Early Northern Chinese earthenware jar in brown glaze with pressed cord textured surface. Made sometime between the 11th and 16th centuries. This form of workaday pottery remained relatively unchanged throughout this time span, and is difficult to precisely date. It measures 15 inches high and 12 inches wide at center. Very good condition with only one small rim chip.
19th century Japanese stoneware sake bottle with calligraphy. Probably a store bottle which was used to decant sake into a customer's own household bottle. Height 10 inches. No damages.
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. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Early Korean or Japanese stoneware jar. Measures 8" H x 8.5" W at shoulder and 7.5" W at base; lip opening is 4.75" W. Dark brown slip glaze with incised sgraffito designs at shoulder. No chips or cracks.
Melissa Leslie Greene hand made ceramic pot or jar, signed and dated 1988. The design motif is a celebration of childbirth, with 4 mothers bringing their babies into the world. Melissa "Missy" Greene grew up in both Connecticut and among the mountains and lakes of Rangeley, Maine. Her works are held in many important collections. To read a bio, please go to: www.melissagreene.com/pgs/melissa_bio.html. The pot measures 12 inches high and 14 inches wide. Original untouched condition with some natural kiln firemarks.