Small, Iranian (Persian) COPPER BOWL with a COVER. The lid has some designs and also two small cracks where the metal was beaten too thin (see pix #3) The bowl is from a much heavier, thicker stock and has a beautiful patina. The diameter is 5.75 inches or 14.6 cms. and the height is 2.25 inches or 5.7 cms. Circa: 1900-1920
Iranian (Persian) COPPER TEA Container with a removable top which serves as a measuring cup for the tea! There is also a hook and chain to attach to storage container to a wooden camel saddle. Beautiful patina and distinctive shape. Condition is good. Height is 11 inches or 28 cms. and the width is 6 inches or 15.2 cms. Circa 1900-1920.
Japanese cast iron TEA KETTLE "Tetsubin" with a dimpled exterior design and an acorn filial on the lid. The handle does not move too much either way. Condition is good, with some rust inside as is usual. Total height with handle is almost 9 inches and the body itself is 4 inches. The diameter is 6.75 inches. Circa: Early 20th Century.
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
Unique Japanese celadon earthenware OKIMONO, of a Mother and her baby "KAPPA," or "water-spirits," modeled in a tender and loving embrace! Comes with the original kiriwood box with inscribed lid. Condition is excellent with one "Kama-kizu," on the back where the glaze didn't take. Height is 4.15 inches or 10.5 cms. Circa late Edo, 1820-1850.
Large Japanese HIBACHI suitable for a planter or coffee table stand, earthenware with a striking blue/purple glaze. Circa: early 20th Century. Condition: good with a few scratches to the outside as to be expected with an antique this age. Dimensions: 18 inch (45.7 cms) outside diameter, 14 inch (35.5 cms) inside diameter, and the height is 12 inches or 30.5 cms.
Chinese porcelain baluster VASE with blue & white peony flower decoration between lappet design around the base shoulder and rim. There is a double ring on the bases with no reign marks. Circa 1900-1920. Condition is excellent. Height is 10.25" (26 cms.) and the diameter of the rim is 5 inches (12.7 cms.)
Two piece Japanese porcelain, Blue & White Incense Burner or Censer, "Koro," with a boy drummer beating a drum on top with Buddhist symbols surrounding him; sitting on a tri-footed Elephant Base. Condition is good but there is a small kiln crack on the inside of one leg. Total height is 7 inches or 17.8 cms. Circa, 1900-1920.
Japanese Kannon Bosatsu or Quanyin, "Goddess of Mercy," from the province of BIZEN. Beautifully modeled,wonderful chocolate brown color. Condition is good, but there is a 1.5" hairline crack (see pix #2) and a very small
kiln crack on the left shoulder. Height is 8 inches or 20.3 cms. Circa: 1880-1900.
Japanese "Mizusashi," or water container for tea ceremony with a wooden lid and curved metal handle. W ell-potted porcelain with an interesting and unusual yellow glaze! Great condition, no chips, cracks, fritting or restorations. Height is 5 inches or 12.7 cms. with the same diameter. Circa: early 1900's.