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.
Japanese Bronze Buddhist Temple Lantern wired as an electrical lamp. Nice dark patina a result of true oxidation that has changed the molecular structure over time. early Meiji Era 1870-1890's. Height is 17.5 inches x 7.5 inch diameter.
Sold - disacenssioned from Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
A beautifully modeled, with great detail (complete with private male parts) BIZEN, Japanese Shishi, lion-dog mythological animal almost always found at the gates of Buddhist temples. There is some slight damage to the back of the neck, the tail and both eyebrows. (see photos)but these damages are easy to live with considering that this is pre 1868! Circa: 1800-1840's. The number 75.1883 is written on the right lower foot. It was disacenssioned from the M. Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. Heig ...click for details
Japanese Bronze ELEPHANT sculpture skillfully depicted with a raised trunk, open mouth and spread ears, with a wooden base. The ivory tusks have been broken and repaired, otherwise the condition is good.
The artist's name, "Mitsumoto" is incised on the foot (see enlargement#6)_Circa: Meiji era, 1880-1900. Dimensions are 13 inches in length and 10.5 inches in height.
Amida, Seated Buddha with mandorla of a swirling cloud motif on a tiered pedestal, Japanese, cypress wood with gilt and black lacquer. Hands held in "jo-in" mudra. Meiji era 1868-1912. Height 6.2" condition perfect.
Japanese "coral-glazed" porcelain VASE with a DRAGON chasing the flaming pearl of knowledge! Dynamic dragon in real silver with yellow & green overglaze enamels. Well potted, with no chips, cracks or frits.
Excellent condition. There is an unknown studio kiln mark on the bottom (see pix #6) in the same coral color. Height is 4 inches, (or 10.1 cms) with a diameter of 3.5 inches (9 cms.) at the shoulder. Circa:
late Taisho, perhaps early Showa.
Korean whitewear earthenware JAR in baluster form with creamy "off-white" glaze. Well potted and no chips cracks or restorations. Circa: Yi Dynasty, 19th Century. Height is 3.5 inches (9 cms) x 4 5/8 inches or 12 cms.
$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
Blue & White porcelain Chinese OPIUM Pipe JAR with an underglaze blue floral design.
Condition: one rim chip & foot rim has been "cut" and some "kama-kizu" or "kiln errors." Height is 2.15" with a 1.85" diameter. Circa 18th C.
Large baluster shaped COPPER VESSEL with handle with paisley handmade designs around the body (see pix #3 for detail) suitable for holding kindling next to the fireplace!
Condition is good, but one rivet is a bit loose, (see pix #4) otherwise in good condition. Height is 15.75 inches or 40 cms. and the diameter at the top is 12.5 inches or 31.7 cms. Circa: early 20th century.