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583 lots | 564 with images

April 29, 2014

Live Auction

Cambridge Road

Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8GE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1279 817778

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Email: auctions@sworder.co.uk

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An Indian bronze Immortal, 18th century, of

Lot 1: An Indian bronze Immortal, 18th century, of

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Description: An Indian bronze Immortal, 18th century, of elongated form, holding a jar of oil, in sweeping robes and in tall headdress on a waisted lotus base, 18cm

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An unusual beadwork Panel, late 19th century,

Lot 2: An unusual beadwork Panel, late 19th century,

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Description: An unusual beadwork Panel, late 19th century, worked in Timor, Indonesia, in coloured beads on a white ground, a central square with stylised plants and within complex borders, mounted on maroon fabric with diapered gold thread to a carpet design, beadwork 49.7 x 53cm

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An engraved brass Kendi, 18th century, the body

Lot 3: An engraved brass Kendi, 18th century, the body

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Description: An engraved brass Kendi, 18th century, the body with borders of scrolling foliage, panels of diaper and trees and rope twist, various solder repairs, 23.7cm

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A carved and pierced blackwood Cabinet c.1890,

Lot 4: A carved and pierced blackwood Cabinet c.1890,

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Description: A carved and pierced blackwood Cabinet c.1890, Bombay, the profusely carved and pierced door decorated with birds amongst scrolling foliage, flanked by bird and lion monopodia, lion head feet. 127cm wide 55cm deep 108cm high

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An Indian Miniature Painting, Mughal, late 18th

Lot 6: An Indian Miniature Painting, Mughal, late 18th

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Description: An Indian Miniature Painting, Mughal, late 18th century, of a maiden holding a fly whisk, gouache on paper within gold-ruled borders, 22 x 14cm

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A damascened small Axe Head, probably 18th

Lot 7: A damascened small Axe Head, probably 18th

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Description: A damascened small Axe Head, probably 18th century, Hyderabad, the heavy iron blade with silver inlay of scrolling feathery foliage and cross-hatching, later shaft, head 9.5cm blade edge 5.5cm

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An Indian silver Card Case, late 19th century,

Lot 8: An Indian silver Card Case, late 19th century,

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Description: An Indian silver Card Case, late 19th century, repoussé on each side with figures of Krishna and scrolling foliage and florets, engraved B90, 9.3 x 6.6cm

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A bronze Mask, late 19th century, with jaws agape

Lot 9: A bronze Mask, late 19th century, with jaws agape

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Description: A bronze Mask, late 19th century, with jaws agape and staring eyes, gilt details and surrounded by pierced work, on four feet, 15cm, and a Chinese bronze Incense Burner, 19th century, with dragon handles and Buddhist lion knop, 14cm (2)

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A Cairo mixed-metal Vase, late 19th century, the

Lot 10: A Cairo mixed-metal Vase, late 19th century, the

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Description: A Cairo mixed-metal Vase, late 19th century, the ovoid body, flared foot and neck onlaid in silver and copper on a brass ground with Islamic inscriptions and leafy scrolls, slight dents, 21cm

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A good Iznik Tile, 1574-75, painted in blue,

Lot 13: A good Iznik Tile, 1574-75, painted in blue,

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Description: A good Iznik Tile, 1574-75, painted in blue, turquoise, green and aubergine with a typical scrolling pattern including saz leaves and stylised fritillaries, 26cm square, framed Similar tiles were used for the tomb of Selene II at Ayas Ofret, completed 1575, an example of which was sold at Sotheby's, 13 April 1988, lot 341. A comparable design appears in 'Iznik', Nurhan Atasoy, Julian Raby, 1989, no. 413.

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A good Burmese ivory Tusk Carving, mid 19th

Lot 15: A good Burmese ivory Tusk Carving, mid 19th

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Description: A good Burmese ivory Tusk Carving, mid 19th century, in seven registers, each deeply carved with the figure of Buddha, enclosed by stylised leaves and seated on a stepped throne, the tip with leaves, rings and waisted collar, 82.5cm It is interesting to note that the band of leaves near the tip has apparently been worn smooth by constant handling. Provenance: from the collection of Lieut.-Gen. James Crofton (b. Dublin 1826; d. London 1908) of the Bengal Engineers who served in many areas of India, retiring in 1882. Buyers of CITES' species should always check domestic import restrictions prior to bidding. In particular, please note the new US legislation on ivory.

