Japanese elongated rectangular (8 sided) porcelain BOX with domed lid...an unusual IMARI ceramic! This is a calligraphy BRUSH box, holding 3 brushes to dry with the lid in place! The base has two dividers with tree scallop shaped openings at the top and the lid has two sets of five holes at either end. The overglaze painting of two high court officials surrounded with peony flowers and leaves and birds and even two dragons coming together in the center of the lid! The inside is glazed a shiny wh ...click for details
$1,400 Purchased @ Christie's in London & exhibited in a Japanese museum!
Japanese underglaze Blue & White porcelain DISH with floral design in cavetto and floral designs in lappets around the rim. This dish was exhibited in the Kyushu Ceramics Museum. Purchased @ Christie's in London. Condition is perfect - NO chips, cracks, frits, restorations or hairline cracks! Circa: late 17th Century. Diameter is 7 inches or 17.8 cm.
Kiriwood Japanese BUTSUDAN (portable Shrine) with swinging doors, contains a Buddhist deity "KoBo TAshi" holding a scroll in his left hand, seated on an elevated platform with traces of polychrome on figure & inside the shrine.Some wear as to be expected with a wooden shrine of this age. Circa: late Edo, 1800-1868. Height of shrine is 8 3/8 inches or 21 cms. x 8 3/8" (21 cms.) x 5.25" or 13 cms. Dimensions of deity are 4 5/8" or 12 cms x 3 7/8" or 9.9 cms x 2 ...click for details
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
Rare, unusual large (16" in height x 15 inch diameter)Japanese WOOD and LACQUER DHARUMA HEAD BUDDHIST SCULPTURE. This was made as a MOLD for making large paper mache Dharuma heads. These paper mache heads were then painted red, white and black. One of the white eyes would be filled in with black by the owner of the new paper mache head, and a wish was made. When the wish came true, (assuming you didn't tell anyone what the wish was), you would then fill in the other eye with black. This ...click for details
Japanese pottery Tsuiteki (waterdropper) in rectangualr form with a tiger and bamboo design in relief. Light celadon glaze with an "iron spot." Included a kiriwood box and cover with inscription. Dimensions are 3.5 inches x 2.5" x 1". There are some small knicks and "rim chips" on the top and bottom of this item. Circa: 1890-1910.
Pair of Japanese wooden lacquered CARP (Fish) or "Koi," originally used to hang kitchen pots on hooks around the hearth. These decorative, ornamental fish are realistically carved with scales and curved lips on the mouths, and beautifully lacquered.Dimensions:each fish is 10 inches in length, x 6.5 in width x 4 inches in depth. Circa: 1912-1926. Condition is excellent.
Chinese porcelain GE or Guanyao, WALL VASE with two tone cracklature "golden thread and iron wire" in a stunning Cong form! Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 11.25 inches (29 cms) in height and 4 1/8 inches (11.3 cms) in width. There is a Qianlong (1736-1795) under glaze blue seal mark and of the period.
Japanese ORIBE flower VASE in modified cylindrical with a stylized vine design reminiscent of a Joan Miro painting! There is a chrysanthemum in relief at the shoulder with a textured base (see photograph) The color is a deep rich typical Oribe moss green. Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.
Height is 9 inches, diameter of base is 3.25 inches. Circa: 1880-1900.
Blue & White porcelain Japanese PLATE with a slightly scalloped edge) depicting a pavilion under the overhanging (protective) trees; near the sea with boats in the distance and on the horizon, mountains. A section approx. 4" x 2" was broken, (see pictures) but quite well repaired in Japan. The plate has a diameter of 11.25" and is 1.75" in height. Circa: 1840-1868.