A fine early probably Japanese, rather than Chinese, tea ceremony flower vase of zun form. An almost identical example is illustrated in the Robert Clague Collection, see No 10 at page 36, Claque collection number 245. These vases appear to have been based on Chinese vases of similar form dating to the late Ming period, some authorities actually maintain that these vases are in fact Chinese, however Robert Mowry the editor of the Clague Collection puts forward a persuasive case that these are in ...click for details
A Japanese polished bronze mirror cast with a depiction of Penglai, Horai Island, the home of the Daoist immortals and a symbol of longevity. Beneath a spreading Pine tree is a menagerie of birds including Tsuru cranes, and three Ducks, oshidori, symbols of longevity and marital harmony. The boss of the Mirror formed by a Kame, tortoise, characteristically ”kissing” the Cranes. Dating Edo period probably 17th or 18th century.
The mirror measures 12.1 cm in diameter and is 1.4cm high at the rim. ...click for details
A good Japanese bronze flower vase in the form of a garlic headed Meiping vase of club shaped form with spreading foot. The neck decorated in characteristic Chinese Archaic style with a band of zoomorphic motifs against a liewen ground with two mask handles, from which four elongated circada shaped areas of raised decoration are suspended nearly the length of the body, each terminating in a “mask”.
The vase measures 27.5cm in length, and is approximately 10cm in diameter at its widest point, ...click for details
Fine Japanese mixed metal (silver and gold) cigarette case with initials and date, 3 May 191... (last number is illegible). Signed "Komai" and dating from the late
Meiji period. Closeup of the signature on request. Condition: Signs of use, some areas rubbed. No dents, cracks or repairs.
Size: 3.78" L x 2.44" W (9.6cm x 6.2cm) x 0.59" (1.5cm) H. Please note: This cigarette case is located in Germany. Our price includes DHL shipping.