Chinese enamel household Buddhist shrine. Six-sided form with tent-style "roof" and brass rail. Two doors open to reveal an object of veneration. Early 18th century. Measures 14" H x 11" W. Finial not original.
Chinese enamel on copper cloisonne ting, or covered and footed ritual vessel. covered censer. Decorated with Buddha's masks. Probably made in the Shen-Shi province. Circa 1800. Measures 14" H x 10.25" L x 6.75" W. Purchased in the 1960's. Old receipt included. Some minor loss and slight bend to one foot.
Northern Chinese Qing (Ch'ing) dynasty middle to late 18th century carved wood figure in lost lacquer red and gold techniques. Purchased from Cushman Sears, a well known Old Saybrook, CT, Asian art specialist, in 1964 for $25 (!). Valued at $250 in 1966 and appraised in 1992 by Harmer Rooke, NY, for $800-$1750. Elaborate carved guardian figure with fearsome face, crown-armor with glaring eyes, and scrolled sleeves at elbows. One hand grips the sword hilt and the other hand is outstretched. Figure is 8" high and base is 1.75" high (total 9.75" high).
Pair of small antique cloisonne covered jars on tiny feet circa 1875. A true matched pair in excellent condition. No dents or repairs. Each jar measures 2.5 inches high to the lid knob. Beautiful and well executed all over designs of flowers and butterflies.
Early Korean or Japanese stoneware jar. Measures 8" H x 8.5" W at shoulder and 7.5" W at base; lip opening is 4.75" W. Dark brown slip glaze with incised sgraffito designs at shoulder. No chips or cracks.