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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1244070
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$300.00
A wonderful blue and white sometsuke Kyoto ware incense container (also known as kogo) with a horse set among Chinese inspired motifs. The incense container was made by the noted Kyoto artist Shoami who is famous for creating porcelain objects for tea both chanoyu and senchado.

Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1242946
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$550.00
A wonderful Japanese ceramic tea container known as a tsurutsuki chaire. The container comes with a Kuwa wood lid. The lid is two pieces and works in a similar manner as an oimatsu tea container. The creative designs by the artists who create these tea containers provide a rich variety of objects to select and use in the tea room. The container comes with a box with an inscription by a tea master named Soukei.

Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1240829
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Black Natsume with Warabi Motif Makie Chu-Natsume

Shouzan

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1240482
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$180.00
Bamboo Basket for Charcoal Ceremony (Sumi Temae)

Artist Unknown

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1240480
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$800.00
Tanba Ware Kensui

Bungoro

Showa Period

Size:Diameter 6.5" Height 3"

Typically the kensui or the waste water receptacle is either shaped in the form of a jar or a large bowl. These types are based on forms found in the early history of the tea ceremony in Japan. Later, artists and masters developed different shapes to impress visitors and to add flavor to the gatherings held. This Tanba ware kensui is done in the form of a raised folded shaped container...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1234594
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$550.00
Black Raku Tsutsu Chawan

Mei: Zangetsu

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1229835
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$600.00
Chuang Tzu Sweets Tray

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1229834
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$120.00
Natsume ( Tea Caddy ) made from Kuwa (Mulberry Wood)

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1229833
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$1300.00
Incense Container in the form of a Koma or Top

Nakamura Soetsu

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1223748
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$1,000.00
A superb chakago or bamboo basket box used for the Tea Ceremony. The box contains two kobukusa, a box to put chakin in, furidashi with silk net to cover the container, and a chasen (tea whisk) tsutsu. The set is incomplete, but we can assist in finding the right tools.

Age: Showa Period

Size: to come

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1219309
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$1200.00
Traditionally, Seto ware are often emulating the tenmoku glazes or the traditional colors developed during the warring states period (c. 1560-1590) when tea became increasingly popular among the ruling warrior class. This tea container is rather unusual where the piece contains an interesting combination of mottled colors of navy blue, caramel brown, and slight yellows. The work has a wooden lid, unlike the traditional white bone lids used in chaire...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1216557
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$200.00
In the way of tea, there are several temae, or services where trays are used. For this tray, one can use it for bonryaku or simple preliminary tray service or for the chabako temae, where a box is used to do the service. The tray is done in lacquer with the rims forming a five petaled flower.

Condition: Tray has been used and a small chip is found on the bottom of the tray.

Period: Showa

Size: Diameter 11.6 in : Height 1.3 in

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1214981
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$1500.00
The bowl is used in a tea gathering to serve moist sweets to guests. The motif, material, and design of the bowl is choosen by the host as part of the theme of the gathering. This bowl contains motif of pines in winter and might be used for a gathering on new year's.

The bowl is done in the Kenzan style. Ogata Kenzan, along with his brother Ogata Korin founded the Rinpa school in the 17th century changed the way Japanese art was produced through literary allusions and simple designs...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1211635
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$700.00
The lid rest is used when removing the lid from the tea kettle prior to purifying and serving tea. It might be one of the few subtle utensils within chanoyu where the sensibility of the host can be expressed even with the smallest objects.

The lid rest is done in the a very difficult and painstaking technique of coating lacquer over ceramic. Only specific types of lacquer are used and the lacquer is rich so that the ceramic base can absorb and retain the lacquer...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1210718
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$400.00
Asahi yaki is a kiln found near the banks of the Uji river south of Kyoto city. The kiln was founded in the Edo period by potters who settled there and noted families such as the Matsubayashi family have produced the fine yet simple objects for tea.

The bowl contains an inscription, the guests have left and will never return, (Jpn: Kyaku sarite, kuru koto naku)...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1210716
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$280.00
Ido is, among all of the important tea bowls, one of the key shapes often seen in many tea gatherings. The term Ido originates from the time when these bowls were once used as daily ware in Korea during the 16th century and potters who immigrated to Japan after Hideyoshi's campaign in the 1580-1590 period created these bowls which strongly touched the aesthetic tastes of the ruling daimyos...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1210324
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$1000.00
Nakamura Kosai (1955-) Is a lacquer artist based in Ishikawa Prefecture. Kosai became a disciple of Omote Masanori and after 5 years of apprenticeship, he became independent. The object is an incense container using the shells of a hamaguri or a clam. The top of the clam is decorated with the famous mountain, Mt. Fuji in red and blue lacquer. Red Fuji often appears during the humid summer months, when the sun highlights the mountain in a red-maroon hue. Katsushika Hokusai was famous to depict Mt...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1203825
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$200.00
Incense container in the form of a wooden block with various facets and expressions of the wood that can be seen from different angles. Work is made by an artist named Kissen. Typically natural wood incense containers tend to use wood from noted ancient buildings when buildings are being restored. Most of the wood used in the building might not be suitable to be re-used for the building and various objects such as incense containers, tea scoops, frames for the ro or hearth, hibachis, etc. are pr...