Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1357134 (stock #TRC1666)
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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 : 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)
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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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1355987 (stock #TRC1655)
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Surely an extraordinary confluence of circumstances must have come into alignment in order to bring this remarkable composition into existence. Done in the Korai style—referring to the heavy influence from Korean forms and glazing—this exquisite Edo period Karatsu-ware tea bowl features a white stripe running horizontally along the outer surface of the bowl known as Hakeme...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1355916 (stock #TRC1653)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,350.00
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo in Japanese; 1392-1897). This particular piece appears to date from the 15th/ 16th century and comes with what may be the original box and a quite old silk pouch. The light creamy crackled glaze is smooth in the hand and fine hairline fractures radiating along the walls of the bowl show remnants of gold repairs from previous centuries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1355519 (stock #TRC1647)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$685.00
An excellent example of Japanese rustic charm that transcends its humble origins to embody a refined artistic work, this mizusashi, or fresh water pot used in tea ceremony, displays a beautiful natural ash glaze that includes dazzling ochres, browns, grays, and yellows splashed across the intentionally rough and contoured ceramic landscape.

Iga-ware pottery dates back to 7th and 8th century and—like so many other pottery styles in Japan—takes its name from the region where it wa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1353636 (stock #TRC1646)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$675.00
Named for a place of stunning natural beauty in Oita Prefecture—from which this potting tradition arose—Yabakei-wares are the creation of Yoshimura Saraku, a famed tea master of the Urasenke school.

This lovely hira tea bowl is fashioned of rough clay which is exposed at the kodai (foot). A dazzling splash of blue covers one edge of the inside of the bowl, contrasting nicely with the tan background...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1353242 (stock #TRC1645)
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The gray-blue celadon displays finely crackled glazing with areas slightly darkened by time. A faint pattern made of white inlay can be seen along the upper rim, complimented in several areas by antique kintsugi repairs. The maki-e gold repair at the base—with its design of half waves and half flowering vines—though quite old, seem not quite so old as the repairs along the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1352391 (stock #TRC1642)
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This generously proportioned chawan (13.5cm in diameter) shows nice age, especially around the kodai, and likely dates from early Edo (several hundred years old). The base is unglazed showing the molded clay, contrasting nicely with the jet black glaze which displays a slight purplish hue when held to the light. The soft sheen of the Raku glaze overlying rippled and shaved clay gives this bowl a distinct presence...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1351399 (stock #TRC1640)
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A pottery tradition that harkens from the Mino region of Japan, Shino-yaki dates from the Azuchi Momoyama period. It came into fashion when first commissioned by renowned Muromachi cha-jin (tea masters) Shino Soushin. This is thought to be the first type of pottery in Japan to feature drawn paintings on the ceramic surface.

This attractive e-Shino bowl (“e” meaning picture) bears an abstract motif on a background of white feldspar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1350901 (stock #TRC1638)
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With a sturdy foot firmly grounded, the upper rim of this piece rises and falls, somewhat reminiscent of a mountain path. Combined with the plum blossoms floating on the white background, these elements together suggest balance and harmony.

Oribe is a visual style named after the late-16th-century tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615)...
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...
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). Comfortable and solid in the hand, this is a very attractive tea bowl with interesting textures and other features such as a small pebble explosion during firing known as an “ishi haze.” Such ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1344349 (stock #TRC1629)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$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. It is also worth noting that although many kilns currently exist which specialize in Madara-garatsu ware, this piece comes from the original Kishidake family kiln where the tradition began.

Madara-garatsu is one type of Karatsu-ware which takes its name from its spotted or speckle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1344286 (stock #TRC1628)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$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). At the time this type of pottery was hugely popular among tea dev...
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.

Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi, or, beauty in the imperfect, cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highligh...