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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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The vase comes with a tomobako signed and sealed by the artist...
This tea container was made in Wajima, in Ishikawa prefecture...
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...
The mizusashi was created by a noted American potter, Richard Ballinger in Northern California during the 1980-1990 period.
Size: Diameter: 5.75"...
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...
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"...