Large crater bowl, thinly potted of black clay and with green glaze pitted with craters for volcanic effect, Signed Lovera; Jamese Lovera (American, b. 1920) modernist potter. James Lovera exhibited at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento in 2006: "Craters of Fire: Ceramics by James Lovera".
Age: c. 1985.
Size: 14" Diameter x 3.75" Height
Antique Japanese Satsuma Ware Vase Signed Kinkosan
Japanese vase with a scenes of seven sparrows flying among crysenthemums in beautiful hues of purple, orange, green, blues and yellows. Vase contains a signature on the bottom with the name, Kinkosan. Some old repairs. Age: Meiji period. Size: Height: 12" Diameter: 8"
Thai Antique Bronze Mahaparinirvana Buddha
Charming bronze figure of the reclining Buddha. This stage depicting the death of his body and his attainment of the realm of his true self and ultimate enlightenment is called Mahaparinirvana. He is beautifully sculpted with an expression of peace and his body is relaxed. Wonderful attention to detail and overall very pleasing form. Thailand. c.1900.
Size: 24" long x 7" deep x 7" high
Antique Japanese Cloisonne Vase Signed Ando
Antique Japanese cloisonne vase with a Chinese archaic style decoration of dragons and other stylized animals on a variegated green ground. There are two decorative bands, one around the neck and one around the body. Silver mark and Ando mark on bottom. It measures 12" tall the base is 5" wide the mouth is 7" wide. Original wooden box (tomobako).
Antique Japanese Pair of Cloisonne Vases with Birds
Pair of dark blue cloisonne vases with scenes of birds among reeds. The base and mouth of the vases are bordered with an intricate design. The backs of the vases have a simple depiction of reeds with grasses. They measure 1.75" wide at base 11" tall. The bases are both signed with the same signature. Meiji period, 1868-1912.
Japanese Cloisonne Vase with Blooming Rose
Japanese cloisonne small vase with blooming roses. There is a fully bloomed red rose and a small budding red rose. Along the base, there is a blooming white rose with pink edged petals. The body of the vase is a cool white. Taisho period, early 20th century. It measures 1.75" base diameter, 4" widest, 5" tall. Good condition.
Chinese Jade Carving of Pixiu Holding a Coin
A small yet lively Chinese jade carving of a mythical beast known as pixiu, a mythical beast that is similar to a winged lion. The pixiu is an important creature that attracts zaiqi or the energy of wealth and retains it while keeping evil spirits at bay, according to traditional fengshui. Age: 19th century. Size: height 1" width 2.8" length 3"
Chinese Jade Carving of Foo Dog with Ball
Finely carved foo dog playing with a small ball done in Jade. The fur of the foo dog is carved in stylized scrolled motif with detail work showing each fur. Foo dogs are an auspicious motif in East Asia and often paintings and sculptures are produced. Age: 20th century. Size: height 1.3" width 1.75" length 2.5"
Antique Angkor Period Vase
a magnificent angkor period vase glazed in a brown caramel color glaze which is often seen with pottery from the Cambodian to Thai region. Age: 800AD-1300 AD. Size: diameter 5.3" height 9.25"
Chinese Jade Carving of a pair of Horses and a Monkey
Chinese jade pair of horses with a monkey riding one the back of one of the horses. The imagery used on this Chinese carving can be derived from the noted legend of Journey to the West, where the monkey king is assigned by the Jade Emperor to oversee the heavenly stables, but does mischief in the end. Horses in East Asia represent swiftness and the monkey representing representing foolishness yet with the ability to learn its lesson. Age: 20th century. Size: height 4.25" width 5.5" length 6.5"