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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1246282
Literati Landscape

By: Yamashita Butsugai (active 20th century)

Size: Length: 17" Height 14" (approx)

Although no records or materials are found who Yamashita Butsugai was, but he may have been active during the early part of the 20th century, when the traditional Chinese literati movements became popular in Japan...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1244070
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1240482
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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1990 item #1235263
Image of Forest using Iron Glaze Summer Tea Bowl

Artist: Idemitsu Shosuke (1927~)

Size: Diameter 5.25" Height 2.3"

Idemitsu Shosuke used to serve as the fifth president of the noted oil and industries firm Idemitsu Kosan in Tokyo. Idemitsu Shosuke headed the Omotesenke Tokyo branch for some time and his interests in tea led him to producing interesting tea bowls using different techniques and glazes...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1229835
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 #1229833
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1224336

The simplicity of the black lacquer with the contrast of the bold design of the paulownia and chrysanthemum is the appeal of this black lacquered tea container or natsume. The Kodaiji motif is derived from the lacquered panels on the shrine where Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife, Nene's figures are placed in...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1218873
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A hidasuki style Bizen flower vase, known as tsurukubi (neck of a crane) by the noted living national treasure, Isezaki Jun (1936~). The Isezaki family, were the pioneers in innovating the way Bizen wares were produced furthering its artistic qualities. Now, Bizen along with the old kilns in Japan is appreciated by tea and ceramic connoisseurs in Japan and outside.

The vase comes with a tomobako signed and sealed by the artist...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1216557
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1213960
The black lacquer natsume or tea containers were thought to be favored by the founder of the Japanese Way of Tea, Sen no Rikyu in the 16th century. As Japan was unified and peace reigned, various forms and designs were created increasing the variety and choice. However, tea masters continue to use the jet black lacquered containers in honor of founder and preserving the wabi element seen in tea.

This tea container was made in Wajima, in Ishikawa prefecture...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1211635
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1210717
The mizusashi is stylishly done in a fluted manner with ash glaze and effects from the kiln. The mizusashi would be perfect for a temae known as habuta which was developed by the 11th head of the Urasenke tradition, Gengensai (refer to July 2013 Nagomi Magazine).

The mizusashi was created by a noted American potter, Richard Ballinger in Northern California during the 1980-1990 period.

Size: Diameter: 5.75"...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1210716
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 : Pre 1960 item #1210325
Kyoto Wares are typically an earthenwares using fine clay and colorful glazes, appearing similar to porcelains. However, this vase is an ersatz of Bizen ware. The work is titled, Tetsuji Oni no Ude, Ogre' arm ironware flower container.

Yamada Tosai (1917-) is a potter in the Kyoto ware tradition. Tosai has received two important awards from Europe: in 1953, he received the gold medal from the Milano Triennale Show, in 1958 Grand Prix from the Bruxelles World's Fair and the Good Design Award i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1205336
An antique iron tea kettle known as gama or kama in Japanese. The tea kettle is used for chanoyu and depending on the season a ro, or a cut out hearth set in the floor, or a furo a brazier used to hold the kettle is used. Various designs of kettles were developed as the way of tea evolved over the centuries.

A poem set in a shikishi like square motif reads that the mountains in the autumn sunset are slowly changing into that color.

Age: Early 20th century

Size: diameter 8" height 6"...