Fast approaching the 40-year mark, and one of the world's leaders in the field of Japanese antiques, Flying Cranes has established a record for providing Meiji Period artwork globally to discriminating collectors, museum curators and serious novices who cherish the time-honored traditions of Japan's Golden Age.
Both museum people and seasoned and neophyte collectors receive a warm welcome from the firm's owner, Jean Schaefer, and from its knowledgeable and helpful staff. Spacious, comfortable galleries provide an ideal setting for viewing, handling and adding unique examples of Japanese treasures to their already major and ever-growing collections.
Rare examples of Japanese metalwork, cloisonné, ceramics, silver and carvings in wood and ivory are present for the having. The firm is also known for its extensive selection of Japanese weaponry dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries, including blades by noted swordsmiths, fully-mounted swords, fittings, helmets and other military items.
You are invited to visit this site often to make your purchases and when you are in New York City, to make Flying Cranes Antiques one of your first stops. You will be graciously welcomed.