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jar shape with finial on lid, box shape
Pale hard body, cut out foot ring, unglazed. Rounded sides & flaring lip, double row of impressed chrysanthemum petal motif inside with central small flower. Firing ring scar on unglazed base.
head & torso, almost profile of man, Thomas Winter, who was executed in 1606
Drawing of a dog nipping at a flea behind its right foreleg.
round bowl, dark brown glaze with wavy line etched around exterior near rim. A hole in the side near the rim with a small pointed spout. Bottom unglazed
Two figures, one with a monkey draped on his shoulders; this etching was produced in the 1880's but not published until 1948;
portrait of the artist's sister, seated, with a book in her hand
a miniature replica of enamel on metal of a cabinet; top has 2 opening doors, body has a drawer; decorated with landscape scenes; elaborately painted & gilded C-scrolls & other decorative flou
Painted in blue, gren, yellow, manganese & red on a white ground with a rooster flanked by sponged, purple trees.
Doll cups are printed in underglaze blue in varying degrees of clarity with the Fisherman pattern.
a)Inro - three sections, black lacquer, capped monkey's head in golden lacquer with red features, inset glass eyes. Reverse - floral spray & conch shell.
Cone shaped island surrounded by water with clouds above
subject, portrait of Gwen Downes
small basket shaped bowl with impressed design to simulate a real basket
An oval cylindrical body, with hinged oval lid with a wooden knob & silver finial, a straight spout, a handle of carved wood with a thumb stop.
drawings of fifteen dressed figures in various positions; on verso in red pencil- 2 figures- man & woman?
Handle (a) is bone with copper bands painted gold - top & bottom, top band has a flange. Out of handle is a iron spike that goes through the center of the prayer wheel & serves as an axis.
The Bodhisattva is holding the sword that cleaves through ignorance & the Prajnaparamita text - the Perfection of Wisdom.
A small bird is on the back of what seems like another larger bird. The head is missing but stylized body with feathers indicates that this larger figure is a bird. These birds appear to be mating.
Two rock shapes with an orange stripe horizontal across the image.
a) Inro - five sections with design of plum spray. b)Netsuke - ivory flower seller sitting on a bench with large flower in her hand. c) Ojime - flower with hole through top to bottom.
Female figure wearing dress; elbows at sides; forearms extended upward to hold an instrument ( pipes ) which the figure is playing
Round outline, rounded edge, oval hole for Kozuka, pitted surface; filler top & bottom of tang hole - one side.
Squared, tall cylinder with wider extended section in middle encompassing 2/3 of the body.
polychrome- white, green, gold, pink, purple, orange, yellow, brown
This serving dish, with silver coloured metallic glaze, & enamel spots in green & yellow, is shaped like a leaf with veins incised.
Owlet has four appendages, the two uppermost are probably wings & the larger bottom two are possibly the branch
Vertically fluted coffee cups with alternate panels of mazarin blue & white highlighted with gilt outlines, crossover lines & dots.
A deep cup with leaf handle, printed on interior well base & side with Fisherman Pattern & elaborate border design on inner rim.
The viewer is standing on a hill overlooking a town.