This is for 2 really lovely rice pattern spoons with cobalt blue banded decorations. When they make rice patterns they put rice in lovely designs in the the unbaked porcelain, then in the firing process the rice burns away leaving the holes. They then fill the holes with translucent glazes so the light will shine through in lovely patterns. These measure 5.5 inches long and are the size for wonton soup, or soup size. They are both in excellent condition, no chips, no cracks and no crazing...
This is a vintage 1959 lacquer, or lacquerware base or stand marked, Bembo Okinawa and N.A.B. CHAPEL GUILD 1959. It is shaped like a taper candle holder, but was probably a stand or base for something. It is a very dark high shine brown or chocolate colored lacquer, and gold gilt lettering. It is in very good condition, one little rub to the underside of the base, and top edge of the rim, but not very noticeable. It measures 2.25 inches high, and 3.5 inches across the base.
This is a wonderfully done piece of porcelain marked made in occupied Japan in red, circa 1946 to 1952. This little porcelain figurine has an elegant lady in all her high society regalia. Beautifully hand painted in shades of blue, pink, rust, and green with gold gilding. It measures 4 and 1/8 inches tall. This piece does have a repair around her middle, but it is so well done I didn't see it until I used a magnifier, no crazing that I can see.
This is a really pretty set of vintage salt and pepper shakers that are marked Japan in black on the bottom. The still have their cork stoppers and are very similar to Shawnee corn items. They measure 2.5 inches high. The are in very good condition, no chips, no cracks, and very little if any crazing. One has a little rough spot that is a manufacturing defect.
This is a lovely rice or tea bowl that is hand painted in shades of red, pink, green, and blue on a yellow background. It is unmarked and measures 2 and 1/8 inches high and 4.5 inches in diameter. It is in great condition. I do not know the age or the maker, I also do not know if it is Japanese or Chinese.
This is for 2 miniature Turkish coffee or beer steins or mugs with what looks like Turkish or Arabic writing on the bottom The say Arocoroc France on the bottom also. The measure 2.75 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter. They are in excellent condition, no chips and no cracks.
This is a pretty little porcelain plate with Asian letters on the back. I don't know if it is Chinese or Japanese. It looks like hand painted chintz. It is in excellent condition, no chips and no cracks. It measures 4 and 7/8 inches across, so it is probably a sushi or condiment dish. I don't know the age or maker, it is an auction item.
This is a lovely little brown,orange, and cream colored art glazed cup that is either from Japan or China. It measures 2 and 3/8 inches high and 3.25 inches across the top rim. It is in excellent condition, no chips, no cracks. This is an unmarked auction item. I do not know the age or maker.
This is a really sweet little hand painted porcelain vase with black designs that look dragonflies, and green accents. It does also have a red makers mark on the side. It measures 3 and 7/8 inches high and 1.75 inches across the widest part. It is in very good condition, no chips, no cracks, with just the smallest amount of glaze crazing. This is an auction piece. I don't know the age or maker.
This is a pretty hand painted bud vase with a light pink and blue background that has been hand etched or scored through the paint to the clay. It is banded in two places with black, yellow, red and blue banding. It is marked on the bottom with Steve Navajo. It measures 6.25 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. It is in good condition, no chips and no cracks, it does have a few minor marks to the surface of the paint, nothing major. I do not know the age of the piece or the history.
This is a set of 8 postcard and a map from Japan. Although I can't read Japanese, the words I can read are TSURUGAOKA HACHIMAN-GU SHRINE AND KAMAKURA N.B.C. (Nippon Beauty Color) Inc, Japan. I don't know the age of these card as they came from an auction, but the cars look about 1960s maybe. This set is in very good condition, no marks.
This is a very beautiful delicate and dainty china or porcelain teacup with pink lotus blossoms, green leaves and elegant scroll designs. It is footed and gold gilt on rim, handle and foot. It measures 2 and 7/8 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter. It is made in China with Chinese letters on the bottom. It is in very good condition, no chips and no cracks, just a small amount of wear to the gilding. I do not know the age it is an auction piece.