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)
$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 porcelain Imari BOWL "Akadama" in bell form with a dragon design inside the cavetto,with a floral rim with underglaze blue and green, orange and yellows. There is a tassel design on the outside with oranges, greens and yellows. No mark on the bottom. Condition is good, the colors are bright, except for the green cloud marks inside the bowl, and there is a small 1/2 inch hairline crack in the rim. There is also a very small (twice the size of a pin head) loss of glaze about an ...click for details
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.
Classic design of pagoda roof, trees, clouds and mountains in the distance are all evoked in this Japanese porcelain Blue & White porcelain PLATE with a slightly scalloped edge. One hardly notices a hairline crack about 2.25" in length (see photos.) Circa 1890-1910. Diameter is 11.25 inches.