Chinese Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period to early Republic period provincial pottery oil lamp with saucer base, long cylindrical tube and cup at the top, covered with a thick dark brown speckled turquoise-green colored glaze. The base is unglazed. 11 3/8” high by about 5 3/4” diameter. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. This utilitarian piece shows clear signs of use. It is in very good overall condition with one small chip at the edge of the cup (see enlargement 8). From the private collect ...click for details
Chinese Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period to early Republic period provincial pottery oil lamp with saucer base, long cylindrical tube and cup at the top, covered with a thick celadon colored glaze. The deeply recessed base is unglazed. 12 5/8” high by about 6 3/4” diameter. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. This utilitarian piece shows clear signs of use. It is in generally good overall condition with a crude old repair, production flaw, or small area of adhering residue at the side of ...click for details
Pair of matching late Qing Guangxu period joss stick holders in the form of grimacing foo lion dogs standing on a plinth. Each is decorated in ‘egg and spinach’ green glaze with brown and yellow accents. A small hole in the top of the head is used to hold a stick of incense. 9 5/8” high. 19th century. Very good overall condition. From the private collection of a former American expatriate to Guangzhou in 1983-1984.
Chinese Tang dynasty Changsha kiln stoneware squat form water jar with a short neck and four lug handles at the shoulder covered overall in a tan and olive-green glaze with brown crazing that extends into the jar and onto the flat, slightly concave base. There are firing imperfections, losses to the glaze in the inside and on the base, and a glaze loss or chip to the mouth. The glaze losses on the base reveal the characteristic white slip beneath. Circa 9th century. 4 1/2” diameter x 2 1/2” ...click for details
Chinese Song dynasty chrysanthemum form bowl with moulded radial grooves emanating from a circular center. The bowl is covered overall with an unusual glaze (possibly qingbai or celadon with significant burial adhesions) that stops well above the unglazed knife cut low foot. 4” diameter x 1 ½” high. Very good overall condition. The tiny areas at the rim where the glaze does not cover the body could be from the original production. This piece is from the collection of an American diplomat to ...click for details
Chinese late Qing dynasty Guangxu period porcelain lidded ginger jar decorated in famille rose enamels with two archaistic bronze censers on opposing sides separated by rows of Chinese calligraphy. Above the rectangular form ding censer is the script ¼ª Ïé Èç Òâ (wishes for good luck). Above the tripod wine vessel are the characters ·Â ¹Å (antique). The calligraphy between the vessels on one side is Î¬ Íõ Îå Ê® Äê ¸Ç ×÷ ±¦ ÓÃ ¶¦ and on the other side is ¸» ¹ó Íò ÄêÎÄ ¹Å ¶¡ ×÷ ÂÃ ÒÍ. The insc ...click for details
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada), depicting a heavily tattoed actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of Omatsuri Sashichi in a scene from kabuki theater. The cartouche at the upper right holds the series and image title "Mitate Tsuki Zukushi: Musashi no Tsuki" (Collection of the Full Moon Parodied: The Moon over Musashi). The lower left corner of the image holds the seal of the publisher Heirindo, the censor/date seals for 1856, and the sign ...click for details
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada), depicting two tatoo covered actors portraying a fighting scene from the kabuki theater. The title cartouche at the upper right identifies the series as "Five Elements" (Gogyo no uchi). The upper left corner of the image holds the seal of the publisher Maruya Tokuzo, the date seal for 1860, and the signature "Toyokuni ga" within a red cartouche with yellow snow. The paper size is 14 1/8" x 9 3/ ...click for details
Edo Period Japanese woodblock print diptych by Toyokuni II (1777-1835), also known as Toyoshige, depicting actors portraying a scene from the kabuki theater. Each panel bears a kiwame seal (used prior to 1842), the seal of the publisher Tama (active 1825-1835), the signature "Toyokuni ga," and the name of the actor. Each panel measures 14 1/8" - 14 1/4"V x 9 3/4" - 9 7/8H." This early 19th century print is an excellent impression with wood grain evident in the back ...click for details
Mirror pair of Chinese late Qing to early Republic period hexagonal form porcelain vases decorated in famille rose enamels with a female figure on each of the panels. Each vase has a custom wood stand and measures 8 ½” high (9 5/8” high on the stand). Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition with no chips or cracks. These vases are from a Tucson, Arizona collection.