A large antique Meiji period Kutani plate decorated with motifs of peonies set in the center of the plate surrounded by gold scrolling vines and stylized flowers. The pink peonies are done in an unglazed-like style while the blue peonies are done with glaze. The underside of the plate is decorated with scrolling vines set in a green background. Additionally, the center of the back contains the inscription, Dai Nippon Kutani sei, or produced by Dai Nippon Kutani. Inscriptions of this type of... Click for details
Antique Daiseiji Imari Sometsuke Plates
A set of 7 fluted plates decorated with various plants symbolic to Japanese culture and motifs often seen in Japanese porcelains known as Imari ware. The plates contain an inscription, kigyoukuhoutei no chin, that often is associated with a specific type of Imari ware known as Daiseiji Imari ware. The motifs, designs, and at times the inscriptions take inspiration from Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain wares. Age: 19th century. Size: height 1.25" diameter 8"
Kazak Hand Knotted Rug
Kazak hand knotted rug made of wool from the middle east. Beautiful central medallion with blue, red and green design on a pale yellow/cream colored ground. The border has unusual medallion shaped design in red with blue, blue with yellow, and light pink with green. It measures 8' by 10'8".
Antique Japanese Tea Container "Chaire"
An antique Japanese Karatsu ware tea container or chaire with motif of donkeys painted on the side of the piece. One side is painted in a indigo blue color with a fine tip and on the other side is brown done in thicker lines. The motif of donkeys in Japanese art may infer to the literati taste of a rustic and simple lifestyle. The motif is not often seen in ceramics, but mostly in paintings influenced by Chinese works. Also typically with painted Karatsu (e-Karatsu), motifs of reeds or geometric... Click for details
Antique Hand Knotted Yomud Rug
Antique hand knotted Yomud persian rug in dark reds with black and white accents. The rug has a long fringe, approximately 6" on each side. Early 20th century. It measures 9'11" by 7'10".
Kazak Hand Knotted Rug
Hand knotted Kazak rug with blue, red and yellow hues throughout. The border is an ornate interlacing pattern. It measures 97" by 69".
Meiji Period Bizen Figure of Daikoku with Radish
An antique Bizen ware figure of Daikoku, one of the seven fortune gods in Japan. Daikoku is holding a mallet (uchide kozuchi) which Daikoku often holds. On the other hand, he is holding a two legged radish. The word radish in Japanese, daikon, is somewhat synonymous to Daikoku and a legend exist of how the two legged radish became associated with Daikoku. Age: Meiji Period. Size: height 6" width 3.3" length 4.75"
Shiro Satsuma Turtle Sake Decanter
Shiro Satsuma (White Satsuma) ware sake decanter shaped in the form of a turtle. In Japanese, the word asobi may be translated as playful where the tail is stylized in the shape of a handle and the lid to the decanter is using one of the hexagonal piece of the back of the turtle. The decanter comes with a box. The underside of the lid contains an inscription: (translation) During the 17th year of Meiji (1884) , the piece was a gift from Mr. Habu and has been treasured since. Age: 19th century.... Click for details
Makuzu Kozan Carp Done in Iro Sometsuke Vase
A fine porcelain vase with two carps painted by Makuzu Kozan, also known as Miyagawa Kozan (1842-1916). The vase comes with a tomobako inscribed, signed, and sealed by the artist. Kozan's family originally produced fine tea ceramics for the imperial court during the end of the Edo period. During the Meiji period, Kozan moved his kiln from Kyoto to Yokohama to produce export ware. In 1876, Kozan exhibited his work at the Philadelphia World Exposition and his name was known internationally. By... Click for details
Chinese Jade Neolithic Axe
Beautiful ancient Chinese jade neolithic axe with calcification in the edge with an intricate fine carved image (Taotic). It is preserved in a case. Age: Neolithic Period, Liangshu culture c3000 BC.
Size: 5.5" L x 2.75" H