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About Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art

A third-generation antique dealer, Giuseppe Piva is specialised in antique Japanese art and is know among collectors worldwide, having contributed to enrich the collections of many museums and institutions. The gallery of is located in the heart of Milan and participates the Asia Week New York, the most important venue for Asian art. The gallery is specialised in samurai arms and armor, folding screens, lacquer, and rare works of art.

Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art

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Katana Mumei, Sue-Sa, Ō-sa Ichimonji Nbthk Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken
Located in Milano, IT
Katana Mumei - Sue-Sa; O-Sa Ichimonji NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token Mid Nanbokucho Period (1333-1392), circa 1360 MISURES Nagasa [length]: cm 70.6 Sori [curvature]: 6 mm Wid...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Metalwork

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Iron

Taima Katana Late Kamakura Period, circa 1300-1320 NBTHK Juyō Tōken
Located in Milano, IT
Taima Katana Late Kamakura period, Circa 1300-1320 NBTHK Juyo Token Measures Nagasa [length]: 72.7 cm Motohaba [width at bottom]: 2.9 cm Sakihaba [width at top]: 1.95 cm ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Metalwork

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Iron

Shakudo Nanako Tsuba with Omodaka Plants
Located in Milano, IT
Signed Nomura Masahide (?? ? ?) with kao Edo period, 18th-19th century Marugata: 7.49 x 7.3 cm Thickness: 4.3 mm NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu The Nomura school was ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Japanese Metalwork

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Iron

Japanese Negoro Lacquer Tray 'Oshiki', 16th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Antique Negoro lacquer wares were produced at the Negoro-ji temple complex in Izumi Province. The red layers of lacquer on Negoro wares are intended to gradually wear away with use, ...
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Antique 16th Century Japanese Lacquer

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Wood

Japanese Buddhist Wooden Sculpture 'Bato Kannon', 17th Century
Located in Milano, IT
The “Horse-Headed Kannon” is considered in Japan Protector of Animals. He is the only manifestation of Kannon that shows rage. Bato Kannon is also one of the warlike and wrathful dei...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Ceramic Tea Bowl 'Chawan', by Kamisaka Sekka (Japan, 1866-1942)
Located in Milano, IT
A ceramic tea bowl decorated with autumn grasses with signed and sealed tomobako. Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brough...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Lacquered Basin with Ear-Shaped Handles 'Mimidarai', 17th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Wooden basin with ear-shaped handles decorated with hiramaki-e lacquer and gold and silver kirigane on a nashi-ji ground. The large and thick antique wooden basin is completely lacq...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Lacquer

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Wood

Japanese Wood Netsuke with a Wasp in a Pear, Nagoya School, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
A fine wood netsuke of a wasp feeding on the rotting flesh of a pear, the rough texture of the skin of the fruit rendered with little pimples in ukibori. The netuske is unsigned, but...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Hizen Katana Signed “Hizen kuni Saga Ju Masahiro”, circa 1640 NBTH Juyō Tōken
Located in Milano, IT
Hizen Katana Signed “Hizen kuni Saga Ju Masahiro” ???????? Edo period, circa 1640 NBTHK Juyo Token MISURES Nagasa [lenght]: 70.2 cm? Motohaba: 2.8 cm, sakihaba: 2 cm Kasane...
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Antique 1640s Japanese Arms, Armor and Weapons

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Iron

Japanese Articulated Iron Jizai Okimono of a Lobster by Myochin Muneharu
Located in Milano, IT
This articulated okimono represents a naturalistically rendered lobster, with fully articulated limbs, antennae, body, and tail and comes with an inscribed wood storage box. Signed:...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Metalwork

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Iron

Hizen Katana
Located in Milano, IT
Early Edo period (1615-1867), 17th century ?NBTHK hozon Token to Ise Daijo Yoshihiro Measures: Nagasa [length] 71.2 cm Sori [curvature] 1.8 cm Motohaba 3.15 cm Sakihaba 2.3 cm...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Iron

Tomizo Saratani '1949', Natural Stone with Squid and Shrimps
Located in Milano, IT
Urushi lacquer on stone Measures: 12.3 by 9.5 by 6.5 cm Tomizo Saratani was born in Kyoto and has spent his life working on traditional japanese lacquer (urushi). After hi...
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2010s Japanese Lacquer

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Stone

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