Japanese Meiji wall display corner cupboard 1860 with sliding doors, pierced carved to depict birds in flight. The four doors slide both left and right. Excellent condition. Enamel and gold accents.
Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) wood cut print of a red tree on gold leaf ground, 1974. The gold leaf frame measures 26 x 16.75 inches and the print sight area measures 19.5 x 9.50 inches. Excellent condition. Signed and numbered. Joichi Hoshi had worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years. With the end of World War II the Japanese occupation of Taiwan ended (Taiwan had come to Japan at the end of the Sino-Japanese war of 1894/95.) Joichi Hoshi returned to Japan in 1946 and began to study oil painting at Musashino College of Fine Arts. When he graduated he was nearly 50 years old. In the early 1970s the artist began to specialize in images of trees. This is what he is most famous for. Collections: Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, Japan. Also: • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. • National Museum of Far Eastern Art, Berlin, Germany. • Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. • Haifa Museum, Israel. • Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA. • Cleveland Museum of Art, USA.
Pair of Abumi, saddle stirrups made by “Nakamura Keiken”. The Nakamura family are well known metal artists who also made Tsuba and other Samurai metal works in the Japanese Edo period. This pair of stirrups are both inlaid with pure gold and have Ryusui, a water theme. Natural wear, minor gold loss in some areas. Dating from the 18th-19th century. Each strirup measures 12 inches long x 10 inches high x 5 inches wide. Stirrups like these were used to support the rider’s feet while seated on horseback. During warfare, they allowed mounted samurai to stabilize position and control the horse while firing a weapon or brandishing a sword. Curving up and back in the front, they bring the loop for the leather connecting-strap over the instep, providing superior balance. Only high-ranking samurai could ride horses in the Edo period. Elegantly decorated stirrups were a sign of the owner’s privileged position.
Antique Japanese cloisonne lamp with bronze base c1870. Measures 30 inches to the top of the adjustable shade holder, 17 inches to the top of the vase and 7 inches across. Deep rich imperial blue enamel with birds, flowers,and butterflies, mounted on gilt bronze base. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
Antique Japanese cloisonne vase with pinks, blues, greens, butterflies, dragons birds and gold c1900. Measures 5.25 inches tall. Excellent condition. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com