A rare Japanese moriage cloisonné enamel ovoid baluster vase decorated with a spray of white roses on a midnight blue enamel ground. Height: 14.8 cm. c. 1900.
There is a bruise with lost enamel to the reverse of the vase and some curious uneven marks to the midnight blue ground where it is slightly raised above the usual level due to some production fault (visible in some of the photos) . One or two very minor scratches ...click for details
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.