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Japanese Showa Period Patinated Bronze Incense Burner
Located in Stamford, CT
A Japanese Showa period patinated heavy bronze incense burner with box, circa 1950s.
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1950s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Modern Japanese Black and White Ceramic Studio Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern Japanese black and white ceramic studio vase, Showa period (1926-1983) boldly patterned tsubo in a wonderfully full shape, and stamped on the bottom by the artist. Very styliz...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Yu Fujiwara Signed Japanese Bizen-Yaki Ware Pottery Bottle Vase with Signed Box
Located in Studio City, CA
A simple yet elegant work by Japanese pottery master Yu Fujiwara who was famed for his Bizen-yaki stoneware pottery made in the Bizen area in the Okayama Prefecture of Japan. Bizen w...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Bottle Vase, Showa Era, Mid 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and graphic Japanese blue and white glazed porcelain tako karakusa bottle vase, Arita ware, Showa Era, early to mid 20th century, Japan. The vase of bottle or flask form, p...
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1930s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Old Vintage Japanese Pair Large Bronze Koi Fish Fortune and Prosperity
Located in Shelburne, VT
From our Recent Japanese Acquisitions Here's a rare pair (2) of old bronze Koi fish from a Japanese collector. These are very unusual treasures and talismans that seldom appear i...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Japanese Old Stone Pot 1920s-1950s/Pottery Jar Vessel Tsubo Wabisabi-Art Ceramic
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese stone pot. It was made from 1920s to 1950s. It is called "rutsubo" in Japan. It was used to melt metal. Metal is attached to a part of the surface. Thi...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Stone

Japanese Old Wood Carving Rabbit 1920s-1940s/Antique Animal Sculpture Figurine
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese wood carving rabbit. It is an item from the early Showa period. A beautiful hand-carved sculpture. I feel a deep affection. The taste over time is also wo...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Wood

Japanese Old Stone Pot 1920s-1950s/Pottery Jar Vessel Tsubo Wabisabi-Art Ceramic
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese stone pot. It was made from 1920s to 1950s. It is called "rutsubo" in Japan. It was used to melt metal. Metal is attached to a part of the surface. Thi...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone

Shoji Hamada Japanese Glazed Tetsue Hakeme Vase with Original Signed Sealed Box
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisite, unique piece by master Japanese potter Shoji Hamada - a fine example of his oxide brushed bamboo hakeme motif. The original Hamada stamped/sealed and signed box is incl...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Japanese Pair Carved Bears and Salmon
Located in Shelburne, VT
Japanese fine old handmade and hand carved pair wooden carvings of bears "Higuma" carrying their catch of the day "salmon" fish in their mouths and handcrafted from cryptomeria (ceda...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Cedar

Makuzu Kozan II Signed and Stamped Japanese Ceramic Flower Pottery Bowl Pot
By Makuzu Kozan II
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful handmade handled bowl by well-known Japanese ceramic artist Makuzu Kozan II, son of Makuzu Kozan who was appointed artist to the Japanese Imperial household and was one o...
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1930s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Old Bamboo Basket in the Showa Period in Japan / 20th Century / Flower Basket
Located in Sammushi, JP
Japan has a culture of bamboo for a long time and has been familiar with bamboo. Bamboo craft is a field with a long history that is still loved and made by many Japanese people. ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bamboo

Jun Isezaki Signed Japanese Pottery Bizen Ware Sake Bottle Vase with Signed Box
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully made pottery bottle/vase by famed Japanese Bizen ware master artist Jun Isezaki who was named a Japanese Living National Treasure. Beautiful, exquisite form, and gl...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Earthenware

Japanese Articulated Model of a Lobster, by Myochin Muneyuki, Mid 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A fascinating and whimsical Japanese articulated model of a spiny lobster, jizai okimono, by Muneyuki Myochin, the fifty first head of the Myochin school of metal workers, Showa Era,...
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1950s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Copper

Japanese Family Nine Old "Kokeshi Dolls" Famous Bobble Heads and Children
Located in Shelburne, VT
Unusual and rare doll find Nine (9) early and charming hand painted and signed Kokeshi "Bobbble Head" Dolls from Old Japan. Man and wife with seven children (nested inside), to...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Wood

Japanese Whimsical Talking Bear Lantern
Located in Shelburne, VT
Another first - own this loveable talking bear. This charming talking bear form lantern is the first we have seen. Its handcrafted , heavily hand cast and numerous finely detai...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Iron

Pair of Vintage Japanese Bronze Usubata, Showa, Mid-20th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A striking and stylish pair of vintage Japanese cast and patinated bronze usubata, vessels for ikebana flower arranging, early to mid-20th century, Japan. The pair of tall vessel...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Mysteriously Shaped Old Wall-Mounted Flower Case Made of Japanese Paper / 20th
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a container with a hard paper as a base, a thin paper on the outside, and a cloth on the inside. It is finished with black paint. I don't know what kind of container it was...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Paper

