Korean celadon BOWL with three (3) inlaid chrysanthemums and three (3) inlaid concentric rings in the cavetto. The Chrysanthemum is a symbol of well-being and abundance because of the chrysanthemum flower's many petals. Condition: There is a chip, one centimeter at the widest on the inside of the rim (visible in picture #1)
There is also some kiln "grit" and some protrusions in the glaze on the back of the bowl which are also visible. Nonetheless, this is still an authentic Korean ...click for details
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 porcelain Imari BOWL "Akadama" in bell form with a dragon design inside the cavetto,with a floral rim with underglaze blue and green, orange and yellows. There is a tassel design on the outside with oranges, greens and yellows. No mark on the bottom. Condition is good, the colors are bright, except for the green cloud marks inside the bowl, and there is a small 1/2 inch hairline crack in the rim. There is also a very small (twice the size of a pin head) loss of glaze about an ...click for details
Large Chinese stonewear CHIZOU dark Chocolate-Brown glazed BOWL Northern SONG Dynasty, the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted unglazed rim, covered to the interior with a creamy-white glaze. Diameter 8.5 inches or 21.7 cms. Circa: Northern SONG Dynasty (960-1127 AD), Condition is fine. Condition report from Sotheyby's is available upon request. Purchased @ Sotheby's in London, 11/5/08, Lot # 485. Provenance: from the Dr. Carl Kempe Collection of Chinese ...click for details
Northern Thai stonewear (Sawankhalok) COVERED JAR & lid with provenance, from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection item # 72.3.370 A and B (base & lid) purchased at Christie's NYC. The lid with a lotus bud handle and collar of the jar bears three ring handles with three parallel lines alternating with vegetal scrolls. The body is also covered with a band of vegetal scrolls. Clear glaze over both lid and jar. Some slight rim chips on the inside of the lid. There is no damage to the outsid ...click for details
Japanese wood & lacquer "Yokogi," or Carp fish, "Koi" with contemporary hook & rope.
This was originally used to hold cast-iron pots over a wood burning fire to cook food inside a home! Well carved, nice form, with the tail fin nicely curved as if the carp is swimming. Circa: 1910-1920. Length is 19 inches or 49 cms. width is 4.75 inches or 12 cms. Condition is good.
Sold- with Oxford T.L. Test Certificate, purchased from Christie's, Amsterdam
TWO SEPARATE GRAY POTTERY, CHINESE HAN Dynasty Horse and Rider with a Oxford Thermoluminenscence Certificate tested in 2 places is consistent with the date (Western Jin Dynasty, 265-317 AD) purchased from Christies in Amsterdam, Holland. The rider is a "foreigner," with tunic and hat. This gray pottery piece has traces of pigment and slip. There is also a crack on one of the legs. Minor restorations. Very unusual to have BOTH horse AND rider together. The rider comes with the Certific ...click for details
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
This is a Japanese (faithfully and skillfully) executed reproduction of a Chinese Fukien 15th Century CENSER (filled with sand and used on a Buddhist alter to burn incense.) The soft cream colored crackle glaze is well applied and covers about 70-80% of the footrim. The color is actually more white-cream than the bluish tinge in the photo. Bottom is unglazed. (see photos) Even the pair of well molded embossed lion head handles (which were a carry over from the Chinese bronze vessels) are well cr ...click for details
Iranian (Persia) Hand-made COPPER TRAY for serving TEA, with a foliate rim and an intricate floral design. Condition is good except for one small (.5 inch) part of the rim which is missing (see pix #2) Nice patina. Diameter is 19 inches or 48.2 cms. and the height of rim is 1 inch or 2.54 cms. Circa: early 20th Century.