Antique Japanese Satsuma covered wedding box of flattened, circular form, richly decorated in colored enamels and gilt, inside and out, featuring a central medallion of figures in a wedding ceremony, marked verso. Meiji Period. Dimensions: 2.25" H x 5" in diameter.
Antique French porcelain and gilt bronze master snuff or valuables box, the hinged top depicting a pastoral scene with classic figures of lovers, the sides with raised acanthus leaf decoration. Possibly, Sevres. France, circa 1850. Dimensions: 4.5" diameter x 1.5" H.
Classic 19th century Chinese Famille Noire (mirror black) porcelain bulbous form vase with a long flared neck, mounted on a carved mahogany base; now electrified as a table lamp. China, circa 1850. Dimensions of vase: 15" H x 9" diameter, overall 9" diam. x 33" H (adjustable). No repairs or restoration.
A 19th Century Coalport footed porcelain tureen or saucier having a notched cover w/acorn finial top & original gilt serving spoon; masterful overall hand-painted multi-floral decoration w/gilt applique. England, c. 1870. Perfect condition, no repairs or restoration. Dimension; 7-5/8' W x 4 3/4" D x 4-3/4" H.
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. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com