19th century Chinese porcelain covered round box for seal paste with famille verte enamel decoration of a scholar crossing a bridge from a group of houses to a lonely scholarís hut with a view of rocks, a boat and distant mountains. Base is decorated on the outside in the same color scheme with low hills and pine saplings. Wonderful potting, beautiful assured painting with different enamel colors, in excellent condition. Quiet strong piece for scholarís table. Diameter 2 3/4 inches.
19th century (late Qing Dynasty) Chinese porcelain cup with enameled decoration of butterflies in flight among grasses and flowers. Classic Chinese cup shape with flaring mouth, nice potting with characteristic blemishes in the material. Excellent quality delicate painting with differently colored enamels, in excellent condition. Height 2 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese porcelain covered round box for seal paste with underglaze blue painting of scholars and ladies in a terraced garden setting and a background view of distant mountains. Excellent quality freehand painting with beautiful washes. Tiny scratches to the glaze, staining from seal paste around the rims, overall in great condition. Very quiet subtle piece for scholarís table. Diameter 2 3/4 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain small covered round box for seal paste painted in underglaze blue with 2 boys on a terrace on the cover, and swirling clouds on the outside of the base. Excellent quality painting - see the ease and freedom of the brush strokes. Beautiful bubbly glaze. Spurious 6-character Kangxi Emperor reign mark in underglaze blue on the bottom. Tiny chip to the rim of the lower part (seen at 6 oíclock on the right image of Enlargement 3), overall in very good condition. Very qu ...click for details
Unusual 19th century Hirado Japanese porcelain brushrest in a shape of a karako (Chinese boy) lying on his stomach with his head and feet raised, his head is moveable. Wonderful modeling with incised details, excellent face, beautiful glaze, unglazed bottom, in great condition (no chips, cracks or repairs), very pleasant to the touch. Typical Hirado underglaze blue highlights, rich cobalt firing beautiful gray/brown in saturation areas, brown glaze on his pants. Very nice object for scholarís de ...click for details
Late 19th to early 20th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast crouching on a base with its head raised. Great potting, excellent face with sharp fangs and ears, beautiful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 1 5/8 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast sitting on a base with its head raised. Very nice earnest potting, delicate use of colors, marked in Chinese inside the base. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.
Early 20th century Chinese porcelain figure of standing Medicinal Buddha with a precious jewel. Very nice earnest potting with wonderful face and beautiful jewelry, wonderful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 13/16 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese elder seated on rockery with a fan in his hands. Very nice earnest potting, wonderful face, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.