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May 2024 Update – New Arrivals and Auctions – Oriental Antiques UK

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New arrivals last month
Antique Japanese Edo Period Ryukyu Mother of Pearl Inlay Lacquer Raden Table


Antique Japanese Edo Period Ryukyu Mother of Pearl Inlay Lacquer Raden Table

Absolutely gorgeous antique Japanese mother of pearl inlaid lacquered low table or large stand made very much in the manner of earlier Chinese Ming dynasty examples. Judging by the style and twisted wire border around the main scene at the top, probably a later Edo period piece from the Ryukyu Islands.

Dimensions: 64×43.5×24.5 cm / 25x17x10 inches



Fine Antique Japanese Meiji Period Kutani Porcelain Charger SIGNED Diam. 30cm 12"


Fine Antique Japanese Meiji Period Kutani Porcelain Charger SIGNED

Really beautifully painted antique Japanese Kutani porcelain charger depicting a figure in long robes sitting on a roof-like structure that almost looks like oversized part of samurai armour. Iron red mark on the back which reads something along the lines of 大日本 九谷  綿雲堂画? and with additional underglaze impressed character mark.

Diameter: 30.5 cm / 12 inches



Antique Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Underglaze Blue and Copper Red. Qing Dynasty


Antique Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Underglaze Blue and Copper Red. Qing Dynasty

Highly unusual antique Chinese vase with mask handles and underglaze blue and copper red decoration combined with additional overglaze polychrome enamels. Depicting a scene with three scholars/immortals standing among rocky outcrops. Probably a later Qing example.

Height: 13.5 cm



Antique Chinese Clobbered Blue and White Jar. Qing Dynasty,19th Century


Antique Chinese Clobbered Blue and White Jar. Qing Dynasty,19th Century

Very interesting antique Chinese blue and white decorated jar with typical landscape scene with a fisherman and unusual later European ‘clobbered’ decoration featuring flowers, birds, turtle and a crab.

Height: 16 cm



LARGE Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Statue of a Warrior Fudo Myoo 42cm 16.5"


LARGE Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Statue of a Warrior Fudo Myoo 42cm 16.5″

Extra large antique Japanese Kutani porcelain statue depicting a bearded warrior in long, flowing robes, holding a sword in his right hand. Similar to some depictions of Fudo Myoo. Great impressive decorative piece!

Height: 42 cm



Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Box With Seven Lucky Gods by Kitamura 喜多村


Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Box With Seven Lucky Gods by Kitamura 喜多村

Fantastic antique Japanese Satsuma pottery box with cover featuring beautifully painted scene with Seven Lucky Gods. Sides decorated with intricate, heavily gilded geometric designs and interior featuring additional depictions of Hotei and Daikokuten with children. Marked 喜多村 ‘Kitamura’ to the base which most probably refers to Kitamura Yaichiro 北村弥一郎 (1868-1926).

Dimensions: 15x12x5.5 cm



Antique Chinese Blue White Porcelain Dish With Dragons Ming Dynasty 16th-17th c.


Antique Chinese Blue White Porcelain Dish With Dragons Ming Dynasty 16th-17th c.

Fabulous Chinese late Ming dynasty dish with underglaze blue decoration depicting pair of dragons chasing after the flaming pearl. Slightly irregular shape.

Dimensions: approx. 17×16 cm



Large Antique Japanese Biseki Suiseki Viewing Stone With Wooden Daiza Stand


Large Antique Japanese Biseki Suiseki Viewing Stone With Wooden Daiza Stand

Impressive large Japanese biseki / suiseki viewing stone with custom made wooden daiza. Surface is varnished in order to bring out the beautiful natural texture of this stone. Substantial piece that weighs approx. 3.2 kg.

Height: 28.5 cm including the stand (stand measures approx. 15×9.5 cm)



Fine Antique Japanese Relief Decorated Lacquered Display Stand. 20th Century


Fine Antique Japanese Relief Decorated Lacquered Display Stand. 20th Century

Gorgeous Japanese relief-decorated lacquered display stand with gilt cartouche at the top depicting butterflies and flowers, surrounded by geometric and floral motifs all around. Beautiful and unique display stand.

Dimensions: 19.5×19.5×17 cm



Antique Chinese Export Painting on Pith Paper Butterflies and Flowers. 19th c. Qing


Antique Chinese Export Painting on Pith Paper Butterflies and Flowers. 19th c. Qing

Charming 19th century Chinese export pith painting depicting butterflies and bees feeding on flowers. Nicely framed and glazed and with original dedication on the back.

