An ivory figure of Queen Charlotte from a Chinese export chess set, her hair dressed loosely and finely carved with a bow to the reverse, the figure wearing a crown, three-strand necklace and a long gown, holding an orb and in her left hand a handkerchief. Height: 10.4 cm. mid-19th cent.
An attractive ivory figure of Queen Charlotte from a Chinese export ivory chess set, her hair swept up and dressed in Empire style, wearing a high-waisted dress and jacket and holding an orb and a handkerchief. Height: 10.5 cm. Early 19th cent.
A miniature Japanese Arita double gourd vase decorated with a scrolling floral design in iron-red, yellow and green enamels, the neck slightly reduced and fitted with a white metal stopper to allow its use as a flacon. Height: 6.1 cm. Eighteenth century.
A small Chinese porcelain bottle vase with a silver mounted neck decorated with a pattern of pendant lappets and banana leaves in underglaze blue. Underglaze blue yu mark to base. Height: 13 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
The silver collar is a European repair. No other damage.
A lozenge- shaped Makuzu Kozan bowl with re-entrant corners decorated in underglaze blue with the Three Friends to the exterior and to the interior a brocade chrysanthemum-shaped medallion surrounded by ho-o birds in flight. Underglaze six-character mark to base: Makuzu Kozan sei within an incised double circle. Width: 23 cm. c.1900.
A group of seven hollow Hanamaki clay dolls (tsuchi ningyo) of Ebisu, Kintaro, Daikoku and others, probably made for display in the matsuri (early September). Height: between 33 and 21 cm. Late Meiji, early 20th cent.