Size: Diameter 7.3" Height 8.7"
The tetsubin has not been used, hence no rust, stains, damages, or other wear. Comes with the original tomobako.
Sold; Thank you.
Size: Width 2.4 in : Length 2.1 in : Height 1.1 in
Comes with signed tomobako
Perfect for those born in the Year of the Horse or when the zodiac comes around.
Size: Diameter 8.3cm
From a private Chinese American collection of Chinese sterling silver
An interesting plate with the motif of Britannia standing and on the reverse, the Chinese characters for one yuan along with arabic writing. It is not known which region the coin was issued, but possibly in the British territories in Asia.
Late Edo Period
Size: Diameter 5.5" Height 1.1"
The distinct red lacquer with a black lacquer base often appearing beneath the red lacquer layer and other old red lacquer pieces are often referred to Negoro, where most of the older objects came from the large temple complex, Negoroji in present day Wakayama. Many of the objects originating from the temple contain an inscription of the temple's name on the bottom and the surviving pieces of lacquer were mostly red (th...
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, China
Size: Width 3.1 in : Length 11.5 in
Within literati circles and cultures in China and Japan, the ruyi functioned as an important accessory to decorate a scholar's office or room. Often made from different mediums and forms, the ruyi has been prized today in various places as a symbol of fortune and prosperity
Bowl, originally from Thailand or China, 15th-16th centuries
Kintsugi work done recently
Size: Diameter 16.3cm Height 7.2cm
The art of mending objects using lacquer appears to be distinctly developed within the history of Japanese culture. Objects, when broken, are simply not thrown away but "restored" and re-interpreted through the process of using lacquer to put broken pieces back together. Often it is considered ...
Size: Diameter 76.7" Height 8"
Intricately done with landscapes decorating the body of the kettle. The handle is done with silver inlay using the motif of a hazy moon and grass. No signature or seal is found on the kettle.
Size: Length 7.7" Height 8"
A simple and standard Japanese iron tea kettle. The body is done in a pear or orange skin like form with a Chinese motif near the top. The lid and handles are done in copper. No maker's mark or name is found on the piece.
19th century or later
Size: to come
During the 18th century up to the 20th century, Japanese bronze makers were emulating and influenced from bronze ware that was imported to Japan. Many bear marks of the names of the reigns from the Ming dynasty and at times some works have been hard to discern whether one retains a Chinese or Japanese origin.
Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 13cm Height 6.7cm
An interesting oil spot tenmoku chawan (or yuteki tenmoku) where the bowl is not done in the traditional jet black form but depending on how the light is shining reflects a maroon like color. The subtlties reflected from light and how tea or water can change a bowl is one of the aesthetic points in tea bowls.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 15cm
Often found in the cold northern regions of China, hand warmers were en essential object when individuals were traveling outside. Inside ash and charcoal would be placed and the lid placed and would be held to keep the individual warm.
Size: Diameter 5.5cm Height 5.7cm
Comes with Tomobako
A finely made Japanese porcelain sake cup decorated with a Chinese landscape theme on the exterior. Chinese literati themes were popular since the mid Edo period with the influx and popularity of literati circles in major regions such as Kyoto, Edo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, etc. Such popularity in turn enhanced artistic development within Japanese art, creating a n...
Mid to Late 20th century
Size: Height 62cm
From a Pebble Beach, CA collection of Chinese art
A oversized Chinese porcelain vase depicting scenes often referred from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and other classical Chinese literary and operatic scenes. The bottom contains an imperial mark but the work comes from much latter period.
Meijito Taisho Periods
Size: Height 2.5cm Diameter 6.8cm
From a California Collection of Japanese arts
A traditional set of five small cups either used for sake or tea. Small cups are often used in the sencha tradition to serve special reserves of tea and also during sake gatherings. The cups are decorated with Chinese landscapes, a preference of the intellectual where Chinese landscapes were favored in ceramics since the 18th century.
Kangxi Period (Qing Dynasty)
Size: Diameter 8.6 cm
An interesting Chinese lacquer cup with a silver interior fitted with the lacquer exterior. The cup is formed to represent a peach, a symbol of immortality and longevity in Chinese culture.
Sold; Thank you. Pueblo, CO
Size: 6.1 cm x 6.4cm
Tsuba range in the infinite numbers of designs, materials, formats, and preferences in the theme or subject matter. This tsuba interestingly depicts reeds, a pavilion, and geese in the distance, elements often seen in literati landscapes which increased in popularity since the 18th century. (Refer to texts on bunjin culture in the mid-edo period)
Furthermore, the imagery might allude to literary and poetic works from both...
Diameter 5" Height 2.74"
From a San Francisco Estate of Japanese Ceramics
A traditional red Shino ware tea bowl with abstract designs decorating its body. A signature is found on the bottom of the bowl, but it is not known who the artist might be with this work. No box is attached with the piece.
Mid to Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 4.75" Height 2.75"
From a San Francisco Collection of Japanese Ceramics
A fine classical example of a Shino ware tea bowl done with a red color glaze. The abstract designs and deformed shapes which were developed by potters in the 16th and 17th century became part of the canon of Japanese ceramics.