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A pair of Kutani Ewers and Covers, c.1880, each of

Lot 19: A pair of Kutani Ewers and Covers, c.1880, each of

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Description: A pair of Kutani Ewers and Covers, c.1880, each of large size and brightly enamelled and gilt with pheasants or figures on a complex gilt red ground, red Hachisu, Kutani sei, damage to both, 34.3cm (4)

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A good pair of Kutani Vases, c.1885, each ovoid

Lot 20: A good pair of Kutani Vases, c.1885, each ovoid

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Description: A good pair of Kutani Vases, c.1885, each ovoid body painted in iron-red, black, gilding and other enamels with panels of figures, some from a novel, on a ground of millefleurs and paper streamers, the shoulders with shi-shi, nine character red mark, Kutani yaki (kiln) Wataya sei Shusei ga, 30.4cm (2)

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A Kutani Figure of Avalokitesvara, c.1900,

Lot 21: A Kutani Figure of Avalokitesvara, c.1900,

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Description: A Kutani Figure of Avalokitesvara, c.1900, typically posed on a shi-shi, tip of sword missing, 16.3cm, and a Seto porcelain figure of a Boy, holding an abalone shell and dressed in brightly-coloured clothes, red mark Dai Nihon Kutani Sei, 14cm (2)

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An Imari Box and Cover, c.1880, of folded paper

Lot 22: An Imari Box and Cover, c.1880, of folded paper

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Description: An Imari Box and Cover, c.1880, of folded paper form and typically decorated with flowers and precious objects, chips, red mark, 21.2cm, and a ribbed double-gourd Vase, with a moulded tied ribbon and with roundels of florets, 17.2cm (3)

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An unusually large Zoshuntai Sanpo Basin, first

Lot 23: An unusually large Zoshuntai Sanpo Basin, first

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Description: An unusually large Zoshuntai Sanpo Basin, first half of the 19th century, decorated inside and out of the deep form with complex panels of birds, flowers, butterflies and diaper, painted mark Zoshuntai Sanpo sei, severely damaged and riveted, 57cm

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A pair of large Arita Dishes, first half of the

Lot 24: A pair of large Arita Dishes, first half of the

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Description: A pair of large Arita Dishes, first half of the 19th century, each in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilding, with a dragon roundel enclosed by panels of literati in a garden and ho-o, 45.7 and 45.8cm (2)

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An early Arita blue and white Dish, late 17th

Lot 25: An early Arita blue and white Dish, late 17th

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Description: An early Arita blue and white Dish, late 17th century, painted with chrysanthemum and peony on a terrace within a border of stylised lotus and scrolling of foliage, 45.5cm

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An Arita large Dish, c.1690, painted in underglaze

Lot 26: An Arita large Dish, c.1690, painted in underglaze

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Description: An Arita large Dish, c.1690, painted in underglaze blue with a jardinière of flowers on a terrace, the wide border with stylised lotus, florets, ammonite scrolls and carefully-painted leaves, 55.2cm

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A large Arita Dish, c.1690, painted in the Imari

Lot 27: A large Arita Dish, c.1690, painted in the Imari

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Description: A large Arita Dish, c.1690, painted in the Imari palette, with a jardinière of peony within a border of florets and karakusa, the broad rim with shi-shi and wisteria on a gilt-scrolled blue ground, much cracked and riveted, 52cm

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A large pea-green Seto Jardinière, c.1900, the

Lot 28: A large pea-green Seto Jardinière, c.1900, the

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Description: A large pea-green Seto Jardinière, c.1900, the cylindrical sides and flared rim with various flowers, three stub feet, 40cm

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A Cornelius Pronk Arita porcelain Plate, c.1700,

Lot 29: A Cornelius Pronk Arita porcelain Plate, c.1700,

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Description: A Cornelius Pronk Arita porcelain Plate, c.1700, the centre painted with two ladies confronted by three exotic birds within a trellis ground border with further bird panels, 23cm

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A pair of Arita blue and white Plates, c.1750,

Lot 30: A pair of Arita blue and white Plates, c.1750,

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Description: A pair of Arita blue and white Plates, c.1750, each with karakusa borders enclosing flowers, scrolling fuku mark, 21.4cm (2) It is interesting to note that the central motif is part stencil-printed.

