Antique 19th century Japanese bronze planter. Measures 8 and three quarter inches high by 8 inches square.
A delightful example of the finely honed use of humor in Japanese Art as described so well in the book Playfulness in Japanese Art by Nobuo Tsuji, Spencer Museum of Art, 1986. This small bronze box is molded in a woven basket look with low relief figures of mice in human clothing on the top lid. Two smaller mice on the left are seen approaching two much larger mice on the right side of the lid the details in each is quite remarkable. The box measures 3 and one third inches long by 1 and one half inches wide and is three eighths inches deep. Excellent condition and patina. We date this one to the late Meiji period, circa 1885 to 1910
Japanese Arita Ware blue and white covered sugar c1900. This Arita porcelain covered sugar is in excellent condition with just one slight tiny inside rim flake which we show in the photographs provided. Measures 3 inches high by 5 inches across. This piece is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street, Branford, CT. 06405. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com
Japanese red lacquer pedestal dish with cranes and a pine tree. In Japan, cranes traditionally symbolize happiness and longevity. The dish is in very good original condition and measures 8 inches wide and 3 inches high. Meiji period, circa 1880. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques
Sesshu long scroll Benrido Tokyo first edition c1956. Publish for the 450th anniversary of his death. This book is in excellent condition: 10.25 x 13.75 inches. All in Japanese except for English titles of prints.This reviewer has visited the Zen Temple in Yamaguchi where the garden was designed by Sesshu. He was a devout pracThis 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