Large lidded blue and white Arita jar with applied takamaki-e (raised lacquer sprinkled with gold powder), and painted decoration depicting four panels, two with cockerels on rocks and two with a Karashishi lion on a mountainous landscaped surmounted by peonies.
Most of the background with applied maki-e ( lacquer sprinkled with gold powder) and a black laquer border.
Edo Period, circa 1690-1730s
Similar examples are in the collection of Augustus the Strong in Dresden and the Kyushu Ceramic Museum.
Very few examples of this kind of vases have survived because of the fragility of the lacquer which easily flakes off; Our vase retains 90-95% of its original decoration and we decided not to have it restored to fully appreciate its original condition.
The lid with old restoration.
Height: 50 cm, diameter 32 cm
A rare pair of Chinese Dehua Blanc de Chine Guanyin from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) The Guanyin depicted riding an elephant and the group is standing on a pedestal decorated with flowers. Condition: Perfect.
8.66 in.H 4.92 in.W 2.76 in.D
22 cm H 12.5 cmW 7 cmD
A Large Japanese Arita Blue and White unfinished vase, dating around 1690, decorated with large geometric panels and ribbons on a peonies and flowers background.
This vase as been left undecorated for a later secondary coloured glaze application.
A similar example, supplied by Horneman Antiques in 2016, in the British Museum, London, Inv. Nr. 2016, 3001.1
Size: Height 42 cm, Diameter 32 cm
A beautifully decorated Dutch delft blue and white Charger depicting a warrior holding a flag in a landscape of trees and architectural elements. Dating 1720 circa
Diam cm 33;
Condition: very good, fritting on the rim otherwise perfect
An unusual and large Kangxi (1662-1722) blue and white porcelain charger. circa 1700
Its shape takes inspirations from Dutch 17th century silver, probably the basin of an ewer.
Large mushroom shaped kangxi mark at the bottom
Diam: cm 49.5
Similar examples and literature:
-Hermitage Museum, saint Petersburg (Arapova,1977, p.122)
-Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum (de krahl/Ayers, 1986, p 1023)
An impressive powder blue, famille rose, rouge-de-fer and gilt decoration baluster vase with three large leaf-shaped cartouches depicting garden views and several smaller depicting bouquets. The gilding on the blue background very worn, circa 1750. Gilt decorated covers with floral reserves and finial shaped as a foo dog, Qianlong period (1736-1795). (Old restorations the body: The upper side extensively riveted in the 19th century).
Size: Height 73 cm/ 29 in. Diameter 31 cm/12.2 in.
Large and decorative French porcelain vase in the Japanese “Imari” style, circa 1850, from Maison “Samson” of Paris, converted into a lamp
Interesting decoration with red and gold enhanced by the black background
Size: height cm 54
Condition: the vase is perfect
A medium sized porcelain plate dating around 1770-1780 in perfect condition, the center painted with an attacking shishi lion, his mouth wide open, claws out and well painted tail and mane, the border with rocks, waves and large peonies.
the back undecorated with spur marks
Size: Diameter 33 cm, depth 4 cm
An impressive and decorative collection of nine Chinese Dehua “Blanc De Chine” foh dogs dating from the late 17th century (circa 1690) and showing a beautiful melange of white colours (depending on the proportion of kaolin (clay) in the porcelain).
One inscribed on the base:” CITY ART MUSEUM ST LOUIS – MO 1016:40″, another inscribed five times on the base ” LIAO” in 18th Century characters
Size: Height : 1x 36 cm, 1x 22cm, 1 x 19 cm, 3 x 16 cm, 3 x 14 cm
A finely painted Dutch Delft octagonal bottle/vase dating around 1670/1680 featuring a blue and white decoration highlighted with manganese on a pale blue glaze depicting a typical chinoiserie inspired landscape with people in a rocky and bushy landscape. Beautiful and elaborate transitional style borders
Perfect condition, no restoration, a few small chips on the top as to be expected with period faience. unmarked.
