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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
A Fine Imari Porcelain Fish Plate
A Fine Imari Porcelain Fish Plate
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A finely modeled Imari porcelain fishplate, its brightly-hued palette of green, iron red and cobalt characteristic of the ware. On its body, three cartouches of various forms depict origami cranes and pine alongside a plum blossom and wispy bamboo leaves. In the background, the bold scrollwork and cherry blossom patterns are rendered in iron red. This lovely Imari porcelain fishplate, a form often collected in groups, is in excellent condition with only minor surface wear commensurate with age a... Click for details
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Phoenix and Paulownia
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Phoenix and Paulownia
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A rare and beautiful Imari porcelain plate of oval form and scalloped border adorned with a rich brocade of fruits and foliage in cobalt, iron red and gilt. The center exhibits phoenix flying over paulownia leaves in iron red enamel and gilt on a white ground. This gorgeous Imari plate is in very good condition with minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 12”, width: 10” Meiji Period, Japan
A Pair of Japanese Imari Vases with Ikebana Arrangements
A Pair of Japanese Imari Vases with Ikebana Arrangements
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A pair of Japanese Imari vases with sloping shoulders and decorated with large panels of ikebana arrangements, surrounded by flowering foliage. Heights: 14". 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Nabeshima Porcelain Plate with Mt. Fuji Village Scene
Japanese Nabeshima Porcelain Plate with Mt. Fuji Village Scene
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Here is an exquisite example of Nabeshima porcelain produced for the warrior Nabeshima clan. As seen on this footed plate, great technical control of the celadon glaze is evident as it drapes against the background in a soft sea-green color. On the plate’s surface, in underglaze cobalt blue, beloved Fuji san and adjoining rolling mountains rise above the valley. Picturesque huts with thatched roofs emerge from the dense forest and fishermen with their boats glide over the lake. This plate is in ... Click for details
Japanese Imari Quatrefoil Vase
Japanese Imari Quatrefoil Vase
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This is a marvelously sculpted Imari porcelain quatrefoil vase on pedestal base, its rim of unusual undulating style. The exterior is rendered in the characteristic palette of Imari porcelain- rich overglaze iron red, underglaze cobalt blue and gilt detailing. A bold iron -red roundel on lush scrollwork depicts two ikebana baskets. In addition, pierced designs along the body hint at the fanciful interior. An ornamented rim surrounds an image of clam shells and serpentine stream below. Very good ... Click for details
Japanese Imari Bowl with Kiku, Butterflies and Phoenix
Japanese Imari Bowl with Kiku, Butterflies and Phoenix
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An exquisite Imari porcelain bowl with slightly flared rim and double- ring base. Encircling the exterior is a diamond-patterned band and fan-shaped cartouches with groves of kiku and butterflies alternating with stylized gilt phoenix. A similar band of alternating phoenix and fan-cartouches decorates the inner walls of the bowl, its hexagonal center a rondel with two shishi on a bed of stylized chrysanthemums. Beautifully worked in gilt, slate-blue, iron red, lavender and green glazes, this bow... Click for details
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Iris and Waterfowl
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Iris and Waterfowl
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A round Imari porcelain plate with foliated edge and pin-wheel design. Brightly-colored images of irises and waterfowl are designed in a stylized manner on alternating cobalt and iron red grounds. Atypical to the traditional Imari palette is the brilliant yellow color of the birds. Overall, this charming plate is in very good condition with minor surface wear commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 11.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Reticulated Rim
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Reticulated Rim
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A beautifully fabricated and designed Imari porcelain plate with spherical, reticulated rim. The white-enameled border delicately frames an arrangement of uniquely-shaped cartouches on an iron red karakusa ground. This lovely Imari porcelain plate is in very good condition and will be a great burst of color in any home. Diameter: 10” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Bizenware Okimono of a Shojo
Japanese Bizenware Okimono of a Shojo
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Sculpted from iron-rich clay, this Bizenware piece is formed as a standing Shojo. The long-haired, mythical creature, clearly inebriated, holds with great devotion a bottle containing his favorite drink—sake. The sculpture is highly detailed with fine lines denoting the characteristic long hair, soft clothing and facial features. This amusing pottery sculpture is in excellent condition. Height: 10.5” 19th century, Japan
Japanese Hirado Porcelain Vase with Cranes-in-Flight
Japanese Hirado Porcelain Vase with Cranes-in-Flight
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A large four-paneled Hirado porcelain baluster vase with demon-head handles at the shoulder. Heavily carved lappets at foot and neck accentuate the varied treatments evident in the panels. All depict majestic cranes flying over turbulent waves - two of the alternating panels carved in the porcelain, the other two rendered in various gradations of underglaze blue. This excellent example of the princely Hirado medium is in excellent condition, making it a valuable addition to any Hirado lover's co... Click for details
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