An exceptional Kutani double gourd vase in akae kinrande style, decorated with brocade roundels with dragon and phoenix beneath a band of flowerheads and scrolling karakusa. Fuku mark to base. Height: 33.3 cm. Late 19th/early 20th cent.
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 ˝ 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”.