Okimono made of boxwood and shaped like a carp. The details are finely sculpted, the eyes are especially realistic and inlaid with glass and gold, the mouth hollow. The body of the fish is shown in full movement, as if it was swimming.
Shinto blade, late Edo period mountings.
Shobu zukuri, saki zori, ko maru boshi, itame hada, chu suguha hamon blade, misuji bi and bo hi no tsure hi grooves.
“Burgeauté” black lacquer saya with golden flakes, partially ringed.
Tanto with an o-kozuka blade.
Shinto blade and late Edo mountings.
O-kozuka, hira zukuri, muzori, muji hada, hotsure suguha blade. Bo hi blade.
“Burgauté” lacquer saya with golden flakes, decorated with waves and plovers patterns.
Shinto blade and mid Edo period mountings.
Kanmuri otoshi zukuri blade, muzori, muji hada, midare ba. Naginata hi and soe bi blades.
Nashiji lacquer on the ends and brown lacquer on the center of the saya, decorated with three bengara lacquer mon.
Porcelain snuff bottle molded in the form of twin fish, with well detailed scales, glazed in iron-red, black and green enamels.
Porcelain snuff bottle molded in the form of twin fish, with well detailed scales, glazed overall in white, with the eyes left unglazed in the biscuit, and enamelled in black.
A glass snuffbottle imitating amethyst, in a rectangular shape, with rounded shoulded scuplted with masks and rings. A fine snuffbottle.
ESPACE 4 GALLERY
Opened in 1996, Espace4 Gallery was exclusively devoted to Japanese art, specializing particularly in the arts of the Samurai.
Fifteen years later, Espace 4 maintains a prominent position to all lovers of this ancient art.
Laurence Souksi and Frantz Fray assumed direction of the gallery in 2005. Their arrival was a turning point in its history.
The areas of expertise and collections extend to all Asian arts and specifically to Chinese snuff bottles.
To satisfy all tastes, collectors and amateurs can now find in the gallery a wide choice of antiques coming from Japan, China and other Asian countries (Tibet, Korea, Vietnam …).