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 wonderful octagonal form pitcher decorated with panels of Mandarin scenes under a gilded ground band of flowers and butterflies overlapped with a molded spearhead border. A gilded scalloped edge tops this interesting piece which blends Chinese decoration and European form. Good condition. Nice size: 5″ tall. Circa 1835.
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.
A brightly enameled Chinese export porcelain shaped serving dish with its original liner and with gilded strap handles, edged with dense, richly painted borders of fruit, flowers and butterflies. Both pieces decorated with courtly Mandarin scenes. Measuring 11 1/2″ x 9″ x 3 1/2″ and dating to circa 1820. Very good condition.