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Exceptional Circa 1900 Heirloom Japanese Flag Officer Kyu-Gunto Naval Sword Wakizashi, with horimono and Ando Family mon

Exceptional Circa 1900 Heirloom Japanese Flag Officer Kyu-Gunto Naval Sword Wakizashi, with horimono and Ando Family mon

( ID: js1192 )

A gorgeous Japanese naval sword mounted in the Model 1896 Flag Officer fittings of superb quality in basically perfect condition, retaining all the original finish. The lacquered rayskin scabbard has no losses at all. The white same covering on the grip is also in superb condition and the sword retains its original flag officer level sword knot.  The grip has the mon of the Ando family on the backstrap. The blade is an ancestral wakizashi blade retaining its original old polish, with a chiseled horimono inscription on both sides of the blade which has an interesting form of thickend...

Price:$3,899
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