Dimensions: 31×26 cm (frame), 20×15 (artwork)



Rare Antique Masons Ironstone China Bandana Pattern Chinoiserie Vase. 19th century


Rare Antique Masons Ironstone China Bandana Pattern Chinoiserie Vase. 19th century

Rare antique 19th century Masons ironstone vase with twisted handles. Decorated all around in colourful Chinoiserie ‘bandana’ pattern depicting foo lions amongst clouds. Marked with typical underglaze blue pseudo-Chinese seal mark of Emperor Jiaqing.

Height: 19.5 cm



Antique Japanese Blue White Arita Porcelain Bowls Ode to the Red Cliff. 18-19th c.


Antique Japanese Blue White Arita Porcelain Bowls Ode to the Red Cliff. 18-19th c.

Wonderful set of five Japanese blue and white porcelain bowls with scalloped edge and browned rim. Each decorated with a classic landscape scene and inscription from the ‘Ode to the Red Cliff’.

Dimensions: each 15.5 cm in diameter and 5.5 cm tall



Antique Japanese Petrified Wood Suiseki on Wooden Stand or Chinese Viewing Stone


Antique Japanese Petrified Wood Suiseki on Wooden Stand or Chinese Viewing Stone

A fantastic piece of natural, knotted petrified wood from a Japanese private collection. Displayed as suiseki on a wooden stand – even though the stand was not made specifically for it, it fits nicely and looks great. Fossilized wood itself weighs slightly over 1 kg.

Height: 19 cm including the stand (15.5 cm without the stand)



Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish Ode to the Red Cliff. Edo Period


Antique Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish Ode to the Red Cliff. Edo Period

Charming Japanese Edo period blue and white porcelain dish with scalloped edge and underglaze blue decoration embellished with overglaze gold enamels. Featuring a classic scene from the ‘Ode to the Red Cliff’. Stylized underglaze blue ‘fuku’ mark to the base.

Diameter: 11.7 cm



Antique Japanese Raden Mother of Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Ikebana Bonsai Stand 19th century


Antique Japanese Raden Mother of Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Ikebana Bonsai Stand 19th century

Lovely antique Japanese black lacquered stand with inlaid mother of pearl text at the top. Great display stand for ikebana, bonsai or other decorative items.

Dimensions:  45x28x13 cm 



Fine Japanese Set of Nesting Wooden Boxes With Relief Bark Decoration. 20th century


Fine Japanese Set of Nesting Wooden Boxes With Relief Bark Decoration. 20th century

Absolutely gorgeous set of six Japanese wooden nesting boxes with lids featuring inlaid bark decoration with peony, chrysanthemum, iris, bamboo, maple and cherry blossom. Nice quality item.

Largest box approx. 20x20x12 cm
Smallest box approx.7.5×7.5×3.5 cm



Vintage Chinese Soapstone Carved Figural Group of Sanxing Three Star Gods 20th century


Vintage Chinese Soapstone Carved Figural Group of Sanxing Three Star Gods 20th century

Lovely early 20th century Chinese soapstone carving depicting the Three Star Gods (Sanxing) – Fu, Lu and Shou. Standing on a pierced rock pedestal. Each be removed or rearranged.

Height: 21 cm



Vintage Japanese Hand-Painted Noritake Porcelain Vase With Elephant Handles


Vintage Japanese Hand-Painted Noritake Porcelain Vase With Elephant Handles

Interesting early 20th century Japanese Noritake vase with three elephant handles and hand-painted continuous scene depicting a pair of swans. Marked Noritake, Made in Japan to the base

Height: 15 cm



LARGE Nepalese Himalayan Wooden Mask Apotropaic Protective Deity. 20th century


LARGE Nepalese Himalayan Wooden Mask Apotropaic Protective Deity. 20th century

Highly unusual large Nepalese hand-carved mask depicting a figure with long moustache and snakes in his hair – similar to some Hindu depictions of Shiva. Perhaps an apotropaic mask used in Nepalese homes for protection. Back stamped with red wax export seal.

