Chinese Tang style pair of pottery parrot form roof ornaments. Late Qing era. Each measures 11 inches high. Sancai glaze of green, brown, yellow and cream.
A large 19th century pair of Italian maiolica pottery covered jars, each having 2 large cartouches painted with a battle by sea and a battle by land, surrounded with decorative floral scroll work. Circa 1860. Each jar measures 17 inches high to the finial, 12.25 inches high to the jar rim and 11 inches in diameter. Very good original condition with only one chip inside one lid.
19th century Japanese stoneware sake bottle with calligraphy. Probably a store bottle which was used to decant sake into a customer's own household bottle. Height 10 inches. No damages.
Antique Japanese Oribe ware pottery dish, early 19th century, Edo period (1818-1829). Phoenix design, with hen and cloud border motif, in dark brown, soft blue and clay pink on tan ground. Pressed linen texture. Makers mark Kozan impressed on reverse. Appraised in 1978 for $500 and in 1992 for $900. Measures 8.75 inches in diameter. Perfect condition.
Vintage Oscar Bucher California Crafts flame glazed ceramic footed bowl in the Chinese Ming design. It measures 7.25 inches across and 3.75 inches high, and is signed on the base. Oscar Bucher is an award-winning ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 50 years. His pieces have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, including the International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy and the Fletcher Ceramic International in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1960, he immigrated to Santa Barbara, California to establish his own pottery studio. His groundbreaking work consistently won awards and helped popularize high-fired ceramics in Southern California during the ’60s and ’70s re-emergence of Arts and Crafts movement. In 1975, he established the Ceramic and Glassblowing Programs at Santa Barbara City College and taught as the head of the Ceramic Department for over 20 years. He curated numerous workshops with top artists including Paul Soldner, Don Reitz, Otto Heino, Yoshiro Ikeda, Lana Wilson, Patrick Crabb, Philip Cornelius, and many others.