Categories: Porcelain (179)
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Japanese Antique Imari Incense Burner
Japanese Antique Imari Incense Burner
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A massive porcelain censer in traditional Imari palette with three demon feet, upturned handles and a cobalt shishi finial. Bands of scrollwork and textile patterning surround circular cartouches of mythical creatures. This impressive Imari porcelain piece is in excellent condition. Height: 21”, diameter: 18” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Cobalt Fish Platter
Japanese Antique Cobalt Fish Platter
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An Imari porcelain shallow platter formed as a fish with washes of deep cobalt enamel covering the head, tail and fins. The main visual of lush peony and kiku blossoming alongside a sakura tree is enhanced by the choice of graduated shades of cobalt, iron red with gilt and green enamel detailing. An exotic, long-tailed bird rests among the boughs of the cherry blossom tree. On the reverse, brocades of clamshells and reeds are scattered in under-the-glaze blue enamel. The platter is in excellent... Click for details
Japanese Antique Pair of Fish-shaped Plates
Japanese Antique Pair of Fish-shaped Plates
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A pair of vitreous porcelain Imari fish plates rendered in cobalt blue enamel with over-the-glaze iron red and gilt detailing. On their bodies, uniquely-shaped visuals depict stylized images of chrysanthemum groves, rockwork and splashing spume. The brightly- colored enamels in green, blue and iron red emphasize the beauty of the plates, the modeled accents on the fins and eyes providing a distinctive three-dimensional quality. This fine set of Imari fish plates is in very good condition with... Click for details
Japanese Antique Hirado Mizusashi with Minogame
Japanese Antique Hirado Mizusashi with Minogame
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A white Hirado porcelain mizusashi for the tea ceremony, its porcelain cover surmounted by a finial shaped as a minogame. The body, rendered with cobalt tortoises scrambling across its surface, serves as a ground for the exquisite, lifelike creatures. (In Japanese folklore, the tortoise symbolizes longevity; the bushy-tailed minogame descends from dragons and serves as the messenger for the queen of the underwater world.) This rare and charming Hirado fresh water jar is in excellent condition.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Fukagawa Punch Bowl
Japanese Antique Fukagawa Punch Bowl
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An exquisite Imari porcelain punch bowl with intricate iron red karakusa on a pristine white ground . Foliate-shaped cartouches with scenes of idyllic landscapes intersperse with elegant phoenix on its exterior. Within, the motif continues with an elegant band of karakusa and phoenix along the rim in iron red, blue and gilt, a copious ikebana arrangement as the central image. This marvelous Imari porcelain bowl is the work of the renowned Fukagawa studio, the blue orchid mark on base. Overall,... Click for details
Japanese Antique Imari Porcelain Double Fish Plate
Japanese Antique Imari Porcelain Double Fish Plate
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A fine Imari porcelain plate formed as double fish with mirror images decorated in the traditional Imari palette of iron red and cobalt with gilt detailing. Images of a bamboo fenced-in peony and cherry- blossom garden are rendered on a textured, white-enameled ground. (Double fish in Japanese lore symbolize conjugal felicity). This charming Imari plate is in very good condition. Length: 11, width: 9.75” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Porcelain Imari Charger with Cranes Mid Bamboo
Japanese Antique Porcelain Imari Charger with Cranes Mid Bamboo
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A large Imari porcelain charger rendered with cranes among bamboo and in mid-flight, a delicate floral border framing the image. The scene is painted in subtle shades of underglaze blue, green, red, white and brown enamels with gilt detailing on a pristine white-glazed ground.The Fukagawa blue Koransha and signature on reverse. This superb Fukagawa charger is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Diameter: 18.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Hirado Canine Family
Japanese Antique Hirado Canine Family
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A Hirado porcelain sculptural group of two seated canine parents, the mother with small pup naturalistically suckling at the mother’s breast. The fur coat on each dog is delicately incised, one hair at a time. This charming and rare Hirado group is in excellent condition with only slight wear to the bases commensurate with age and use. (This group is also featured in Alistair Seton’s “Collecting Japanese Antiques”, pg. 127, Fig. 225.) Heights: 14.5” and 12.5” Edo Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Hirado Double-Gourd Porcelain Vase with Horses
Japanese Antique Hirado Double-Gourd Porcelain Vase with Horses
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A delicate Hirado porcelain vase of elegant double -gourd shape with small demon-head handles on each side. On its body, executed in underglaze blue on a white ground, a branch with large leaves and tendrils gives way to a gourd from which various horses are released in full gallop. This mythological motif of the horse escaping from a gourd refers to the attribute of the Sennin Chokwaro, whose graceful horse generously provides means of transportation to the Sennin, fatigued from his long... Click for details
Japanese Antique Imari Double Fish Plate
Japanese Antique Imari Double Fish Plate
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A rare, blue-and-white-enameled Imari porcelain plate sculpted as a double fish—the imagery associated with conjugal felicity. The plate is designed with sprays of pine, cherry blossoms and chrysanthemums in under-glaze cobalt on a white ground. The mouth, fins and eyes are molded in low relief for added effect. On the reverse, blue-enameled seaweed and clams are rendered in an abstract design. This fine double- fish plate is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Length: 10”,... Click for details
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