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Japanese Bronze Vase with Grapes Base by Shoho AKA Katsumine

A Japanese bronze vase decorated with a beautiful dripping effect with grapes and vines as the base made by Shoho also known as Katsumine from the Meiji period (1868-1912). This antique Japanese bronze vase is marked at its base.  A truly original work that is hard to find another like it.

Japanese Bronze Vase Decorated with Grapes and Vines

A Japanese bronze vase decorated with grapes and vines from the Meiji period (1868-1912). This impressive dark colored bronze vase is intricately decorated with grapes and vines wrapped around. Maker's mark on the base.

Japanese Brown Painted Bronze Vase

A Japanese brown painted bronze hexagonal vase with a beautiful finish and decorated with a pair of cranes on each side. Probably from the early 20th century, around 1920's. The base is signed.   Dimensions: Height: 17.5 cm / 6.88 inches Width: 18 cm / 7 inches Weight: 2 kg / 4.4 lbs.

Japanese Samurai Helmet & Fan Iron Paperweight

A Japanese paperweight of a samurai helmet and fan, made of iron, very intricate and in excellent condition.

The item is given by the Japanese Veterans Association.

The writing on the fan is translated to: Commemorate completion of the construction of Japanese Veterans Association Building

Showa 9th year (1934) March

Embalm is of the Imperial Japanese Veterans Association Dimensions Length: 13 cm / 5.11 inches Width: 9 cm / 3.54 inches Weight: 380 gr / 13.4 ounces

Samurai Katagiri Katsumoto By Mizuno Toshikata Framed Print

A Japanese woodblock print depicting samurai warrior Katagiri Katsumoto who served the Minamoto clan and was famous as one of the Seven Spears of Shizugatake, personal bodyguards to Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the Battle of Shizugatake in 1583.  The young samurai Kimura Shigenari stands beside him, looking up with a concerned expression as Katsumoto receives discomforting news that the mother of one of the shoguns that he is protecting has accused him of disloyalty and has made plans to have him killed due to the fall of the Toyotomi clan to the Tokugawa Ieyasu clan, loosing most of their territory.  Shigenari is worried about what will happen after he leaves the shogun's castle which is seen in the background and is most likely identified as Osaka castle. This woodblock print is one of a series of prints from the Foundations of Morality and Success series. With the inscriptions upper right. Stamped with a red seal lower right. Circa 1902.  Matted and framed unlike many other prints. This antique Japanese woodblock framed print of Samurai Katagiri Katsumoto By Mizuno Toshikata is in good condition for its age and is highly collectible by Japanese art and militaria collectors. Dimensions: Frame: 55.2cm x 43.8 cm /21.75 inches x 17.25 inches Image: 35.5 cm x 22.8 cm / 14 x 9 inches