Antique Japanese Oribe ware pottery dish, early 19th century, Edo period (1818-1829). Phoenix design, with hen and cloud border motif, in dark brown, soft blue and clay pink on tan ground. Pressed linen texture. Makers mark Kozan impressed on reverse. Appraised in 1978 for $500 and in 1992 for $900. Measures 8.75 inches in diameter. Perfect condition.
Unusual Japanese parquetry jewelry or valuables box from the Taisho-Early Showa Period (1912-1945) in wonderful original condition. Abstract geometric zelkova wood inlaid surfaces with inset panels of "cracked porcelain" mosaic designs on the doors. One replaced drawer pull.
Pair of small antique cloisonne covered jars on tiny feet circa 1875. A true matched pair in excellent condition. No dents or repairs. Each jar measures 2.5 inches high to the lid knob. Beautiful and well executed all over designs of flowers and butterflies.
Japanese late Edo period painted lacquer box circa 1860-70. Hand painted scenes of an Edo (Tokyo) harbor market with buyers examining wares, including a Westerner; also depicted are a scribe, a noodle-maker, a porter, a priest, and saki drinkers. Measures 10.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and 4.5 inches high.
Heavily enameled, finely executed Japanese Satsuma scalloped edge shallow bowl, the center decorated with courtesans and children at play, surrounded by a brocade band, the inner edge decorated with abstract floral motifs and the outer edge with a floral and star design. Meiji period, circa 1900. Dimensions: 5.75" in diameter x 2" H.