A small (2.15" x 2.25") Chinese porcelain JAR with a Blue & White floral motif and a clear crackled glaze. Condition is fair. There are two small rims chips and 3-4 indentations near the footrim. Circa: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
A refreshing IMARI BOWL from Japan with two
cracks which have been repaired which is somewhat visible. The central motif is a potted flowering bonsai plant, with three cartouches of a goose inside an enclosure with bamboo and other trees. One goose or perhaps a fat duck is upended downwards in the water. These same cartouches are repeated 3 times on the outside of this childlike bowl. Beautiful wave design in underglaze blue inside/out framing the ducks. circa 1910-1920. Height is 4" with ...click for details
Japanese white porcelain Mandarin Duck a symbol of marital fidelity which were given as pairs for wedding presents in China because the birds pair for life! Well modeled and wonderfully detailed, this would make a perfect gift for a newly wed or newly engaged person. The duck is 4 inches (10 cms.) in height x 6 inches (15.2 cms) in length x 3.75" ((9.5 cms) in width.
Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. Circa: Taisho era.
Japanese wooden ABACUS extremely well constructed with 27 bamboo rods and 164 wooden beads to do the calculations! All in a sturdy, yet artful black wooden frame. These abacus are great gifts for the engineer or mathematician in your family! Becoming more and more difficult to find!
Condition is perfect....very functional.
Length is 15.25 inches (39 cms.) and width is 2.75 inches (7 cms.) Circa: Taisho era, 1910-1920's.
Japanese TAKATORI Pottery CHAIRE (or TEA storage vessel) in ovoid form with black-brown glaze on a tan body, with ivory cover, silk bag with drawstrings and a kiriwood oribinal box with inscription. Condition is excellent, no flaws. Circa, 1880-1910. Height is 2.75 inches.
Japanese Blue & White porcelain CHARGER with a scalloped edge and a "kiku," (Chrysanthemum) design hand painted in real underglaze cobalt blue. Diameter is 16 inches (40.6 cms.) Condition is perfect except for a few slight scratches on the glaze. Circa: Late Edo era, 1800-1868.
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.
Khmer Brown glazed BOTTLE with a pear shaped body, everted mouth and low foot with a rim. The neck is decorated with a collar of turned lines both above and below the join of the neck to the body. Eroded brownish green glaze. foot unglazed. Circa 11th or 12th Century. Condition is good, no cracks or chips, some fritting. Height is 9" and diameter of base is 3.33"
$625- Lot 307 sold @ Christie's NYC 18 Sept. 2001 for $1,528. see pix # 6
Korean 10-sided "HONEY POT" or "seokganju" or "oja" are the most uniquely 'Korean' of pots.
This particular example (#3 of 5) is larger than the other three and is darker in color. It's base is also less indented than the other 5 honey pots available on this site. This comes with its original lid. A very similar pot sold at Christie's in New York City for $1,528, on September 18, 2001., Lot # 307. Height is 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) x 8.25 inches (21 cm ...click for details
KOREAN 12th Century Goryeo or Koryo celadon
EWER, nicely potted with the desired kingfisher blue glaze on part of the vessel, the other side lacking in color. Purchased from the most reputable dealer in New York City. No chips or cracks or visible breaks.
Height is 8.75 inches or 22 cm.