A completely charming porcelain menagerie of Japanese Hirado water dropper animal figures, very well-sculpted and detailed, most likely representing animals of the Zodiac. This collection comprising a boar, a snake, a horse, an ox, a rabbit, a tiger, a dog, and a dragon. Very minute frits to a couple of the creatures, otherwise all in great condition. Meiji period, late 19th century.
A nice Chinese export blue and white porcelain garden seat, decorated with a central band of cranes flying and nesting amongst pines bordered by precious objects on top and bamboo on the bottom. Measuring 18″ height and approx. 13″ in diameter. Very good condition outside of a couple very small firing imperfections. Late 19th century.