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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 : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1179474
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This beautiful jar from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus dates from around the 2nd millennium BC. The vessel is fairly well preserved, its polychrome decoration still vibrant, with minimal wear...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1179476
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This fairly well preserved stemmed cup is a Cypriot artifact from the early Iron Age, about 1000 years BC. It presents the typical grey decorations of lines and concentric circles...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1177403
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A greenish unguentarium with gold and silver iridescence, probably made in Roman Syria in the 2nd to 3rd century AD. There is a visible inside crack around the neck (see picture 2), otherwise in very good condition.

From the private collection of a Japanese gentleman.
The vessel will be shipped in a paulownia wood box, made to fit the artifact, as it is often customary in Japan for valuable objets.

Please inquire if you have some questions...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1234602
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An interesting bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

The wobbling shape, scars from the firing and finely crackled glaze are features that make this bowl a very attractive vessel. They point to a humble beginning yet give the vessel nobility in the Japanese world of wabi-sabi, where age, its marks and harmonious imperfections are revered.

Another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1178530
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ron Age Cypriot Jug A well preserved Cypriot jug from the early Iron Age, about 1000 years BC, decorated with concentric circles on the body and around the neck...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1800 item #1253727
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A sublime chawan (tea bowl) dating from the middle of the Joseon (or Choson) dynasty (1392-1897).

This is a tamago-de style vessel; the appellation coming from the aspect of the glaze (and sometimes the shape of the bowl), resembling the texture of an egg (tamago, in Japanese).

This kind of chawan were very much in favor with the tea masters and practitioners of the Japanese tea ceremony of the Momoyama period (1573-1615) and early Edo period (1615-1868)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1700 item #1179835
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This apparently simple bowl is made in the Hakeme style of pottery, where a white slip is applied to the pottery prior to firing, a technique developed by Korean potters...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1213050
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This bowl is a fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16th century...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1224015
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A very interesting bottle dating from the middle to late Korean Joseon dynasty (1392-1897). The pear shape vessel is typical for that period. The unpretentious yet rarer bluish glaze and simple decoration are also illustrative of a period which held Confucian ideals of practicality and restraint high...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1229504
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A superb bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

This bowl is yet another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16th century...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1229505
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A splendid bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

This bowl is yet another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16th century...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1236920
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In my humble opinion, great Mishima bowls are few and far between, but this particular one, dating from the first part of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), is truly exceptional. It is in very good condition considered its age, and the play of different shades on the finely crackled white and celadon glazes make it a very attractive vessel. It is a sublime example of the genre.

Mishima is the Japanese name for this kind of pottery decorated with a white slip, covered by a pale-bluish glaze...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1234603
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A magnificent bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

One of the best of the genre, with striking blue tones. This bowl could have been made yesterday; it has kept its freshness for hundred of years.

Another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsm...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1236368
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A truly remarkable chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

This bowl is a very fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16t...