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 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
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
This fabulous set includes a total of 27 pieces all with the maple leaf design. None are chipped or cracked though some of the cups and saucers are stained from use. This can be clearly seen in the photographs. The creamer is missing its lid and there is no teapot. I’m selling this set for the cups and saucers and the price reflects this. Each saucer is just over 5 ½ inches by 7/8 inches high. The cups are 4 ¾ inches wide including the handle and 1 7/8 inches high. This is a very rare chance ...click for details
This beautiful Japanese incense burner stands almost 5 inches high. It’s top and feet as well as the two foo dog handles are gold gilded. The painting is very well executed. It is in excellent condition but it has no lid. The missing lid was most likely made of silver.
A bold dark colored Imari porcelain bowl dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). This wonderful bowl features a fantastic cobalt dragon in a roundel in the center and other dragons in different colors in other roundels. It is signed and in excellent condition. There are no scratches or chips or any other damage. It measures 9 ¾ inches across and 4 inches high.
This well carved ivory netsuke is of a rare subject and may be truly unique. The keeling geisha is bare from the waist up with arms out stretched leaning on what appears to be pillow. What is particularly interesting is the carved rat astride the bottom of her back. It measures 1 and 7/8 inches long. It in perfect condition with nice age and patina. I don’t know who the artist is but I have included a detailed image of it for your convenience.