A Chinese export tankard with double-strap handle decorated in underglaze blue with a typical Canton pattern landscape below a diaper border with flowers and butterflies, the shape possibly inspired by German stoneware. Height: 13.6 cm. Late eighteenth century.
No damage. Burst glaze bubble to handle and an underglaze iron spot at rim. Slight firing flaw to handle.
A circular Japanese bronze mirror cast with the Horai-san design of a pair of cranes touching beaks beneath pine trees on a shoreline, with a turtle boss beneath which the mark Tenka Ichi (First under Heaven). Diameter: 10.2 cm. Edo period, cl 1800.
No damage. Scuff marks to rim. Some traces of silvering to reverse.