The form and the design are highly animated. The rococco edges complement the fierce Shishi protective figure. Length is 10" by 4.75". The shishi figure is slightly raised, perhaps using slip. Condition is good with wear to the gilding and two fleabites to the back of one handle.(see image) An unusual tray.
Superb Minton quality - underglaze cobalt transferware with orange, mustard and yellow overglaze enameling. Diameter is 9", depth is 1 1/2". Condition is very good with the only fault a faint 2" hairline on the interior of the bowl. Totally solid, very hard to see, this item rings like a bell.
Large Japanese lacquerware tray with maki cranes on nashiki ground. Width is 21.5", width 12". Condition is good with small chips to nashiki edges, black back and several stains.(see image)The important parts are all present, well painted and this is worth repairing.
Richly decorated covered Spode Chinese Trophies server with Chinoiserie designs and gilding. Diameter is 10 1/3", height of base is 3", height with cover on is 6 1/2". Condition is good with the following faults, slight rubbing to gilt of handle, faint and tight star to bottom of base and chip to top that does not show when cover is in place. (see images)Marked with a blind stamp "Spode's New Stone on both pieces and a red 4155 and decorator's mark on the base.
A classic Nankin Blue Willow pagoda design with figures in the landscape and on the bridge. Diameter is 9", depth is 1 1/2". Condition is good with a 1" super tight hairline to the rim, a few rim fleabites more easily felt than seen.
Canton posset cup in traditional blue and white porcelain with a Blue Willow design. Strap handle,a lid that may be married due to slight color difference in the clay body (only visible when looking at interiors.) Height is 3", width is 3", condition is excellent.
Unusual figural design hand painted on an 18" diameter imari charger. Design is highlighted by delicate gold embellishments to the clouds, the pine and throughout.
Depth is 3" and condition is excellent. There are several places where there is a subtle color change to the clay body that is probably from the firing process. (See images) This is part of the charger's handmade character and not distracting.
Early Japanese imari jar. Height is ", width is " Condition is excellent except for the missing lid. Iron red overglaze decorations on blackish blue cobalt and white porcelain. This is heavy for size and strongly constructed.
Hollywood Regency. Hand painted oriental porcelain figure decorates this mid-century porcelain lamp. Height is 17 3/4" to the base of the socket. The figure is 10" tall. All decoration is hand painted in bright, very rich gold. The mold used for this figure is based on an old French one (Jacob Petit) but this is a 20th century lamp.
Ralph Stevenson and Williams, an American importer, had a brief partnership that ended around 1843. This rich cobalt dark blue Chinoiserie decorated platter shows the mark from that partnership. Length is 16", width is 13 1/2". Condition is very good with some staining to gadroon rim as shown and light use marks. A nice platter with historic connections.