A cast-metal Japanese, Buddhist ICON of "Monju Bosatsu," or "Manjusri," originally from the Kamakura Period (13th-14th C.) This casting is probably from the late Edo era, circa 1830-1850. Good condition. Height is 3.5 inches and width is 2 inches.
A set of 5 Burmese bronaze cast "Elephant Weights," almost impossible to find the real thing these days. Beautifully rendered and originally used as weights for a scale to weight opium and other items in days long past! Wonderful patina! Circa: 19th C. Height of largest elephant is 1.5" (3.7 cm) and height of smallest is 15/16th of an inch (2.3 cm)
Japanese CHAIRE or (Tea storage container) in porcelain with a dark brown glaze and yellowish highlights the thick glaze ending neatly above the foot with a "swirl" in the base's biscuit! Topped with an ivory cap (and gold foil) all in a faded silk orange and gold bag in a kiriwood box with an inscription and orange seal mark. Height 3.5 inches (9 cms.) Condition is perfect. Circa: 1912-1920.
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
Japanese white porcelain KUTANI Okimono of a classic Asian theme, a boy sitting on a water buffalo (ox) playing his flute! Often executed in Chinese Dehau blanc de blanc (see "Blanc de Chine" by Donnelly, Plate 108C) The color in all the pictures is not as white as the actual porcelain. Wonderful detail of boy's hands and back of conical hat. Dimensions are 8 inches (20.4 cms) in height x 8" in length x 3.25 " (8 cms.) in width. Circa: 1920's.
Chinese Longquan celadon DISH, well modeled with a soft pale blue-green glaze applied overall except the very thin foot rim which shows a buff colored biscuit color. There is a faint band around the outside of the dish near the rim. There is a small (size of a wooden match head) area inside the cavetto (see photo) where the glaze did not adhere.
Otherwise in good condition. Circa: Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century. Dimensions: Diameter is 5 1/16 inches or 12.2 cms.
Iranian (Persian) COPPER TEA Container with a removable top which serves as a measuring cup for the tea! There is also a hook and chain to attach to storage container to a wooden camel saddle. Beautiful patina and distinctive shape. Condition is good. Height is 11 inches or 28 cms. and the width is 6 inches or 15.2 cms. Circa 1900-1920.
$650-similar item sold at Christie's in NYC on 18 Sept. 2001, Lot# 307 for $1,528. see pix #6
Korean faceted (11 sides) "Honey" POT with matching cover are the most uniquely "Korean" of pots! Also know as "seoganju" or "oja" in Japanese. Condition is good, some glaze bursts and bubbles which is typical with graduations of rich brown glaze. Height is 8.5 inches or 21.5 cm. Circa: 18th/19th Century.
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