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.
A rare Japanese moriage cloisonné enamel ovoid baluster vase decorated with a spray of white roses on a midnight blue enamel ground. Height: 14.8 cm. c. 1900.
There is a bruise with lost enamel to the reverse of the vase and some curious uneven marks to the midnight blue ground where it is slightly raised above the usual level due to some production fault (visible in some of the photos) . One or two very minor scratches ...click for details
A very attractive Japanese cloisonné charger, decorated with shaped turquoise reserves of birds and flowers on a white ground densely inlaid with geometric and floral designs, the reverse counter-enamelled in white and turquoise. Probably Nagoya, c. 1870-80. Diameter: 30.5 cm.
The brilliance of the colours is intensified by the fine state of preservation of the gilding. No damage. ...click for details