The jardiniere enamelled overall with formal scrolling lotus beneath a ruyi border and above lappets. The inside is thickly counter enamelled with blue. This is quite substantially made and so quite heavy.
Approximately 14.5 cm high, 19 cm diameter. Weight = 950 gm. Fine condition but the jardiniere has received a small knock to the side resulting is a small loss of enamel inside, but virtually nothing to see on the outsi...
A miniature Chinese cloisonne meiping vase, late 18th ~ early 19th century. Bright colours and good gilding. It is apparent that the wires are soldered which is a technique associated often with earlier wares.
Approximately 7.7 cm high. Small bruise on side with missing enamel. Tiny areas within the foot-rim where enamel is missing, manufacturing fault.
Please study the photographs.
Monju Bosatsu - Manjushri Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The painting appears to have great age and even though not in the best of condition it still has a compelling presence. It is painted on a composite sheet of thin paper, the joins can be seen as angled lines across the sheet and mounted as a kakemono. The painting is signed with a single seal impression in gold.
The painted area is approximately 106cm by 40.5cm. The painting has ho...
A genuine old facetted amber glass snuff bottle. 19th century.
Approximately 2.5/8 inches (6.7 cm) high. There is a small chip to the glass on the edge of the lower facet on one side; just near to it is a minuscule chip, both small enough to polish out. Light wear from use. Please study the photographs.
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The pipe looks a little like yellow brass in some pictures but this is a result of recent tarnishing, perhaps I should have polished it a little before taking the photographs. The base has an engraved inscription. 19th century I suspect. Especially nice is the cloud collar and the subtle shape of the base, almost peach-shape in section.
17.3/4 inches (45cm) high. Fine condition. The conical wall of the base has a slight depr...
A large stoneware leaf-shaped dish decorated with leaves and fruits in over-glaze blue and green enamels on top of underglaze blue veins. Probably a kaiseki dish for the tea ceremony. Late Edo, 19th century, Kyoto.
9.1/16 inches (23 cm) long, 5.1/2 inches (14 cm) wide. There are three lines from the edge that appear not to be a result of accidental damage but stress after the firing. The foot-rim, which is applied as a separate...
The body covered overall with a persimmon slip beneath the clear glaze, the neck dipped in a thick green glaze. The potter has engraved some fruit/vegetable forms through the slip before glazing, something I’ve never seen before. The orange and green go very well together. Within the foot-rim the body is clear glazed giving the more typical oatmeal colouring associated with Seto stoneware. 19th century.
Approximately 10.3/16 inches (25...
Frederick Starr was a professor of anthropology at Chicago University who first visited Japan in 1904 and made many subsequent visits. He wrote many papers on Japanese subjects but is probably best known in Japan for his interest in pilgrimage, he dressed in traditional pilgrim’s clothing and performed the Shikoku pilgrimage in 1917 and 1921. He became fascinated with the tradition of nailing name slips (nosatu) to te...
A Chinese agate snuff bottle. Nicely hollowed and with a recessed base. Darker in reality than my photographs suggest. Genuine old bottle. No stopper.
Approximately 2.1/8 inches (5.4 cm) high. Perfect condition.
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This diminutive oval box is constructed from the two fittings that normally grace the hilt of a samurai sword, known together as fuchi kashira. The fuchi is the part that fits the hilt next to the hand guard, tsuba, and in this example is iron with soft metal geese and wind-blown grasses. The work is exceptional; the artist has even depicted tiny dewdrops on the bent grass. On the base the sword fitting maker has signed his name and later, when the...