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 Arita charger decorated in a strong underglaze blue in the kraak style with ho-o birds, peaches and rockwork surrounded by a panelled floral border. Diameter: 33 cm. late 17th cent. Provenance: Ray Collection.
Reglued break and hairline at 4.00. A further partial crack at 2.00 but this has not fully penetrated the body. No other faults.
An attractive Fukagawa Imari bowl, the interior enamelled with panels of birds, bamboo and iris on a prunus ground, the reverse with sprays of prunus. Underglaze blue Fukagawa mark to the base. Diameter: 9 5/8 in. Early 20th cent.
An interesting pair of Japanese porcelain octagonal bowls or cups standing on a pedestal foot and decorated in underglaze blue with a landscape scene with watchtower. Arita, mid-19th cent. Height: 2 ½ in.; diameter: 4 3/8 in.
Perfect condition. This curious view seems to be related to a group of much earlier Arita export wares which show a similar watchtower structure in a design popularly known as “Deshima Island”.