Song to Yuan dynasty globular form jar with short neck and flaring lip covered overall with a creamy-tan faintly crackled celadon glaze which extends into the mouth, leaving the interior unglazed, and ends just short of the unglazed foot and base. The rough foot, which has burnt slightly orange, is slightly beveled inward. Circa 13th/14th century. 3 7/8 high x 4 1/2 diameter; mouth rim 3 1/8 diameter.
Right panel from a Russo-Japanese War triptych titled News from the Russo-Japanese War: The Russian Railway Carriage Falling to the Bottom of the Frozen Lake by Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874-1944) dated March 1904. Based upon an actual historic event, a train loaded with reserve Russian soldiers headed to the war front crashed through the ice on Lake Baikal. The complete triptych is in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. It is also illustrated on page 122 of The Arts of Meiji Japa ...click for details
Chinese Southern Song to Yuan dynasty qingbai (yingqing) porcelain glazed bowl decorated on the exterior with carved flower leaves. The smooth, blue-green glaze stops short of the unglazed rim and covers the exterior of the foot. The slightly recessed foot and rim are unglazed. This bowl is likely from the NanFeng kiln of JingXi province. Circa 13th century. 5 3/4 diameter x 2 3/8 high. Very good overall condition. There is old production crazing to the glaze which has slightly browned in som ...click for details
Song to Jin wide-mouthed squat jar (guan) with a short neck and flaring lip covered in a russet glaze with accents of dark brown over brown slip. The glaze extends into the interior and about 2/3 down the body leaving an unglazed base which reveals a smooth reddish buff body. The knife cut foot is slightly beveled inward. This jar was produced at the DangYangYu kiln of Henan Province, which belongs to the larger Cizhou kiln system, and dates circa 11th/12th century. 3 3/8 high x 4 ½ diamet ...click for details
Two Chinese late Song to Yuan qingbai (yingqing) hu-shaped porcelain vases decorated with iron rust spot decoration arranged in diamond patterns on a finely crackled, thin grayish glaze. One vase has a distinct footed base and the other has a slightly concave flat base. The shorter vase is glazed in the interior. Circa 13th/14th century. 4 3/8 high and 4 Ύ high. The taller vase is in very good overall condition with some flaking to the iron spots. The shorter vase has glaze flaking and degrada ...click for details
Chinese late Ming to early Qing (17th century) Zhangzhou (Swatow) porcelain deep charger decorated with floral panels around a central floral medallion in iron-red, green, and black overglaze enamels on a crackle glaze ground. 13" diameter x 2 3/4" high. There is significant wear to the enamels and several very old rim chips (see enlargements 6 and 7). There is a fine quality restoration to a more recent chip which is not visible to the eye. The center of enlargement 11 shows where th ...click for details
Chinese export porcelain rectangular deep vegetable dish decorated in underglaze blue with the traditional exotic houses, mountains, ships and a bridge set against a white porcelain ground. The central panel is surrounded by a "rain and cloud" border. The use of this earlier pattern border and the thick "orange peel" glaze indicate a date circa 1820. This style of dish is illustrated on page 245 (plate 656) of Nancy Schiffer's book "Chinese Export Porcelain." Th ...click for details
Chinese thinly potted Yaozhou kiln celadon glazed classic conical form Southern Song dynasty bowl with slightly everted rim. Circa 13th century. 6 diameter by 2 3/8 high. Very good overall condition with an original potting flaw to the rim. This bowl is from a New Orleans collection.
Chinese conical form Yaozhou bowl covered overall with an olive-brown celadon glaze permeated with bubbles. Three spur marks are on the fully glazed foot rim. Dark spots are scattered in the glaze. Measures 5 5/8 6 diameter by just over 2 high. Southern Song dynasty (circa 13th century). This misshapen bowl is in good overall condition. There is a barely visible fine hairline crack in the interior that extends to the exterior and there are a few other fine cracks and scratches in the ...click for details
Japanese "zelkova" (keyaki) wood Yonezawa style two-section tansu with round iron lock plates engraved in a butterfly motif and rimmed with a thin band of silvery "hakudo" (nickel alloy). "Mokko" (melon style) drawer pulls and four side carrying handles. Circa 1880. 38"H x 38 3/4"W x 17 1/2"D. The tansu is in very good sturdy condition and has the original lacquered finish. There is a slight warp in the case at the lower lower left side of the dr ...click for details