A Kyo-yaki incense burner from Kyoto in the shape of an insect astride two summer melon shapes surmounted by leaves enclosed in an old wooden box titled Yakimono Uri-gata Koro. It is 5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches (14 x 12 x 15 cm) and is in excellent condition, 19th to opening 20th century.
A beautifully shaped miniature bell with simulated chord looping through the top, half lifting off to reveal a compartment for storing incense. A ball inside the lower section actually rattles around like a real suzu-bell. This is a very unusual and superbly crafted from from the Mino area of Edo Japan. The inside white clay is darkened with age, and the outside infused with color gathered with time...
A very charming and unusual flower vase (hanaire) in stoneware with brownish iron glaze of tapering and twisted form for the tokonoma. Top with small ‘head’ and two ears covered in a mottled, dark greenish glaze. Late middle Edo, probably around 1800. H 27.5 cm. Condition: Excellent.
Shigaraki pottery ware raccoon dog in robes of a Buddhist priest, called 'Bosan-tanuki' (lit. 'Priest-raccoon dog'), made by Rian The first (Fujiwara Tetsuzo, 1876-1966) who is the leading potter as the originator of the motif of Shigaraki raccoon dog okimono. Taisho period, early 20th century.
Small type, but attractive with such presence (power), in fine antique condition, with expected discoloring and slight hairline crackle as seen...
CELADON INCENSE BURNER BY MIYANAGA TOZAN I （1868-1941）
Attached with a brass lid and a wooden box. In fine antique condition. approx...
Antique Kyogaratsu ware lipped bowl (katakuchi) made in Kyoto, imitated Early Karatsu ware made in Kyushu region, Momoyama - Early Edo period.
In fine antique condition, with expected fine hairline cracks as seen. Attached with a wooden box. approx...
CHOKUNYU DOHACHI SHINO CHAWAN
Collaborative Shino chawan made by Takahashi Dohachi The 5th (1869-1914), pictured by Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907), in fine antique condition. approx...
"Re-creation" ('Utsushi') of Momoyama Chosen-Karatsu flask ('furidashi' candy container) made as an utensil of tea ceremony in Meiji period, 19th century.
Probably made in Kyoto region because of its "looser" firing condition (than Karatsu's). Refined dynamic glaze dripping with profound presence, though its small size.
In fine antique condition. Attached with wooden box. approx...
A Set of Five Small Seto Stoneware Ishizara Dishes. Meiji Period
Diam. 5 ins. (12.7 cms) This rare and attractive set of Mingei serving dishes are decorated in underglaze blue and brown with a design of the celebrated Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. The calligraphy reads "Kiyomizu". The set is complete as Japanese sets comprise five items.
The condition is very good. One of the dishes has 3 very minor fritting chips on the lip. There is no damage and no repairs...
KO BIZEN MUKOZUKE
Rare type of Early-Bizen ware (Ko Bizen) mukozuke dishes for tea ceremony use...
A monumental Bizenware hibachi formed as a shishi mask. Originally used by the samurai class, hibachi were used since Heian times as portable heaters made usually of wood or lacquer and later metal and ceramic. This one is made of the highly resistant, iron-rich Bizen pottery. One of the oldest forms of pottery in Japan, Bizen ware pieces, like this shishi mask, are heavy in weight due to its iron-rich content...
From Mino region (Gifu prefecture) as its provenance. Restoration at mouth. approx. H 22cm (8.66in), W 12cm (4.72in), D 8.5cm (3.34in)
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Green-glazed Oribe tea bowl (Ao-Oribe chawan), early Edo period, circa early 17th century.
Originally excavations re-composed (“designed”) with quality makie-kintsugi gold restorations as the traditional restoration technique called ‘yobitsugi'.
Attached with wooden box. approx. D 11cm (4.33in), H 7.5cm (2.95in)
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Chawan stoneware Ninsei type of polychrome enameled decoration of fans. Edo Period middle 19th century. 12cm (4.7") diameter 8cm (3.1") height. wooden box with original expertise. Restorations in gold lacquer.
Chawan stoneware cylindrical shape green gray enamel and inlaid white slip on a reserve of two peonies. Type Yatsushiro yaki province of Higo.
Edo 18th century. Diameter 12cm (4.7") height 9cm (3.5"). (Small chip restored almost invisible edge).
Aesthetically wild Japanese art object made as a storage jar for grain or seed originally, but naturally cracked through the process of kiln-firing.
Form of Tokoname ware in Muromachi period, but clay of Shigaraki ware,
and unidentified its certain age because of its natural glaze coated intentionally in the later years like late Edo period as an antique re-creation ('utsushi') of earlier piece as possibly. Aged lacquer-restoration at inside bot...
Chawan (bowl for the tea ceremony) in stoneware to Jomon Zogan style decor by Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) designated National Treasure in 1996. Original box signed by the artist. Diameter 14cm (5.5") x 9cm (3.5") height. Brand Artist near the heel.
Sophisticatedly well-used Black Raku tea bowl (Kuro-Raku chawan) with no potter's mark and with no signed wood box, probably from late Edo - Meiji period, 19th century, Japan.
Beauty of subtraction, aesthetic of zen. In fine antique condition. approx. H 9.5-10cm (3.74-3.93in), D 10cm (3.93in)
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