A charming and delicately designed incense burner (koro) of silvered metal in the form of a woven basket in a flower patch with various insects. Open-work lid. Signed on the bottom. Japan, Showa period, around 1970. H 11.5 cm, D 9.4 cm. Condition: Excellent.
A unique, very charming and kawai, natural root sculpture / okimono, in the form of a crouching hare. Only the dark, hardwood eyes have been added. Unsigned. Wood very dense and heavy. Japan, late Meiji period. H 13 cm, L 22 cm. Condition: Excellent. ( stand not included )
An attractive and interesting water dropper of bizen stone ware in the form of an irregular, squat kettle with a small sprout. Signed: Sei. Japan, late Showa, c. 1980. H 6 cm, D 6.5 cm. Condition: Excellent.
Oil painting depicting a mountainous landscape in sunset in predominantly blue, green and redish colors. Well-painted modernist impression characteristic of the period following immediately after the 2nd WW. Signed: S. Fukuda. Framed. Japan, Showa period, c. 1950. Picture frame: H 45 cm, w 52.5 cm. Condition: Fine.
A large, well-carved, rectangular tray with recessed corners of deep, purplish-red sandal wood (zitan). Qing, 18–19th cent. W 24 cm, L 36.5 cm. Condition: Fine all-over. Several water marks from cups. One small hairline crack to one side. Nicely rounded and smooth from wear.
A large, heavy seal of reddish, mottled soap-stone (shoushanshi dayinzhang) in the form of Budai/Da Duze sitting on his sack. Signed: Zhao Feng. Republican Period (1911–1949). H 9.8 cm. W. 9 cm. Condition: Excellent. Minor wear, rest of old seal paste.
A small cup-formed incense burner of cast bronze of tripod form. A pair of stylized lion heads adorns the sides. Signed: Da Ming Xuande. Qing, 19th cent. H 6.5 cm, D 8.5 cm. Condition: Fine with signs of wear and use.
An attractive and large, heavy thrown, deep dish of traditional Seto ware. Six burning spurs in the center, and crackled glaze all-over. Japan, late Edo, c. 1800. D 32 cm, H 4.5 cm. Condition: Generally good w. wear and signs of use. Old chip to outer part of the foot rim. Fire crack (non-penetrating).