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A rare Kutani Mizusashi, mid 19th century, of

Lot 31: A rare Kutani Mizusashi, mid 19th century, of

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Description: A rare Kutani Mizusashi, mid 19th century, of temple bell form, moulded with gilt studs and striking points, the central bitter chocolate band with stylised dragons, clouds and curls between borders of fretted ducks and key fret, the cover with dragon head terminals to the suspension, on a tripod stand with feathery scrolls enclosed by relief dragons, one dragon head detached, chips, slight wear, blurred green-washed black mark including Kutani, 41.5cm

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An Arita porcelain Vase, c.1700, later enamelled

Lot 32: An Arita porcelain Vase, c.1700, later enamelled

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Description: An Arita porcelain Vase, c.1700, later enamelled in Staffordshire over the underglaze blue rocks and peonies with butterflies and flowers, the shoulder with ho-o, 38cm

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An unusual Plate, c.1900, well painted in Chinese

Lot 33: An unusual Plate, c.1900, well painted in Chinese

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Description: An unusual Plate, c.1900, well painted in Chinese style with a mountainous landscape within a millefleurs border, signed Naka, 24.5cm, a lobed Bowl and Dish, painted with ladies and children, signed Daiko, 18.2 and 18.3cm (3)

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A pair of Kutani Vases, late 19th century, each in

Lot 34: A pair of Kutani Vases, late 19th century, each in

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Description: A pair of Kutani Vases, late 19th century, each in the form of Benkei, a massive temple bell on his back, rockwork base, 14.5cm (2)

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A pair of Imari Dishes, c.1880, each typically

Lot 35: A pair of Imari Dishes, c.1880, each typically

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Description: A pair of Imari Dishes, c.1880, each typically painted with panels of flowers and diaper, 40.5cm (2)

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A Japanese Kaga Kutani Rakan, c.1800, the figure

Lot 36: A Japanese Kaga Kutani Rakan, c.1800, the figure

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Description: A Japanese Kaga Kutani Rakan, c.1800, the figure modelled with laughing face, carefully picked out in colour, holding a bell and a gnarled staff, with ho-o, lotus, clouds and gilt karakusa on an iron-red ground, 34cm

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A Kutani Koro and Cover, mid 19th century, the

Lot 37: A Kutani Koro and Cover, mid 19th century, the

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Description: A Kutani Koro and Cover, mid 19th century, the square body painted and gilt in bright enamels, on bracket feet, two sides with mask and tongue handles and with diaper, the domed, pierced cover matching and with shi-shi knop, 15.5cm (2)

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An Arita Dish, c.1870, painted in Imari style with

Lot 38: An Arita Dish, c.1870, painted in Imari style with

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Description: An Arita Dish, c.1870, painted in Imari style with The Three Friends in the centre within panels of pine and wheels on diapered grounds, rim chip, 47cm

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A Yokohama square Sake Flask, late 19th century,

Lot 39: A Yokohama square Sake Flask, late 19th century,

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Description: A Yokohama square Sake Flask, late 19th century, each face with a samurai or woman within gilt key fret, the shoulders with diaper, 19cm, fixed screw fitting

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A Seto blue and white Vase, c.1900, painted with a

Lot 40: A Seto blue and white Vase, c.1900, painted with a

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Description: A Seto blue and white Vase, c.1900, painted with a small bird in chrysanthemums, another flying above poppies, the neck with lotus scroll, 32.5cm, French bronze stand

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A large blue and white Dish, late 19th century,

Lot 41: A large blue and white Dish, late 19th century,

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Description: A large blue and white Dish, late 19th century, painted with peony, marigolds, chrysanthemums and other flowers under a prunus tree, perched on by a pigeon, a pheasant below, seal mark, 47.5cm

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A 'Satsuma' Bowl, c.1900, with notched rim

Lot 42: A 'Satsuma' Bowl, c.1900, with notched rim

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Description: A 'Satsuma' Bowl, c.1900, with notched rim enclosing enamelled and gilt millefleurs, the exterior with complex diaper above false gadroons, red and gilt Shimazu mon and gilt Hiko Chikuyama, 14cm

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A Yabu Meizan Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vase, c.1890, the

Lot 43: A Yabu Meizan Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vase, c.1890, the

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Description: A Yabu Meizan Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vase, c.1890, the heavy ovoid body painted with a long procession emanating from a temple, the base with stylised gadroons, gilt Yabu Meizan, 13cm

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A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vase, last quarter of the 19th

Lot 44: A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vase, last quarter of the 19th

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Description: A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vase, last quarter of the 19th century, richly enamelled and gilt with chrysanthemum and honesty between blue-scaled dragons, the shoulders with paulownia mon, gilt Shimazu mon and Toshihide ga, three dragon horns chipped, 23.7cm

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An unusual Banko stoneware Netsuke, c.1900, in the

