Sensational Meiji Period c.1890 clay roof tile from a zen buddhist temple outside Kyoto. 3 Hoju or sacred buddhist wishing gems adorn the top. They can help in the release from the void. On the sides are buddhist clouds. Was on the corner of the temple roof to protect the temple from fire or natural calamities. Ask for shipping quote. (w: 19"; h:16"; depth:5")
Museum quality Edo Period C.1870 Shigaraki soy jar. Fabulous jewel tama lid. The rich shigaraki green-blue nagashi glaze over a hagi white base. The lid has some chips but that only adds to its allure. The base has a spigot on the bottom. Ask about shipping. (H:15 1/2 inch; dia: 11 inch.
Dynamic painting on silk of a tiger on the prowl. Beautiful colors and movement depicted. The painting by Kamura Yokoku, (b.1885-1955), whose real name is Murakami Chikara, is a masterpiece. His teacher was the famed artist Nishijima Seiho. The condition is very good with only a few color spots that are almost invisible. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $40. (pic: w:12 1/2" L:47 1/2 ")
Daruma was a monk who brought Buddhism to Japan from India. Famous for his unfettered determination to sit in meditation until he became enlightened, Daruma is beloved in Japan for his never give up spirit. This antique Japanese ceramic piece was fired in Okayama in central Japan and was presented to a Showa Era 1930-40 business to inspire success. (11½" x 11½" x 10") (29cm x 29cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
This Iron 'Chagama' was used in the Urasenke School of Tea. It has a wonderful conical shape for the actual tea pot which has a bronze lid. The base is intricately decorated with a mythical phoenix bird symbolizing wisdom. Stands on beautiful Oribe ceramic hotplate base. c.1920. Very heavy item. (22" x 16") (55cm x40cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $170.