Chinese Ming dynasty blue and white stem bowl, Jiajing period. 15,2 cm diameter. the bowl has small chipped and hairline. the stem has been broken missing the bottom part. Free from any repair.
Chinese Tang or Five Dynasties whistle with bird figure. Yue ware. Good conditions except glaze degradation because found from under the river. 7,5cm wide. 5cm high.
Large and well made Chinese hardwood horseshoe back chairs. Total of four available.
Exceptional early 20th - Republic Chinese porcelain vase with birds on rock work and various floral decorations on a pale celadon ground. Underglaze blue Qianlong seal mark on base. No damage or repairs.
14th-15th Vietnamese blue and whit jarlet with Dragon motive. 8,5 cm diameter. 4 cm high. Good conditions.
Vietnamese blue and white jar. 14th-15th century. Good conditions, except few 1 cm hairlines at the rim. No chips or repair. 10 cm diameter. 6 cm high.
This is a beautifully designed bowl from the Kyoto area - with vibrant shades of red, green, yellow, blue, and white. The painting is of fruit and flowers. The glaze is bubbled in a few places. It stands around 2 1/2 inches tall, and is 4 3/4 inches in diameter. The bowl is signed on the bottom with four characters inside of a pentagon. I believe the signature to be that of Tosa - a noted potter who worked in Gojosaka and learned his art from the Rokubie family...
One set of 4 scroll paintings from the Qing period. Each depicts scene of old fashion girls and her lovers. Probably based on the " Red Chamber Dream" novel. Each was in old rosewood frame. Ink and color on paper. Two were signed but too faded unable to decipher. Scrolls can be removed since they not glued down. Total size of each 15"x62". Painting size is 11"x45". Some creases on paintings. Few flaws: rubbing, fading. Overall nice paintings with great impression.
Wonderful antique Staffordshire spill vase of a couple with a dog figurine dating to 1840-1860. It measures 6" high and 3.5" wide. It is in excellent condition except for the mans left black shoe has been chipped. The colors are wonderful and just a very charming Staffordshire!
Large Old Chinese Cast Iron Bowl in Pan ritual Bronze from 8 Character raised inscription on interior of the bowl,shou characters along the rim, and animal form tripod feet, Circa late Ming dynasty, 3.75" X 13"
A scholarly landscape unfolds around this proud sometsuke porcelain tea pot by Takahashi Dohachi decorated by important artist Tomioka Tessai. The piece is signed by both artists, Dohachi within the lid, Tessai on the side. It is 8 cm tall, 5 cm diameter and in fine condition...
A fly whisk Symbol of the Buddhist priest and poem decorate the side of this large bowl made by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Tajika Chikuson enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition...
Unique Antique Tibetan 19th century lacquered cabinet with beautiful age and charming country look. Sunflower and peony flower detail on doors painted in yellow and green. Top of cabinet has two drawers that pull out and bottom cabinet has two opening doors with loop hole handles.
Dimensions: Height 39", 38" Long, 21.5" Deep
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid. Inside, reflecting the (once wooden) stones, Pine trees are performed with gold maki-e. The box is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The large stone is for black writing ink, the small stone for red stamp ink...
A pair of married gourds in soft, matte finish featuring polished bone or antler finials through which passes a brown silk chord. 16 inches long and 6 inches long respectively (40 cm and 15 cm). Both are in fine condition.
Gourds are rich in the traditions and symbolism of many Asian cultures, especially China and Japan. Dried it can last indefinitely, is both hollow and yet contains many seeds and expands as it grows, making it a token of longevity, fertility and fortune...
There is a very similar cup in The Story of Imari by Goro Shimura book on page 187. This is a truly superb pair in excellent condition no chips, cracks or restoration. The painter took extra care to add lots of detail and charm to these late 18th to very early 19th century cups. I love how the herons are placed in different poses. You can clearly see where some of the cobalt has come through the glaze especially on the rims. Shimura talks about the white herons against the blue background...
Made by Tiffany & Co. this sterling silver cold meat fork would be a lovely addition to any silver service. It is in very fine condition and weighs 60 gms.
Terrific sized tall Japanese natural blonde kiri wood clothing chest. Top section contains two sliding doors with shelf space, and three small drawers. Bottom two sections of chest each contain two large drawers. Handles have simple and stylish design.
Taisho period (1912- Circa 1920)
Dimensions: 55.75" High X 36" Wide, 15" Deep