Japanese hand carved Meiji period shoe horn circa 1880. Topped with a mouse nibbling daikon radishes. Small chip to tip of back ear and missing front eye bead. Length 4.75 inches.
Japanese rosewood calligrapher's ink holder. Meiji period (late 19th century). Hinged lid, copper well. Measures 7.5 inches long. A lovely desk object.
Early Korean or Japanese earthenware storage jar in brown glaze with combed textured surface. Made sometime between the 11th and 17th centuries. This form of workaday pottery remained relatively unchanged throughout this time span and is difficult to precisely date. It measures 21 inches high and 12 inches wide at center. Good original condition with only one small hole and chip to base.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Gale Catalogue of Japanese Paintings and Drawings by Hillier. Two volumes, published in 1970 by Tuttle, London, first edition. Hard cover in original case.
Japanese studio pottery set of 8 celadon glazed dinner plates. Artisan's signature on bottom of each plate. Diameter 10.75 inches. Perfect condition.