This is a most unusual Japanese pottery piece which consists of five small jarlets - four on the bottom and one at the top - joined together with four loop handles and luted together at the sides. Two of the four bottom jarlets have protruding elephant head handles on their side.
The jarlets are roughly potted - almost a Mingei folk art look to them. The pottery has a dark brown glaze - no artist's mark that we can find...
A pottery blowfish Suiteki - late Edo to early Meiji. Small, fish-shaped suiteki or water dropper is hand made and rough in design - we think the fish is a blowfish. The suiteki were used to dampen the ink cake used by scholars in preparing the ink for calligraphic work. It appears to be some type of early studio pottery and measures 3" long, 2" high and 1.75" wide...
A very unusually shaped Meiji period Sencha steeped tea tea-pot stamped below the handle by the maker and decorated with a kanshi poem by Nyo-nyo-Do enclosed in an old wooden box. 12.5 cm (5 inches) talland in fine condition.
Antique Japanese Oribe Stoneware Bowl. Edo period, 18thC. Beautifully decorated in the traditional early Oribe style. Very large and rare form, with twisted design handles on each side. in generally good condition, with some rim chips and original firing frits and crack. This is a lovely example, with great character. 14.75"(37.5cms) diameter, 8.5"(21.5cms) deep at the handles.
Antique Japanese Oribe Stoneware Teapot. Meiji period. An unusually large teapot, beautifully decorated in the traditional Oribe style, with wrapped cane handle. 13"(33cms) tall.
A charming Japanese pottery water dropper, suiteki, used by scholars in preparing the sumi ink for calligraphy. This fine piece is shaped in the form of Mt. Fuji - but has the face of Okame peeking out of the side. When looked at from the side, the peak of Fuji-San then resembles a pointed hat on Okame's head...
'Wabi' and 'Sabi' original tropic pottery single‐flower vase (originally flask) as the existent rare local folk ware from 'Yaeyama' as the group of islands in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture,
dated back to 19th century or earlier.
Impressive imperfect proportions as is, and spontaneous and unintentional exquisiteness ('landscape') by such romantic glazing beyond description.
Actually, hardly found such an actual presence from Yaeyama even in the domestic market today and...
'Wabi' original tropic pottery single‐flower vase (originally flask) as the existent rare local folk ware from 'Yaeyama' as the group of islands in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture,
dated back to 19th century or earlier.
Spontaneous and unintentional elegance with profoundness ('landscape') of such superfine 'temmoku' glazing, in perfect "torso" condition as just it is and as seen.
Actually, hardly found such presence from Yaeyama even in the domestic market today and in ...
This is an early Japanese blue and white rectangular potter dish from the late 18th to early 19th century. The design – executed in underglaze cobalt blue – is of a landscape scene next to a lake. There is a small hut surrounded by tall trees (one a weeping willow) on the near side - a fisherman out on the lake – and a distant shoreline with more trees. The pottery is very rough with a great many small firing bubble holes that are characteristic of Japanese pottery of this period...
This lovely dark violet glazed vase is similar to the more common turquoise vases made in Japan during the second half of the 19th century and also to the less common yellow glazed examples. This seems to be the rarest color, a strong deep violet / purple. The glaze is finely crazed all over. There are some grasses painted in black beneath the glaze, difficult to see unless under a strong light. The vase measures 9 3/4" high and is 3 1/4" diameter at the widest part of the bulbous lower section...
KO KARATSU CHAWAN
Momoyama - Early Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century
D: 13.0-10.2cm (5.11-4.01in), H: 7.3cm (2.87in)
The original early hybrid ceramic (half-porcelain as 'hanjiki') chawan from Haraake kiln in Saga region, systematically categorized into Old-Karatsu ware ('Ko-Karatsu') of the Hirado-lineage,
as "Karatsu-Imari Chawan" if named to be easier understanding for its ...
This is one of the largest Japanese sake bottles (tokkuri) we have ever seen or owned. This great large tokkuri stands a full 15 3/4" high and is 9 1/2" diameter at its widest. It is decorated overall in underglaze blue and white with the scrolling vines known as karakusa - a classic design element in Japanese ceramics. This fine old piece clearly dates from the early to mid Meiji period - circa 1870-1895...
A beautiful, late Meiji signed hand-painted studio porcelain bowl with design of a pink peony with ochre center and blue leaves. The bowl formed as a five petal lobed shape with notched lobes. Signed Tominaga Genroku on base in 3 characters - for an example of this signature, see – “Treasures of Imperial Japan - Ceramics from the Khalili Collection”, Natl. Museum of Wales, 1994, p...
A boldly painted pottery dish with a design of bright red flowers and dark green leaves. It measures 9" diameter by 3/5" deep at the rim. Sgned on the bottom - "Oomiya Fujioka Zo kore" which translates as "This was made by Fujioka Oomiya". Dates from mid to late Meiji, circa 1880-1900. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations.
Kinkozan Sobei VII (1868 - 1927)(Scroll down for more information.)
Please be sure to view the extra macro images of the moriage enamel feathers and claws on the cockatoo. There are also birds flying around the neck of the vase.
Height: 9.5 inches
Width: 5.25 inches
Age: Meiji (1900 - 1920)
Condition: Very good with only some gold wear, mostly on the rim.
Japanese Karatsu-ware pottery Mizusashi (water jar) with wooden lacquer lid.
Measurements : 7 5/8" (19.5 cm) x 7 3/8" (18.7 cm) x H 5 7/8" (15 cm)
Weight about : 1.8 kilograms
The pottery mizusashi is in good condition.
This mizusashi is contained in wooden box.
A very early Kutani charger/bowl measuring 12 1/4" diameter at the top - is 2 1/8" deep and is 6" diameter at the base. Beautifully painted with two deer amongst plants and brilliant peonies with a volcano (Fuji ?) in the background. The painting is almost folk art in it's simplicity and freedom...