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.
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.
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.
Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 8.4cm
The Seikanji kiln is part of the long history of ceramic arts in Kyoto...
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 7.5cm
Shonzui is the term used to describe the blue and white ceramic (or some refer to craze ware) that was made in China around the coasts of Fujian and Canton during the late Ming Dynasty. Japanese records show of orders made for objects used in tea such as water containers, food dishes, and other utensils...
Late 20th century
size: Diameter 13cm Height 8cm
Comes with a storage box, signed and sealed by the artist.
The Jian and other known wares that are under the category of Tian mu or Tenmoku are bowls made in China during the Song period and exported to Japan around the late 13-14th centuries. Japanese tea connoisseurs favored the colors and expressions from the glazes used and were traded for gold and other equal materials.
Size: Diameter: 5.6cm Height: 10.2cm
A tea container or chaire done in the technique known as Oribe ware. There are small bud-like shaped patterns on one side of the container which is often referred to as "hanging dried persimmons". The container comes with a silk pouch container. The name of the fabric of the container is "Iyo Sudare".
Kato Shunji, the third(1944~)
Made during the Year of the Rabbit in 1987
Size: Diameter 12.8cm Height 7.5cm
Kato Shunji comes from a large family of potters from the Seto area of Aichi prefecture where notables such as Kato Shuntai produced amazing works to be used in the way of tea, or chanoyu.
This tea bowl depicts a rabbit made from snow almost...
Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"
Late Showa Period
Size: To Come
The warabi or bracken is a plant native to Japan and often consumed during the spring season. In Japanese lacquer, this motif was often used by noted lacquer artists such as Hara Yoyusai and Hon'ami Koetsu in their works.
Period: Showa Period
Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.25"
The procedures for setting the charcoal for the hearth or the brazier is an important part of the way of tea. The finest baskets are used since the charcoal used is a specific type of wood and style only used in tea and not many in Japan produce this type of charcoal...
Size: Diameter 3.7" x Height 3.2"
Artist: Kengyo (Katsuo?)
The bowl is known as a tsutsu chawan or a tall cylindrical tea bowl. This bowl is used during the cold months of late autumn to winter to promote a sense of warmth to the guest who will consume the tea. The bowl is given the name, Zangetsu. The name is translated as the lingering moon or a crescent moon...
Condition: Tray has been used and a small chip is found on the bottom of the tray.
Size: Diameter 11.6 in : Height 1.3 in
The large size is rather unsual and not often seen in comparison to the standard size tsutsu chawan.
Age: Late 20th century.
Size: Diameter 4.3 in : Height 4.1 in
Age: 20th century.
The lid is made out of copper and contains the distinctive ball knob used to remove the lid from the kettle...