Finely painted pair of Kutani vases with opulently rich brocade decoration. These are 7" tall, 5 1/2" wide, 13/4" deep and have no condition issues beyond some "mellowing" to the gold on the creatures. These are the finest Kutani pottery pieces I have ever seen. Shinto priests and lovely geisha in landscapes are depicted in mirror imaged cartouches. Museum quality treasures for the advanced collector. Please write for more images.
Early Japanese imari jar. Height is ", width is " Condition is excellent except for the missing lid. Iron red overglaze decorations on blackish blue cobalt and white porcelain. This is heavy for size and strongly constructed.
Unusual figural design hand painted on an 18" diameter imari charger. Design is highlighted by delicate gold embellishments to the clouds, the pine and throughout.
Depth is 3" and condition is excellent. There are several places where there is a subtle color change to the clay body that is probably from the firing process. (See images) This is part of the charger's handmade character and not distracting.
Large Japanese lacquerware tray with maki cranes on nashiki ground. Width is 21.5", width 12". Condition is good with small chips to nashiki edges, black back and several stains.(see image)The important parts are all present, well painted and this is worth repairing.