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two men, one is wearing a baker's hat & leaning against a doorway
Flower & foliage design, air holes on underside & on top.
A Woman with a green low neck dress with white lace at neckline & cuffs sits holding a rose in her hand. She leans on a table with her right elbow.
Central image is of a woman in an elaborate kimono with silver trim. She is holding a footed tray with a Bonsai tree. Before her on a table are two large fish with white triangular tails.
T'ing type; close covered ink box with domed lid & recessed base; warm white finely crackled glaze
Portrait of a middle aged woman in a muslin cap.
geometric honeycomb design - indigo & white. Stencilled on both sides, slightly off register.
scene of an interant entertainer in the foreground, with a monkey perched on his shoulder; man has a miniature shishi mask slung at his wrist ; hut & mountains in the background
White background with floral motif (or spear) border. Rococo Insignia in centre - fox (or horse) head encircled with crown, three shells, on blue background; cup has rod handle.
The print shows two ways of catching birds.
Oval cylindrical bowl with two handles Gilded interior. Reeding on rim & handles.
A river winds its way down the center of the image. Two men stand on the bank at lower left. Yellow cliffs are at mid-image. In distance is a great grey mountain beneath a yellow sky.
album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll (silk backing)
John Leveson - Gower, 1st Earl Gower died 1754. He & his father rose to power through their support of the first three Hanoverian Kings.
Vishnu, a deity of the Hindu Triad, stands in the middle surrounded by smaller figures. Vishnu is missing his head.
cylindrical shape; interior strainer for tea; stamped rows of characters; key fret/ruyi border; lid has a butterfly border; strainer has a spiral border
Recto: Wooded Pasture-landscape with clouds; Verso: Five Studies
A short bowl with a strawberry cutting design, topped by three facets on each side. Eight petal shapes on rim & a curving handle from rim to belly, a short spout with five ridges.
slate coloured round shape, flattened at handle; decorated with three raised bands
cobalt blue on white
figure of a dog sitting on its haunches
A mother sits on a chair holding her infant child on her knee. Artist spelling may also be Neuhuids
tall mountain waves in foreground; clouds
robe is made of brown silk woven with a hidden floral design; embroidered with motifs of peonies(symbol of wealth, love & beauty), butterflies(symbol of joy & summer), chrysanthemums(symbol of
rounded, six sided vase; blue & white enamel; bird & dragon motif on alternating panels
Incised peony design covered by thick green glaze. Unglazed ring on the base.
Center circular decoration has a bird on a rock with leaves & flowers around. Decorations in each corner.
sword with steel blade; a reddish (stone?) piece (habaki?) near tsuba has a stylized flower design on one side & a similar piece on the other side has writing; the hilt is ray skin wrapped with le
dark cobalt blue on white
two leather straps (1 dyed indigo & 1 tan) & two leather loops- these serve an accessory function to the Samurai suit of armour