Condition excellant with the exception of a couple of small surface paint chips on face reveal white undercoat (clears shown in pictures)
Vase is in very good condition, no chips, no dents, and no losses.
On the black lacquered back is the rement of a very old label with indistinguishable Asian characters. Plate is 10.75 at the widest point.Sourced from an old estate in the US, Chinoiserie of this detail and quality are rare, probably Edo Period between 18...
This cannister style caddy is from an estate in the US...Both the Chinese and Japanese used this shape tea cannister and Lu Tongs poems were also highly regarded in Japan, so it is possible the these tea caddies are Japanese in o...
the bag is roughly 10 x 12 inches and has a generous amount of cording for adjustable straps.
Possibly carved from cryptomera wood and darkened with age, this carved figure has both a simplicity and elegance which are, for me, the major characteristics of Japanese asthetics.
Really rare ethnographic item in unusually good condition. the basket alone measures roughly 18 inches x 12 inches x 3+ inches...