Set of 3 painted bronze 18th to 19th century salt or nut boats. We are not certain of their origin, probably either Asia or Russia. Each bowl was hand painted in polychrome and highlighted in pure gold leaf. They each measure 6.5 inches across x 3 inches deep x 3.5 inches high at the ends. Each one is exquisitely painted in a slightly different motif from the others.
Pair of flute carved padouk wood lamps. India, circa 1900. Hand carved from single blocks of wood. Note the wonderful angled wave detail at the shoulder. Padouk is a very dense and hard wood that requires great skill to carve. Excellent condition with new linen shades, harps and wiring. Each measures 30 inches high to the harps and 18 inches high to the top of the wood base.
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.
Ottoman scribe's brass travel inkwell and pen holder circa 1860 in excellent original condition. Measures 10 inches long. Wonderful deeply etched botannical designs.