A very attractive, globular-shaped tea pot in white porcelain decorated with running bands on lid and shoulder in so-called 'thunder-pattern.' Signed: Tozan Ito (1846-1920), an imperial artist, also well known abroad. Signed and fitted kiri-box. Taisho period, c. 1912-20. H 13 cm, W 22 cm. Condition: Excellent.
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A small and very fine blue and white porcelain incense burner for use in tea ceremony, decorated with textile pattern and flowers; it is made of two parts jointed together before been painted and glazed. On the bottom, the artist name. Lid of hardwood. Taisho. H 6 cm (w. lid). Condition: fine.
A very nice shoe-shaped tea bowl of ceramic partly covered in iron-brown glaze with traces of black. Signed: So’an . Japan, late Edo ca. 1850. H 7.5 cm, L 13.5 cm. Condition: Excellent, but with an original firing flaw on upper part of inside well.
A very rare and unusual incense stand made of a piece of lacquered root wood with the roots constituting the legs of the piece. As an added feature the piece has a stone inclusion in the center visible at top and bottom. A highly attractive stand for connaisseurs. Original inscribed kiri-box with collector’s label. Hand-stitched cloth wrapper with mon in batique Japan, Edo, ca. 1800. H 14 cm, L 20.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with the right sabi-wabi feel.
A panel of dark purple lacquered wood with mother of pearl inlays (Okinawa style). The centre is inscribed with two characters: “The Way of Semplicity”; next: “Mampuku-ji original sect written” and 3 seals. It was made for display in tea rooms. The calligraphy and the seal are by Mokuan (1611-1684), the 2nd Patriarch. Of course made after. The Mampuku-ji Temple is in Uji, near Kyōto and is the main temple of the Obaku School, which is one of the three sects of Zen Buddhism in Japan. Foun ...click for details
A small and very delicate bamboo incense container (kogo) for tea ceremony. Decorated on the lid with oysters, snails and coral in high relief gold. Inside with black lacquer. Fitted pouch of purple, crepe silk. Comes with a small kiri box (not original). Japan, Meiji, 19th century. D. 3,5 cm. Condition: Perfect (pouch with 2 minor holes due to age).
A very finely carved teaspoon of root-wood for tea ceremony. The piece has an interesting surface and a wonderful patina. Japan, late Meiji to Taisho (1900–1920). L 12 cm, W 3.4 cm. Condition: Perfect.
A fine bamboo chaire lacquered in red-brown ( urushi lacqquer ) to imitate SETO ware pieces. The lid is in ivory. It comes with an old brocade pouch and kiri-tomobako inscribed "urushi take chaire". H. 6 cm. Meiji Period. Condition: good but little ware due to age and use.