Antique Chinese porcelain bowl of a thin form, with gilt rim and yellow enamel inner rim with peaches and lucky bats. The inside center has a red dragon with gilt accenting. The outer body of the bowl has two colorful powder blue and pink-red dragons flying over waters. The bottom of the bowl is marked Guangxu period (1875-1908). Very small loss on rim.
Size: 2.5" height, 5.5" diameter
Antique Japanese bronze mirror with a recessed interior scene in which two cranes and a large turtle kiss in a marshy environment. The turtle's shell has been pierced through so that a cord may be slipped through for holding the mirror.
Size: 4.75" diameter, .75" depth
Antique Chinese porcelain censer in the form of a lotus pod with wonderfully sculpted, red-accented petals. The lid is gilt and the handles are two lotus buds with curled leaves. The large base cascades downwards in beautiful deep blue, and has the image of a waterfowl and a lotus bud on its front and back.
Size: 5.25" height, 6.75" width
Antique Japanese chop case made of boxwood and carved with a beautiful lady, the inside of the box is still coated with powdered orange-red seal ink, at the base of the box is a semi circular bead made of amber, the top of the box is closed with a bead of bone and a smaller one of coral, the toggle is the shell of a cone snail, the sea creature hunts with a venomous barb, Meiji Period.
Size of the box: 3" high.
A beautifully carved grey-green hard stone vase with carved panels of chrysanthemums on its front and backside. The handles have been carved elaborately with creeping vine motifs, while two carved hard stone rings hang from each one. The lid has been carved with the same vine motif and large finial. The vase comes with a beautiful hardwood stand, with silver inlay geometric patterns.
Size: (w/ stand) 9.75" height (w/o stand) 8.5" height, 5.5" width
Antique Japanese large bronze suiban, or shallow dish for the display of viewing stones and small plants. The legs have been wonderfully casted to resemble gnarled vines, or perhaps a Buddha's hand citron fruit. One side of the suiban displays a raised dragon flying through incised winds. The other side shows two lounging tigers. The entirety of the suiban has a beautiful, natural patina due to antiquity.
Size: 6.5" height, 19.5" length, 13" width
Chinese small shallow porcelain bowl, glazed with a delicate pale blue celadon, incised with a floral motif on the inside bottom, the outside is glazed as well with the rim remaining bare, Song Dynasty.
Size: 4 3/4" wide diameter x 7/8" high
A small Chinese porcelain cup with Qingbai style light blue-green crackle glaze and very thin form. The rim is ebbed like flower petals and the interior has been incised to look like the inside of a flower.
Size: 2.25" height, 3" width