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 )
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 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).
A charming, well-painted Zenga in monochrome ink depicting Hotei leaning on his bag. No signature, but a large, unidentified artist’s seal. H 29 cm, W 38.5cm (picture frame). Japan, 17th–18th cent. Entire kakemono L 108 cm. Condition: Quite good. Some, but relatively minor, soiling to painting. Inner frame textile excellent. Outer frame with some wear, running thin in places.
An incense burner of low tripod form in heavy cast bronze. Two integrated, raised handles on the rim shoulder. Signed in the bottom in low relief with the name Wan Zhen in seal characters. Qing, 19th cent. H 9.5 cm, D 10.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with minor scratches and signs of wear.
A shoe-shaped tea bowl of black Oribe (oribeguro chawan) type decorated with a thick black glaze inserted with cartouches on either side featuring geometric patterns in iron-brown glaze on creamy ground. Japan, Edo period, 19th cent. L 13.5 cm, H 6.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with signs of use and wear.