Early Chinese wooden well pulley, 17th to 18th century. Carved from a single block of wood. It weighs 43 pounds and measures 17 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 19.5 inches tall mounted on its stand. The wood is so dense and heavy it is nearly petrified.
Early Northern Chinese earthenware jar in brown glaze with pressed cord textured surface. Made sometime between the 11th and 16th centuries. This form of workaday pottery remained relatively unchanged throughout this time span, and is difficult to precisely date. It measures 15 inches high and 12 inches wide at center. Very good condition with only one small rim chip.
Pair of spectacular Chinese cloisonne (enamel on brass) pricket candle holders having two inverted drip pans connected by a turned baluster shape column, on a circular stepped plinth. Perfect condition, no restorations. Qing Dynasty, circa 1800. Dimensions (overall): 15" high x 5" across 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.