Dimensions: approx. 51×24 cm




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How to Date Chinese Porcelain By The Foot Rims

Foot rims of Chinese porcelain items could be a very helpful tool when trying to determine whether they are genuine antiques or just one of many modern reproductions that are flooding the market at the moment. When you recognize the trends and forms used during certain periods and dynasties, it is usually quite easy to spot when there is something obviously ‘wrong’ with the piece. However, it’s not always easy to spot a fake based on the foot rim alone, so it is always important to take into consideration all elements of your item when trying to determine its age – material, form, glaze, enamels, firing imperfections, style of the decoration, surface wear, similar known examples etc.

This page lists photos of Chinese foot rims on ceramic pieces dating from the Ming Dynasty to the 20th century. All photos are ours and of items currently in our collection or items that we’ve handled in the past. None of these items were scientifically tested to determine their exact age and all dates provided are based on our own opinion and experience so they might be slightly off. Use this material for reference only as it doesn’t reflect the total variability of pieces produced during these periods.

For the dating of Chinese porcelain marks, see our Chinese Porcelain Marks Identification Guide.

Last update: May 2024

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Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Longquan celadon glazed tripod censer, c. 15th-16th century, Ming Dynasty

Longquan celadon glazed tripod censer, c. 15th-16th century, Ming Dynasty


Junyao type flambe glazed tea bowl, c. 15th-16th century, Ming Dynasty

Junyao type flambe glazed tea bowl, c. 15th-16th century, Ming Dynasty


Blue and white Swatow dish with typical 'messy' base with remnants of kiln grit, c. Wanli period, late 16th-early 17th century.

Blue and white Swatow dish with typical ‘messy’ base with remnants of kiln grit, c. Wanli period, late 16th-early 17th century.


Blue and white porcelain dish with coiled chilong design, c. Wanli period, late 16th-early 17th century.

Blue and white porcelain dish with coiled chilong design, c. Wanli period, late 16th-early 17th century.


Another dish with 'messy' glazing and a lot of kiln grit. Late Ming dynasty, first half of the 17th century

Another dish with ‘messy’ glazing and a lot of kiln grit. Late Ming dynasty, first half of the 17th century


Rectangular blue and white 'ko-sometsuke' dish with a leaping carp, late Ming dynasty, first half of the 17th century

Rectangular blue and white ‘ko-sometsuke’ dish with a leaping carp, late Ming dynasty, first half of the 17th century



Early Qing Dynasty – Kangxi/Yongzheng Period

Early Kangxi period wucai decorated charger with underglaze blue artemisia leaf mark inside a double circle, late 17th-early 18th century.

Early Kangxi period wucai decorated charger with underglaze blue artemisia leaf mark inside a double circle, late 17th-early 18th century.


Dehua ('Blanc de Chine') porcelain foo lion joss stick holder, late 17th century, Kangxi period.

Dehua (‘Blanc de Chine’) porcelain foo lion joss stick holder, late 17th century, Kangxi period.


Kangxi period Imari decorated octagonal teapot stand, early 18th century.

Kangxi period Imari decorated octagonal teapot stand, early 18th century.


Kangxi period Imari decorated teacup, early 18th century.

Kangxi period Imari decorated teacup, early 18th century.


Kangxi period 'Long Eliza' vase with later European decoration and pseudo-Chinese iron red mark painted over original underglaze blue mark, early 18th century.

Kangxi period ‘Long Eliza’ vase with later European decoration and pseudo-Chinese iron red mark painted over original underglaze blue mark, early 18th century.


Kangxi period anhua decorated porcelain dish with later European 'Amsterdam bont' overglaze decoration, early 18th century.

Kangxi period anhua decorated porcelain dish with later European ‘Amsterdam bont’ overglaze decoration, early 18th century.


Kangxi-Yongzheng period blue and white porcelain dish, early 18th century

Kangxi-Yongzheng period blue and white porcelain dish, early 18th century


Famille rose decorated export porcelain dish, c. Yongzheng period (1722-1735)

Famille rose decorated export porcelain dish, c. Yongzheng period (1722-1735)



Qing Dynasty – Qianlong Period (1735-1796)

Early Qianlong period (1735-1796) famille rose decorated export dish.

Early Qianlong period (1735-1796) famille rose decorated export dish.


Early Qianlong period (1735-1796) export dish.

Early Qianlong period (1735-1796) export dish.


Qianlong period export dish with later European 'clobbered' decoration.

Qianlong period export dish with later European ‘clobbered’ decoration.


