A small round open top HIRADO porcelain brush washer for the scholar's table. Molded in low relief shape of Hotei carrying his sack of goodies - underglaze blue highlights. Excellent condition, 1 5/8 " in height (4.2 cms) and 2.5" (6.4 cms.) in diameter. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or restorations. Circa: 1890-1920.
PAIR of Blue & White Japanese porcelain PLATES depicting an older Monk standing with a younger playful apprentice behind his back. All skillfully rendered in underglaze cobalt blue. There is a scrolling floral motif on the back of each plate. Condition: there is a rim chip on each plate, one with a resultant 3/4" hairline crack. Circa: Meiji era, 1868-1912.
Diameter is 7.5 inches.
Japanese Blue & White porcelain PLATE depicting a contended farmer under a wide brimmed hat, wearing his straw "raincoat," and his straw "zori," (sandals,) leaning on his hoe as he gazes at the oversize bamboo shoots in his bamboo grove! All very peaceful and soothing. This plate has a slightly scalloped rim and many cracks and breaks which have been repaired. Even though the repairs were not particularly well done (in Japan) this is a dynamic under glaze blue, real colb ...click for details
Japanese Blue and White porcelain covered BOX (with lid)with very finely drawn floral motif. Edo period, 19th Century. Dimensions: Height, 5.25 inches (13.2 cm) x Diameter, 6 inches (15cm) Condition is excellent, some iron spots on inside of lid and a "kami-kizu" (kiln flaw) on the inside of the foot rim .75 inches (2 cm) in length.
Japanese Arita porcelain BRUSH WASHER in a squat bee-hive form for the scholar's desk. The blue underglaze design depicts the ocean's edge with small houses and trees. It has a slightly raised circular foot and an everted rim. It has a 1 3/8" diameter at the rim, 3 3/8" = widest diameter, 2 3/4" at the foot and is 1 3/8" in height. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or hairlines, but there is a kiln flaw (star crack) in the center of the base. The brush washer is & ...click for details
Japanese Blue & White porcelain CHARGER with a scalloped edge and a "kiku," (Chrysanthemum) design hand painted in real underglaze cobalt blue. Diameter is 16 inches (40.6 cms.) Condition is perfect except for a few slight scratches on the glaze. Circa: Late Edo era, 1800-1868.
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 Blue & White porcelain BOWL with a monk (wise man) fishing from a rock into the sea under a tree. Whimsical decorations on the sides with an unknown kiln mark in underglaze blue on the back. This fine old piece, is unfortunately, cracked. (see photos) Diameter is 11 inches. Height is 2.5 inches. Circa 1840-60.
Close-up of an open-mouthed dragon's head amid swirling clouds makes this Edo-era plate a beautiful addition to your home! Although it was broken and was skillfully restored the 3 breaks are hardly discernable from the front. Dragon motifs such as this are rare! If you would like a companion to this dragon, another (albeit slightly different design of a dragon, same era, in perfect condition is available. Please inquire. Foliated edge, cobalt-blue, (not artifical dyes) diameter = 11.33" ...click for details