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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1343162 (stock #9-127c)
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A monumental Bizenware hibachi formed as a shishi mask. Originally used by the samurai class, hibachi were used since Heian times as portable heaters made usually of wood or lacquer and later metal and ceramic. This one is made of the highly resistant, iron-rich Bizen pottery. One of the oldest forms of pottery in Japan, Bizen ware pieces, like this shishi mask, are heavy in weight due to its iron-rich content...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1341698 (stock #FC-1657)
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This tall, full-bodied stoneware vase captures the old natural earthy glaze of ancient functional pots with its iron red undertones and small handles along the shoulders. An excellent example of traditional Japanese potting, its surface is carved with horizontal lines about the body and symmetrical grooves along the foot. This wonderful pot is in overall good condition with minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 16” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1305203 (stock #954)
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Sculpted from iron-rich clay, this Bizenware piece is formed as a standing Shojo. The long-haired, mythical creature, clearly inebriated, holds with great devotion a bottle containing his favorite drink—sake. The sculpture is highly detailed with fine lines denoting the characteristic long hair, soft clothing and facial features. This amusing pottery sculpture is in excellent condition. Height: 10.5” 19th century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1270465 (stock #FC-1566)
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A large and impressive stoneware vase dramatically glazed, its colors cascading along its body. The effects of the overlapping colors create a mysterious abstract and harmonious blend of blues, greens, whites and black. The exposed rustic stoneware surface adds textural interest. This fine stoneware vase is in excellent condition and will become the centerpiece in any home. Height: 11.75”, width: 10.25” Late 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1270229 (stock #FC-1564)
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An Iga-yaki (Iga ware) mizusashi with black-lacquered cover. This tea ceremony fresh water jar is hand-made in the characteristic style of the beloved Iga ware—a rustic unglazed body of irregular form with small “katamimi” handles sculpted along the neck. An enamel glaze dramatically dripping from the top and down the sides is rendered in a soft beige hue with crackled finish. This one-of-a-kind piece is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25”, width: 8” Edo Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1214269 (stock #FC-1281)
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A stoneware vase of traditional form partially covered with a dripping celadon glaze, a dark-eyed shrimp sculpture sprawled upon its surface. The lustrous celadon glaze is a marked contrast to the grainy texture of the unglazed stoneware. Makuzu Kozan II double-gourd mark on base. This iconic piece is in excellent condition with no problems.. Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sardi. (For a similar jar see “Master Potter of Meiji Japan” by Clare Pollard p.80...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1210528 (stock #FC-146)
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A stoneware vase of compressed form and wide shoulders decorated in the style of the 17th Century master Kyoto potter, Ninsei Nonomura. Renowned Yokohama-based ceramicist Makuzu Kozan centuries later took his own approach to the work of Ninsei, which is reflected in this stoneware piece. An iron-rich tenmoku glaze runs down the sides of the vase to create a mottled, spontaneous effect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1199321 (stock #FC-1364 )
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A charming stoneware vase of double gourd form rendered with a mottled cobalt glaze, characteristic for this potter. Spanning the surface, an oni in full trousers reaches out for his dinner, a naïve snail. The oni’s eyes signal his intent…one can only imagine the outcome. Koji’s characteristic cobalt swirl signature mark can be found on the base. This unique vase is in excellent condition. Height: 8.5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #867399 (stock #0-201)
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A splendid stoneware vase of ovoid form and everted lip. On its textured body, two baby cranelets rest upon a rich, tenmoko glaze, defining the scene...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #858667 (stock #04-169)
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Here is a spectacular stoneware jar used for the tea ceremony. On its body, a pair of rabbits quietly rest on a hillside mid gilt-detailed bamboo. The rippling, tenmoko glaze ,coveted for its fascinating green, red, brown and orange colors, serves as an exciting setting for these lovely creatures, so delicately incised and raised. Signature of the great ceramist, MAKUZU KOZAN on the base. With original tomobako...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #858132 (stock #03-153)
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An outstanding stoneware vase of baluster shape with a formation of geese encircling its delicate beige ground. Heightened by the use of a subtle white slip, the geese, depicted through fine abstract brushwork, appear to glide through the still waters, leaving behind gentle ripples. MAKUZU KOZAN signature on the base with tomobako. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 8.5" Meiji Period, Japan