Korean porcelain (wine) bottle shaped VASE with faceted top painted in under glaze cobalt blue. Yi Dynasty, 19th Century. Dimensions are 6.25" ( 16 cm) in height x 3.25" (8 cm) x 3.25" (8 cm) Condition is good.
Very Shibui Japanese "Tokuri," SAKE BOTTLE, most suitable as a flower vase, porcelain,with 2 underglaze blue floral designs; Condition is good with some kiln cracks and slight chip at footrim. Circa: 1900-1920. Height is 10 inches.
$340 - from Kanzan-Ji (Buddhist Temple) in Tokyo, Shimoya.
Two Japanese STONE SEALS with a fully carved "Guardian" (Dog-Lion)on the top of each seal. Both figures are skillfully rendered. Condition is excellent. No cracks or chips. Circa: late 19th Century. Height is 1.75" x 7/8 x 1/4 and 1.75" x 1/2 x 1/2."
A very large and special (17.25 inches or 43.7 cm) KOREAN BLUE & WHITE porcelain Baluster VASE with four different original floral motifs and eight different single auspicious characters in circular shaped roundels.There is the character "su"/longevity, "bok"/good fortune or good luck, "gang"/well-being, and "nyeong/peace. No chips or restorations but there are areas where the glaze has crackled and dirt has accumulated (see photos) Nonetheless, this authen ...click for details
Chinese cast-metal figure of Confucius with Buddhist attributes on a four footed stand.
A scroll of law is held in the right hand and a symbol of his rank & prestige is hung around his neck. Condition is fair. Height is 5.5 inches x 2 inches in width. Circa: 19th Century perhaps earlier.
Korean stoneware celadon BOWL with molded floral design in the cavetto, covered for the most part in a rich soft pale sea-green celadon glaze inside and out. Although this striking 12th Century example of Goryeo or Koryo dynasty(918-1392) celadon is in remarkable condition with no cracks or breaks or fritting or restorations, there are some less than pristine conditions that are resultant from the original firing of this piece. There is a portion (about 18% of the area) on the lower outside part ...click for details
Iranian or Persian COPPER VESSEL originally used by the nomadic tribes in Iran for gathering goat's milk, this beautifully shaped 90% pure copper vessel has a foliate rim, narrow neck, sturdy handle and broad base, all hand-made. There is no decoration other than the hammer marks used to shape it when it was made. Could be used as a decorative item or to hold long matches next to the fireplace! The height is 13.5 inches (34.3 cms) the diameter at the top is 4.4" (11.1 cms.) and at the b ...click for details
A white 3 petaled "Mon," or family crest DOUBLE design from the Tokugawa family (Shogun of Japan) on blue natural die cotton cloth. Some wear and tear as to be expected. Has been repaired, suitable for hanging.circa 18th Century. size is 6 feet 2 inches in length x 3 feet 4 inches in width.
Upon Request - de-accessioned from an American museum
Chinese CIZHOU dark brown glaze that appears Black stonewear wide mouth JAR & COVER "gaiguan" (with Provenance. Northern SONG Dynasty 10th Century. Jar with slightly inverted rim with slight traces of russet on both the exterior and interior rim, square-cut foot, & flanged cover. On the cover's underside (no slip is applied,unglazed) a vertical flange projects downward from the inside edge of the lip to hold the cover in place. Fine grained porcelaneous ware with a thin was ...click for details
Burmese Lacquer TEA STORAGE JAR with lid, with a design motif of "ku-nan-kan-byat" or Yunnan semicircle design and Zodiac animals in the rosettes. Condition is worn, there are spots were the orange-red lacquer has been rubbed off with constant handling, and the black lacquer underneath is exposed. This Jar was cut at the collar and so it sits approx. a 1/2" shorter than it should.
This is not immediately evident. Dimensions are 8.5 inches in height and approx. 7.75" in diame ...click for details