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 Antique Japanese Buddhist Temple Bell         450 $   SOLD


Japanese late Edo Period (ca. 1860 / 150 years ago) buddhist bronze bell from Sōfuku-ji ( 崇福寺 ) Temple in Gifu.

Measurements diameter 21 cm H 23 cm. Materials: bronze, wood, silk. Made entirely by hand. The base is in lacquered wood. On the side of the bell trademarks with the name of the place of provenance  and craftsman. Beautiful patina with natural signs of wear and some scratches due to the age and use. This is an authentic piece of Japanese culture and not a reproduced bell. And it emits a very good sound, clear, clean and uncomparable.






Japanese 200 year old Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAI Buddhist Statue               1400 $


A comparatively large sized Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAI from the Mid Edo Period. It is made of premium wood and has been carved by a master craftsman. The golden colour is still vivid and shiny and looks absolutely amazing. Buddha Statues of this quality are very rare.


It is in very good condition with no repairs and no serious damage.


Size: Width 4.9 in : Length 3.7 in : Height 15.7 in : Weight 530 g


 A small Suiteki for Calligraphy made of copper ( 200 years old )     450 $


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This is a water pot called SUITEKI made of Japanese copper ware.
SUITEKI is one kind of the tools for calligraphy. It is used to pour water into an ink stone.

A Suiteki of copper in this square pot form is doubtless very rare.

This small water pot Suiteki is a high class piece which was made about 200 years ago.
It dates from the Japanese Edo period. This is an old original. It is never imitation.

SIZE : Width 4.5 in : Length 3.3 in : Height 3.3 in : Weight 160 g + Box 160 g



Old Lacquer Ware Kettle for Sake Choshi with best Maki-e     650 $



This is a CHOSHI of Japanese lacquer ware. CHOSHI is a kettle for the sake.

This was made about 170 years ago in the late Edo period. This is an old original item of master craftmenship. It is never imitation.
It is lacquered on wood and never plastic e
tc. Used was only real Japanese lacquer.
This incredible lacquer work is called MAKI-E.

MAKI-E is made carefully, applying very long days and months.
The old-time craftsman had required several years.

As it requires highly-skilled craftsmanship and emotional strength to produce a maki-e painting, it is very expensive.
Please see the inner side. It is gold dust called NASHIJI.
It is a technique mainly used for luxury items.

This is the high-class SAKE kettle seriously made by the specialists.
Although there are a little wounds and tiny scratches, since this is about 170 years old, it is unavoidable.

But they do not diminish the beauty of this Sake kettle Choshi.


Further Information:


Maki-e (蒔絵, literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a makizutsu or a kebo brush. The technique was developed mainly in the Heian Period (794–1185) and blossomed in the Edo Period (1603–1868). Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles, they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as an indication of power.

To create different colours and textures, maki-e artists use a variety of metal powders including gold, silver, copper, brass, lead, aluminum, platinum, pewter, as well as their alloys. Bamboo tubes and soft brushes of various sizes are used for laying powders and drawing fine lines. As it requires highly-skilled craftsmanship to produce a maki-e painting, young artists usually go through many years of training to develop the skills and to ultimately become maki-e masters. Kōami Dōchō (1410–1478) was the first lacquer master linked to specific works. His maki-e works used designs from various Japanese contemporary painters. Kōami and another maki-e master, Igarashi Shinsai, were originators of the two major schools of lacquer-making in the history of Japan.

Takamakie (or "raised maki-e") is one of the three major techniques in maki-e making. Developed in the Muromachi Period (1336–1573), the technique of takamakie involves building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of metal powder, lacquer and charcoal or clay dust.

Another special kind of maki-e is togidashi maki-e, where a black lacquer without oil is put on the metal decoration as an additional coat.



Size: Width 8.6 in, length 6.7 in, height 8.3 in, weight 400 g


 Japanese red negoro lacquer wood tray for tea ceremony       250 $           sold






Very old Japanese large size red negoro lacquer wood tray for tea ceremony. It dates from the late Edo / early Meiji Period approx. 150 years ago.

Condition is excellent with some wears due to age. This carved oval wood tray is an authentic item of old Japanese tea ceremony culture.



Description / Height: 1.05inches, Width: 16.77x11.77inches, Weight: 582g

Condition / Good

Material / Wood



 Three Edo Period Buddha statues ( travel shrines )     1.600 $





You have the rare opportunity to purchase a collection of three authentic and antique wood carving Buddha statues travel shrines. They are more than 200 years old. Each of the statues is inside a Japanese ZUSHI ( Lacquer at wood with brass ).

From right to left on the first photo:

1. Buddhist statue Vairocana DAINICHI-NYORAI

Size: Width 4.1 in : Length 3.1 in : Height 9.4 in : Weight 360 g

2. Buddhist statue Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAI


Size: Width 4.3 in : Length 3.5 in : Height 11.0 in : Weight 520 g


3. Buddhist statue Gautama Buddha SHAKA-NYORAI


SIZE: Width 4.1 in : Length 3.0 in : Height 9.4 in : Weight 330 g


There are little spoils of time, little scratches and small damages, which do not reduce its valuable good condition. All three pieces are constantly exhibited in our gallery because of their beauty.

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