Qianlong period blue and white decorated large tureen stand, 18th century.

Qianlong period blue and white decorated large tureen stand, 18th century.


Oval blue and white decorated dish with landscape framed by Fitzhugh-type border, c. 1770.

Oval blue and white decorated dish with landscape framed by Fitzhugh-type border, c. 1770.


Qianlong period blue and white porcelain gravy boat based on European form, 18th century.

Qianlong period blue and white porcelain gravy boat based on European form, 18th century.


Famille rose decorated Qianlong period pseudo-tobacco leaf pattern gravy/sauce boat, 18th century.

Famille rose decorated Qianlong period pseudo-tobacco leaf pattern gravy/sauce boat, 18th century.


Qianlong period 'en grisaille' decorated porcelain tea caddy, 18th century.

Qianlong period ‘en grisaille’ decorated porcelain tea caddy, 18th century.


Later Qianlong period famille rose decorated spoon rest, 18th century.

Later Qianlong period famille rose decorated spoon rest, 18th century.


Later Qianlong period export bowl decorated in typical 'Mandarin' palette, 18th century.

Later Qianlong period export bowl decorated in typical ‘Mandarin’ palette, 18th century.



Qing Dynasty – Early 19th Century

Late 18th – early 19th century, c. Jiaqing period export porcelain dish made for the Persian/Islamic market.


Jiaqing period export porcelain dish with dove carrying an olive branch, early 19th century.

Jiaqing period export porcelain dish with dove carrying an olive branch, early 19th century.


Famille rose decorated bowl with six-character Jiaqing seal mark, early 19th century.

Famille rose decorated bowl with six-character Jiaqing seal mark, early 19th century.


Famille rose 'Wu Shuang Pu' decorated round covered pot with six-character Daoguang seal mark, early 19th century.

Famille rose ‘Wu Shuang Pu’ decorated round covered pot with six-character Daoguang seal mark, early 19th century.



Later Qing Dynasty – 19th/Early 20th Centry

Famille rose decorated cup with four-character Tongzhi seal mark, second half of the 19th century.

Famille rose decorated cup with four-character Tongzhi seal mark, second half of the 19th century.


Relief moulded famille rose decorated bitong brush pot, 19th century.

Relief moulded famille rose decorated bitong brush pot, 19th century.


Famille rose decorated pedestal dish with bats, second half of the 19th century.

Famille rose decorated pedestal dish with bats, second half of the 19th century.


Famille rose decorated wine pot with butterflies, second half of the 19th century.

Famille rose decorated wine pot with butterflies, second half of the 19th century.


Canton famille rose porcelain dish, 19th century.

Canton famille rose porcelain dish, 19th century.


Rose mandarin pattern Canton famille rose dish, second half of the 19th century.

Rose mandarin pattern Canton famille rose dish, second half of the 19th century.


Large Antique Chinese Nanking Warrior Vase With Mask Handles. Late 19th Century, Qing Dynasty

Famille rose decorated ‘Nanking ware’ warrior vase with incised mark, late 19th century.


Iron red decorated porcelain charger, Guangxu period, late 19th-early 20th century.

Iron red decorated porcelain charger, Guangxu period, late 19th-early 20th century.


Republic Period (1912-1949)

Famille rose decorated dragon and fenghuang dish with hand-painted iron red Qianlong mark, Guangxu-Republic period.

Famille rose decorated dragon and fenghuang dish with hand-painted iron red Qianlong mark, Guangxu-Republic period.


Famille rose decorated birthday bowl with stamped four-character Qianlong mark, Republic period.

Famille rose decorated birthday bowl with stamped four-character Qianlong mark, Republic period.


Antique Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Kamcheng Pot With Floral Decoration

Famille rose decorated kamcheng pot with stamped red four-character mark, Republic period.


Famille rose decorated charger with foo lions, stamped six-character Qianlong mark and Kangxi-style groove foot rim, Republic period.

Famille rose decorated charger with foo lions, stamped six-character Qianlong mark and Kangxi-style groove foot rim, Republic period.



People’s Republic of China (PRoC) – post-1949

Late Republic - early PRoC famille rose decorated vase with stamped four-character Qianlong seal mark.

Late Republic – early PRoC famille rose decorated vase with stamped four-character Qianlong seal mark.


Early PRoC famille rose decorated wall plate with maidens in the garden and hand-painted four-character Qianlong mark.

