A nice little Japanese Koransha dish with a design in dark blue of a cheery tree with red cherries. It measures 2 ½” long by 2” wide and is 1” deep. We date it to the late Showa period, 1960s-1980s. It is signed by the Koransha (Scented Orchid) workshop
on the base. The piece is in excellent condition.
Over three hundred years ago, Eizaemon Fukagawa began hand crafting porcelain in feudal Japan...
A Japanese Kutani ware sake cup with a very unusual shape. The cup has three lobes and is on a small foot. The design is that of maples leaves in the Fall.It measures 2 3/4" diameter and is 1 7/8" high. The impressed mark on the base reads "Kutani Kosen" - this Kutani-ware kiln and shop has been open since 1870. Dates to the late Meiji period, circa 1890-1915. Excellent condition.
Beautiful small Japanese pottery suiteki (water dropper used to moisten the solid ink for doing calligraphy). Shaped as a miniature teapot, this lovely piece has a great dark chocolate brown glaze with splashes of blue/white glaze as highlights - woven twig handle. This beauty measures 2 1/2" tall to the top of the finial and is 2 3/4" diameter at the waist - old museum marks on the unglazed bottom and on the inside of the lid...
A handsome tan glazed mukozuke molded i the shape of Mt. Fuji - small area of Oribe style glaze at the top to capture the feel of snow on the top of Fuji. Kanji characters in the well of the dish - not translated. Measures 4” high x 4” wide x ¾” deep – excellent condition. Old collectors or museum identification numbers in red on base. Mukozuke are small serving dishes often used at a kaiseki meal as part of the Tea Ceremony...
A beautiful fine about 3" diameter Japanese ceramic box for incense ( kogo ). Wonderful glaze is
persimmon (kaki ) with dark green highlights. Cutouts in top in the shape of leaves to smell the
incense. Maker's mark on bottom.
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A fine Arita plate in the shape of two overlayered four point stars. A decoration in
underglaze blue and white of mushrooms. Early 20th century.
A carved wooden figure of a warrior on top a rearing horse. The horse is white with a red bridle and the rider has his arms raised. Many traces of old paint and two hands broken off. We believe it dates to the 19th century - possibly older. It measures 5 1/3" high by 3" wide by 2" deep and comes with a wooden stand.
This is a pretty little sake bottle done in a tan glaze with an overglaze of turquoise in a drip pattern. The bottle measures 5" tall and is 2 2/2" at its widest. We date it to the mid Showa period, circa 1950-1970s. It is in excellent condition. There is a two character mark on the base that has been translated as "Kotobuki" also as "Ju" - both of which mean Happiness and Long Life.
This is a fun little soapstone bottle stopper in the shape of a shi shi - nicely carved. We believe it is a Chinese piece from the way the shi shi is carved and because the Chinese use soapstone as a carving medium more often than the Japanese. The stopper measures 2 1/2" high and is 1" diameter. Fine condition.
We date it anytime between the 1920s and 1950s.
This is an Japanese blue and white oval shallow shaped bowl decorated by a transfer design of a dragon on the side of – or inside of – Fujiyama. The bowl is more of a squared end oval in shape. The dragon flies amidst several clouds – in one of which is a chip about ¼” diameter. It measures 8” long and is 5 ¾” wide by 1” deep. Excellent condition with the exception of the one chip in the one of the clouds. It dates from the late Meiji period, circa 1915-1925...
A fine early pair of Japanese folk art (Mingei) wooden dishes such as would be used in the tea
ceremony. Both are made from cross sections of very old trees as evidenced by the scores of tiny
growth tree rings. Deeply etched landscape scenes and calligraphy highlighted with sumi ink. The
largest is 3 1/2" in diameter at the widest and the smaller one is the same width at widest but 1/2"
inches narrower in the other direction. Believed to be mid-Meiji or earlier from the fine patina.
Charming small Chinese pottery dish with a classic dark maroon flambe glaze, unglazed
foot with an impressed mark. This little gem measures 4" in diameter and just under
1/2" deep. No way of determining age but I would bet it is early 20th century at the
A Kutani teapot with offset handle decorated in the Kaga style with the overglaze enamel in a rust red color – in one reserve we find a floral design – on the other side is a frisky gamboling shi shi dog. The lid has a finely painted ho-o bird covering almost the entire lid. On the base of the handle is the two mark Kutani mark (ku – meaning "nine" and tani – meaning "mountain'...
A floral design Japanese porcelain plate with a four character mark that translates to “Made by Fukugawa”. The plate has a wavy brown edge and a simple design of Spring flowers in cavetto. It measures 6 ½” diameter and ¾” high – excellent condition. We date it to the late Taisho era, circa 1912-1925.
An interesting comb or brush folk art piece which we would date to the late 19th century. A design has been burned into the handle with a heated tool. On one side the design is that of flowers and leaves - on the other is a design of a small boy carrying a goose while an elder looks on. Although the characters in the design have a Chinese appearance based on the hair styles, we believe the piece is of Japanese origin. The Kanji signature on the one side translates to "Kogen Made"...
A nice medium sized globular shape Japanese Oribe pottery vase. Decorated with stylized grasses on one side and crosshatching on the other in typical iron underglaze. Surrounding each design is the classic Oribe tan crackle glaze and thick dark green drip glazes. The bowl is marker with an impressed makers mark – not translated. The bowl dates from the late Meiji period to early Showa periods. Circa 1910 - 1940...
This is a fine MODERN copy of a porcelain cup from the service made for a prince of Western Tumed who married a daughter of the Emperor Tao Kuang (Daoguang – 1821-1850). The mark reads, in Sanskrit, "Baragon Tumed." The cup measures 2 1/2"” high and is 3 1/4" diameter at the top and the raised foot is 1 3/4" diameter. The sides of the cup are decorated with a set of dignitaries, Buddhist wheels and a white horse and elephant between borders of shou characters alternating with the Eight Buddh...