A large Straits Chinese baluster vase decorated with turquoise reserves of pheasants and peacocks on a pink ground with scrolling lotus, the base enamelled turquoise. Height: 23 in. ( 58.5 cm.). c. 1900.
The vase has restoration to the rim (a large section has been broken and restuck), which has been indicated in the close-up of the interior of the mouth. It is of good quality and not apparent to the casual eye. No othe ...click for details
A circular Japanese bronze mirror cast with the Horai-san design of a pair of cranes touching beaks beneath pine trees on a shoreline, with a turtle boss beneath which the mark Tenka Ichi (First under Heaven). Diameter: 10.2 cm. Edo period, cl 1800.
No damage. Scuff marks to rim. Some traces of silvering to reverse.
A rare café-au-lait ground teabowl and saucer with floral decoration to the exterior in famille verte enamels and shrimp and fish in underglaze blue to the interior. Rhombus mark to base. Diameter of saucer: 11.7 cm.; bowl: 7.8 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
Short hairline ( 1 cm.) to rim of bowl. No other faults.
A rare Japanese moriage cloisonné enamel ovoid baluster vase decorated with a spray of white roses on a midnight blue enamel ground. Height: 14.8 cm. c. 1900.
There is a bruise with lost enamel to the reverse of the vase and some curious uneven marks to the midnight blue ground where it is slightly raised above the usual level due to some production fault (visible in some of the photos) . One or two very minor scratches ...click for details
An unusual Chinese porcelain bowl decorated in polychrome enamels with Buddhist emblems among waves and rockwork, the interior with a lotus pattern in underglaze blue. Diameter: 12 cm. Shunzhi/Kangxi (c. 1660-70).
4.3 cm. hairline. A few minor glaze nibbles to rim. No other faults.