Set of three large graduated Japanese Arita porcelain serving bowls, each decorated in underglaze blue with a landscape scene featuring a temple set against craggy mountains and trees. A flowing band of scrolling foliage encircles the exterior. Probably late Meiji Period (circa 1900 to early 20th century). Base marked. In diameter, each measures: 10," 8 7/8" and 7 1/2." In height, they are 3 3/4," 3 3/8" and 2 3/4." Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or ...click for details
Japanese Edo Period woodblock print triptych titled "The Loyal Story of Kagami-yama" depicting the court lady Iwafuji berating her maid Onoe, while Ohatsu listens from behind a screen by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Signed "Ichiryusai Kuniyoshi ga" and "Chooro Kuniyoshi ga" and with red kiri seal on all panels. Published by Ibaya Senzaburo (Dansendo) circa 1852. Each panel measures about 14 1/4"V x 9 1/2 - 9 3/4"H. Very good color. Minor wormage and ...click for details
"Totsuka: View of Mt. Fuji from the Mountain Road (Station 6)" from the series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) published by Tsutaya Kichizo in 7/1855. The print depicts farmers planting rice in the flooded rice paddies during the spring. This is not a later edition or reproduction. It is a guaranteed original woodblock print by Hiroshige. Standard vertical oban print measuring about 14 3/8"V x 9 7/8"H x (image: 13 1/2"V x 8 ...click for details
Large Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) high-fired gray-black pottery bottle-form vase with geometric incised designs of unusually fine form. 11 1/2"H. Very good overall condition with minor wear. One thin old chip to the foot (see enlargement 8).
9 1/2" diameter Imari "sansui" (landscape) design scalloped edge plate decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red and green pigment with extensive gilt highlights set against a white porcelain ground. The base bears a small underglaze blue seal and a single spur mark. Late Meiji Period (late 19th century). Very good overall condition. There are a few surface scratches in the glaze but no chips or cracks.
Pair of Tang Dynasty (618 - 906 AD) ceramic tomb figures depicting soldiers or grooms dressed in long tunics. Much original pigment remaining and facial features evident. Some small chips to base. 8 3/4"H.
Chinese Southern Song to Yuan Dynasty amber-brown glazed stoneware ovoid form storage jar with everted rim flange, four horizontal loop handles high at the shoulder, and flat base. Probably from the Fujian kiln. 8 3/4"H. Circa 13th/14th century. The jar is from the Tucson collection of a couple who lived in Asia in the 1960's. It bears the registration seal of the Philippine Museum in Manila. Very good overall condition with typical wear to glaze. The glaze is slightly lighter th ...click for details
13"H buff-colored earthenware Yangshao type funerary urn decorated on the shoulders with bold black and red geometric designs. The symbolic significance of this decoration is apparently unknown. Ovoid form with a wide body extending to its widest girth at the mid-section and tapering to a narrow base. Two strap handles at the sides. Neck ending in an everted rim with evenly spaced tiny holes. Machang type (circa 2200 B.C.) of the Majiayao culture, Gansu Province. Machang type wares ar ...click for details
Chinese Jin Dynasty (1125-1234) truncated meiping vase with a rounded body, two lug handles, and a short neck ending in a dish-shaped mouth. It is decorated with a light green colored glaze, which extends down toward the unglazed base. 11"H. Very good overall condition. One small rim chip and some degradation and losses to the thin glaze.