A Good Japanese Hagi-yaki Stoneware Chawan (Tea Bowl). Meiji Period
Diam. 5 ins. Ht. 3 1/4 ins. (12.8 x 8.3 cms) This attractive chawan has an underglaze design of Mount Fuji with a red sun to the right. The bowl is in very good condition with no damage except for several tiny chips with lacquer repairs on the lip.
Fresh Water Container (Mizusashi)
Japan, 18th century
Glazed ceramic (Shigaraki)
Lavender hues glow from within the olives and blues of this large pottery vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (Rokuwa, 1875-1959) enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Rokubei VII. It is 13-1/2 inches (34.5 cm) tall plus the base and in excellent condition.
The Rokubei lineage began in the mid Edo period with Kiyomizu Rokubei I (1738-1799) and continues to this day with the 8th generation. Rokuwa was born Kuritaro, son of Masataro in the Gojo-saka area of Kyoto in 1875...
Edo period, early 19th century
This is a nicely detailed small figure of JUROJIN dating from the Meiji period, circa 1880s. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or other issues. It measures 4.1" high by 3.3" wide by 2.9" deep and comes with its own tomobako (box). The okimono weighs 260 grams (9.7 oz) and the box another 150 grams (5.3 oz). Jurojin is a symbol of a long life/ longevity. In Japan, Jurōjin, also known as Gama, is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune or Shichifukujin, according to Taoist beliefs...
The Art and Orchid Gallery's entirely hand made vase is covered with polychrome enamels from the interior neck to the unglazed base. The Hotei or 'God of Contentment' comfortably rests in the dented sac that he usually carries. He was sprigged on by luting, then enameled to contrast with the green ground of the sac vase.[3A, 34B] All types of details, like white eyes, teeth and body hair, stand out against his skin's matte glaze...
Height: 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
Width: 11.6 cm (4.6 in)
Japanese Gosu Blue Satsuma vase with four floral panels; signed on the base with Imperial Mon; circa mid 19th century
A 14th.century ko seto Kamakura vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The box was added by our gallery 20 years ago. It was made by a tomobako artist, and there is written 'ko seto kamakura vase' if my memory does not fool me. The vase is decorated with kanji letters...
This is a large and heavy flower vase of Japanese Black Satsuma earthenware that was made about 250 years ago, Edo Period, circa 1740-1800. It measures 11" high by 3 7/8" diameter at the mouth by 7 3/4" diameter at it widest by 5 3/4" diameter at the base. It weighs 6 1/2 pounds. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations.
Satsuma ware is a general name for pottery and porcelain, made in Satsuma and Osumi, in Shimazu clan (modern Kagoshima prefecture)...
A healthy round-faced, plump figured, seated boy wearing a typical high hat of boy doll figures of the period. He is also wearing a checker-patterned loincloth. His hands are positioned under his chin, where he is holding his hat ties together. The stoneware was formed with a mold (you can see the faint molding line on both sides and underneath--it is not a crack.) The surface has a natural patina from age.
Age: Late 19th Century. Size: H. 10.5cm. W. Base. 7.5cm...
A Japanese Bizen-yaki Stoneware Vase. Late Edo Period
Ht.5 1/4 ins. (13.4 cms) This attractive Bizen vase based on a bamboo design is of an ideal size for use in the Cha no Yu tea ceremony. The potter's impressed seal is unidentified. The condition is flawless, no damage and no repairs. It dates from the Late Edo Period in the first half of the 19th...
Kato Shuntai's work(1802-1877).
A rabbit shaped stoneware hand warmer(Teaburi).
Late Edo-period(19th century), impressed seal on the base Shuntai [Kato Shuntai (1802-1877)].
This stoneware was produced at the kiln of the Owari domain(han).
Therefor the mark of Aoi crest is on the base of the body.
Since Shuntai was very talented, he was chosen for official potter of the domain.
It is very rare that his work in late Edo period kept preserved so well in such a perfec...
Gold mist over iron forms the backdrop for Gosu hills covered in flowering cherry on this stunning Kyo-yaki bowl by Shozan dating from the first half of the 20th century and enclosed in the original wooden box. The box is titled Kenzan Utsushi Arashiyama Kei Kashi-Ki (Kenzan Style Bowl with designs of Arashiyama) and the bowl bears on the base the stamp Shozan. It is roughly 9 inches (22 cm) diameter, 5-1/2 inches (13.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Edo period, 18th - early 19th century
approx. 21.5cm in length, 10cm in height, 11.5cm in width (8.46in, 3.93in, 4.52in)
Tasteful 'yanebune' (also 'hiyokebune' as covered boat of Edo) incense burner of mature Shino ware.
Primitively hand-formed with chic coloring of mat and creamy feldspar glaze, in fine antique condition with a hidden chip covered with roof as seen.
Hardly-seen motif specially in Shino ware.
This is a fun bottle of Japanese Bizen pottery ware. BIZEN is the pottery of Okayama Prefecture in Japan. It is acknowledged as one of the oldest 6 potteries called ROKKOYO in Japan. It is in the shape of a tanuki - see footnote. He stands holding a small round object in his right hand and what appears to be a book on a cord in his left hand.
This pottery bottle okimono measures 3 5/8" wide by 3 1/2" deep and is 5 3/4" high - it weighs 420 gm. We date the piece to the Meiji period, c...