This ceramic pillow is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. It measures 9 inches by just under 4.5 inches in size. The top has an incised water lily and child nymph like design. The interior features a fabulous dragon on one side and a phoenix on the other. This item dates to the middle 19th century. Please contact me if you would like additional pictures or other information on this item.
This wonderful pair of “mirror image” cloisonné vases date from around 1900. They are both signed with the Buddhist bell stamp. They are about 12 inches tall. As you can see in the one picture one has a 4 inch long crack on the back. On the same vase the bronze collar on the inside of the lip has slipped down a fraction of an inch. The other vase is in very good condition with no damage. Each vase depicts iris flowers and bitter melon fruit against a graduated pale blue wireless enamel. The s ...click for details
This wonderful antique has stone or iron beads enclosed in three places so it rings as you walk or move almost like a babies rattle. Its 5 ¾ inches at the widest point and 2 ¼ across. This is an authentic piece dating to the 19th century or before. This is one of two African bracelets I bought years ago from an historic Alabama Estate.
This rare ginger jar was sold through Ming’s of Honolulu many years ago. It dates from between 1662 to 1722. With its stand it is just over 10 inches tall. The jar its self is about 7 inches tall. There are no cracks or chips but some of the enameling has come off in various places. I have tried to show this clearly in the photographs. The stand was broken and it has been securely glued back together. It’s difficult to get period porcelain with such excellent provenance. Even with the missing en ...click for details
This highly figuratively designed teakettle is signed and complete with its original cast bronze trivet. The detail is just amazing as you can clearly see in the photographs. It is in excellent condition with one small flaw. The very tip of the tail on the dragon fly finial is broken (see the last picture). I cannot read the signature but this was clearly made by a master craftsman who was very proud of his workmanship. It measures a total of 11 inches high. The pot and lid measure eight and ...click for details
The Seal reads “Made during the Yongzheng Reign of the Great Qing Dynasty. Most likely however this is from the Jingdezhen kilns and made during the Daoguang period (1821 – 1850) rather than the earlier Yongzheng period. It was a very common practice of the time to sign pieces with an earlier reign mark (a practice that still continues to this day). The underglaze blue and iron red depict various scenes including archers hunting. The quality and age of this piece speaks for its self. I will ac ...click for details
This beautiful vase is about 8 ¼ inches tall and it is in excellent condition. The color and detail of the painting is excellent. Please take time to look at the other Satsuma items I have in my store.
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This deep bowl has an elaborate fierce white dragon with seven men around it. The workmanship is exceptional as you can easily see in the pictures. It measures 4 ¾ inches across by 2 inches high. It’s a very unusual shape and the designs include two Shimazu mon’s (family crest). The signature is the most elaborate of any piece I have ever had. There is some ware to the gold and the top edge is slightly rough because of the way the inside design was pained to the very edge.
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This wonderful teapot is only 9 inches high to the top of the handle. It is signed in Japanese script on the underside of the bronze lid. Each of the four designs on the body are different. It nice and solid with some rust inside. There are several very old chips on the skirt as pictured.
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This antique set of a kettle and brazier was used in the Japanese tea ceremony. I would date it to around 1900. The kettle is in excellent condition. The brazier does has a crack at the top edge as pictured. The cracked piece is still attached at the one end. Picture three shows a close up of this. The total height of both is 13 inches and width at the widest point is about 12 inches. Please look the pictures this item has some really interesting features like the elephant supports and twiste ...click for details