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 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
A miniature Japanese Arita double gourd vase decorated with a scrolling floral design in iron-red, yellow and green enamels, the neck slightly reduced and fitted with a white metal stopper to allow its use as a flacon. Height: 6.1 cm. Eighteenth century.
A rare Japanese gilt-copper ekoro (censer), the brazier engraved with lotus, the cover pierced with a dharma wheel surrounded by scrolling foliage and the handle similarly decorated. Length: 27.5 cm. Kamakura period (14/15th cent.).
A small pillar mounted on the terminal of the handle is missing.
A Japanese woodblock print of the Dainan Gate, Mukden by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950). Signed in pencil at lower left. Jizuri seal in left margin. Framed and glazed. Image area: 26 x 39 cm. With frame: 36 x 49 cm.
Slight cockling to print. No damage or staining. In excellent condition- as is the frame.