A rare Japanese gilt-copper ekoro (censer), the brazier engraved with lotus, the cover pierced with a dharma wheel surrounded by scrolling foliage and the handle similarly decorated. Length: 27.5 cm. Kamakura period (14/15th cent.).
A small pillar mounted on the terminal of the handle is missing.
A Japanese woodblock print of the Dainan Gate, Mukden by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950). Signed in pencil at lower left. Jizuri seal in left margin. Framed and glazed. Image area: 26 x 39 cm. With frame: 36 x 49 cm.
Slight cockling to print. No damage or staining. In excellent condition- as is the frame.
An attractive Fukagawa Imari bowl, the interior enamelled with panels of birds, bamboo and iris on a prunus ground, the reverse with sprays of prunus. Underglaze blue Fukagawa mark to the base. Diameter: 9 5/8 in. Early 20th cent.
A Japanese pottery bowl enamelled on the interior with a central ao-kutani style motif of a bird and flowers surrounded by a panelled border of figures, flowers and ju characters and to the exterior with floral sprays. Diameter: 6 5/8 in. c.1900.
Perfect. The uneven rustic potting of this bowl and casually dripped, lightly-crackled glaze is very appealing. ...click for details
A kabuki print by Utagawa Kunisada c. 1830. Dimensions: 14 ¾ x 10 in.
The art-name is Gototei used by Kunisada up until 1844. The print has lost its frame, but has been mounted with care from the top edge only. Some wear to the edges and a little grubby, but no damages or repairs.