19th century round Japanese kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in cloisonne technique. Simple elegant shape with decoration of an iris growing by a stream, and cherry blossoms and petal on a dark blue background with scrolling wires. Rim is silvered on the inside, nice finish with original pitting, green enamel on the inside with original firing bubbles. Great humble piece in Japanese taste. Diameter 2 1/2 inches.
19th century Japanese ceramic chawan (tea bowl) for tea ceremony with crackled cream glaze and enamel decoration of the Wind God Futen with his characteristic face of a demon and billowing scarves, emptying his bag in the clouds, thus creating wind. Wonderful free painting with color palette of pink, green, white, black and yellow enamels. Raku pottery produced in the Kyoto region. Beautiful potting with spiral line on the bottom of the bowl showing the way potter finished turning the piece. Gre ...click for details
19th century Japanese ceramic chawan (tea bowl) for tea ceremony with mottled orange and white glaze. Aka-Raku (red Raku) pottery produced in the Kyoto region. Excellent design, beautiful potting with body first turned and then formed by fingers, spiral line on the bottom of the bowl showing the way potter finished turning the piece. Great crackled glaze, inscribed by the potter on the body by the foot. Very attractive object, well-used, in great condition. Comes with new box inscribed on the to ...click for details
19th century Kyoto ware Japanese ceramic octagonal kashiki dish with enameled on the inside with a phoenix in flight above blooming flowers. Used for holding sweets served with tea. Very pleasant potting, sand-colored stoneware with beautifully crackled glaze. Decorated in Ninsei style with green, light green, red, black and blue enamels. Some wear to enamel, closed line (see Enlargement 2, at about 4 o’clock). Marked in ink on the recessed bottom - I could distinguish RAKU character, but could ...click for details
19th century/Meiji period Japanese pottery kogo (box for incense during tea ceremony) in a form of a crouched monkey wearing a hat used in Sambaso dance. Raku pottery produced in the Kyoto region, wonderful potting with well captured posture on the animal assuming human attitude. Pink/caramel glaze with white and black enamels. Stamped SETSURAKU on the bottom. Great subtle piece in Japanese taste. Height 3 7/16 inches.
19th century/Meiji period Japanese pottery kogo (box for incense during tea ceremony) in a form of a nesting chicken. Wonderful potting with great facial expression and well delineated feathers, dark yellow enamel, buff colored pottery body. Bottom shows the seal of the potter and impressions of the knife used to cut off the potted piece. Great piece in Japanese taste. Length 2 1/4 inches. Part of a small East Coast kogo collection.
19th century/ late Meiji period Japanese pottery kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) in a form of cloth ball with strap handle. Characteristic Oribe rich green and aquamarine glazes pooling in some areas and producing deeper shades of color. Oribe ware (named after Furuta Oribe - a famous 16th century tea master) was produced in Mino and Seto kilns, and is particularly Japanese in taste and was not made for export. Actual rough cloth was used during potting with the result of its ...click for details
19th century round Japanese kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in cloisonné technique. Very simple elegant shape with decoration of variously shaped reserves on the background of scrolling vines. Very pleasant finish with original pitting, gilding to the rim, no chips, star cracks, loss of enamel or restoration. Early piece in terms of Japanese cloisonné, from the period of transition from Chinese to Japanese style. Diameter 2 3/8 inches.