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Rare Arita Zhadou form Sake Warmer c.1700

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1229199 (stock# 2656)

Rare Arita Zhadou form Sake Warmer c.1700
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A rare Arita zhadou form sake cup warmer. These unusually shaped vessels following the form of zhadou, Chinese lays jar, were used for the warming of sake cups, and as flower vases. The form of these cup warmers seem to follow Chinese Song precedents, an example of the Japanese preference for more classical Chinese forms, rather than later Ming and Qing examples, which characteristically have much wider openings. This particular example dates to around the Genroku period circa 1690-1710 and is d ...click for details


Hirado Monkey Manzai Netsuke Meji

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1226106 (stock# 2655)

Hirado Monkey Manzai Netsuke Meji
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An amusing netsuke form model of a mischievous monkey dressed as a Manzai dancer based on an Ivory model of the late Edo period. The figure is crisply modelled, the head partially bisque with cobalt blue and iron brown glaze applied to the head dress and flowing robes. Both the head and the long tongue are separately modelled from the base. Sarumiwashi, trained monkeys were a popular form of entertainment in Japan, and also performed as part of Shinto rituals relating to the New Year. The nets ...click for details


Ai Kakiemon “Master of the Rocks” Dish c.1680

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700   item# 1226105 (stock# 2654)

Ai Kakiemon “Master of the Rocks” Dish c.1680
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A fine Kakiemon dish exploring the theme of scholarly reclusion decorated with a figure standing upon a pier leading to a Tea house or Hermits refuge enclosed by a desolate landscape of a lake and mountains. The scene may possibly be based on one of the views of Lake Biwa, Hakkei Omi, which contains a comparable pier and building. Other elements such as the gnarled Plum tree may refer to the scholar hermit Lin Bu a noted admirer of the Plum tree, a symbol of resilience and integrity. The use o ...click for details


Ko Imari Katagami-zuri Dish c.1700

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 1225578 (stock# 2653)

Ko Imari Katagami-zuri Dish c.1700
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An unusual rhomboid quadrilobed form dish decorated with a landscape of islands with Pagodas within a lake or estuarine setting conceivably a composition based on the “Eight views of the Xiao and the Xiang rivers”, Shosho hakkei. The design produced largely through the use of a stencil with additional applications of wash. The technique of using paper stencils, katagamni zuri, to reproduce patterns was also used at the Nabeshima kiln. The reverse of the dish is painted with a lotus scroll arab ...click for details


Fine Ko Imari Ryu-mon Tray Dish Mid Edo c.1750

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 1225573 (stock# 2652)

Fine Ko Imari Ryu-mon Tray Dish Mid Edo c.1750
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Fine Ko Imari Ryu-mon Tray Dish Mid Edo c.1750 A dish of decagonal scalloped form with a raised upturned rim decorated in some-nishikide style and gilt outlined enamels with a Chinese four toed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl in a sky filled with auspicious clouds and lightning bolts. Its body partially obscured by the clouds and its tail emerging from waves below. The dragon subject in its present form would appear to be adapted from Chinese compositions on porcelain of the late Ming to early ...click for details


Chinese Ko Sometsuke “Shonzui” tray Dish Ming

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700   item# 1225000 (stock# 2651)

Chinese Ko Sometsuke “Shonzui” tray Dish Ming
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A rare shonzui style deep serving dish of typical form with raised rim with an irregular scalloped rim made specifically for the Japanese market and the kaiseki meal, The centre decorated with a fisherman beneath a large pine tree. The border decorated with Shonsui style diaper patterns painted in reverse style, with bamboo and prunus completing the Three Friends of Winter motif. The reverse decorated with a Lotus scroll and a six character nien hao for the Emperor Chenghua. The dish probably d ...click for details


Fine Arita Shochikubai and Shonsui Dish c.1750-80

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 1224866 (stock# 2650)

Fine Arita Shochikubai and Shonsui Dish c.1750-80
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An unusual moulded dish decorated with swirling ribbon like Shonsui brocades alternating with depictions of the Shochikubai. The central Mikomi decorated with a floral motif of two stylised flowers surrounded by a broad band of alternating cartouches in kakiwake style with auspicious objects, Chinese and Japanese Fans and a Whisk, and Cranes. The dish has a fuchi beni, iron brown glazed rim with no pattern to the reverse. A spiral fuku mark within a double square to the base and a set of four ...click for details


Ko Imari Shou Lao and the Eight Immortals Plate 18C

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 1224513 (stock# 2648)

Ko Imari Shou Lao and the Eight Immortals Plate 18C
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A rather striking Chinese derived pattern of Shou Lao and the Eight Immortals painted in a wucai, five colour, palette. The central mikomi painted with an amalgam of a Feiyu, Flying fish dragon, and a conventional dragon, rather than a true Feiyu, which would have had a pair of fins and fish tail rather than legs and conventional tail of this example. The border pattern is composed of auspicious cloud and sacred fungus motifs linked by a Karakusa arabesque. Very similar patterns were produced ...click for details


Rare Ko Imari Ichikawa Ebizō Dish c.1820 Edo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1224505 (stock# 2647)

Rare Ko Imari Ichikawa Ebizō Dish c.1820 Edo
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A rather curious dish produced at the Shida kiln in Arita made for the Japanese domestic market that contains a rebus and the mon for the famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo V, who was described as having the eye balls of a fresh Lobster from his characteristic wide eyed acting performances. It was presumably made for sale as a souvenir at the theatre. The design contains a rebus on his adopted name Ebizo, Ebi, a shrimp or lobster, and the three square rice boxes or measures, are representations ...click for details


Fine Imari Black Ship Namban Covered Bowl Meji No 2

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1224484 (stock# 2646)

 Fine Imari Black Ship Namban Covered Bowl Meji No 2
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A covered rice bowl decorated with a group of Dutch Merchants, each carefully painted with enamels inset against an Iron Red ground enclosed by Gilt coral borders, and on the other side a Black Ship Galleon. The interior of the bowl and the cover decorated with a stylised Lotus in the centre and a diaper border in underglaze cobalt blue. The stylised lotus motifs located on a slightly raised medallions. Dating Meji period or possibly earlier. The bowl measures in 11.5cm or 4.5 inches in diamete ...click for details

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