Japnease earthenware TEA BOWL (Cup) with an incised artist's mark ("Hangetsu") and a signed kiriwood box. This strikingly beautiful TEA BOWL has a soft "dreamlike" glaze which emulates marble.
Well potted this would make a wonderful present for someone who wants to actually drink green tea in a Japanese Tea Bowl! Dimensions: 4 5.8 inches (11.5 cm) x 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm) No chips, cracks or restorations. Perfect condition. Circa: 1960-70.
Japanese earthenware TEA BOWL with a stamped signature from the artist ("Ando")with a signed and sealed (outside and inside) kiri wood box. The TEA BOWL has an interesting pale lavender color glaze with stamped designs around the outer rim. Very attractive and would make a nice inexpensive gift for the holidays! 4.5 inches (11.3 cm) x 3 inches (7.5 cm) Condition is perfect. Circa: 1960-1970.
Japanese porcelain "Bud Vase" with underglaze blue and orange, gold and pale green enamels and a six (6) character "reign mark" on the base. There are three panels with a dragon in each section. Well potted, very attractive for a single flower! Condition is perfect. Height is 3 inches (7.6 cms.) and the width is 3.75 inches (9.5 cms.) Circa: 1950-60's.
Japanese VASE in square form with a circular top and butterflies. There are alternating dragons and Phoenix birds & peony flowers on the side panels on an orange background with some gold enamel!
There is a four character underglaze mark on the bottom. This vase was probably used for a single flower. Condition is perfect. Height is 4 inches (10 cms.) and width is 3.25 inches or (8.3 cms.) Circa: 1960's.
Japanese porcelain studio KITSUNE or "Fox Gods", a pair often found next to orange or red lacquer Tori and mountainside shrines. Perfect condition, height 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cms.) by 1.5 inches or (3.8 cms.)
Japanese porcelain VASE in the Kakiemon (style and colors) of peonies and a single butterfly. There is a two character mark in underglaze blue on the base which reads " Hide-Ho." Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks or restorations. Height is 9 7/8 inches or 25 cms. and width of base is 3 1/4 inches or 8.4 cms. Circa: 1960's.
Pair of Japanese porcelain "Kitsune" or Shinto FOX GODS, which are so popular even in today's modern Japan! One fox has a ball in his mouth and the other has a scroll in his mouth. Condition is good except for the fox with the scroll...the tail was broken and repaired, hairline crack is visible upon close inspection. Height is 7.5 inches or 9 cms and width of base is 3.25 inches (8.5 cms) s 2.2 inches of 5.5 cms.) Circa: pre 1970's.
Set of three (3) Japanese NORITAKE porcelain Sake CUPS with Chinese characters in underglaze blue around the entire perimeter of each cup. Each cup has the "Noritake" kiln mark on the bottom! There is a "shibui" brown ring between two blue bands at the base. Condition is good, but there are a few small hairlines and a few very minute chips at the base (no chips on the drinking edge)
A Pair of Japanese studio porcelain Sweet Fish or "Ayu" beautifully modeled covered with a pale "clair de lune" glaze. Each fish has a triangular potter's mark (see pix # 6) Kiriwood box with inscription in included. Each fish measures 5.75 inches or 17 cms. Circa pre 1980. Condition is perfect.
PAIR of Studio Japanese Shinto porcelain FOX GODS (Kitsune) in an upright pose with overglaze enamels. Often found by Red or orange lacquer Tori or tucked away by small mountain shrines. Perfect condition. Pre 1980. Height is 4 5/8 inches (12 cms.) x 2 inches in width or 5 cms.