Early PRoC famille rose decorated wall plate with maidens in the garden and hand-painted four-character Qianlong mark.


A 20th century famille rose decorated porcelain charger with bats and peaches. Stamped with a six-character China, Jingdezhen mark.

A 20th century famille rose decorated porcelain charger with bats and peaches. Stamped with a six-character China, Jingdezhen mark.


Partially transfer-printed PRoC famille rose decorated bottle vase with figural scenes and six-character Guangxu reign mark.

Partially transfer-printed PRoC famille rose decorated bottle vase with figural scenes and six-character Guangxu reign mark.


Later 20th century doucai jar with six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark inside double circles.

Later 20th century doucai jar with six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark inside double circles.


Later 20th century famille rose decorated vase with underglaze blue six-character Qianlong seal mark.

Later 20th century famille rose decorated vase with underglaze blue six-character Qianlong seal mark.


Modern 20th century famille rose vase with printed blue four-character Yongzheng reign mark.

Modern 20th century famille rose vase with printed blue four-character Yongzheng reign mark.


Modern Kangxi style floor vase with figural scenes.

Modern Kangxi style floor vase with figural scenes.





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April 2024 Update – New Arrivals and Auctions – Oriental Antiques UK


After a long hiatus, we are back with our monthly shop updates. Below you will find a complete list of newly added items with photos and short descriptions.

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Large Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Vases by Gyokuzan Meiji Period


Large Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Vases by Gyokuzan Meiji Period

Large pair of very finely decorated Japanese Meiji period Satsuma vases, each featuring a continuous procession scene with three groups of figures. Interestingly, this pattern is not simply mirrored but characters on each vase are slightly different, as if the two processions are meeting in the middle. Each signed 玉山 ‘Gyokuzan’ to the base.

Height: 25.5 cm / 10 inches.



Fine Antique Japanese Aka-e Kutani Porcelain Vase With Butterflies Meiji Period


Fine Antique Japanese Aka-e Kutani Porcelain Vase With Butterflies Meiji Period

Stunning Japanese Meiji period Kutani porcelain vase decorated all around with large butterflies flying amongst a profusion of chrysanthemums. Unusual decoration and a rare form. Marked 九谷 ‘Kutani’ in iron red inside the foot.

Height: 21.5 cm



Large Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Figurine Republic Period or PRoC


Large Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Figurine Republic Period or PRoC

Beautifully hand-painted large Chinese famille rose porcelain statue depicting a figure in long, flowing robes and holding a fan. Stamped and impressed marks to the base. Rare late Republic period or early PRoC example.

Height: 32 cm / 12.5 inches



Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl Meiji Taisho Period Marked Kusube 楠部


Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl Meiji Taisho Period Marked Kusube 楠部

Finely decorated antique Japanese Satsuma pottery bowl with central figural scene framed by an intricate, colourful floral border. Exterior of the bowl decorated with wisterias and simple geometric patterns. Base marked Kusube 楠部.

Diameter: 15.5 cm



Antique Japanese Matt Black Gilt Satsuma Pottery Vases by Hakuzan Early 20th c.


Antique Japanese Matt Black Gilt Satsuma Pottery Vases by Hakuzan Early 20th c.

Nice pair of Japanese matt black Satsuma vases with gilt decoration featuring trees and birds. Each signed 白山 ‘Hakuzan’ to the base.

Height: 19 cm.



Fine Chinese Vintage Cloisonne Enamelled Black Ground Dragon Vases 20th Century


Fine Chinese Vintage Cloisonne Enamelled Black Ground Dragon Vases 20th Century

Fine pair of Chinese black-ground cloisonne enamelled vases, each depicting a pair of yellow dragons chasing after the flaming pearl.

Height: 15.5 cm



Fine Antique Japanese Kyoto Satsuma Pottery Vase With Figural Scenes Meiji Era


Fine Antique Japanese Kyoto Satsuma Pottery Vase With Figural Scenes Meiji Era

Beautifully painted large Japanese Kyoto Satsuma vase with two cartouches depicting figural scenes, framed by an intricate background with oversized butterflies and various geometric designs.

Height: 30.5 cm



Vintage Japanese Inscribed Silver Sake Cup Presented by Tomujiro Ochiai 20th c.


Vintage Japanese Inscribed Silver Sake Cup Presented by Tomujiro Ochiai 20th c.

