered sixty-two plate sujibachi signed Saotome Iyehisa (Lot157) and a russet iron hoshibachi (Lot 138), also signed Iyehisa, and catalogued by the late Bill Tilley as circa 1650. Another kabuto signed by Iyehisa, with apparently very pronounced fukigaeshi, was offered by Christie?s in New York on 5.11.1980 (Lot325). For Saotome Iyenaga?s work in sixty-two and sixty plate kabuto, see Christie?s (Lot 120/9.4.1973) and Sotheby?s (Lot 159/29.3.1978). For Saotome Iyechika see Sotheby?s (Lot 102/23.2.1977).
W 0mm H 0mm
Works of Art - Edo period ,17th-19th century
Collection of Iron Tsuba.
W 70-90mm H 75-95mm
Works of Art - 19th centuary
Bamboo root carving of a seated frog.(4097)
W 180mm H 150mm
Works of Art - Meiji period C.1890
Mother of pearl inlaid on lacquer sewing box.
W 360mm H 150mm