Pair of Chinese porcelain BOWLS with STEMBOWL Covers decorated in polychrome enamels with HORSES against a persimon-red ground. Nien-Hao ( seal mark) of "Ta Ching Tung-Chih Nien Chih," Dynasty (1862-1875) and of the period. Condition: One is perfect, both top and bottom, the other has a rim chip in the bottom and the top is fine. Dimensions are 4.8 inches (15cms) in height and 4.1" (10.l4cms )in diameter.
Pair of baluster chaped Chinese porcelain Vases of a scholar and servant in a garden; with lids. There is a spurious Ming Dynasty, 6 character Reign mark in underglaze blue on the rim of each vase. The Nien Hao: Ta Ming Wan-Li-Nien-Chieh (1573-1619) but actually these are 18th/19th Century. Condition is good, but there are two hairlines on rin & shoulder of one vase. The other vase/lids are perfect. Dimensions are almost 5.5" (17cms.)in height x 3.33" (8.4cms.) in diameter.
Japanese porcelain COSEMTICS BOX with matching LID in a double gourd form and celadon glaze. Very Shibui, very finely potted. Height is 2.5 inches with a diameter of 1.33 inches. Condition is good, except for two tiny rim chips on the inside rim of the bottom portion. The true color of this celadon is closest to enlargement # 3 (pale green, not blue) Circa: late Edo Era, 1800-1860.
Japanese Yellow glazed CENSER with three characters in turquoise relief and 3 characters inscribed on the back and also inside on the biscuit. Molded with handles on two sides gives this strange ceramic an "archaic" feel. This is definitely a late Edo era piece (1800-1860) but unusual.
COndition is perfect. Dimensions are 2.33" in height x 2.75" in diameter.
A well-cast Thai Buddha (head and torso) in the U-Thong Style with well defined features and ushina and protruding nipples.
5 inches in height + 1.25" for a teak base x 3 inches in width. Condition is good. Circa: late 19th-early 20th Century.
Japanese 2 Panel screen, Suiboku-gwa (literally water & black ink) painting of a Plum Tree in early bloom in Febuary with a Sparrow about to land! This type of painting derived it's inspiration from the Zen doctrine of Buddhism. The background is gold leaf laid down overlapping paper squares, mounted on a wooden lattice frame. Condition: There is some wear. There are some indentations, and one area where the edge of the paper should be glued because the edge is starting to lift up. (see ...click for details
Two Seto-ware (ORIBE) earthenware Japanese
TSUITEKI (Waterdroppers) of CATS. Two (one standing with the paw in the air and a bell around it's neck and another one sitting on all four paws, are dated 1740-1790 or Mid-Edo Era. Conditon is generally good. Some pitting, and some "kami-kizu," or "Kiln-errors." Dimensions of all are about 3" x 2". Circa:
18th Century. EDO era.
Stone BUDDHA in Bhumisparsa mudra (touching the earth and giving witness style) from BURMA. This roughly carved Buddha is covered in black lacquer. Sometimes these Buddhas were covered in Lime (white) to protect (and disquise)the Buddhas from the various invasions they faced throughout their history. Sometimes, these Buddhas are covered in lacquer more recently for customs purposes to make them less appealing than they really are. In any event, this is an interesting Buddha, but difficult to det ...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
Burmese Lacquer TEA STRORAGE JAr with Lid, with a design motif of "ku-nan-kan-byat" or Yunnan semicircle design and 12 Zodiac animals incised in the rosettes. Cndition:
This jar has seen wear. Some black lacquer is exposed where the orange-red has rubbed off with age and constant handling. The design on the top of the lid has also been eroded. Dimensions are 9" in height with a diameter of approx. 7.75" Circa: 1870-1920.