Lovely 20th century Japanese presentation silver sake cup with inscription that reads:
贈落合留次郎君 Presented by Tomujiro Ochiai
漆器地物商組合 Lacquerware dealers association
From what we were able to find online, it appears that Tomujiro Ochiai was active in Yokohama.

Weight: 41.8 grams
Diameter: 7.5 cm



Antique Japanese Gilt Lacquered Table Cabinet Jewellery Box Early 20th Century


Antique Japanese Gilt Lacquered Table Cabinet Jewellery Box Early 20th Century

Nice early 20th century Japanese gilt lacquered miniature table cabinet with four drawers, decorated with typical kacho-ga bird-and-flower painting.

Dimensions: 21.5×15.5×8 cm



Rare Chinese Antique Painted Pottery Figure of a Standing Attendant Tang Dynasty


Rare Chinese Antique Painted Pottery Figure of a Standing Attendant Tang Dynasty

Rare Chinese polychrome painted pottery figurine, depicting an attendant with arms folded on his chest and wearing a typical headdress and robe.

Height: 24 cm



Vintage Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Figurine of Taoist Deity Taishang Laojun


Vintage Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Figurine of Taoist Deity Taishang Laojun

Impressive large 20th century Chinese famille rose porcelain statue depicting Daode Tianzun (Taishang Laojun) – one of the ‘Three Pure Ones’, the highest immortals of Taoism. Stamped and impressed marks to the base.

Height: 26.5 cm / 10.5 inches



Vintage Balinese Wood Carving Statue of an Elderly Man With a Rooster


Vintage Balinese Wood Carving Statue of an Elderly Man With a Rooster

Charming vintage Balinese hand-carved wooden statue depicting a seated elderly man with his rooster, perhaps getting ready for a fight. In great condition with some minor age-related surface marks.

Height: 24 cm



Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Figurine of a Seated Archer Early 20th Century


Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Figurine of a Seated Archer Early 20th Century

Lovely Japanese Kutani porcelain figurine of a seated archer in a long floral robe and with elaborate headdress. Gorgeous decorative piece!

Height: 18.5 cm



Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Charger With Carps Leaping Over the Dragon Gate


Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Charger With Carps Leaping Over the Dragon Gate

Stunning antique Japanese Meiji period Kutani porcelain charger depicting a traditional scene with carps leaping over the dragon gate to be transformed into dragons. Reverse decorated with blossoming prunus branches and with red rectangle in the centre but without a mark.

Diameter: 33 cm / 13 inches



Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl Meiji Taisho Period Marked Ryozan 亮山


Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl Meiji Taisho Period Marked Ryozan 亮山

Gorgeous little antique Japanese Satsuma pottery bowl with central figural scene framed by a floral border. Exterior decorated with bamboo and simple scrolls. Marked Ryozan 亮山.

Diameter: 9.5 cm



Fine Antique Japanese Aka-e Kutani Porcelain Miniature Cup Meiji Period 九谷 Mark


Fine Antique Japanese Aka-e Kutani Porcelain Miniature Cup Meiji Period 九谷 Mark

Cute antique Japanese aka-e Kutani porcelain cup with finely detailed iron red and gold decoration depicting cartouches with figures enjoying a drink and playing music. Marked 九谷 ‘Kutani’ to the base. Really lovely example of its type.

Diameter: 6 cm



Antique Chinese Ko-Sometsuke Blue and White Porcelain Carp Dish Late Ming, 17th century


Antique Chinese Ko-Sometsuke Blue and White Porcelain Carp Dish Late Ming, 17th century

Pretty little Chinese late Ming dynasty ko-sometsuke porcelain dish with typical scene depicting carp leaping over the dragon gate.

Dimensions: approx. 8.5×8.5 cm



Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Rectangular Box Meiji Taisho Era Marked 壽


Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Rectangular Box Meiji Taisho Era Marked 壽

Stunning antique Japanese rectangular Satsuma covered box with finely painted landscape scene on the lid, bird-and-flower decoration along the sides and additional flowers inside. Marked 壽 to the base.

Dimensions: 11.5×8.5×5.5 cm



Antique Japanese Cobalt Blue Satsuma Pottery Vases Marked Taisen Early 20th c.


Antique Japanese Cobalt Blue Satsuma Pottery Vases Marked Taisen Early 20th c.

