An unusual Chinese Imari bowl and cover decorated with chrysanthemum mons and scrolling lotus, a floral spray within a double circle inside the footrim. Diameter: 7 in. Kangxi (1662-1722).
The bowl copies a Japanese design of about 1700 in shape and decoration. It is most unusual in still having its cover intact. Such pieces, now rare, illustrate the Chinese intention to undercut the cost of Japanese production to the W ...click for details
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”.
A rare Indian alabaster figure of a seated European. Height: 4 1/8 in. 19th cent.
The figure is seated cross-legged in the Indian manner, but wears European dress apart from the cap or turban and shoes. He is presumably a merchant. The nose is chipped and the figure was clearly holding something in his right hand, which has now been lost. Such figures reflect Indian curiosity about European dress and manners during the ...click for details