Antiques 9-4-10

I saw a piece I first wrote about here. It is a nail cover, a kugikakushi. It has been set in wood that was then hollowed out to make an incense burner. The wood is old and worth something on its own.

The next is a dotaku,  or here. It is from the Yayoi period or beginning of the Kofun . This one has been cut down and made into a mizusashi. The lid is lacquer. I was surprised at the weight of it. I have seen a lot of pictures of these but never thought about how heavy they are. The pattern in it is abstract but often times there are images of hunting or daily life on them.

The next item is a Korean made bowl. It is roughly 400-500 years old. The material is a metal, probably silver. There is one photo taken from a book showing a piece in the Nomura Museum that is the same. The image in the bowl is of a dragon. The feet are made to look like animals.

The last piece is of a scroll from China. Probably part of a much larger picture that was cut down.

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