Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1348117 (stock #TRC1635)
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A lovely Shino tea bowl fashioned from coarse Mino clay and covered in a crackled feldspar glazing. The front of the bowl is decorated with paintings of abstract foliage—possibly the lilting leaves of a willow tree—and the base of the bowl is unglazed, displaying rough clay. The paintings, which are applied using a ferrous glaze, along with the han-zutsu shape (half cylinder) are very typical of this type of Shino-ware...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1345085 (stock #TRC1631)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$925.00
No longer in existence, the Kahara kiln of Nagasaki—where this tea bowl was crafted—operated from the early to mid Imari period (roughly 1624 - 1671).

A magnificent composite, this piece was excavated from the kiln grounds and repaired using boldly applied silver joinery (gintsugi)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1344349 (stock #TRC1629)
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$1,700.00
This Madara-garatsu tea bowl (Madara Karatsu-ware) uses a technique known as yobitsugi—using pottery shards from other works to complete the gold repair—thereby adding a special character to the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1344286 (stock #TRC1628)
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$950.00
A beautiful Annan tea bowl with silver repair (gintsugi) and fine sense of "aji" bestowed by age. Ornately decorated with flowering chrysanthemum, the skillfully applied silver repair to the bowl implies that it was treasured by its previous owner.

Annan-Yaki, is a tradition of pottery brought to Japan from the Annan province of ancient Imperial China (now part of Vietnam) from the late Muromachi period (1392 - 1573)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1335844 (stock #TRC1625)
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Long a symbol of longevity, good luck, and support in many parts of Asia; in Japan the turtle has the added symbolism of being one of the cardinal protectors of Heian, the ancient capital city of Kyoto. This rendition of a turtle basking on a sunny riverbank was done by one of the most renowned and loved Waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1334674 (stock #TRC1623)
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An interesting and well-shaped tea bowl, this Meiji piece surely has stories to tell. The gold repairs traversing one side of the bowl are extensive and skillfully applied, nicely complimenting the dark ferrous clay and flaxen glaze. Many find such repairs quite attractive and in this case they clearly add an extra dimension to this lovely work...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1334005 (stock #TRC16122)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$775.00
Oribe is a visual style named after the late-16th-century tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615). Typically, black or green glazes are applied to the bodies of these works and light-colored windows are created using feldspar. These high-contrast areas then acts as a canvas upon which abstract, minimalistic, and often naturalistic themes are painted.

Typical of Mino pieces of the time, this Oribe chawan is made of coarse, unrefined clay...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1333153 (stock #TRC1621)
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This rare and interesting ceramic work was done by one of the most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). In fact, if you look closely at the attached images, you will see her finger imprints clearly preserved in the molded clay...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1332653 (stock #TRC1615)
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$1,250.00
This extraordinary piece depicting what appears to be a learned scholar (possibly of foreign origin?) being escorted by a young vassal, is done in fine white porcelain from the Hirado region of Japan. Hirado wares—alternately known as Mikawachi wares in some contexts—are known throughout Japan and also abroad for their high quality and fine craftsmanship and date back at least as far as the mid-18th century when they were produced exclusively for powerful lords and their families...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1332157 (stock #TRC1614)
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Oribe is a visual style named after the late-16th-century tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615). Kuro Oribe (as pictured here) with their jet-black glazes and feldspar ornamentation tend toward the minimalistic, abstract; and, some would say, Zen-like aesthetic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1331949 (stock #TRC1612)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$425.00
Ivory white, forest green, and metallic brown/ gold combine to lend this tea bowl a dynamic and refreshing landscape. Bamboo fronds perceived here in the stylized outlines of white marks crisscrossing the front and back inside lip of the bowl signifying strength and resilience...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1331905 (stock #TRC1610)
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Weighty, yet smooth and even in the hand, this Kuro Oribe bowl is quite attractive and unique in its construction. The jet-black glaze nicely highlights the Chrysanthemum flowers (Kiku) on the front and back of the bowl which are auspicious symbols of longevity and rejuvenation in Japan. When first introduced to the island nation during the Nara period (710 – 793 AC), the Japanese Royal Family was fascinated with the Chrysanthemum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1330043 (stock #TC1606)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$5,750.00
Based on a classical tale adapted into a popular Kabuki performance in late Edo, the story of the Fuji Musume or “Wisteria Maiden” is an often employed motif in Japanese art. In the story, the Wisteria Maiden is depicted in a painting holding a wisteria branch, until one day she becomes smitten with a young man passing by and steps out of the painting in an effort to capture his attention. Unfortunately, her attempts are futile...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1329707 (stock #TRC1605)
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A beautifully formed bowl in the typical Gohon style, produced in Korea for the Japanese market during the 17th century. The light-grey ash glaze makes a tasteful backdrop for the pinkish speckles decorating the surface. These patterns are formed through a reaction of the iron in the clay and the ash glaze and are very typical of this type of pottery. One edge of the bowl is furnished with a dimple, making it comfortable in the hand while the gold repairs give it an added beauty and depth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1322549 (stock #TRC1603)
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This lovely plum patterned chawan (umebachi) is done in a classic style known as e-Gorai (“e” meaning picture and “Gorai” meaning Korean). This classification is somewhat of a misnomer as the style is said to have first developed at China’s Cizhou kilns in early Ming—only later being widely copied and popularized in Korea. e-Goriai wares first made an appearance in Japan by way of Korea at the end of the 16th century and have been highly appreciated among tea enthusiasts to this day....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1322546 (stock #TRC1601)
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A late winter scene picturing a majestic white hawk alighting on a plum branch in full bloom. Hawks—which were used for hunting during the Momoyama and Edo periods (takagari)—are considered symbols of nobility, strength, and are thought to embody the samurai spirit. This piece is signed Kano Tanshin, though it is unclear exactly which Tanshin as there were several Kano painters who went by this name during this period.

Color on silk, this scroll is 71.5 inches tall (18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1315948 (stock #TRC1574)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,350.00
Dating from early-to-mid Edo the shape of this unique Karatsu piece is referred to as a “takadai-zara” in Japanese, or high-footed serving platter. Modeled on similar Korean pieces from the early Joseon Dynasty, the platter was made using coarse, unrefined clay with high iron oxide content. The clay which forms the bowl shows impurities, intentional pitting, and small stones peeking through the clay making for an interesting ceramic landscape. After firing, pieces such as this are treated wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1314417 (stock #TRC1571)
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A large and ornate kiseru (tobacco pipe) dating from mid-to-late Edo. The metal fittings forming the ends of the pipe are engraved with detailed cherry blossoms and maple leaves being carried by the current of a stream. The bamboo tube connecting the fittings is in excellent condition and displays a soft warm luster. This piece is quite large as kiseru go—measuring 11.2 inches in length (28.5 cm). It is in fine condition and has a nice rustic antique quality to it that makes it unique and quit...