Taisho/Early Showa Japanese Lacquered Bronze Vase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very unusual lacquered bronze vase from Japan. Interior of the vessel is solid bronze. Exterior is a multicolored lacquer on a dark red field. This striking Taisho to early Showa ...
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1920s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Old Bronze Pyramid Tulip Vase Mint and Boxed
Located in Shelburne, VT
Rare bronze tulip vase signed Houn Mint and Boxed A fine and unusual old Japanese hand cast bronze bud vase cast in an unusual six sided pyramidal form. The first we have seen. ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Japanese Gilt Bronze and Champleve Moon Flask Vase, Late 20th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning and opulent Japanese gilt bronze moon flask vase with champleve enamel decoration, late Showa era, late 20th century, Japan. The richly gilt bronze vase of moon flask ...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Japanese Old Tin Bottle 1900s-1940s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Wabisabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
An old Japanese tin bottle. It is an item from the early Showa period. It stored tea leaves. This is covered with paper to prevent moisture. Over time, it has a taste and is ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Tin

Tatsuzo Shimaoka Signed Japanese Glazed Rope Inlay Ceramic Pottery Bowl Plate
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisitely decorated and wonderfully executed ceramic Mingei glazed plate/ low bowl by Japanese National Treasure pottery master Tatsuzo Shimaoka. This work displays his famous J...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Bronze Sculpture of Head Bust of Japanese Woman in the Style of Isamu Noguchi
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful, well-crafted work reminiscent of Isamu Noguchi's early work in bronze. Heavy and solid on a beautiful rosewood base. Apparently unsigned. From a collection of Jap...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Tatsuzo Shimaoka Signed Monumental Japanese Drip Glazed Pottery Ceramic Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisitively decorated and wonderfully executed coveted drip glazed square Mingei bottle vase by Japanese National Treasure pottery master Tatsuzo Shimaoka. This work displays hi...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Tatsuzo Shimaoka Signed Japanese Glazed Rope Inlay Pottery Ceramic Vase with Box
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully decorated and executed coveted square Mingei bottle vase by Japanese National Treasure pottery master Tatsuzo Shimaoka. This work exhibits his signature Jomon Zogan rop...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Earthenware

Chonmage Piggy Bank Hisakazu Shimizu Japanese Pottery
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Ceramic piggy bank by Hisakazu Shimizu. Entitled "chonmage" is a hairstyle of Japanese Samurai in the Edo period, 16C-18C. This piggybank has a motif for Samurai's hair.  
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2010s Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Japanese Midcentury Large Glazed Pottery Vase in the Manner of Shoji Hamada
Located in Studio City, CA
A really large and wonderful piece. Clearly, the maker was a fan of Shoji Hamada's work. Signed on the base along with a sticker on the inside that seems to read 2 - 66, perhaps F...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Shoji Hamada Japanese Glazed Bamboo Tetsue Vase with Original Signed Sealed Box
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisite, beautifully crafted and designed vase by master Japanese potter Shoji Hamada, a fine early example of his iron pigment and glazed tetsue brushwork with his bamboo hakem...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Japanese Showa Period Bamboo Ikebana Basket
Located in New York, NY
Japanese bamboo ikebana basket made during the Showa period, circa 1930. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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1930s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Bamboo

Japanese Vintage Arita Blue Porcelain Vase, 1940s
Located in Vancouver, CA
Japanese vintage Arita porcelain vase in blue underglaze from Showa period, (1926-1989,) in a stunning shape depicting intricate chrysanthemums decorating the body pleasantly contras...
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1940s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Tatsuzo Shimaoka Japanese Glazed Rope Inlay Pottery Ceramic Vase with Signed Box
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully designed and gorgeously colored coveted square Mingei bottle vase by Japanese National Treasure pottery master Tatsuzo Shimaoka. This vase is an early work of Shimaoka'...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Japanese Black Cloisonne Vase with Cranes by Sato, Mid 20th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A nice Japanese mirror black cloisonné vase with cranes in flight, by the Sato Cloisonne Company, Showa Period, mid 20th century, Japan. The vase of baluster form, with an ovoid b...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Enamel

Reconstructed Ceramics #1 Contemporary Zen Japonism Style
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
This series of ceramics are unique work by Norihiko Terayama. He broke ceramic at first, and makes it into a lot of fragment. He rasps some of fragment and gets their patterns on su...
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2010s Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Japanese Signed Abstract Mid-Century Modern Bizen Ware Pottery Sculpture Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A bold, large, gorgeously crafted Japanese abstract sculpture with beautiful texture and organic, naturally fired coloring. A unique and special work. Signed with the maker's imp...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Pottery

Japanese Bizen Yaki Ware Signed Beautiful Ash Glaze Tall Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful gem of a piece. Beautifully textured fired stoneware with colored ash glaze. Japanese Bizen-Yaki pottery which dates back hundreds of years (its heyday was in the 16t...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Pair of Japanese Gilt Wood Komainu, Guardian Lions, Early 20th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A charming and mischievous pair of Japanese carved, gilt and painted komainu, Showa Period, 1920's, Japan. The two komainu, or guardian lions, are portrayed seated upon their hau...
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1920s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Glass, Cypress, Wood

