Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1359344 (stock #TRC1781)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$860.00
With short neck and ovoid body, this beautiful Japanese copper ‘do-chu' vase is marked 'Hisayoshi' on the side. The brilliant rich color of this type of ware is achieved by adding smoked straw during firing and often deepens over time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1359332 (stock #TRC1780)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1750.00
The inside of the bowl is painted with cherry tree boughs laden with blossoms—done in a dazzling underglaze blue-and-white porcelain distinctive of Imari-wares. Below, the trunks of the trees can be seen grounded in a grassy field resting on an abstract ring of karakusa (arabesque). The center of the bowl displays a fashioned wreath of cherry blossoms strung together with field grasses...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1359023 (stock #TRC1779)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$895.00
Ninani Dohachi (1783 - 1855) was second in the long line of Kyoto potters that continue to this day to be held in high regard...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1359019 (stock #TRC1778)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$785.00
With a simple yet captivating pine bough decoration, this Raku tea bowl displays a quiet elegance—capturing the essence of an esthetic and spiritual practice dating back over 400 years. The base of the bowl is unglazed showing raw molded clay that contrasts nicely with the charcoal black glaze. Intentional pitting in the glaze creates variation across the surface of the walls and offers subtle textures to be discovered when held in the hand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1358963 (stock #TRC1777)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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With meticulously sculpted vines and fantastic Peony blossoms in low relief on the kinuta celadon powdery blue background, this extraordinary vase is a truly Japanese expression of classical Chinese motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1358767 (stock #TRC1775)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$795.00
Dating from the 17th century, Kutani-ware is a type of fine porcelain that takes its name from the region from which it originates—the name literally means “nine valleys.” In sharp contrast to many other styles of Japanese ceramics which tend towards more modest color palettes, Kutani-ware are known for their vibrant red enameles, gold trimming, and complementary greens, yellows, and blues. This set of tokkuri is painted with a common hanging-lantern ornamental pattern known as youraku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1358717 (stock #TRC1774)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$975.00
A medium sized ido-gata (well shaped) tea bowl with exceptionally fine and beautifully crafted kintsugi gold repairs. One side of the bowl features a thickly applied ferrous glaze that pools generously near the base, while the pale green ashen glaze on the outside is decorated with impressed textured patterns...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1358478 (stock #TRC1772)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi—often described as the beauty found in the imperfection and transience of the world—cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highlighting the history and importance of a ceramic object. Practitioners of tea in particular are fond of reminding us that works repaired with lacquer and gold such as the one featured here become more resilient and beautiful for having been damaged...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1358470 (stock #TRC1771)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,800.00
Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi—often described as the beauty found in the imperfection and transience of the world—cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highlighting the history and importance of a ceramic object. Practitioners of tea in particular are fond of reminding us that works repaired with lacquer and gold such as the one featured here become more resilient and beautiful for having been damaged...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1358165 (stock #TRC1769)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This lovely Shino tea bowl fashioned from coarse Mino clay and covered in a crackled feldspar glazing shows nice age and comes with what appears to be its original box.

Shino-ware dates to the Momoyama period when potters were attempting to recreate white porcelain-wares that were being imported from China at the time. Originally they were made in a single-chamber anagama style kilns set into the hillsides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1357134 (stock #TRC1666)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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When the founder of the Urasenke style of tea ceremony, Sen-So Soshitsu (1622 -1697) was invited to Kanazawa as the lord of the tea ceremony for the powerful Kaga lords in 1666, the first Chozaemon came with him and established Ohi-yaki ware in Kanazawa. Chozaemon had been the chief apprentice for the Raku family in Kyoto and took with him many of the principles and ideas associated with Raku-ware...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1330043 (stock #TRC1665)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1356782 (stock #TRC1663)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,375.00
This Hirado-yaki brush-rest—fashioned for the scholars desk of a bygone era—features meticulously sculpted plum blossoms set in a porcelain reproduction of a knotted plum branch. 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 1900 item #1356331 (stock #TRC1662)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$895.00
This piece features a warm golden crackled glaze with several patches of lighter pigmentation and a number of gold and silver repairs. The inside of the bowl is especially inviting, showing a magnificent patina developed over many decades of use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1356259 (stock #TRC1661)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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The jet-black glaze of this cha-ire (tea caddy) nicely highlights the Chrysanthemum flowers (Kiku) adorning the upper surface—long considered 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. Over time, it became the Imperial Family Emblem and during certain eras was generally forbidden to be used by the general public...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1353629 (stock #TRC1660)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,750.00
Signed by the 13th Iemoto (tea master) of Omotesenke, Sokuchusai (1901-1979) this exceptional tea bowl bears the poetic name Asahi or “Morning Sun.” Brilliant ochre and ash hues highlight molten swirls and dynamic features. This bowl has exceptional keshiki, or “ceramic landscape.“

Bizen’s distinctive and easily recognizable style originated in Okayama (south-western Japan) and has a long history. It is well-known as one of the 6 ancient Japanese kilns, established over a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1356081 (stock #TRC16589)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$735.00
This remarkable hira tea bowl displays a subtle grace and refined elegance grounded in classic form, masterfully applied glazing, and a delightful rustic feel bestowed by the hand of time. Though the glazing is described as shiro-yu, or white glazing, it appears more of a creamy shade of beige. The fine crackles of the glaze, the soft flowing edges, and the excellent patina combine to really make this Kiyomizu tea bowl shine.

The birth of Kiyomizu-yaki, with its over 400 years of hi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1301259 (stock #TRC1656)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This playful image of a Japanese raccoon dog (tanuki) enjoying a flask of saké was done by one of the most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875).

Born into a Samurai family but soon after adopted by the Ōtagaki family, from the age of seven to sixteen Rengetsu was a lady in waiting at Kameoka castle where she was trained in the arts and courtly graces. Due to her rumored great beauty, she soon married but after the death of her hu...