Chinese small meiping form porcelain vase with a lovely bright apple green crackle underglaze. Dark brown rim edge. Inside the vase, just below the rim, is done in beige crackle glaze as well as the underside of the recessed foot. Perfect condition.
early 20th century
Dimensions: 3" x 5" H
Antique Chinese Jun Ware Vase
Chinese large porcelain vase with light blue jun ware underglaze. The body is pear shaped and slightly lobed, with dramatically fluted neck and rim, and short foot.
The Jun glaze is a complex blue glaze which was developed in Henan province during the the Northern Song and Jin dynasties, occasionally with red streaks. Jun wares have their name after Jun zhou from where it originated. The old kiln site is located in the present Yuzhou City (Yu county) of the Henan province, which was... Click for details
Antique Chinese Crackle Ceramic Water Coupe
Chinese small ceramic water coupe, the interior and outer body with thick grey crackle glaze, the dark brown clay body exposed where the glaze drips end. The short, rounded form has a ribbed body and slightly flared, wide mouth. Possible Guan Ware c15th century.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 2" H
Japanese Edo Green Lacquer Mori Clan Jingasa
Japanese circular jingasa with a gradual domed top, rough textured to simulate leather. The composition is of bamboo, paper, layers of Urushi lacquer work with green lacquer, the edges decorated with two gilt mon of the Mori Clan. The interior is finished in green textured lacquer with red lacquer accent. Mounted on steel plates for presentation.
The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron,... Click for details
Unusual Japanese Edo Inlaid Lacquer Jingasa
Circular jingasa with a gradual domed top. The composition is of bamboo, paper, layers of lacquer work with intricate shell inlay. The jingasa is decorated to the edge of three gilt lacquer circular crests (mon) The interior is finished in red with its original cotton gear straps and cushion. Mounted for presentation on steel plates.
The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper,... Click for details
Antique Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pot with Cranes, Signed
Chinese brush pot carved from bamboo with the image of two cranes below a pine branch, with craggy landscape and openwork carved clouds. The signed cartouche reads "Zizhen".
Dimensions: 4" x 6 1/4"
Rare Antique Buddhist Amber Mala Beads
Rare amber Buddhist mala or prayer beads, with 18 large beads for keeping count when reciting a mantra. Each large bead and spacer is carved from old amber tree resin with marbled color of black, red, and yellow. The strand has a tassel on its end.
Dimensions: 11" L (14" w/ tassel), each bead 1/2" x 1"
Antique Korean Porcelain Fish Water Dropper
Antique Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper in the form of a fish with spiked fins and carved scales and other detail. The piece has two holes, one for air and one for pouring out water for calligraphy.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1"
Antique Chinese Qingbai Porcelain Teapot
Chinese qingbai ware porcelain teapot with a ribbed melon shape body, short flat spout and spiraled handle. The mouth is flared with a thin and short neck. The foot is left bare from the light green crackle glaze on the body.
Song Dynasty c1100
Dimensions: 5" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Antique Tibetan Gilt Carving of Saraswati on Swan
Tibetan wood polychrome carving of Saraswati or Yangchenma in Tibet, the goddess of learning, wisdom, music, and aesthetics. She is seated on her vehicle, a swan, and holds flowers in both of her hands. The charming figure is well carved with pigments of red, black, green, yellow and gold gilt.