All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1259824 (stock #2736)

£ 160.00
A finely potted Arita o-zara painted in nakajiro style with an empty unpainted central reserve decorated with a continuous stylised Lotus flower arabesque with dense foliage. The reverse decorated with gobenka scrolling arabesque painted in outline; evidently the painter forgot to infill it. The porcelain is highly translucent and delicately potted. The base supported by three triangularly arranged spurs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1259821 (stock #2735)

£ 160.00
Ai Kutani Lotus Scroll Plate c.1680 no 1 A finely potted Arita o-zara painted in nakajiro style with an empty unpainted central reserve decorated with a continuous stylised Lotus flower arabesque with dense foliage. The reverse decorated with gobenka scrolling arabesque. The porcelain is highly translucent and delicately potted. The base supported by three triangularly arranged spurs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1259804 (stock #2734)

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An Hirado incense burner of squat globular form with three scroll feet and lion mask handles with a high domed reticulated cover surmounted by a Shishi and ball filial. The body of the koro decorated in underglaze blue with a Chinese “ko sometsuke” style landscape. The censer is in good condition without chips, restoration, but there are some firing flaws notably to the juncture of the legs and to the body of the koro, and a minor firing crack to the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1259801 (stock #2733)

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A substantial well cast and elegantly proportioned Chinese bronze vase of elongated flattened pear shape with ring handles issuing from the mouths of a pair of horned beasts. The neck decorated with a panel of wan diaper cast decoration, and the shoulders with a further band of angular leiwen diaper inset with taotie, monster masks. The body is plain with a repeat of the leiwen diaper and taotie motif to the swelling foot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1258074 (stock #2732)

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A large Chinese “Swatow” type dish decorated in iron red, green and turquoise blue over-glaze enamels, , with a central calligraphic compass motif. The central three character mark reads “tian xia yi” everything under heaven and is surrounded by the twenty four cardinal points of the Chinese celestial compass. The remainder of the bowl is decorated with five auspicious leaping Carp and stylised foliage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1258072 (stock #2731)

£ 235.00
An interesting moulded “ko sometsuke” dish in the form of an upturned Lily pad decorated with a central motif painted in reverse of a Butterfly surrounded by flowers and other flying insects sitting upon a Lotus pad from which radiates a series of fourteen panels containing various flowers, including a Lotus, Camelia, Chrysanthemum and Pomegranates. The dish dates to the early seventeenth century c.1620-40 Tianqi or Chongzhen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1257657 (stock #2730)

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A fine pair of early eighteenth century tea bowls and saucers decorated with a pair of Bijin and a flower cart, hanagurma, carrying a flower basket, hanakago, containing Cherry blossom with Chrysanthemums. The tea bowls and saucers are in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration, some wear to the enamels and gilding commensurate with their age. The porcelain is of very fine quality and the tea bowls are thinly potted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1256950 (stock #2728)

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A moulded bowl decorated to the interior with a pair Bijin each carrying a flower, one a Peach bough and the other an Iris, or perhaps Orchid, a symbol of shy retiring female beauty, and intertwined Chrysanthemum blooms and flowering prunus. The outside of the bowl decorated with stylised floral motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1256949 (stock #2727)

£ 130.00
A good Imari bowl with some unusual design elements decorated with the auspicious Shishi ni Botan motif. Each leaping Shishi inset with an ogee shaped reserve and set against a ground of Peonies and brocade form clouds. The interior of the bowl decorated with an unusual underglaze blue narrow landscape band with fern croziers, kinsai Chrysanthemum and stream, ryuusuimon motifs. The well decorated with the Three Friends of Winter, the shochikubai. The base unmarked and with a bulls eye base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1255437 (stock #2726)

£ 110.00
A scalloped form plate decorated with a series of auspicious motifs. A Ginko leaf arabesque ground in underglaze blue inset with three hexalobed reserves containing Karashishi, Chinese lions, each gripping a cash, shippo, tied with gilt ribbon, and a central motif of a shochikubai, the three friends of winter, within a border of scrolling waves. The reverse painted with a Lotus, karakusa, arabesque, and a six character mark for the Emperor Chenghua...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1255430 (stock #2725)

£ 110.00
A scalloped form plate decorated with a series of auspicious motifs. A Ginko leaf arabesque ground in underglaze blue inset with three hexalobed reserves containing Karashishi, Chinese lions, each gripping a cash, shippo, tied with gilt ribbon, and a central motif of a shochikubai, the three friends of winter, within a border of scrolling waves. The reverse painted with a Lotus, karakusa, arabesque, and a six character mark for the Emperor Chenghua...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1255339 (stock #2724)

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A barbed form dish decorated with the so-called “over-the-wall” Dragon pattern that became popular on Chinese Export porcelain during the Yongzheng–Qianlong period, and was subsequently widely adopted by English porcelain factories, notably Bow in the mid 18th century. The body of the dragon is partially concealed beneath the underside of the rim following closely the Chinese original...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1255336 (stock #2723)

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A barbed form dish decorated with the so-called “over-the-wall” Dragon pattern that became popular on Chinese Export porcelain during the Yongzheng–Qianlong period, and was subsequently widely adopted by English porcelain factories, notably Bow in the mid 18th century. The body of the dragon is partially concealed beneath the underside of the rim following closely the Chinese original...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1254902 (stock #2722)

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A circular dish with slightly everted rim decorated with a landscape freize to the cavetto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1254898 (stock #2721)

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A very rare “mark and period” wucai dish dating to the late Ming period and the reign of the Emperor Tianqi decorated with the Chinese literati subject of the scholar Wang Xizhi standing beneath a Willow tree observing a flock of Geese in flight. Wang Zhi was a noted Chinese scholar and calligraphy master, known as the Sage of Calligraphy, who lived during the Jin Dynasty. It was said that by observing the manner in which the geese moved their heads proved the key to the way in which he mani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1254547 (stock #2720)

$145.00
A dish of distinctive ribbed petal kikugata form decorated in a three colour palette of under-glaze blue, iron red and gilding. Painted with a central motif of a stylised sansui landscape based on one of the eight views of Omi framed by elaborate symmetrically arranged Thistle sprays, azami, emblematic of spring. The dish measures 22cm in diameter and stands 3cm to the rim. The dish is in overall good condition, but there are some small areas of crazing to the rim and several short hairlines,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1254542 (stock #2719)

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A very unusual dish of barbed scalloped form painted in underglaze cobalt blue with the Kraak mesiande grid pattern set against a frogs spawn style ground with a central motif of three rats amongst nyoi houju and wakamatsu, young pines. The cavetto decorated with further nyoi houju and pearl shaped reserve containing a representation of a rat with jewels and young pine. The dish would seem to be intended to celebrate the beginning of the New Year, presumably that of the year of the rat, nezumido...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1254533 (stock #2718)

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A fine quality early Eighteenth century export saucer dish decorated with a central kikkumon and sprays of Chrysanthemums and Prunus branches in a five colour palette sans aubergine enamel. The reverse decorated with three prunus sprays. The dish has elements of slightly raised moulded decoration in the form of three plum flowers and three chrysanthemum blooms. The dish measures 23cm in diameter and stands 3.5cm high at the rim and is in good condition, no cracks, chips or restoration, some we...