This is an unusually shaped Kiyomizu vase decorated in gosu blue with the family crest (mon) called "AOI(Mallow)-MON" shown on two sides. It is the mon of the Tokugawa shoguns — three hollyhock leaves inside a circle. Maruni Mitsu Aoi (Mitsuba aoi). These crests are then surrounded with matte black enamel decoration of spiraling vines and leaves. The background is a lovely soft tan crackle glaze. The vase measures 10.2" high by 4.3" diameter at the waist and weighs 410 gm...
A rare, very decorative, Celadon glazed Alms Bowl, 18th - 19th century with its original wooden stand. Very nice Celadon glaze. The rim of the bowl covered with a dark brown wash, the unglazed footring covered with a pale brown wash.
Diameter : 23,8 cm. H : without wooden stand : 13,5 cm ( With wooden stand : 22 cm. )
Condition : The bowl in perfect condition. The old wooden stand broken and re - glued.
A fantastic Chinese 18/19 C. jade boulder of rounded oval form carved with a bearded man with a peach and a walking boy carrying a lingzhi fungus, the scene set in a mountain pavilion and under pine trees. The russet skin of the stone which is of pale green, has been very cleverly exploited to resemble rocks. The back of the boulder depicts a crane flying above trees and a waterfall...
A highly desirable Chinese jade coup, shaped as a lotus leaf with flower blossoms decorating the handle and body. The stone is of an even tone with a slight hint of russet. This is a very attractive composition of the "caged" style and measures 5 1/2inches ( 14 cm) wide. In excellent condition. Age: Ming 17 C.
A pair of silk applique roundels for a robe mounted on paper, embroidered in Peking knot and gold thread. Showing auspicious symbols and bats, dating to the late Qing period. Condition: slightly faded. Dimension: 20 cm diameter.
Tall Chinese Sui / Tang Dynasty Pottery Groom Figure
This fine pottery figure of a servant, probably a groom, was made during either the Sui Dynasty (AD 581 - 618) or the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a cream-coloured pottery and is quite highly fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. The figure stands in a slightly bowed position with hands clasped together across his chest. Note the fine detail of the face and the head gear...
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Dragon Handled Bowl (Ex. Lammers Collection)
This rare and unusual bowl was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). Its form is of a round bowl with an integral handle in the form of a dragon's head. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively highly-fired red pottery that has been coated in a green glaze...
Chinese Han Dynasty Decorated Glazed Pottery Bowl (206 BC - AD 220)
This rare and unusual bowl was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). The outer wall is decorated with an elaborate moulded design comprising bands of scrolling and geometric patterns. It is quite heavily-potted and relatively highly-fired, having a ring to it when tapped. This bowl was fired upside down as can be seen by the way the glaze has sagged in places around the rim and pooled within the recessed base...
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Jar with Octagonal Base
This large pottery jar (or "hu") was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a reddish pottery that has been coated with a green glaze. Due to its long burial in damp conditions, the glaze has thinned and flaked in places as well as acquiring a silvery iridescence. On opposing sides at the waist are two moulded taotie ring handles as well as several bands and ridges that surround the jar...
Early Qing Period
Size: Diameter 8.26cm Thickness 0.8cm
Ex-collection of a Pebble Beach, CA estate.
This Jade often referred to as moss in the snow Jade is a small bangle for a young daughter or a person with smaller hands. The smooth form and flat like touch are similar elements seen with works done from the Qing period. The Jade has several inclusions on the interior.
Shikishi or Ryoshi Box with Okame Motif
Umezawa Ryushin (1874-1953)
Size: Length 11" Width 12.25" Height 1.7"
Umezawa Ryushin is the son of the noted lacquer artist, Shibata Zeshin. Ryushin's lacquer ware works have been popular recently and renewed interests have appeared since he inherits the techniques of his father.
The rustic cedar box is used to store papers and letters...
Antique Chinese blue and white individual cloisonne salt and pepper in excellent condition. Original gold gilt still intact except for gold loss to the lid of the pepper. Dates circa 1900 and measure: Salt cellar about 1" high x about 1.75" diameter, pepper 1.5" high x 1.75 diameter.
A cloisonné belt ornament from Southern China with flora and bird design. The cloisonné is identical on both sides with very high quality workmanship. Age: Late Qing, 19th century. Size: L.30cm. W. 7cm. Condition: No repairs. Normal wear.
A Goryeo dynasty Korean bronze bottle with good green patina, 13th century. It measures 33cm high X about 17cm diameter, or 13 inches X 6 3/4 inches. It is unbroken, but has two small old lead repairs visible in the images. There are two shallow dents in the body, one below a light scrape mark extending down from the neck base. A closely related example is illustrated in plate 1 of "Metal Works & Ceramics of Koryo Dynasty Korea", Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1991...
Chinese coral necklace with beads that have each been hand-carved into tulips. The coral is of a light pink with white areas. 20th century
Size: 9" length
Large Ming Dynasty light green bowl with crackling in the glaze. Overall in very good condition. Hi-resolution images on request. Diameter: 10 inches, height: 2.50 inches.
Almost abstract in form, this stained boxwood netsuke depicts two wrestling monkeys balanced upon a plinth. These creatures, beloved subjects in Japan, are often portrayed enjoying humanistic activities. In this lovely piece, the artist perfectly captivates the spirit of this sport so venerated in Japan. (During the Tokugawa period, professional wrestling -sumo - became very popular...
Small green Song Dynasty Celedon dish with crackled glaze. Glaze wear on rim. Diameter: 4.25 inches.