Japanese swords and militaria for sale by Anjin Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Scrimshaw : Pre 1940 item #1245329
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$179.00
old walrus tusk with strange billiken carving. While usually represented as a smiling cherub type creature this face is more haunting and menacing. It is also less invasivly carved into the tusk which otherwise keeps its natural shape. A little bit around the back side and below the face is a signature or maker mark. A hole at the smoothed off base indicates that this was once mounted on something. Very interesting piece. Just under nine inches in length.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Scrimshaw : Pre 1950 item #1244905
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$199.00
Very nice set of three Inuit ivory figural carvings. Older pieces with some of the dark lines that ivory grain often shows over the years. These were probably mounted on something at one time as there are holes in the fellows' feet. The tallest is 5.5cm. Nice little grouping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1980 item #1241948
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$139.00
Nice ivory netsuke depicting a turtle relaxing on a lily pad. The bottom shows the veins of the pad and the stem leaning to the side. Not a national treasure but still a nice little carving.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #1239926
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$62.00
Nice little set of ivory salt ad pepper shakers. Dragon motif on the sides of each. Very nice ivory grain visible on the flat surfaces. Interesting set; priced right.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1960 item #1236098
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$129.00
Fine ivory perfume bottle. Not as elaborate as some but an appealing example nonetheless. While it does have some age I would not only, consider it antique. Shipment to US only, minus California
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Scrimshaw : Pre 1950 item #1203797
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$129.00
Very nice Eskimo carved billiken. I believe this is walrus ivory. The label is a bit rumpled and difficult to photograph but it reads "Genuine Ivory, Eskimo Made" and the center shows a smiling Eskimo fellow. 6.5cm tall. Ships only to US minus California.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1980 item #1185332
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$119.00
Cute little cat netsuke. At about 3.2cm high this is not a large example but it is tastefully carved and has a nice ivory grain throughout. Signed Mitsu Yuki.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1940 item #1163129
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$69.00
Lovely German antler rack with Black Forest style wood mount. This rack is on the small side and oddly shaped. I know misshapen antlers such as this do have a niche collector base. The mount is a pressed wood particle composite that was just begginning to be used for this purpose in the 1920's. This one has a sticker on the back that is mostly rubbed off and illegible. I have another rack that is the same style and the sticker is legible on that one (See last photo on this listing)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1940 item #1163087
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$82.00
Very nice mounted antler rack. This is a nice set of antlers typical to German deer. This is actually a rather good size pair measuring 8 inches from base of antler to the tip. The tag on the back indicates that the wood mount was made in Austria. Interestingly it specifically mentions Osterreich which was the name used for Austria from the beginning of German occupation to the end of WWII in 1945. This is helpful as it pinpoints the exact age of this set of antlers to 1945 at the latest...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1970 item #1143853
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$249.00
Older ivory Chinese chess set. Despite being well carved, it looks like the king and "queen" are actually bone and from something else. The other 30 pieces are all ivory and show a nice grain on flat surfaces. There are a few nicks on some of the red pieces that could be easily touched up with a bit of paint. Some other small condition problems such as the decapitated knight (Could be glued back)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1138480
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$865.00
Very interesting scrimshaw whale tooth. This example has a fascinating look to it. This must have been a very old whale as there are many, thick crystalline calcium deposits and even a gap between deposits. I have seen a lot of whale teeth but nothing quite like this. It measures a bit under 6 inches long but is a fat brute at over 3 inches wide, a circumference of over 8 inches and weighing over 20 ounces...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1980 item #1129588
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$585.00
Wow. This is a piece of Americana that just intrigues me. Carved out of a solid elephant ivory ball, this piece opens up into 3 panels carved in 3D. The soldiers on each panel are renderings of typical Revolutionary War soldiers. The center panel is an officer on horseback, possible George Washington, and is one half of the ball. The right quarter is a navy fellow holding a cutlass with the sea behind him. The left panel looks to be an infantryman with either cannon bursts or clouds behind him...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #1050123
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$2,200.00
Very tastefully done sterling silver Bezique card set, probably from second quarter of 20th century. Case is done with very detailed repousse work featuring a multitude of cherubs with a floral swag pattern. Top of box is monogrammed "SSA". Hallmark on base of box is unknown (to us.) Top and side compartments are purple lined and include four sets of cards; Two have the same SSA initials and there are two that have U.S. IRS import stamps for playing cards (one is detached from the pack)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #756831
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$90.00
This offering is a very tasteful Japanese bud vase featuring three characters in kimono. It measures a little under 4 inches. For whatever reason, the signature is blackened making it hard to make out.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #756826
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$115.00
This offering is an interesting ceramic Satsuma bowl. Measuring 8.5 inches it shows a samurai in armor and a kneeling companion.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1970 item #756823
Brandywine Militaria
$100.00
This offering is a very tasteful millefiori teapot. Small at about 4.5 inches, it shows a very delicate millefiori design.
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$95.00
This offering is a finely made basket, I believe it is Papago. It has a unique star shaped rim woven into place at five points. No noticable damage, but does show its age. Maximum width including the rim is just under 15cm, not including the rim it is 12cm. A basket with character.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #712876
Brandywine Militaria
$125.00
An Oshigata Book of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945. This book was first published in 2001 by John Scott Slough in paperback. John is a family friend, and I know firsthand the effort and care he put into this project. This is the deluxe second printing from 2004, featuring a hard linen cover, and gold leaf lettering on cover and spine (first printing is paperback)...