Diameter: 5.25" height: 3"
Contemporary yet retaining an aura from the past. This tea bowl evokes a memory from the Momoyama period with works done in the Oribe, Mino, and Shino kilns where the uneven and natural shapes were revolutionary to the tradition of ceramics, changing and writing a new chapter for Japanese ceramics. The work is done by Takahashi Genki, a contemporary ceramic artist.
9"x 9"x 1"
The philosopher, Chuang Tzu was known for his contemplative stories and philosophy on life. One legend of Chuang Tzu describes where he was asleep and contemplated if the dream he had of a butterfly. He questioned of the dual realities if he was in the dream of the human form or if his dream of being a butterfly was reality. This philosophy, in some ways, relates with the modern theories in theoretical physics with certain dimensions and worlds.
Diameter : 2.5" height: 2.5"
Tea caddies are often perceived as being made from a wooden core and lacquered is coated on the caddy. However, there are other caddies that retain the wooden form, giving a separate aesthetic quality. Often, these wooden caddies are made from black persimmon, Chinese hardwoods, or fine Japanese woods.
Work emulating an original design by Nakamura Sotetsu, one of the artists, purveyor to the Sen Families
Size: Diameter : 3.25" height: 2"
The form of the koma, or the top like shape is the symbol of the Sen family which was also a symbol that the family was closely associated with the Toyotomi shogunate. The tradition began with the Ashikaga Shoguns giving their insignia to their top artists...
Size: Diameter: 3.25" Height: 2"
Age: Showa Period
Size: to come
Period: 20th century
Size: Diameter 7" Height 13.5"
Peking glass begins during the 17th century when Jesuit priests from Europe brought the technology of glass making to Emperor Kangxi's court. Various forms, cuts, and techniques were transmitted inspiring and changing the way the arts were produced. This glass was made during the 20th century when works inspired by ancient designs were the preference of the time...
Size: Height 18.6" Width 14.5"