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)
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$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 : 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)
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$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 : 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)
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$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 : 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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1314054 (stock #TRC1569)
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A wide hira-jawan decorated with inlaid white slip in the pattern of flowers and rope. The Mishima style of pottery is modeled after much earlier Korean forms—most notably Punch'ŏng. The gold repairs are extensive and skillfully applied, nicely complimenting the pale ash glaze and adding an extra dimension to this lovely work.

This piece is 5.6 inches in diameter (14.3 cm) and stands 2.3 inches tall (5.9 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1311395 (stock #TRC1560)
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This chawan was made by the 8th generation Ohi Chozaemon (1851-1927) based in Kanazawa and is done in a style known as “ameyu” or candy glazing. The glazing is a wonderful example of ameyu and, in fact, approximates the color of a caramel candied-apple...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1309547 (stock #TRC1555)
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This lovely Ido-gata shaped chawan has very nice asymmetrical balance highlighted by extensive and skillfully applied kintsugi gold repairs. The inside bottom of the bowl is covered in a green glaze resembling a carpet of fine moss which stands out nicely agains the backdrop of the ashen-colored crackled glazing of the walls of the bowl.

Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi or, beauty in the imperfect, cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highlighting the h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1306318 (stock #TRC1543)
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This piece features a warm golden glaze with several patches of lighter pigmentation. The inside of the bowl is especially inviting and shows a magnificent patina developed over many decades of use and what appears to be a partly faded stencil of a pinecone. The foot is well-shaped, well-grounded, and clearly displays the unglazed rich clay. The Chinese characters on the lid of the box read 古瀬戸 (ko-Seto) 大茶碗 (oo-jawan), indicating it is an large tea bowl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1304415 (stock #TRC1539)
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A lovely mizusashi for tea-ceremony. This piece dates from the Edo period and is of the e-Seto variety, “e” meaning drawing. Featuring rich earthy tones and intricate hand-drawn stencil designs of what appear to be a ring of passion flowers resting on a vine, this splendid composition leaves a lasting impression. Several kintsugi (gold) repairs attest to its great age and care that went into maintaining this piece through generations. The label on the lid of the box reads “e-Seto Hira Mizu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1299658 (stock #TRC1501)
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This generously proportioned chawan (16cm in diameter) shows nice age, especially around the kodai, and likely dates from the early to mid 20th century. The base is unglazed showing the rich molded clay, contrasting nicely with the maroon and black glaze pooled beautifully around the edges. The badarai (horse watering basin) shape is very attractive and in this case especially fitting given the uncommonly large proportions. The soft sheen of the Raku glaze overlying rippled clay gives this bowl ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1298364 (stock #TRC1530)
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$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 ...