Hand Made IRANIAN (Persia) COPPERWARE Rose-Water BASIN for cleaning/rinsing hands before or after a meal! Removable sieve with a floral design inset into a solid copper bowl with an enlarged foliate edge. Very unique interesting design and nice patina. The diameter is 12.25 inches or 31 cms. and the height is 5.75 inches or 14.6 cms. Circa: early 20th Century.
Japanese BRONZE VASE in baluster form with an indented 4 character POEM. The poem translates as, "Listening to the wind rustling the leaves in the bamboo grove."
Wonderful patina. Height is 8 inches and the widest diameter at the shoulder is 4.75 inches. Circa: 1880-1910. Condition is good, no dents or dings or repairss or restorations.
A pair of Japanese KUTANI porcelain BOWLS in "square form" (straight sides and rounded corners) with chrysanthemum and paulownia design. The green color at the top of the bowls, both inside and out is a type of "stipple," or 3 dimensional! Orange 3 letter Kanji mark on the bottoms. Circa 1900-1920. Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks, breaks or restorations. Dimensions are 5 inches in diameter and a 4.25 inch height.
Bronze (spun) Japanese CANDLE STAND from a Buddhist temple,with a design based on Chinese archaic designs; but the fine filigree work and quality of overall casting clearly indicates early 19th century Japanese craftsmanship! Very attractive patina! Circa: Late Edo period, 1820-40. Height is 18 inches (45.7 cms.) and the diameter at the base is 6 inches or 15.2 cms. Condition is good.
Large (19.5" diameter) Japanese earthenware ORIBE Charger with typical moss greens and brown floral grasses painted freely on a cream background. Oribe ware, a folk pottery, is still produced in kilns in Seto and Mino and was never made for export. It's bold and spontaneous designs are asymmetrical and done in styles that are imaginative, vigorous and distinctly Japanese. Condition is perfect. Circa: 1880-1910, end of Meiji Era. This large charger sits 4" in height with a 19.5" ...click for details
Chinese Court Robe (KESI CHIFU) Badge of an official of a five clawed dragon embroidered in gold thread! Beautifully mounted and framed with non-glare glass and a brass Chinese hanger. Condition is excellent. Dimensions of entire frame are 18.5 inches (46.5 cm) x 15.75 inches (39.7 cm) The actual dimensions of the textile are 10.75" (24 cm) x 12.5" (31 cm). Circa: 18th Century, Qing Dynasty.
Japanese porcelain Blue & White PLATE with A Zen theme of the old master wise Monk and his dim-witted younger apprentice behind him in the bamboo grove! Real colbalt, (not the German dye that was first produced in the 1880's) make this a distinctive and somewhat rare plate with it's slightly scalloped edges. There are 3 slight hairline cracks on the back;, one of which shows through and is 1.25" in length. Circa: 1800-1840's. Diameter is 11.25 inches) or 28.6 cms.
SOLD- Lot #213 from Christie's NYC auction 9/20/2005, disaccessioned from the St. Louis Art Museum
Chinese "soft paste," porcelain JUNYAO Tripod Censer, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)of globular form supported on three low legs and with a pair of upright rectangular handles cutout in the center to accommodate a pair of projecting loop handles, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of milky pale blue tone pooling to a darker color below the handles and thinning on the edges to show the reddish ware beneath. Purchased from Christies in New York, Lot # 213, 09/20/2005 and was the property of ...click for details
19th Century Japanese cedar and bamboo CANDLESTAND with sliding circular shoji paper screen, all with a "bengara" finish. There is a small sliding drawer (for wicks) in the base in front. Condition is fair, with some worn areas and some deterioration near the bottom and back. (see photos #5 and 6) Shoji screen is somewhat damaged, but can be easily repaired with shoji paper from Japan. Height is 32 5/8 inches (83 cms.) with a diameter of 12 inches (30.5 cms.) Circa is late 19th Century ...click for details
Chinese porcelain IMPERIAL YELLOW MING DISH with six character Zhengde underglaze blue mark in double circles and of the period. ( 1506-1521) The low rounded sides rising from a wedge shaped foot to an everted rim, applied overall with a translucent glaze of rich egg-yolk color leaving the slightly convex base in white. Diameter is 8 1/8 inches or 20.5 cm. Condition report available on request; no chips or fritting or restorations, some hairlines. Purchased in London at Sothebys.