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This tray has a well-painted floral design with green arabesques covering the interior. The exterior is lacquered black and undecorated. There is an overall crackle effect to the interior. There is no flaking, and old separations along the base and sides are stable. Generally, it is in good condition with only modest wear to the interior.
Length: 17 ¾ in., Width: 12 ½ in., Height: 1 5/8 in.
This candlestick is cast in the form of a medieval, possibly English, bearded ma. The candle cups and base are attached by a hand-cut screw that formed part of the casting. It has an old, though not original patina. It is in good condition.
Height: 8 ½ in., Width: 6 in.
This polychrome wood carving appears to be in original paint with old wear and some losses. The right arm has been reattached and a thin base was attached to the base later. Old label with attributes on bottom.
Height: 7 in.
This portrait of a saint is thickly painted with old losses, particularly to part of the right background. There is an old date label on back. Old worm damage is visible on the back.
Height: 6 in., Width: 4 ¾ in., Thickness: 5/8 in.
The interior of this dish is painted with a stylized dragon amid a concentric wave design, with the well having four elongated cloud designs. The underside has four “ruyi” fungus and a rectangular character in underglaze blue in the center. It is raised on a low foot, the base of which is not glazed, and the dense, white porcelain body is exposed. A few small pin pricks in the glaze, typical of older wares, are seen in the glaze here and there...
The interior of this dish is decorated with a pair of phoenix birds in flight. The underside has four “ruyi” fungus in underglaze blue and an underglaze blue single character mark is painted on the center of the base. It is raised on a low footring, the base of which is unglazed exposing the dense, white porcelain body. There are some small pinhole glaze pricks with some darkening that is typical of older porcelain wares...
This two-handles stoneware vase's body is covered in a creamy slip glaze which is carved through with a peony design to reveal the light brown clay body. The entire vase except for the foot is covered in a very thin clear glaze enriching the tone of both slip and body. The light brown clay body is exposed on the footring and base. A small amount of burial earth adheres to the foot and base. It is in good condition.
Height: 8 in., Diameter: 4 ¼ in.
A Drawing Manual for Schools by Asai Chu. Pub. 1898 Vol. 8
10 1/8 x 7 1/8 ins. (25.7 x 18.2 cms) The Japanese title is Chugaku Edehon, this being the second printing of Meiji 31 (1898), the original printing was in 1895. The Japanese Education Ministry, the Monbusho, had commissioned Asai Chu (1856-1907), one of the foremost artists and educators of the day, to create a series of such handbooks for schools giving instruction in Western methods...