An especially lovely Japanese porcelain tea pot, the melon-form body with segmented panels decorated in the Kakiemon style with a flowering prunus stretching across one side and flowers issuing from rockwork on the other, the prunus motif continuing on the cover. Measuring 6″ x 4″. Very good condition. The cover with some slight crazing and a perfect fit. Late 17th/early 18th century.
A very charming set of three Japanese export porcelain Kutani cats, their spots richly rendered in gilding, each recumbent feline of graduated size, happily dozing, adorned with a red bow and bell about its neck. Measuring 6 1/2″, 4″ and 2 1/8″ long and in very good condition. Late 19th/early 20th century. $850.00
An especially fine Japanese Kakiemon footed dish with shaped rim decorated with a simple bouquet of flowers and a few floating blossoms, sparsely and asymmetrically placed, yet balanced and understated, hallmarks of this style of decoration that went on to be emulated in the 18th century by European porcelain makers. This charming piece measures 5 3/4″ in diameter x 1 1/2″ tall and is in excellent condition. Circa 1680-1700.
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.