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WWII Japanese Police Lieutenants Officer Dress Saber

WWII Japanese Police Lieutenants Officer Dress Saber

( ID: js1212 )

An interesting example of a WWII period Japanese police lieutenants officers dress saber. Excellent condition through with the Imperial symbol on the backstrap, which is more heavily engraved than normal. The grip also is covered in grey rayskin, an uncommon feature, the signficant of which we have yet to decipher. The blade is clean with no damage. Sword is tight overall. Overall length is 35", blade is 26". ...

Price:$325
Fine mid to late 19th C. Japanese Meiji period watercolor painting - signed

Fine mid to late 19th C. Japanese Meiji period watercolor painting - signed

( ID: ja757 )

~~Fine mid to late 19th C. Japanese Meiji period Watercolor painting signed by artist. Beautiful elderly woman weaving the thread sitting on the carpet in the kimono. The underlining of the painting is old letters or papers with hand drawn hieroglyphs. This not a woodblock print, it a an original watercolor of the exquisite quality. I will appreciate any palpable translation of the signature. Dimensions Painting 24"x18" Frame 28"x22" ...

Price:$1,199
Magnificent 1860s period Japanese Iki Ningyo Wrestler

Magnificent 1860s period Japanese Iki Ningyo Wrestler

( ID: j555 )

Called "iki ningyo" or living doll, these were carved by hand and covered in a layer of crushed oyster and egg shell and then the fine details would be added. This example features an extraordinary lifelike face and body that is inset with real hair. Really a wonderful piece and a true work of art. 15.5" tall; base 7"x9" ...

Price:$8,999