A very attractive Japanese cloisonné charger, decorated with shaped turquoise reserves of birds and flowers on a white ground densely inlaid with geometric and floral designs, the reverse counter-enamelled in white and turquoise. Probably Nagoya, c. 1870-80. Diameter: 30.5 cm.
The brilliance of the colours is intensified by the fine state of preservation of the gilding. No damage. ...click for details
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.
A group of seven hollow Hanamaki clay dolls (tsuchi ningyo) of Ebisu, Kintaro, Daikoku and others, probably made for display in the matsuri (early September). Height: between 33 and 21 cm. Late Meiji, early 20th cent.