$2,900 - Purchased @ Christie's in London, exhibited at
Kyushu Ceramics Museum.
Japanese porcelain underglaze porcelain Blue & White TRUMPET VASE with a Hoo bird and peony & other flowers design and a floral design inside the spreading mouth of the vase.
Condition is fine, but there is a small "kami-kizu" or "kiln crack" about 1 inch or 2.5 cmm in length near the base. It is hardly noticeable. Circa: Late 17th C. Height is 9 5/8 inches or 24 cm. Purchased @ Christie's in London. Part of an exhibit in the Kyushu Ceramics Museum.
Japanese HIRADO porcelain, Blue & White "Bud Vase" in an elongated baluster shaped form, with 3 Palowania leaves in relief and underglaze blue floral designs. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, hairlines or fritting. Dimensions: diameter at waist is 3.75 inches and height is 2.25 inches. Circa: 1875-1895.
Very Shibui Japanese "Tokuri," SAKE BOTTLE, most suitable as a flower vase, porcelain,with 2 underglaze blue floral designs; Condition is good with some kiln cracks and slight chip at footrim. Circa: 1900-1920. Height is 10 inches.
LARGE 14.4 inch diameter JAPANESE Blue & White porcelain BOWL from the late Edo era.
This bowl which was made with the "lost-wax" method of design/glazing has a flying crane in the center surrounded with bird and floral catouches. There is a kiln mark on the back in underglaze blue. Because this
bowl was made prior to the artificial German dyes; it is a rich deep colbalt blue color. There is a hairline crack which is barely discernable from the front and a small rim chip. Circa: ...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.
Japanese porcelain Blue & White PLATE with A Zen theme of the old master wise Monk and his dim-witted younger apprentice behind him in the bamboo grove! Real colbalt, (not the German dye that was first produced in the 1880's) make this a distinctive and somewhat rare plate with it's slightly scalloped edges. There are 3 slight hairline cracks on the back;, one of which shows through and is 1.25" in length. Circa: 1800-1840's. Diameter is 11.25 inches) or 28.6 cms.
Japanese Blue & White porcelain "Mizo-Soup" BOWLS, a pair, hand painted with the "Fuku" or "Good Luck," Kanji (written character.) These are from an original set of 10, which were in a wooden box with the date of "Tempo era" or 1840-1868, end of Edo Era.
Diameter is 4" x 2.25" in height.
Japanese IMARI DISH with a "Sho-chiku-bai" (pine, plum & bamboo) leaf center with a bamboo root and 4 Bats in orange on the border. Bright, vibrant colors, turquoise and yellows and greens with the cobalt blue underglaze. Handpainted scrolling floral design on the back in underglaze blue.
Condition: no chips or cracks or repairs, but the dish is a bit warped when it was fired in the kiln, (see enlargement #3)
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.
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.