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.
An attractive barbed Chinese famille rose octagonal plate decorated in enamels and underglaze blue with peonies, chrysanthemums, etc. within a shaped reserve. Dimensions: 23.0 cm. Yongzheng/ early Qianlong.
Some frits and a small conchoidal chip at 10.00 (see detail). No other faults.
A Chinese armorial porcelain teapot enamelled with the the crest and motto of Foulis of Colinton and the monogram DF within a blue enamel and gold star border, with a berry finial, double strap handle and European silver spout. Height: 15 cm.; length: 27 cm. Qianlong, c. 1795.
A rare group of four polychrome Dutch delft tiles decorated with tulips, grapes and pomegranate, the corner motif forming an eight-pointed star. Netherlands, early seventeenth century. Three, each approx. 13 cm. square.
One tile substantially trimmed. Chips and losses as shown. No breaks or repairs.