Unusual Japanese parquetry jewelry or valuables box from the Taisho-Early Showa Period (1912-1945) in wonderful original condition. Abstract geometric zelkova wood inlaid surfaces with inset panels of "cracked porcelain" mosaic designs on the doors. One replaced drawer pull.
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.
Japanese late Edo period painted lacquer box circa 1860-70. Hand painted scenes of an Edo (Tokyo) harbor market with buyers examining wares, including a Westerner; also depicted are a scribe, a noodle-maker, a porter, a priest, and saki drinkers. Measures 10.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches deep and 4.5 inches high.
Ottoman scribe's brass travel inkwell and pen holder circa 1860 in excellent original condition. Measures 10 inches long. Wonderful deeply etched botannical designs.
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.