A precious set of “Kakiemon" Imari side dish plates made by Sakaida Kakiemon 13th (1906-1982) during Showa period. The first generation Sakaida Kakiemon (1596–1666) is said to be the first pottery in Japan to discover the secret of enamel decoration on porcelain, known as 'akae', which is a style of Japanese enameled ceramics, traditionally produced at the factories of Arita (Southern part of Japan) from the mid-17th century onwards...
Vintage Indian sitar shaped silver table box.The box has two compartments. The body is hand chased in a floral and vine patterns and very well done some slight bends to the hinges and no marks. This piece came from an estate of a Bollywood star living in California . Size L 21" W 5.5" H 6" weight on a regular scale 3.8 pounds This piece is not marked as to silver content but tests at 70% silver content.
A dazzling Hagi-ware bowl with cherry petal and earthen tones made by one of Japan's great potters. The 14th potter of the Sakakura line of potters Sakakura Shinbei XIV (1917-1975) was designated an important human cultural treasure of Yamaguchi prefecture in 1972. For those interested, videos produced by NHK are available online detailing the work of the current Sakakura Shinbei XV, the kiln, and the surrounding estate.
This piece is 5.7 inches in diameter (14.5cm) and 3 inches tall (7.6cm)...
A small elegant personal chest with details of side cut outs, a back bar and 4 drawers with small copper handles. It is made of a hardwood and is in overall very good condition. The tongue and groove drawer joints are glued and the drawer bottoms are fastened with glue on all edges. Dates mid century or earlier...
Netsuke carved as a grandfather with a shishimai (lion dance) mask with long hood leaning over his grandson who laughs as he falls over a hobby horse. Very well captured interaction between two characters, wonderful cheerful faces, eyes of the lion mask are inlaid with dark horn and the hood with green glass roundels, black ink highlights, good patina. Signed ROGYOKU and sealed the same on the bottom. Height 1 3/4 inches.
Bactrian inspired, 20th century design. Solid 18 karat gold ring with beveled edges bordering raised square-round bezel. Face features a diamond-shaped design framing a cross shape. An infinity symbol is engraved inside the ring. A modern ring that is inspired by a late 3rd to early 2nd century BCE design. Size: Approximate ring size 6. Very minor surface wear.
Provenance: Ex-private New York, New York collection.
A captivating bowl created by well-known Kyoto potter Kawai Zuiho, most likely in the early 70’s. This bowl features a red undercoat which is visible in places through the greenish overglaze. The effect is quite striking and sure to attract the eye. With a convenient indent on the side, this bowl fits comfortably in the hand.
Kyo-Yaki is high-fired ceramic and pottery that centers around the Higashiyama district of Kyoto...
A beautiful Hagi-yaki chawan done by well-known artist Kaneda Keien (1949-). Keien is an 8th generation potter who has been producing works for over 40 years and is the winner of several awards for excellence. A distinctive feature of his works is that they utilize an iron-rich soil collected on the island of Mishima in the Sea of Japan...
Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Hakozaki Hachimangu Shrine, 1938.
Size: Oban. Approximately 17.0 x 11.25 inches.
Publisher: Doi. This edition bears no publisher's seal, so the date of printing cannot be accurately determined.
Koitsu Catalog No. TK-DH-48.
Condition: Excellent. Back left corners have two paper remnants. Drying hole at corner margin.
H x W = 21.1 x 13.6 cm. Sold as is. No returns, no claims, no exchange. Comes with Box case.
Height = 24 cm. With Kiri Tomobako box. Fine and shibui statue.
Meiji Period Handpainted Musha Nobori depicting the battle of Benkei and Ushiwakamaru. 4.7 meters long.
This is Kazri-Mino of an vintage folk handicraft used in the Tohoku district. This is made of the epidermis of the tree of Shina and the seaweed which were completely dried.
As for this, the decoration around the neck is made in Koyori-Paper. This is an item of the 20th century. This does not have stain damage. Size 127cm x 44cm (50 "x 17.3")
This chawan was fired in the kilns of one of Kyoto’s best known raku-yaki potters, Sasaki Shoraku III (1941-). The Shoraku line began when the grandfather of the current potter established a kiln near the famous Kiyomizu temple, nestled at the foot of the eastern mountains in Kyoto. In 1945, the kiln was moved to Kameoka near the Yada shrine where it remains today.
Raku teabowls are made by hand, without the use of a potter's wheel...