It is glazed on the inside and can therefore be used as a flower vase with water
Size: Height 26 cm, Diameter 8 cm
A superb and rare pair of very finely painted blue and white Dutch Delft stove tiles dating around 1730.
Decorated with a pastoral landscape with naked greek goddesses resting within a Daniel Marot (1661-1752) inspired baroque cartouche panel.
Retaining their original bricks in the back which makes them rather heavy.
Size: each panel is 15 x 34 cm, 13 cm deep at the widest point.
Large Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Charger painted in the typical imari palette with underglaze blue and overglaze red and gold depicting a large bouquet of peonies and chrysanthemums in a shaped vase and eight panels: four with white background and four with blue background with flowers and insects.
Condition: 2 hairline cracks of about 8 and 10 cm at 9h and 11h
A Large 11th Century Chinese Martaban Stoneware Jar, Sung Dynasty (960-1279), of ovoid form with a wide almost flat shoulder with three applied lug handles below a short neck and lipped rim. Covered by a lustrous dark brown glaze over a greenish slip pooling unevenly well above the flat base showing the dense red stoneware.
Size: Height 55 cm, Diameter 44 cm
Condition: a chip of circa 3 cm at the neck otherwise very good
Provenance: an old museum inventory number reading ” ORI WA/1412/A inscribed on the base, Sothebys sale Dec 2002, Brighton private collection
Literature: an almost identical jar illustrated in : William Sorsby, 1974, South East Asian and Early Chinese Export Porcelain”, Page 49, Nr 74
A late 17th century Italian Bardiglio marble mortar of small proportions. Possibly Rome, circa 1680. Mortars of this size (and so well carved) were usually used in apothecaries for the preparations of medicine from natural ingredients. The curved handles, gourded shape and elaborate rim (typical of the baroque period) makes this otherwise ordinary domestic object a rare work of art.
Size: 14 cm Height, 20 cm Diameter
A large and decorative pair of unglazed ceramic elephants surmounted by an obelisk after Bernini’s ” Elephant and Obelisk” unveiled in 1667 in Piazza della Minerva in Rome.
Handmade in Italy by a master ceramist on our specification.
These can be used either as a decorative item or converted into lamps
Beautiful wax finish on unglazed biscuit.
Size: Height cm 47, Length cm 26, depth cm 12.
Items available: 2 pairs
A rare and large mid 19th century French (Samson) porcelain elephant dating around 1860 after a japanese late 17th century model.
For a similar example see the collection at Burghley House, Stamford, UK, where there is a pair firstly recorded in 1688
Size: height 32 cm , width 32 cm , depth 18 cm
A large and extremely decorative pair of French 18th century (circa 1780) tole painted flower vases retaining their original polychrome decoration and subtle gilding.
Size: Height 49 cm, Width 32 cm, Depth (spacing from wall) 3.5 cm
An exceptional quality Japanese Imari vase dating from ca 1700 and featuring an excellent decoration: three panels depicting an hawk resting amongst pine tree branches and shi shi lions fighting in a surround of rocks, bamboo and peonies. Every panel is separated by the other by big red/gold double ribbons and tassels. The background are very finely painted blue and white scrolling leaves.
An identical example can be found in Saltram, National Trust property in Devon.
Very good conditions, a small star shape hairline crack on the base
Associated lid available
Size: Height 17 in. – 43 cm Diameter 11.5 in. – 29 cm
A spectacular and huge early 18th century Japanese Imari vase, ca. 1700 showing a plethora of exotic birds such as ducks, pheasants, phoenixes and birds of paradise. All set in a landscape with waterfalls, ponds and rocks. Decorated throughout with enormous chrysanthemums, peonies and cherry blossom. The overall palette is softly muted with pale green, orange, red, blue, grey and turquoise glazes.
Size: Height 24in.-61cm Width 16in.-41cm Depth 16in.-41cm
An impressively large Japanese Imari porcelain charger dating around 1700 featuring a very dark blue decoration of flowers, the base with several spur marks
Condition: a large hairline crack restored
Size: Diam cm 60, Depth cm 10