Stunning mirrored pair of Japanese cobalt blue-ground Satsuma vases depicting a mountain temple. Each signed 泰仙 ‘Taisen’ which might refer to 泰仙寺 ‘Taisen temple’ or the name of the decorator. Beautiful decorative pair!

Height: 19 cm



Antique Chinese Amber Glazed Pottery Group of Foo Lions Late Ming 16th-17th century


Antique Chinese Amber Glazed Pottery Group of Foo Lions Late Ming 16th-17th century

Highly unusual antique Chinese amber glazed pottery figurine depicting a group of foo lions. Compare with a similar type of figure of a horse rider in The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art collections, dated 16th-mid 17th century, late Ming dynasty.

Height: 8 cm



Fine Antique Japanese Yokohama Kutani Porcelain Plates by Yamashita Meiji Period


Fine Antique Japanese Yokohama Kutani Porcelain Plates by Yamashita Meiji Period

Very fine set of four Yokohama decorated porcelain plates depicting various scenes with birds and Mt. Fuji. Beautifully painted examples of their type. Each marked 横濱 山下造 ‘Yokohama, Made by Yamashita’ in iron red on the back.

Diameter: 18 cm / 7 inches



Fine Vintage Chinese Blue Ground Monochrome Cloisonne Enamelled Vases 20th Century


Fine Vintage Chinese Blue Ground Monochrome Cloisonne Enamelled Vases 20th Century

Fine pair of Chinese miniature blue-ground monochrome cloisonne vases with matching wooden stands. Vase on the left has one small nick on the lower part of the body. Vase on the right has three or four similar small dents all on one side so could easily be rotated the other way when displayed.

Height: 10 cm / 12 cm including wooden stands



Antique Japanese Damascene Mixed Metal Belt Buckle Fujii Yoshitoyo. Early 20th Century


Antique Japanese Damascene Mixed Metal Belt Buckle Fujii Yoshitoyo. Early 20th Century

Fine quality Japanese damascene belt buckle by Fujii Yoshitoyo. Depicting figures in elaborate kimonos walking in the garden. Both parts stamped with a typical mark of Fujii Damascene Co. with Mt. Fuji (藤) and character ‘i’ (井) inside (= 藤井 ‘Fujii’). 

Dimensions: 8.5×5.5 cm



Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle With Kangxi Mark. Qing Dynasty


Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle With Kangxi Mark. Qing Dynasty

Interesting Chinese blue and white porcelain snuff bottle in the form of a miniature meiping. Decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous scene depicting scholar with his attendant, figure on a horse, and another one carrying a load on his back. Base marked with a six-character Kangxi mark. Foot rim smooth to the touch and bluish-green glaze with loads of bubbles. Haven’t seen one quite like it before!

Height: approx. 7.5 cm



Large Antique Japanese Late Edo Blue and White Ko-Imari Porcelain Dish With 'Ken' Mark


Large Antique Japanese Late Edo Blue and White Ko-Imari Porcelain Dish With ‘Ken’ Mark

Rare large antique Japanese Ko-Imari porcelain dish of quatrefoil form, decorated in impressive underglaze cobalt blue. Featuring a large central landscape scene framed by an intricate and beautifully painted border with various geometric, floral and foliate motifs. Back marked with a typical 乾 ‘Ken’ mark in underglaze blue. Rings like a bell.

Dimensions: approx. 29×28.5 cm (slightly irregular)



Large Vintage Japanese Amber Brown Glazed Onta Ware Onta-yaki Jar. 20th Century


Large Vintage Japanese Amber Brown Glazed Onta Ware Onta-yaki Jar. 20th Century

Impressive and beautifully potted Japanese Onta-yaki jar from a remote mountain village in Ōita Prefecture. Featuring a characteristic incised decoration and gorgeous amber-brown glaze. Stamped 小鹿田焼 ‘Onta ware’ – pieces are never signed by an individual but only with the sign of the Onta village. This is to signify that the production of a single vessel was the combined work of the community.

Height: 21.5 cm



Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl, Meiji or Taisho Period. Marked Suizan 翠山


Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl, Meiji or Taisho Period. Marked Suizan 翠山

Gorgeous antique Japanese blue-ground Satsuma pottery bowl with central figural scene framed by a floral border. Cobalt blue exterior decorated with additional floral and foliate scrolls. Marked Suizan 翠山.

Diameter: 12 cm



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