Lot 45: An unusual Banko stoneware Netsuke, c.1900, in the

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Description: An unusual Banko stoneware Netsuke, c.1900, in the form of the head of Ebisu wearing a red-lined, turquoise cap, stamped Sekisen, 4.2cm, and a Ko-Kutani Dish, boldly enamelled with birds under a pine tree, fuku mark, 15.8cm (2)

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A pair of Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vases, late 19th

Lot 46: A pair of Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vases, late 19th

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Description: A pair of Kyoto 'Satsuma' Vases, late 19th century, each of tall square section and painted with panels of ladies in gardens, birds and flowers, between gilt-red borders, signed Ryuun Fuzan, 15.5cm (2)

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A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Box and Cover, c.1920, painted

Lot 47: A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Box and Cover, c.1920, painted

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Description: A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Box and Cover, c.1920, painted and gilt with flowers, gilt mark Ogurisu, 15.5cm, and a pair of ovoid Vases, with wisteria, painted mark Satsuma, 29.5cm (4)

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A Yabu Meizan Vase, c.1890, finely enamelled and

Lot 48: A Yabu Meizan Vase, c.1890, finely enamelled and

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Description: A Yabu Meizan Vase, c.1890, finely enamelled and gilt with scenes from a novel or a festival, on a ground of karakusa between cell diaper at the base and mouth, gilt Meizan sei, slight wear, 12cm

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A Kinkozan Demi-Tasse, late 19th century, painted

Lot 49: A Kinkozan Demi-Tasse, late 19th century, painted

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Description: A Kinkozan Demi-Tasse, late 19th century, painted with panels of a lady and daughter in a garden, the reverse with Mount Fuji, reserved on a midnight-blue gilt ground, impressed and gilt Kinkozan zo, and another Demi-Tasse, with a procession passing a lake, signed Koshida (4)

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A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Box and Cover, on scroll feet,

Lot 50: A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Box and Cover, on scroll feet,

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Description: A Kyoto 'Satsuma' Box and Cover, on scroll feet, the lid painted with two women and a girl, lid restored, gilt mark Fuzan, 9.5cm (2)

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A Kinkozan Dish, c.1920, enamelled and gilt with a

Lot 51: A Kinkozan Dish, c.1920, enamelled and gilt with a

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Description: A Kinkozan Dish, c.1920, enamelled and gilt with a priest and priestess kneeling or dancing under a pine, the border with millefleurs, gilt Kinkozan zo, 26.8cm

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A pair of Sumida Gawa Vases, c.1890, each with

Lot 52: A pair of Sumida Gawa Vases, c.1890, each with

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Description: A pair of Sumida Gawa Vases, c.1890, each with small figures seated in a cave under a stylised waterfall, signed Gozan on a reserve, 24.5 and 24cm (2)

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A Sumida stoneware Well Bucket, late 19th century,

Lot 53: A Sumida stoneware Well Bucket, late 19th century,

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Description: A Sumida stoneware Well Bucket, late 19th century, in the form of a bamboo root, applied with a man and bird against the red ground, aubergine glazed above, signed Gozan on a reserve, 17.5cm, and a similarly glazed Figure of Daikoku, 20cm (2)

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'At the Congress of the Glowering Rakan', late

Lot 54: 'At the Congress of the Glowering Rakan', late

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Description: 'At the Congress of the Glowering Rakan', late 19th/early 20th century, various vases, bowls and dishes painted with Kwannon, dragons and immortals, some marked, some wear or damage, 9.7 to 30.6cm (11)

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A large 'Satsuma' Vase, Taisho, the dove-grey

Lot 55: A large 'Satsuma' Vase, Taisho, the dove-grey

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Description: A large 'Satsuma' Vase, Taisho, the dove-grey rouleau body with women and children, the fluted neck and base with various diaper, crack and slight wear, 46cm

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An unusual pair of Banko ware Wall Pockets, late

Lot 56: An unusual pair of Banko ware Wall Pockets, late

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Description: An unusual pair of Banko ware Wall Pockets, late 19th century, each moulded with deer or eagle, coloured and gilt reserved in grey enamelled panels on diaper, the mouth with florets in white and green, impressed Mariko and Baikino (), 14cm

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A Ryosai stoneware Moon Flask, c.1900, moulded and

Lot 57: A Ryosai stoneware Moon Flask, c.1900, moulded and

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Description: A Ryosai stoneware Moon Flask, c.1900, moulded and coloured with a boy on a dragon offering to an immortal, the reverse with Mount Fuji, impressed mark, 20.2cm The flask is of Sumida Gawa type, but there were several potters working in the same area. (See lots 52 and 53).

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