Large Chinese Ming dynasty style creamy white slip glazed Cizhou-type stoneware pillow moulded in the form of a small boy crouching on unglazed knees and elbows with head upright, arms folded, and feet slightly raised. Chocolate brown slip glazed accents highlight his collar, tufts of hair, wrist band, and facial features. There is a small vent hole in his backside. Guangxu period (circa 1900). 15” long x 9 1/2” high x 6” wide. Very good overall condition. Old browned crazing is evident and ther ...click for details
Japanese Meiji period Imari porcelain jar of inverted pear form covered with a high domed lid topped with a bud form finial. The vertically ribbed body is decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze rust-red and coral enamel with gilt highlights and features four alternating panels of overglaze enamel butterflies, flowers, and foliage set against a white porcelain ground. The panels are bordered in underglaze cobalt blue patterned vertical strips. 9 ¾”H x about 5” diameter. Circa 1880-1 ...click for details
Pair of late Qing pottery joss stick holders in the form of parrots perched on a rocky base. The birds are painted on the biscuit in a green glaze with brown and yellow accents. 9 1/4” and 8 3/4” high. Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition. There are minor glaze flakes to the head of the tallest bird. From the private collection of a former American expatriate to Guangzhou in 1983-1984.
8 3/8" high Japanese treebark vase decorated on the front with a landscape motif. Tree-bark (Jitaisome Jippo) is a form of ceramic cloisonne in which the colors are done using lacquer rather than enamel. Using lacquer to cover the porcelain jar to resemble treebark, the wires are set into the lacquer to form the designs and the cells are filled with lacquer and polished. This lacquer is not fired. Dates from the Taisho to early Showa period. There is a very worn unidentified stamped mark on ...click for details
Matching pair of Japanese Imari porcelain jars of inverted pear form covered with a high domed lid topped with a round chrysanthemum bud form finial. The vertically ribbed body is decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze rust-red enamel and gilt highlights. A large panel on the front features two shishi on opposing sides of a prominent floral pattern while the back holds a smaller cartouche with a bird and flower motif. 18-petal chrysanthemum (kiku) mon are also set against a backgro ...click for details
Japanese 19th century Imari bowl with foliate rim decorated on the interior with a flowering plant executed in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with gilt highlights set against a white porcelain ground. Eight underglaze blue cloud forms decorate the exterior. The base is marked with an apocryphal Chinese Ming dynasty "Chenghua year made" mark. 7" diameter x 2 1/8"H. Very good overall condition with typical minor wear to the gilt and enamels. This bowl is from a Santa ...click for details
Two Japanese Imari porcelain octagonal form dishes measuring about 6 1/2"L x 5 1/2”W x 1 1/2"H. Each dish is decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome pigments with gilt highlights and features a central medallion with a bird flying above a landscape. The interior border consists of eight alternating geometric and floral panels. The exterior circumference is decorated with an underglaze blue karakusa motif. The dishes appear to date from the late Meiji to Taisho period (ci ...click for details
Two Japanese Imari porcelain round form dishes measuring 6" diameter x 1 1/4” high. Each dish is decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome pigments with gilt highlights and features a circular central floral medallion surrounded by six alternating panels, three painted with flowers in a garden and three decorated with birds set against an underglaze blue background with gilt scrolling vine highlights. The exterior circumference is decorated with underglaze blue stylized forms. ...click for details
Pair of Japanese Kutani foliate form export porcelain plates very finely decorated in overglaze enamels and gilt highlights. One plate features a central Hotei figure (one of the Seven Gods of Good Luck) and the second the diety Fudo Myo-o, carrying in his hand the rope with which he binds the enemies of the Buddhist faith. Two dragons among clouds encircle the exterior cavetto. Various family crests are scattered around the front and back. The bases are marked “Japan Yamashita made” (possib ...click for details
Japanese "aka-e" (red) Kutani porcelain deep bowl decorated in overglaze rust-red and polychrome enamels with gilt highlights and featuring a central scene with a peacock on a craggy ledge in a landscape with flowering plants and a bird overhead. The interior and exterior sides are decorated with alternating floral and geometric panels. The base holds a red mark reading in Japanese "Kutani" plus an additional unidentified mark. 8 ½” diameter x 3 ½” high. Meiji period (late ...click for details
Japanese Imari porcelain covered vegetable bowl measuring 5 1/8" diameter x 3 3/8” high. The bowl and lid are decorated in underglaze blue (sometsuke) and overglaze polychrome pigments with gilt highlights and features six alternating floral panels. The interior is undecorated. A central square red seal is on the top of the lid and an underglaze blue square "fuku" mark is on the base. Dates from the 19th century (late Edo to Meiji perid). Very good overall condition.
Japanese Arita porcelain nagazara rectangular tray decorated in sometsuke (underglaze blue enamel). The interior center features a shochikubai pattern, or “three friends” motif of pine, prunus and bamboo. The exterior is decorated with a sometsuke karakusa (scrolling foliage) design. The four edges have a cut corner finish. Similar examples of the pattern on the interior cavetto can be found on page 516 (plate 4070) and on 521 (plates 4111 and 4112) of the “Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Col ...click for details
Japanese Meiji period "aka-e" (red) Kutani deep bowl finely decorated on the interior with a dense geometric and floral pattern in overglaze rust-red and gilt highlights. A square cartouche at the center holds a gilt "ho-o" (phoenix) bird in flight. The exterior is decorated around the circumference with festive lanterns. The base holds a red three-character mark reading in Japanese "Kutani made." Dates from the late 19th century. 8 1/2" diameter x 2 5/8" ...click for details
Large Japanese Meiji to Taisho period heavily potted "aka-e" (red) Kutani porcelain teapot decorated with beauties and young girls set against a continuous landscape scene. The base has a stylized gold on red mark. Stands about 7 3/4" high. Dates circa 1900 - 1920. Very good overall condition. There is a tiny unnoticeable frit on the rim which can be felt. It appears to be a production flaw.
Japanese heavily potted Meiji “aka-e”(red) Kutani style export porcelain 3-piece tea set consisting of a covered teapot, creamer, and covered sugar vessel decorated in overglaze rust-red and polychrome enamels with gilt highlights. An alternating central cartouche on both sides of each piece includes figural motifs engaged in scholarly activities in outdoor settings. The base holds a red four-character “Kobe Kita made” mark which dates the set to the late Meiji/early Taisho periods (1900-1915). ...click for details