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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1334524
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A fine yoroi (armor) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It includes watagami and do with kusazuri (shoulder straps and cuirass with tassels), kote and tekko (sleeve armor and hand guard), haidate (thigh guard), kabuto with maedate (helmet with crest) and mempo (facial armor).

The armor is in overall good shape, in spite of its age. The fabric shows wear and tear and the lacquered parts chips, dents and cracks, but the metallic parts and chain armor are in good condition...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1334521
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A very fine set of 6 cups and saucers, 1 creamer and 1 sugar bowl by legendary Mashiko potter Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1331710
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A very attractive set of one tokkuri (sake pouring flask) and two guinomi (sake cups) by world renown potter Wada Morihiro (1944-2008).

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The set is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a signed kiri wood box.

Dimensions: tokkuri 15 x 7.8 cm (6 x 3.1 in), weight 367g (12.8 oz); guinomi (a) 7.2 x 6.1 cm (2.9 x 2.4 in), weight 127g (4.4 oz); guinomi (b) 7.6 x 6 cm (3 x 2.4 in), weight 130g...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1331416
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A very interesting katakuchi chawan (tea bowl with a spout, like a sake decanter) from the karatsu pottery tradition. The bowl dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). An antique vessel with a timeless shape.

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 2000 item #1330855
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A sublime chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Toyasai (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1330727
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A sublime koro (incense burner) made in the kyo-satsuma pottery tradition (satsuma ware from Kyoto) and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1329994
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A very attractive wakizashi (short sword) probably dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1329899
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A fine katana dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).

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The sword bears very little marks of corrosion (some lights and shadows are reflected on the blade and can be mistaken for blemishes or other deformations)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1327619
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This very attractive vase is the work of Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1327616
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A superb hohin (small tea pot for superior tea) made by Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914).

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II. He took over the family kiln in 1872 and in 1893 was the first ceramicist to become an Imperial Household artist.

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The hohin is in very good condition; it presents a couple of very fine hairlines, which have been repaired with lacquer and gold (kintsugi)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1326659
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A fascinating miniature mokugyo (Buddhist altar bell) carved in the shape of a skull complete with sutures...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1326547
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A very interesting antique Chinese gilt bronze statuette made in the image of a standing Buddha. Its small size and relatively light weight made it easy to be carried around.

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Dimensions: 5.3 x 15 cm (2.1 x 6 in); weight 190g (6.7 oz)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1324711
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A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) made by legendary potter, Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), a tenth generation potter, who became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for Hagi pottery, in 1970.

He and his brother, Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu) (1910-2012), are credited with the revival of Hagi ware after the war.

This particular bowl is an earlier work by the potter...

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 1920 item #1322424
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A remarkable set of two bronze Shishi (guardian lions/foo dogs) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Each piece is in very good condition, with very minimal wear...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1322315
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A very attractive ido chawan (tea bowl in the shape of a well); a contemporary piece from an unknown Korean potter. Inside the bowl, a subtle gohonte pattern can be seen...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1321577
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Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues in Japan, the potter held his first international exhibition in Boston, in 1974...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1320478
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A very attractive Noh mask of “magojiro” signed Masaharu.

Onna-men (women’s masks) are the best known and most popular masks of the Noh theater. Magojiro represents a young woman of nobility with an intriguing smile, which, depending on the angle from where it is seen, can show subtle nuances.

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The masks is in overall very good condition with some innocent blemishes...