An unusual Japanese bronze mirror (kagami) cast with a central turtle boss surrounded by scattered blossoms with a pair of birds and a cartouche of a four-armed Buddha seated on an open lotus.. Momoyama period, 16-17th cent. Diameter: 10.3 cm.
A rare European subject famille rose cup and saucer enamelled with a design of figures and buffalo, evidently copying a European engraving. Ht. of cup: 6.5 cm.; diameter of saucer: 12.0 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).
One minute flake of enamel loss. No other faults.
A pattern I have not come across previously. Clearly the design has been misunders ...click for details