Japanese Mingei Seto-yaki Ishizara Stoneware Dish. 19th. Century
Diam. 8 1/2 ins. (21.5 cms) The pottery of the Seto kilns are famous for their mingei (folkcraft) wares the most celebrated of which are the Andon-zara oil lamp dishes. Much of the output of the kilns were decorated in underglaze iron but some of the andon-zara were decorated with underglaze iron and underglaze blue as in this example...
Japanese Mingei Seto-yaki Ishizara Stoneware Dish. 19th. Century
Diam. 12 ¼ ins. (31.2 cms) The pottery of the Seto kilns are famous for their mingei (folkcraft) wares the most celebrated of which are the Andon-zara oil lamp dishes. Much of the output of the kilns were decorated in underglaze iron but some of the andon-zara were decorated with underglaze iron and underglaze blue...
Categorized into either sake flask from Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) or Yaeyama Islands (in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture),
also a scarce type before the Meiji period considering of the aftermath of World War II.
Very popular shape and size for the actual use of Japanese-style evening drink, arranged with refined 'kintsugi' gold restoration (with scenic exposure of red lacquer base coating) by the former...
Copied piece with reverence of quality Shino-Oribe ware mukozuke (food container for tea ceremony) made in Momoyama period, as an antique re-creation in Meiji period, called 'Utsushi' as the one of unique traditional Japanese art form...
Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a faceted tama or jewel. Brown stoneware with greenish brown ash glaze on top and with the typical white inclusions. Shigaraki stone ware. Japan, Edo period, 18th century or older.
H 2 x L 2 ¼ x Wv2 inches
Traces us usage consistent with age. All in all excellent condition
Comes with kiri-wood tomobako with inscription.
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
Diam. 8 1/2 ins. (21.6 cm) The pottery of the Seto kilns are famous for their mingei (folkcraft) wares the most celebrated of which are the Andon-zara oil lamp dishes. Much of the output of the kilns were decorated in underglaze iron but some of the andon-zara were decorated with underglaze iron and underglaze blue. The wares decorated solely in underglaze blue, as in the present example, are very unusual and rarely encountered...
A monumental Bizen ware 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...
Chawan from Oro kiln (Oro-gama in Owari region (Aichi prefecture)) which had been continued until 17-18th century as an illicit hidden kiln during the time of prohibition by Edo shogunate.
Fine scarce excavation from the kiln site coating in plenty of dynamic glaze for its restoration as well...
Light brown clay underlying rich earthy tones, this Irabo chawan has an attractive shape and slender textured pedestal. Rough yet elegant, it feels comfortable in the hand.
Introduced to Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries from the Korean Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), Irabo bowls are admired largely for their use in tea ceremony. Made of coarse, unrefined clay with a high content of iron oxide, such bowls display remarkable contrast and depth...
GREEN KARATSU BOWL
Dealer: hotoke antiques
Uchinoyama kiln (Ureshino, Saga prefecture), circa the early 18th century. A rare type of the early Karatsu ware.
Like "oceanic blue" by magnificent chemical reaction in kiln firing (yohen), with an accentual quality gold restoration (kintsugi).
Thin make, smooth, and lovely in palm size. Some minor chips at bottom rim (kodai). Wooden box with identifiable sign.
Unusually "smeared" ash-glazed Mino ware folk flask (binbo-tokkuri), Late Edo period, 19th century. Inborn camouflage color, just like an abstract painting. Unique and aesthetic as is as well.
approx. D: 9cm (3.54in), H: 21cm (8.26in)
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Mature and lyrical landscape.
Well-used folk pottery container for tooth-blacking (ohaguro), with the iron adhesion of inside (for tannin dyeing of iron mordanting) as its certain evidence of what it was actually used for,
besides its handy size. From Akita prefecture in Tohoku region as its provenance.
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box. A kutsuki on one end where it was against something else during firing is the only fl...
It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and is in fine condition, dating from the Meiji period.
TOKONAME JAR (16C)
Very rare massive Tokoname ware jar with dynamic natural-glaze as an excavation from kiln-site, dated back to the Muromachi period (1394-1573).
Attached with a wooden box certificated as "Tsubo, Beautiful and rare well-fired piece with rich natural glaze from old Tokoname kiln, Showa 3 (1928)" with the red seal of appraiser,
as its trustable warranty itself for the domestic dealings.
In aesthetic excavated c...
A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inchdes (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style. This piece dates from the early ...
A very charming water-dropper of greyish, Seto stoneware covered with a mottled ash glaze and spots of purple. The shape modeled to resemble a peony flower. Edo, 18th cent. Comes in a nice, small storage box. H 4.5 cm, D 8.5 cm. Condition: Excellent. Minor wear. Smooth from use.