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
KOREAN 12th Century Goryeo or Koryo celadon
EWER, nicely potted with the desired kingfisher blue glaze on part of the vessel, the other side lacking in color. Purchased from the most reputable dealer in New York City. No chips or cracks or visible breaks.
Height is 8.75 inches or 22 cm.
A SET of 5 BLACK LACQUER(over wood) JAPANESE PLATES with a mother of pearl inlay floral design. Very shibui. Diameter is 8.25 inches
or 21 cm. Condition is good but there are a few small losses of lacquer as to be expected for the age.
Price upon Request - Provenance, Lot #386 from Christie's in NYC, auction 9/20/2005
The slender body covered on the exterior with a green glaze suffused with dark crackle, while the mouth rim, interior of the neck and base are covered with a white glaze suffused with dark crackle, the edge of the everted mouth rim covered with a brown wash. Provenance: #29 from the Dr. I. Rodriguez collection of Chinese Ceramics. Height is 9.5 inches. Condition report on request.
Japanese FUKUSUKE, or "good0fortune-man" is a small smiling man dressed iin kami-shimo always bowing in invitation to customers to enter,and is often found prominently displayed in shops, restaurants or small hotels. He holds a fan, a symbol of prosperity, and is usually seated. Among a group of 5 or 6 symbolic figures used interchangeably, Fuku-san is the only one about whose origin and development is a complete mystery! Although some say it was started in the Edo era. This Fuku-san ...click for details
Chinese silver and gold inlay bronze animal figure (Ram) standing foursquare with head raised, eyes bulging, ears alert and horns outstretched! Finely cast with a collar encircling the neck with scrolls decorating the sides and haunches, the long faceted tail also inlaid. All decorated with gold and silver inlay over the entire body in contrast to the pale brownish-green patina.
Purchased at Sotheby's in NYC, Lot # 225, pg. 187 from the J.T. TAI & Co. Sale on 22 March, 2011.
Pair of baluster chaped Chinese porcelain Vases of a scholar and servant in a garden; with lids. There is a spurious Ming Dynasty, 6 character Reign mark in underglaze blue on the rim of each vase. The Nien Hao: Ta Ming Wan-Li-Nien-Chieh (1573-1619) but actually these are 18th/19th Century. Condition is good, but there are two hairlines on rin & shoulder of one vase. The other vase/lids are perfect. Dimensions are almost 5.5" (17cms.)in height x 3.33" (8.4cms.) in diameter.
Chinese cast-metal figure of Confucius with Buddhist attributes on a four footed stand.
A scroll of law is held in the right hand and a symbol of his rank & prestige is hung around his neck. Condition is fair. Height is 5.5 inches x 2 inches in width. Circa: 19th Century perhaps earlier.
Americna Indian ACOMA antique olla with beautiful patina. Traditional geometric designs red (orange) & black on a hand wiped white slip background. Base is flat & shows signs of wear. Very high shoulder. Purchased from a reputable New Mexico dealer. circa: 1910. Dimensions: 4 1/8" x 7 3/8" diameter.
Japanese ceramic KUTANI Buddhist sculpture of DHARUMA, the mythical bonze, with his fly whisk over his shoulder and his detailed face showing his protruding eyes and bushy eyebrows and chest hair! His toes poke out under his robes all details well delineated and great attention to detail in this beautiful KUTANI sculpture. Condition is perfect, no chips, cracks or restorations. Height is 11.5 inchs or (29.2 cms.) Taisho era, 1912-1920.