Korean late 12thC/early 13th C. celadon BOWL with a molded lotus design. The lotus is the symbol of rebirth and purity because the lotus "grows in the muck and shows it's face to the sun!" There are a few imperfections in the glaze which are visible in the pictures, and the back of the bowl has been "misfired" Still, no chips, cracks or restorations on this 700 year old authentic example of Korean Korai celadon ware! The color of this bowl is a bit greener than the othe ...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.
Chinese stonewear celadon VASE from J. T. Tai & Co. Song Dynasty. Purchased from Sotheby's in New York, March 22, 2011, Lot # 285. Condition report available upon request. Height 5 3/8 inches or 13.6 cm.
Korean whitish porcellaneous wine BOTTLE (vase) in pear form covered with a powdery clear glaze with slightly greenish flushes.
Provenance: The Phillip Collection, Washington, D.C. and previously a paper label attached to the base is inscribed in ink, "p. 127/Old Korai/WIlliam W. Winkworth," a prominent English collector-connoisseur and author in the 1930's. Purchased @ Christie's sale in New York City, "Japanese and Korean Art" 17 March, 2009, Lot # 158. Height is 6 ...click for details
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"
Chinese 18th Century portion of a KESI CHIFU (Formal Court Robe) with auspicious symbols (bats) embroidered in silk around a central motif of a single peony blossom. Very attractively mounted and framed in black with non-glare glass and a brass hanging hook. Condition is good with only some slight discoloration.
Dimensions of frame: 17.75 inches(44cm) x 15.25 inches(39cm) Dimensions of central medallion: 13.25 inches (35cm) x 10.75 inches (27cm)
A rare Korean octagonal porcelain Blue & White BOTTLE (vase) decorated with an autumn flower. Yi Dynasty, 18th/19th Century. Condition: There are general overall glaze scratches and some rubbing on the ribs in addition to some small hairline glaze cracks about 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) in length both inside and outside the neck rim and there are some "glaze pulls" that occurred during the firing process near the base on 4 of the 8 sides. (see photos) Dimensions: height is 10 5/8" ...click for details
Handmade PERSIAN (Iran) Round COPPERWARE BOX with Cover. No decoration except for four double concentric rings on the cover. Condition is good with an attractive patina. Diameter is 6 " or 15.4 cms x 0.75 of an inch or 2 cms. Circa early 20th Century.
Hand Made PERSIAN (Iran) COPPERWARE POT with attached LID with brass handle and filial. No decoration, very nice patina and in good condition. Height is 5 inches and the diameter from the tip of spout to edge of handle equals 5 inches. Circa: early 20th Century.