Republic Period (Mingguo Era 1912-1930)
Size: Diameter 7.75" Height 3"
Chinese Porcelains is one object that has been coveted, exported, translated, and developed over the span of a millennia. This bowl depicts a pair of phoenixes among peonies and rocks, a popular motif seen in Imperial porcelains...
Sold; Tokyo, Japan
Size" Length 4.6" Width 2.75" Height 3"
The yixing tea pot shown contains an interesting inscription that the tea pot was presented by the Wuyang Taihu Restaurant. Possibly the pot was given to customers who supported the restaurant in many ways and these pots were made. The work contains a seal reading Chiao Jinghuei, possibly the maker of the pot.
Size: Length 6.5" Width 3.5" Height 8.75"
A rare early example of a pair of shrine dogs, known as “koma inu.” Dogs of this type came from China during the Asuka- Nara Period and the earliest mentions of these animals come from Heian literature. These dogs often flank the entrances of shrines and the thrones of the Emperor and Empress of Japan...
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.
Late Showa (1950-1970)
Size: Diameter 9.75" Height 1.75"
Hakkodo was originally a Buddhist sculpture studio based in Kamakura producing Buddhist statues in the Kei school (manner similar to Unkei and Kaikei) The studio existed in a region where for nearly 700 years generations of sculptors produced life-like images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and various deities...
Edo or Meiji Period
Size: Diameter 13" Height 12.5"
The style of the stark contrast of dark blue to navy with a white over glaze like pattern is often seen in Chosen Karatsu or Tako Karatsu. However, the detail work on the chrysanthemum is rather often seen in Seto ware.
Size: length 17" width 2.25" height 25.25"
The sign board is from a business who exchanged the currency used during the Edo period. Clients would bring coins or other precious metals which would be converted to the value given during the different periods in the Edo period (such as during the Tenpo era the value of one gold coin was different if it was during the Ansei era)...
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 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...
Age: Taisho-Showa Period
Size: length 6.75" width 8.75" height 2.1"
Cinnabar lacquer originates in China during the Ming dynasty with carved guri lacquer objects imported to Japan. Often these objects were used in the tea ceremony (i.e. incense containers, tenmoku chawan stands, etc.)...
Age: Taisho-Showa Period
Size: Length 29.5" Width 25.5" Height 1.5"
Burlwood stands and trays were one object the Japanese preferred. The natural and rough curvatures seen in the aged wood and the grain appealed to the Japanese and were often used to displayed prized bonsai, suiseki, bonseki artworks...
Size: Large tray: Length 24" Width 15" Height 2.75" Smaller Tray: Length 23" Width 14.5" Height 2.75"
Hiro buta were an essential part of most Japanese households up to the beginning of the war in the late 1930s. Often these were made from a set of two trays where one tray contained the accessories necessary for a kimono (i.e. obi, obi accessories, etc.) and the larger tray held the main kimonos...
Age: Meiji-Taisho Period
Size: Diameter 5.5" Height 15"
Gourds have been used constantly in the way of tea, being used as flower containers, bowls to hold charcoal and other creative objects. Often these gourds would have lacquered inscriptions to the owner of the object, the maker, or a signature of a master...
Size: Diameter 11" Height 10.5"
The katawaguruma motif originates in the 11th century in the Heian period where a cosmetic box or a tebako with the motif first appears...
Size: Length 1" Width 1.2" Height 1.6"
PLEASE NOTE: Netsuke does not stand on its own
Sambaso is a famous Noh and Kyogen play where the sprite of a pine or a deity in the Shinto Pantheon is invoked and performed during festive and auspicious occasions. The dance is still performed by famous Kyogen actors and local shrines will perform the dance...
Age: Edo Period
Size: Length 1.75 Width 0.75 Height 1.25
Chinese children has been a popular motif in Japanese art. Often these children portray noted stories dating from the Han to Tang dynasties and mention about friendship, filial piety, and devotion to friends family, and the state...
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Age: Edo Period
Size: Length 2.25" Width 1.75"Height 1.25"
A Horafuki is a priest in the Shugendo tradition of Japanese aestheticism where the tradition blends ancient Shinto and Esoteric Buddhist Beliefs who blows a conch shell during the rituals in fire ceremonies and related rituals. Later, the name became a word known as a liar who tells life threatening lies and continues to be used in modern Japanese...
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Attributed to Ogata Korin (1658-1716)
Period: Mid-Edo Period
Size: Width 55" Height 27.5"
The Rinpa School is famous for its simple lines and stylized images of nature. Founded by Ogata Korin in the late 17th century the tradition inspired generations of artists by alluding to Japanese poetry and literature. By the end of the 19th century, the Rinpa tradition becomes a popular style in the West inspiring the arts and crafts movement and...