size: Length 9.5" Width 8" Height 8.5"
An interesting ceramic sculpture of the tanuki (raccoon-dog). Unlike the traditional forms often seen, this figure is wearing a red cloak, the red is evocative of the red robe worn by Bodhidharma. No signature or seals are found on the piece.
Late 20th century
Size: Bottle: Diameter 5.6cm Height 10cm
Pewter in Japan is often used in sake and tea utensils. For sake, it is thought that pewter helps to mellow any sharpness from the sake and removes any impurities. The set was produced by Suzuhan a noted maker of pewter sake wares.
Size: Diameter 6.1cm Height 7.1 cm
A rather unusual blue Japanese tea caddy or chaire with a protective cloth or shifuku. Often tianmu or tenmoku style glazes are done in hues of brown to black. However, blue is an unusual choice. No signature or seal is found on the piece.
Sold; Thank you. Milan, Italy.
Size: Length 153cm height 52cm
Chinese landscape of a view of a mountain landscape with mists and clouds covering the steep valleys below. Interestingly the work is done by two artists and their signatures and seals are found on the right and left of the painting.
Size: Diameter 15" h Height 9.75"
A fascinating set of three heads based on haniwa figurines, which are tomb objects made during the Jomon period (1400-300 BC). The 1960-1970s period saw the increase of archaeological interests in sites and tombs throughout Japan. Artists and writers began to create works centered around the mystery and aura of this period...
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, CN
Signed Tan Biyun
Size: Diameter 4.5" Height 2.75"
From a Taiwanese Collection of Asian Art
Marbled yixing is rather unusual in the wide range of shapes and forms seen in yixing tea pots. The pots are signed with the name of Tan Biyun, who was a noted maker of yixing in the late 20th century. The work might be of the studio or an attributed work. A small gold repair is found on the rim of the pot.
Sakata Deika Kiln
Size: (Cups): diameter 6.4cm height 4.4cm, (teapot): Diameter 12.4cm height 7cm (yuzamashi): diameter 11.5cm height 4.8cm
A vintage Japanese tea set produced by the Sakata Deika kilns in Yamaguchi prefecture. Loose leaf tea traditions came to Japan much earlier than the powder form, and by the 16th century many connoisseurs were aware of its existence but preferred with the existing powdered tea...
Crafted by Masaharu
Size: Diameter 7.9cm Height 1.8cm
Set of four Japanese tea saucers, known as chataku in Japanese. Though it is unusual to find a set of four saucers, but it may be the availability of resources to find enough stock of ebony. In China, Ebony (known as heitan) is valued along with the other hardwoods such as zitan.
Size:Length 90cm Width 33.3cm
The portrait is based on the famous pair done by Yan Hui in the Yuan Dynasty (Tokyo National Museum Collection). Unfortunately, there is only Shide and not the other half, Hanshan. A chan poem is inscribed on the top by the artist.
Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 28cm Height 30cm
From a California Estate
A traditional landscape done in blue and white is seen around the exterior of the porcelain vase. The expressions seen in the landscape is often found in Korean works of art ranging from the 18th up to the 20th centuries. Influences from China are evident but the interpretations are Korean.
Size: Height 5ft. Width 2ft. (Height 152cm Width 31cm (approx.)
Finely crafted Japanese Buddhist altar known as a butsudan. Makie is done on the panels of the altar and the interior appears as if one is in the interior section of the temple altar. electrical components are found on the altar. * Note: The Buddhist image is a sample image of how it will look. Image is not included.
Showa Period (20th c.)
Size: Diameter 18cm Height 9.7cm
A common ware piece possibly used to serve food or sake. Katakuchi is a term often used in reference to bowls that contain a spout on the side and were used to serve various liquid based items.The grey nezumi shino like glaze color is appealing.
Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Length 56cm Height 45cm
Print size: Length 39cm Height 27cm
Saito Kiyoshi is famous for his various landscapes depicting the countryside of Japan especially with the various views of Aizu and other regions. This print is interesting where Saito uses bright colors, unlike his common selections of black, grey, brown, and hints of orange, yellow, and red. The print is signed and sealed on the bottom left of the print.
Kanako Tanabe or Canna Tanabe
Size: Length 180cm Height 92.5cm
A work done by the modern print artist, Canna Tanabe or Kanako Tanabe. The work is interpreted as a butterfly attracted to a peony in the form of a lady. Modern prints became popular both inside and outside of Japan creating a new generation of print makers using modern designs along with traditional techniques.
c. 1970, late 20th century
Size: Height 36cm
A typical and traditional polychrome vase depicting a scene showing the ideal form of the filial daughter or woman. An inscription is part of the scenery and the bottom contains a popular Qianlong reign mark.
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 15cm Height 39cm
Scholar rocks often represent small universes or virtual recluse retreats. As if the landscape could be formed around a rock. This stone, often referred to as a taihu rock usually comes from the North in China. Yet, with dwindling supply, often most are embellished or even man-made.
Showa Period (latter half of the 20th century)
Size: To come
From the estate of Ruth McCandless
Soen along with Senzaki Nyogen are known within zen circles as the lineage of transmitting zen to the West. Not only are the two important in the history of Buddhism in America, but are connected with the Japanese American experience and the changing culture in the United States.
Showa Period (Late 20th century)
Size: Diameter 14cm Height 13.33cm
An interesting patterned Kyoto ceramic mizusashi. The lines resemble cattail branches or kushi-like forms. No signature or seal is found on the work.