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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1267215
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An interesting antique Tenmoku bowl. Tenmoku (Tian-mu in Chinese) bowls were first brought to Japan by Zen monks on their return from studying in China. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Zen Buddhism became very influential, and tea drinking was popular with the nobility...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1316026
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An exceptional wooden statue of Jizo Bosatsu dating from the Muromachi period (1336-1573), complete with a later made zushi (shrine) (Edo or Meiji period)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1311604
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A splendid porcelain chashinko (tea caddy for sencha), dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912). Sometsuke (underglaze cobalt blue) porcelain originated in China in the 13th century...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1280589
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A very refined antique Japanese fan dating from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926). The thick paper leaf is inlayed in gold on one side and silver on the other...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1185297
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The sobriety of this chaire (tea caddy) is what makes its beauty. The dark robe over the well balanced yet unpretending body makes this classic tea ceremony vessel an ageless, attractive objet. Chaire are used as thick tea containers, whereas natsume are used for thin tea and are usually made of lacquered wood...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1292800
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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the end of the Momoyama period to the beginning of the Edo period. It is a ko-e-karatsu (old painted karatsu) pottery. Like older bowls, it is of small size, making it easy to carry around while traveling.

Karatsu is the name of a small seaside city, located in the Northern part of Kyushu, the third largest island of the Japanese archipelago. It has been an important pottery production center since the 16th century...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1197745
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remarkable chawan (tea bowl) is a Hagi ware. It dates from around the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Hagi pottery is one of the most known Japanese ceramics; it bears the name of the town where it was born. The first Hagi kiln was established in 1648 by Korean potters who had been brought to Japan by the local lord, Mori Terumoto (1553-1625)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1195432
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This beautiful koro (incense burner) is part of a series of mostly antique and vintage items that we recovered from the storehouse of a retired construction contractor. His house is located in the southern part of Kyoto, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji periods still stand...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1185062
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A beautiful chaire (tea caddy) made by an artist named Moritoki Taiyu. This thick tea container is a Bizen ware, from one of the six oldest remaining Japanese pottery traditions. Bizen is a small town in Okayama prefecture (ancient Bizen province). There, for more than one thousand years, potters have been producing a sober yet strong looking wood fired ceramic...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1320477
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A superb figure of a standing lion made in celadon jade (nephrite) dating from the Qing dynasty to the early Republic of China...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1190701
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This resplendent lacquer box is part of a series of mostly antique and vintage items that we recovered from the storehouse of a retired construction contractor. His house is located in the southern part of Kyoto, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji periods still stand...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1323003
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A very fine teapot dating from the middle of the Edo period (1615-1868).

It is an Imari ware, from the historic Japanese porcelain production center in Kyushu. The pot is beautifully decorated with foliage and flowery motifs in the classic Imari palette of enamel colors, including green, red, pale blue and gold, and underglaze cobalt blue.

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The pot is in overall very good condition...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1196563
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This very fine sake set is part of a series of mostly antique and vintage items that we recovered from the storehouse of a retired construction contractor. His house is located in the southern part of Kyoto, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji periods still stand...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1215403
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This very fine katana (sword), an honest blade with no frivolities, was made in the 49th year of the Showa period (1974). It bears the signature of a recognized swordsmith: Iyo Matsuyama Ju Seiken (Seiken from the city of Matsuyama in Iyo)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1202781
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Here is a beautiful set of 6 small hand-painted porcelain plates made at the kiln of Kakiemon XII (1878-1963). The name Kakiemon has been associated with superior craftsmanship since the 17th century...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1152888
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This interesting chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Hara Kiyokazu, born in 1939, who specialized in Kyo-yaki, Kyoto ware, which is usually made for the Japanese tea ceremony.

This kind of bowl is called momo-gata chawan (tea bowl in the shape of a peach). The color, as well, is reminiscent of the sweet fruit. A perfect bowl for a summer tea ceremony.

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The chawan bears the seal of the potter and is in perfect condition. It ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1183910
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This is an exquisite natsume (tea container, in Japanese) made by a master-craftsman named Nakamura Soin. Natsume are usually made to preserve thin tea (whereas chaire are used for thick tea). They are traditionally made of lacquered wood.

This particular natsume is made in the maki-e style of lacquer ware, where gold has been applied to the lacquer to form, in this case, a wonderful design of a calabash (hyotan, in Japanese) vine and its fruits. The result is a finely and richly decora...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1185298
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he sobriety of this chaire (tea caddy) is what makes its beauty. The dark caramel robe of this round vessel makes it look as sweet as a mitarashi-dango (a sweetened rice dumpling), yet its function as a thick tea container in the Japanese tea ceremony gives it pomp and nobility. This particular chaire was made by a potter named Matsumoto Tetsuzan, a third generation potter from the town of Seto, a Japanese pottery production center for more than 500 years.

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