Fabulous antique Japanese Shigaraki tokkuri sake jug dated early Meiji Period c.1885. The trademark Shigaraki green nagashi striped overglaze is on a white hagi underglaze at the top while the base is a dark blueish-black contrasting glaze. There is a spot in the black where the glaze didn't take in the kiln leaving us a glance at the original clay, which rather adds to this piece's wonderful allure and charm. No cracks. c.1885. (diameter 9" x 13") (diameter 23cm x 33cm)...
A petal formed Kakiemon porcelain bowl 6.5" in diameter, 2.5" high on a footed rim. Enameled in iron red, green, blue and gold over blue underglaze are bijins and flowering trees. Ex-Christie's
Condition: Excellent, with no chips, hairlines or repairs.
A 9.5" signed 19th century Satsuma bowl, possibly Razan. This is a beautifully enameled piece; over a ground of raised chrysanthemums are two painted panels, one of a bijin, the other of a mountain landscape.
Condition: Very good, there is one old hairline repair to the rim, illustrated in photograph five. No other issues.
A good 11" gourd shaped porcelain bottle by Hichozan Fukugawa. The enameled decoration is of butterflies fluttering through a garden of multicolored chrysanthemums blooming against a fence of bamboo.
Condition: No chips, hairlines or repairs.
This antique hardstone carving of a reclining ox dates from the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) or the early portion of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).
It measures about 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 inches or 58mm x 31mm x 30 mm.
It is carved from white variegated stone with a small area of pale gray in the center.
It is in excellent condition with a substantial amount of reddish brown oxidation on it's base...
Bowl of open conical shape, with very short footring. Ceramic, of fine celadon colour, with traces of light brown colour coming from a long stay underground. Carved floral decoration inside. The rim still keeps traces of its original silver cover. China, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Diameter: 6 3/8" (16,4 cm), height: 1 5/16" (3,4 cm). Slight erosion and minute chips around the rim, otherwise very good condition. A charming piece.
A fine and rare 19th century Japanese cloisonne bi-fold table screen in the Kyoto school of Namikawa, depicting a ho bird and dragon. The finely coiled wiring is gilded, as are the back panels of the screen. Each cloisonne panel is wood framed, joined with hinges of silver. Fully opened, the screen measures 8" high and 9" wide.
Condition: Quite fine, with only wear commensurate with age.
An 8.5" blue underglazed eighteenth century Kakiemon foliate plate decorated with a tree of flowering plum. The inner rim bears an enameled garland, the outer rim two simple floral sprays. Ex-Christie's
Condition:A bit of roughness to the unglazed foot, and two old gold lacquer repairs to the rim, one of which is missing most of the gold lacquer. No other faults.
A signed 8" high rectangular porcelain bottle vase decorated with alternating panels of flower bouquets and pine dominated landscapes in the Imari red, blue and gold palette.
Condition: Excellent, having no chips, hairlines or repairs.
Against a ground of sky blue, five silver wired red crowned cranes busily groom themselves on this basse-taille vase of 7.5".
Condition: Immediately above the silver base rim, there is a discolored hairline that extends two thirds around the vase, the slender neck bears an oxidized fault more visible than that at the base.
Small bowl of rounded shape, carved decoration of stylized lotus petals outside, with a short footring. Celadon, rather thick ceramic, with traces of light brown colour coming from a long stay underground. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter: 5 3/8" (13,5 cm), height: 1 7/8" (4,8 cm). Slight glaze erosion in some areas around the rim, small chips at base, shape slightly warped, otherwise very good condition.
A conical bowl with slightly flaring rim, carved decoration of long stems inside and flower petals outside, and a short footring. Celadon ceramic, with traces of brown colour soil encrustations. China, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Diameter: 6 3/8" (16 cm), height: 2 1/8" (5,5 cm). Slight erosion at the rim, small chips at the base, otherwise very good condition.
Jarlet or bottle, with two ring handles, carved footring with dropped base, celadon glaze on brownish body. Traces of soil encrustations in some areas. Thailand, Sawankhalok kilns, ca. 14th to mid-16th centuries. Height: 4 1/2" (11,2 cm). Very good condition.
Stunning richly patinaed antique Japanese bamboo flower basket from the turn of the century c.1900. This 'wagumi' Japanese style basketry is the epitome of the new free wheeling style that emerged at the end of the Meiji Period c.1868-1912. Using aged susdake bamboo taken from old farmhouse ceilings, this unsigned basket maker has created a texured weave with a beautiful aesthetic sense. A magnificent piece. One tiny crack in a strand near the rim but not a break. c.1900...
Meiji (1868-1912) Japanese Blue & White Hirado Plate with Figures
It is 1.85 inches (4.5 cm) tall by 7 inches (17.5 cm) wide.
It is in good condition with no repairs, cracks, or chips.
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A Japanese blue underglazed blue and white Kakiemon style porcelain bowl of hexagonal section. The interior is painted to the centre with a formal floral arrangement, the lobed steep interior sides are painted with alternating complex panels, the exterior sides with formal meandering scrollwork, the six-character mark of Chenghua to base...
A 4.5" octagonal Kakiemon porcelain bowl decorated with a branch of pomegranates. Ex-Christies.
Condition: Good, no chips, hairlines or repairs. The glaze is a bit rough on the upper rim, the enamel worn on one flower on the outer side of the bowl.
A fine bear climbing a rocky ledge decorates this large bronze vase. It bears an impressed mark, untranslated, on the base. The patina is medium brown, the condition is excellent. Height 14.5", Diameter 10"