See what’s been happening on our website and on eBay this month. Up for auction is a beautiful and rare Japanese shin-hanga woodblock print by Kawase Hasui and we’ve also added some new interesting Buy It Now items to our eBay shop. Read the full list below.
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Beautiful original Japanese shin-hanga woodblock print ‘Rainy Night at Maekawa’ by Hasui Kawase (1883 – 1957). Inscribed along the right edge. Signed in the lower left corner and marked with two red seals – one belongs to the artist and the other one presumably belongs to the publisher Watanabe (?). Lovely print with nice strong colours. Comes framed and glazed – print can easily be taken out of the frame if necessary. Frame shows some signs of age.
Area of the print is 36×23.7 cm
Frame measures 49×37 cm, visible area of the print is 34×22 cm
川瀬 巴水 相州前川の雨
eBay auction closing 31 July 2022
Antique Chinese Blue & White Export Porcelain Dish Plate With Floral Decoration
Charming 18th century export porcelain dish with underglaze blue decoration featuring parasol tree and peonies among scholar’s rocks with additional sprays of peonies along the border. Very skilfully decorated with excellent use of negative space!
Diameter: 23 cm
Very rare early 20th century dish by French artist Gabriel Fourmaintraux (1886-1984). Decorated in Kakiemon style with a scene featuring dragon coiled around a bamboo and a tiger gazing up to the sky. This pattern was copied either from the original 17th century Japanese Arita piece or from one of the later European copies of this type (such as those produced by Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory during the mid-18th century). Marked with Sun symbol to the base with initials GF inside and inscribed Desvres France 20500.
Diameter: 22.7 cm
Antique Japanese Miniature Cloisonne Teapot. Style of Takahara Komajiro, Meiji Period
Fine Japanese miniature cloisonne teapot in the manner of Takahara Komajiro, embellished with colourful floral medallions set against a black spiral diaper ground. Charming example of its type and a great addition to any collection.
Height: 7 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Fine Chinese or Japanese Celadon Glazed Vase. Unusual Form
Stunning and beautifully potted celadon glazed vase of unusual form with long neck, flared lip and wide foot with a groove designed to collect drips of glaze flowing from the bulbous body. Very skilfully made example and a rare find. Of unknown origin but most probably a 20th century piece from China or Japan.
Height: 19 cm
Antique Worcester Porcelain Teacup & Saucer Fence Pattern Dr Wall Period c. 1770
Great 18th century Worcester blue and white porcelain cup and saucer in the Chinese-style ‘Fence’ pattern depicting a continuous scene with two birds flying above a landscape with oversized flowers and scholars rocks behind a fence and with a building on an island in the distance. Both marked to the base with underglaze blue crescent moon mark (cup also with an additional letter E), dating these examples to pre-1783 ‘first period’ also known as ‘Dr .Wall period’, c. 1770.
Saucer – diameter 12 cm
Cup – diameter 7.5 cm; height 4 cm
Antique 18th century Chinese blue and white Qianlong export porcelain plate that has later been decorated or ‘clobbered’ in England with bright overglaze enamels. Featuring a large central medallion with willow, peonies and pierced scholars rock, bordered by radiating panels with four dragons and additional floral motifs. Red pseudo-Chinese mark typical for clobberware of the period.
Diameter: 23 cm
Antique Chinese Yongzheng Period Export Famille Rose Porcelain Cup With Ormolu Mounts
Gorgeous 18th century Yongzheng period Chinese Famille Rose porcelain cup in later French ormolu mounts. Great decorative piece!
Diameter of the cup is approx. 8 cm
Measures 12 cm tall and 12 cm in diameter with mounts included