Japanese late Edo period painted lacquer box circa 1860-70. Hand painted scenes of an Edo (Tokyo) harbor market with buyers examining wares, including a Westerner; also depicted are a scribe, a noodle-maker, a porter, a priest, and saki drinkers. Measures 10.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and 4.5 inches high.
Heavily enameled, finely executed Japanese Satsuma scalloped edge shallow bowl, the center decorated with courtesans and children at play, surrounded by a brocade band, the inner edge decorated with abstract floral motifs and the outer edge with a floral and star design. Meiji period, circa 1900. Dimensions: 5.75" in diameter x 2" H.
Antique Japanese Satsuma covered wedding box of flattened, circular form, richly decorated in colored enamels and gilt, inside and out, featuring a central medallion of figures in a wedding ceremony, marked verso. Meiji Period. Dimensions: 2.25" H x 5" in diameter.
A dramatic 4-panel Japanese hand-painted silk screen depicting springtime birds amid cherry blossoms & tree boughs, signed and sealed, lower right. Meiji period, early 20th century. Overall dimensions (open) 64.5" H x 72" W; each panel is 17.5" W.
Japanese Edo period bronze and copper hikite circa 1850. A hikite is a recessed cabinet door pull particular to Japanese furniture. Foo lion motif hand worked in repousse with hand made steel pins joining the panel to the frame. Measures 7.5 x 4.25 inches. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com