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WCL-169z: 19th Century Archaic Based Design Bronze Dragon Vase:
An archaic based design bronze dragon vase, Japanese after Chinese influence, 19th century. Dragons pursue flaming pearls. Mark: 9 character Kanji. Made in Great Japan during Bunsei era (1818-1830)of brass (probably later). Dorothy Ferster Collection. $575



WCL-170z: Edo Period Rare Summer/Autumn Champleve Vase:
Splendidly elegant and rare Summer/Autumn Champleve Vase from a pair with Spring/Winter for the Four Seasons, Japanese Edo Period. Bamboo handles. One handle a bit loose. Dorothy Ferster Collection. 5"d x 9.5"h $675



WCL-171z: Cloisonne Tray with Fans Japanese Middle Period 1830-1880:
An exquisite cloisonne tray with fans, Japanese middle period 1830-1880. One fan shows a hanging jardinere. Shown plate 67, p. 88 of "Japanese Cloisonne, History, Technique, and Appreciation", Lawrence Coben and Dorothy Ferster, Weatherhill, 1982, NY & Tokyo. One of the finest standard references. Described on p. 118 "...the fan shaped reserve favored by textile designers was also a favorite of the cloisonne artist. The tray...features with rare and difficult purple and a pleasing variety of outdoor subjects." c. 1870. Collection of the author, Dorothy Ferster. 11 3/4"d x 1"h $900


WCL-174z: A Middle Period c. 1850 Cloisonne Tray:
A Middle Period c. 1850 cloisonne tray, birds & flowers with deep blue green ground. Minor base rim losses. 9 3/4" dia. Shown in "Japanese Cloisonne, History, Technique, and Appreciation", Lawrence Coben and Dorothy Ferster, Weatherhill, 1982, NY & Tokyo, plate 44, p. 81. Dorothy Ferster Collection. $575

WCL-179z: Japanese Meiji Period Cloisonne Vase with Large Pair of Dragons:
A splendid Japanese Meiji Middle Period, 1830-80, cloisonne vase with flattened handles of conforming design. The blue ground sets off the large pair of dragons. Finished base. Dorothy Ferster Collection. 7"d x 12.5"h $1350


WCL-181z: A Yusen-Jippo & Musen-Jippo Japanese Golden Age Cloisonne Vase Depicting Mt. Fuji:
An important yusen-jippo & musen-jippo (semi-wireless) Japanese Golden Age cloisonne vase depicting Mt. Fuji. Silver wires. Brass body. Classic landscape foreground. 7" high. Photographed plate 41, p. 187 "Japanese Cloisonne, History, Technique, and Appreciation", Lawrence Coben and Dorothy Ferster, Weatherhill, 1982, NY & Tokyo. Dorothy Ferster Collection. $575

WCL-196z: Blue Imari/Arita Body Cloisonne on Porcelain (Totai-Jippo) Vase:
An elegant blue Imari/Arita body cloisonne on porcelain (totai-jippo) vase, 8 1/2" high with cream & blue crackle ground with floral reserves & body of brass wires. Old rim repair. Shown as plate 50, p.83 of "Japanese Cloisonne, History, Technique, and Appreciation", Lawrence Coben and Dorothy Ferster, Weatherhill, 1982, NY & Tokyo. And discussed on p.60 as another step in Middle Period, 1830-80. Cloisonne design aiming to set the background free from wires. Dorothy Ferster Collection. $450

WCL-199z: Cloisonne on Porcelain (Totai-Jippo) Circular Box or Dressing Table Jar:
A cloisonne on satsuma pottery (totai-jippo) circular box or dressing table jar. Signed: Kin-ko-zan Zo. The most prolific of the Kyoto based artists on satsuma. Shown in plate 52, p.83 "Japanese Cloisonne, History, Technique, and Appreciation", Lawrence Coben and Dorothy Ferster, Weatherhill, 1982, NY & Tokyo. Discussed p.60. This very early piece of the type, c.1860, is on Satsuma crackleware produced in Satsuma & Osumi provinces. Note the shippo border otif "locking" top to base visually. Dorothy Ferster Collection. $350


Wl-1220z: Japanese Cloisonne Vase Lamp:
A fine Japanese cloisonne vase with silver wire delineating trailing flowers & birds. Now a lamp. Minute shoulder lines. 24 1/2" h., 5 1/2" dia. Shade: 11" h., 14" dia. $900



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