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.
A tsuishu netsuke in the form of a mokugyo (Buddhist gong) carved with a pair of confronting dragons surrounding the single himotoshi, with cherry blossom and pine on a wave diaper ground. Unsigned. Length: 1 ¼ in. 19th cent.
A Japanese ovoid studio porcelain vase by Tominaga Genroku decorated with vines in underglaze blue, copper-red, mauve and ochre with bellflowers outlined in gilding. Height: 8 3/8 in. Signed Genroku sei. Early 20th cent.
Perfect condition. Some rubbing to gilding at rim.
A circular Japanese bronze mirror (kagame) cast with a scene of the Isle of Immortality (Horaizan) with a crane, pine trees, rocks and waves surrounding a tortoise-shaped boss. Diameter: 11.5 cm. Edo period or earlier.