A rare octagonal porcelain dish decorated in underglaze blue with a flowering bush by a rock, along the border stylized Chinese characters. The rim glazed brown, the base with three spur marks and a "fuku" mark within a double square. Dating to the early Edo period. Condition: well with little scratches, rim with 3 tiny frits and two chips, and one chip under the glaze (photo 8). Dimension: diameter: 20 cm, 3.2 cm high.
An Arita hexagonal lidded porcelain box on six bun feet, decorated with chrysanthemum and other plants growing amongst rocks, in underglaze blue. Dating to the early Edo period, c. 1690. Please refer for a quite identical box to Barry Davies: "Ko-Imari from the Collection of Oliver Impey", No. 42, pages 86-87. Condition: very good, only one handle restuck and lid with a tiny bubble burst. Dimension: handle to handle: 20 cm, 12 cm high.
The circular dish made of fine milky white porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels as iron-red, blue, green, yellow, black and gold. The well painted with a prunus tree, coiled dragon and ho-o bird. The reverse with scrolls. Condition: fine, the green enamel with partial spalling. Dimension: diameter: 20.9 cm.
A magnificent, large Seto porcelain vase showing flying geese among snowy plants in low relief, on a celadon ground. The base is signed in underglaze blue "Seto, Kawamoto Masukichi sei". Condition: fine, only small area with three tiny flakes in celadon glaze (see picture 6). Dimension: 30.3 cm high.
Influenced by the Chinese Transitional porcelain this dish shows in the center a bridge with a farmer and two cows. On the back a single spur mark. Condition: fine, little wear, foot rim with a small loss (production flaw). Dimension: diameter: 21.3 cm, weight: 396 g. Without wooden stand.
A domed porcelain jar lid with hexagonal base, painted in Imari colors with gold. The knob as a lion dog (shishi). Condition: Good. Gilding slightly worn. Inner circlet tiny chiped. Dimension: Height 10,8 cm., width 14 cm., inner circlet approx 11,4 cm. Weight: 410 gram.