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 lozenge- shaped Makuzu Kozan bowl with re-entrant corners decorated in underglaze blue with the Three Friends to the exterior and to the interior a brocade chrysanthemum-shaped medallion surrounded by ho-o birds in flight. Underglaze six-character mark to base: Makuzu Kozan sei within an incised double circle. Width: 23 cm. c.1900.
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 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.
An interesting ink-painting kakemono of Daikoku and Ebisu on a ship loaded with rice bales depicted against a misty red sun by Mori Shuho (1738-1823). Dimensions: 61 x 1019 cm. Painted area: 49.5 x 38.5 cm.Sumi-e and red colour on paper. Dated 1799.
Mori Shuho was the elder brother of the famous Mori Sosen . He was an artist of a more conventional type but still achieved the titles of hokkyo and hogen. The scroll offer ...click for details
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.