Japanese Asian Signed Stamped Large Ceramic Pottery Glazed Low Bowl Charger
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous, substantial work. Beautifully designed and made. Signed/ Chop stamped by the artist on the base. From a collection of Japanese and Asian ceramics and art. Dimens...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Showa Period Japanese Bronze Ikebana Vase with Chocolate Patina
Located in Stamford, CT
A Showa period Japanese bronze Ikebana vase with chocolate brown patina.
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1970s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Bronze Vase, Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
A hand-cast brass Ikebana vase, circa 1910-1920. Japan, Showa period. Its clean lines reflect the precision and elegance of Japanese craftsmanship. The finishing is Murashido "ho...
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1910s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Brass

Japanese Fine Old Tea Storage Pot With Rich and Lucious Glaze
Located in Shelburne, VT
From an old Japanese tea pottery collection. This is a choice Japanese Shigaraki Pot Tsubo dating to the early Showa period (1920-1940) and signed.. The lovely traditional hand gl...
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1920s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Pottery

Ceramic Box
Located in Hudson, NY
Showa period (1926-1989) box with continuous geometric plaid design. Signature reads: Dosen.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Japanese Bronze Ikebana Vases, Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
A selection of hand-cast bronze vases, circa 1910-1920. Japan, Showa period. Their clean lines reflect the precision and elegance of Japanese craftsmanship. The finishing is Mura...
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1910s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Monumental Japanese Iron Figure of Toba Seated on His Mule, Shōwa Period
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Monumental Japanese iron figure of Toba seated on his mule, Showa period In two parts, finely cast and paintanted. The sculpture together measures 35" high x 30" wide x 12" deep The...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Iron

Japanese Modern Bronze Flower Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese modern bronze flower vase with bright red patina and embossed silver stream design. Brilliant red color with hammered silver design. Comes in kiri wood storage box. Signatur...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Bronze Vase with Marbleized Patina
Located in Stamford, CT
Japanese bronze vase with marbleized patina having bulbous body with elongated neck. Showa period, 20th century.
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1950s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Showa Arita Porcelain Rooster and Hen Figures
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Showa period Arita porcelain rooster and hen pair in striking bright white and red glaze. The pair comes with a signed box and was made during the Showa period, circa 1940. ...
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1940s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Japanese Vintage Blue White Porcelain Sculptue, circa 1930
Located in Vancouver, CA
Japanese vintage signed porcelain sculpture from early years of Showa period (1926-1989,) dramatically showcasing an eagle resting on a branch. The branch is hand-painted in cobalt b...
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1930s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Old Wood Carving Bear 1930s-1950s/Vintage Figurine Animal Sculpture
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden folk craft in the shape of a bear. Mainly manufactured in Hokkaido. It is a wood carving made from 1930 to 1950. The eyes are made of glass. It's small and cute....
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Cedar

Modern Japanese Ceramic Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern Japanese ceramic vase, the title of this piece is "Kaki yu" or "Persimmon glaze". Rectangular vase, with abstract design and heavy glazing. Beautiful craftsmanship. Comes in o...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Japanese Bronze Vase with Silver Coin Inlay
Located in Stamford, CT
Japanese Bronze Vase with Silver Coin Inlay having bulbous body with close neck and rim. Early 20th century.
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1950s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Showa Period Lacquer “Flower Basket”
Located in Hudson, NY
The artist calls this vessel a flower basket in the calligraphy on the box. Showa period (1926-1989) black lacquer container in square form with notched corners raised on a square ba...
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1930s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Lacquer

Sano Hiroshi Hammered Ikebana Copper Vase with Gold & Silver Gilding
Located in Stamford, CT
A hammered Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arranging) vase. Made of hand hammered copper with gilt silver & gold details. Signed with original box. A bit about Sano Hiroshi- San...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Copper, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Japanese Showa Period Hourglass Form Vase
Located in Stamford, CT
Japanese Showa period hourglass form patinated vase, circa 1960.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Bronze Artisan Wicker Bud Vase
Located in Shelburne, VT
A fine old Japanese hand cast bronze bud vase cast in an unusual and handsome "wicker" form. The first we have seen. Attractive seldom seen design. Fine condition. Finely cast ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Unusual Showa Period Cloisonné Vase
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
An unusual Showa period cloisonné vase, of squat ovoid form with continuous guilloche in turquoise and green enamels enclosing abstract designs in blue, yellow, brown and grey, with ...
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1980s Japanese Vintage Showa Decorative Objects

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Enamel

Japanese Showa Dynasty Mixed Metal Vase of Bronze, Brass and Silver
Located in Stamford, CT
Japanese Showa dynasty mixed metal vase of bronze, brass and silver.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Decorative Objects

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Silver, Brass, Bronze

A Japanese Bronze of a Bactrian Camel
Located in Stamford, CT
A sculpted Japanese bronze of a Bactrian camel.
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Early 1900s Japanese Antique Showa Decorative Objects

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Bronze