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. Iím selling this set for the cups and saucers and the price reflects this. Each saucer is just over 5 Ĺ inches by 7/8 inches high. The cups are 4 ĺ inches wide including the handle and 1 7/8 inches high. This is a very rare chance ...click for details
This wonderful antique ink stand dates to about 1885. It is about 8 inches long x 5 inches wide and 5 inches high at the highest point. The pictures give the best idea of the condition. There are no chips or serious cracks. There is a lot of glaze crazing and a very old crack in the one inkwell as you can see in the pictures. This is really a fabulous piece of majolica by a well-respected company.
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This well carved vase or incense holder has two panels on the front and a signed poem or saying on the back. Each panel depicts sages or scholars. From what I could determine the poem refers to what they are doing. It measures 13.25 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. Aside from the typical age cracks that this type of ware acquires it is in perfect condition with a rich patina.
This beautiful Japanese incense burner stands almost 5 inches high. Itís 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 ĺ inches across and 4 inches high.
The needle work in this panel is really amazing as you can see in the photographs. It has been professionally framed and sold years ago by Nortonís Objects d Art of St. Clair Michigan. The panel measures 3.5 inches wide by 21 inches long. The frame is 10.75 x 33 inches in size. The embroidery has some staining and one small area of damage on the border as pictured in one of the photographs.
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 donít know who the artist is but I have included a detailed image of it for your convenience.
Normally fish sets like this are either sterling silver or silver plate. This set is coin silver (I tested them with a silver test kit's nitric acid and the blades are solid coin silver). Another feature that makes them unique is that the silver openwork, the silver engraving and the eagles engraved on the ivory are all hand done, this makes each knife truly unique. From the hall mark stamped onto each knife they were made by William Hutton & Sons of Sheffield England between 1886 to 1 ...click for details
This is a most unusual Egyptian influence Art Deco Sweet Relish set. It was made in Japan in the 1920ís. It is completely hand painted with a custom decorated lacquer box. The hand painting on this dish set is really amazing, just look and the dozens of tiny faces and the geometric designs. The dish set is in near perfect condition, with no chips or cracks. The top lacquer lid is damaged as pictured. The damage is much less noticeable on the top side but it is damaged. The box measures ten ...click for details