Japanese tetsubin or tea pot, typically constructed from iron with a large handle to be hung over a fire pit. The tea pot has a bronze lid with a flower shaped finial. Its body is covered in small protruding studs, incised rings around its widest point, and its foot has old patina.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9 1/2" H
Antique Korean Celadon Bowl
Korean antique ceramic bowl, eggshell thin body with tall sides, slightly tapered to the short foot. With celadon green enamel glaze. The exterior sides are incised with stylized floral motifs while the interior is incised with a ring just below the rim and wave patterns.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" H
Antique Chinese Pair of Blue and White Cups with Cranes
Pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain cups, with small carved wood tripod stands. Each cup has a calligraphy inscription with two chops, imagery of flying cranes and a house below a pine tree. Each cup is signed with two character mark on the foot.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" H (each)
Antique Chinese Jade Cong
Chinese jade carving known as a cong, an implement dating back to Neolithic China, once used for unknown but culturally important reasons. The cong is often seen with squared outer edges carved of a taotie or beast's mask, which the inside is smoothed round with a central groove. The stone's coloring is light green with mottled brown.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Antique Japanese Shino Chawan (tea bowl)
Japanese Shino ware ceramic chawan or tea ceremony bowl. Shino ware is easily identified by thick white glazes, red scorch marks, and a texture of small holes. One side of the bowl has dark brown underglaze design of flowers while the opposite side has flecks and lines, along the dramatic ribbed edges of the body. The foot of the bowl is formed flattened and is left bare without any glaze.
Dimensions: 6" x 5" x 3" H
Antique Japanese Oribe Chawan (tea bowl)
Japanese ceramic oribe enamel chawan, or tea ceremony bowl. The bowl is squared with thick "dripping" oribe green/blue glaze down around its mouth. The foot is flat and recessed.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" H
Antique Chinese Hardstone Cup with Chimera
Chinese hardstone hand-carved cup with a handle shaped like a chimera peeking inside. Below the rim of the container is a band carved with geometric pattern. The stone is pale white with areas of darker beige and brown.
Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" 2 1/4" H
Antique Chinese Ceramic Crackle Water Coupe
Chinese ceramic water coupe, of a flattened round form with crackle enamel glaze in pale greens and brown. The slightly recessed foot is left is glaze in a pale matte green enamel.
Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 2" H
Antique Japanese Kutani Ware Porcelain Brush Rest
Japanese porcelain Kutani ware stand or brush rest, in the classic Yoshidaya enamel colors of green, yellow, purple and dark blue. Of a squared form, with hollowed interior and pierced melon shape sides. The top surface is detailed with image of a monk riding a tiger through the bamboo forest, leaping over a river. The sides are detailed with blue and yellow enamel ground with geometric patterns. The piece stands on four short feet.
Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" H
Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Fu Dog
A whimsical Japanese Hirado ware porcelain fu dog holding a reticulated xi qui ball under its paw. The precious face of the dog is hand detailed with shapely nose, fangs, whiskers, and tiny carved eyes. The dog has cobalt blue enamel swirl accents to its fur.