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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1105301 (stock #50)
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Delightful Kiseto (”Yellow Seto”) kogo - incense container for the tea ceremony - by Yamaguchi Shigeru.
Yamaguchi Shigeru was born in 1925 in Seto City, in a long-established potter's family of Akatsu. His father is the famous Yamaguchi Jotetsu I. Yamaguchi Shigeru's production comprises different varieties of Seto ware, such as Kiseto, Shino, Setoguro and Oribe.
The condition of the kogo is perfect...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1104467 (stock #48)
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Kyoto ware Futaoki – stand on which the kettle's lid and the water ladle are placed during the tea ceremony – of cylindrical shape by Kaga Zuizan, decorated with irises in various colored enamels and gold on a grey-blue ground, based on a pattern by Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743), famous potter of Edo era.
Born in 1944 in Kuwana (Mie Prefecture), Kaga Zuizan III studied under his grandfather Kaga Zuizan I, and inherited the name Zuizan from his fathe...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1104466 (stock #47)
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Very nice example of a square-shaped Oribe hajiki kogo (incense box for the tea ceremony with a handle on the lid), covered with Oribe typical green glaze on the top and iron glaze on the sides, forming triangle pattern. It was made by Matsumoto Tetsuzan whose seal is impressed on the bottom.
Matsumoto Tetsuzan is the second son of the famous Seto potter Yamaguchi Jotetsu. He succeeded as potter in his mother's family...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1086744 (stock #42)
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Oval-shaped Satsuma ware incense burner, resting on three feet and covered with a lightly yellowish glaze. Body and cover are reticulated all over, the outer part, with a key fret border on the top, surrounding a solid inner body...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1085208 (stock #41)
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Beautiful Meiji period Satsuma ware figurine of a shishi seated, its mouth closed, holding a ball under its paw. Over a typical Satsuma crackled creamy glaze, it is painted with various colors and gilt in great details, notably on the collar finely decorated with a design of fans, the ball and the hair of the shishi.
The figurine is in very good condition, with no chips or cracks, but there is some wear to the gilt decoration...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1084752 (stock #40)
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Very fine Satsuma ceramic incense burner by the foremost potter from Kagoshima prefecture at the turn of the XXth century, Keida Masataro. The crackled creamy glazed body is decorated with different kinds of flowers painted in gold and color; the same flowers are depicted on the delicately pierced cover of the incense burner, surrounding a central golden chrysanthemum...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1082159 (stock #39)
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Fine E-garatsu (painted Karatsu) kogo (incense container) by the prominent potter Nakazato Shigetoshi, decorated in underglaze iron with a stylized pine tree on the top and blades of grass on the sides, over a body in rough Karatsu clay.
The condition of the kogo is perfect...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1990 item #1080901 (stock #36)
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Shino ware guinomi (sake cup), covered in a thick whitish glaze over iron-oxide markings, by Kato Shuntei II.
The condition of the cup is perfect. It is marked under the base and comes in a signed wooden box, with a certificate.
Size: about 6.5 cm (2.6 in) in diameter and 4.7 cm (1.9 in) in height
Kato Shuntei II (1927-1995) inherited the name of his father in 1961...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1080428 (stock #35)
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Small incense burner whose shape reminds us of a traditional Japanese thatch roof house. This kogo, probably Karatsu ware, is covered in a creamy white glaze, with some parts underlined in nuanced iron brown. The kogo's box bears the seal of the kiln, but we cannot unfortunately read it.
The condition is very good, with no damage to mention...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1068142 (stock #30)
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Futaoki – stand on which the kettle's lid and the water ladle are placed during the tea ceremony – signed 善 (”Zen”). Beautifully covered, inside and outside, with whitish, deep blue and brown glazes that draw drop-like motifs all around the ribbed sides...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1067706 (stock #27)
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Lovely water-dropper modelled in the form of an ox, one of the Chinese zodiac sign, probably by Jōtetsu Yamaguchi I (1895-1953). Suiteki are small containers used in calligraphy to hold the water added to the inkstone, in order to mix and dilute ink pigment...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1059091 (stock #23)
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Incense container in shape of a crane by the Bizen artist Uragami Zenji. Bizen pottery has a long tradition of ”saikumono” (”sculptured things”), such as Chinese zodiac figures or Japanese deities. However, this type of production has reduced since Meiji era, and only a few Bizen potters continue to make them nowadays.
The condition of the kogo is perfect...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Contemporary item #1058319 (stock #22)
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Green glazed raku-yaki futaoki, stand on which the kettle's lid and the water ladle are placed during the tea ceremony. Waraku kiln has been producing raku wares in Kyoto since the end of Edo era. Kawasaki Waraku, born in 1936, is the 7th generation of Waraku potters...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Contemporary item #1058297 (stock #21)
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Shino ware hexagonal incense box with a thick whitish glaze over iron-oxide markings, in triangular shapes all around the sides, by Kato Kuniya. Kato Kuniya was born in 1940 in Tajimi (Gifu Prefecture), and studied with the potters Hineno Sakuzo and Tsuji Shinroku. At 19 years old, his works were selected for the Nitten Exhibition. He established the Agata kiln in 1970.
The kogo is in perfect condition. It comes in an inscribed wooden box and with a certificate of Agata kiln.
Dimensi...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1018079 (stock #2)
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Bizen pottery ware depicting a sitting oni (Japanese demon), with a lotus leaf on his legs. It dates from late Edo or Meiji periods. It is in excellent condition, except a damage to the left horn. The inside of the demon's hand is carved in a way suggesting that he was maybe holding something originally.
Dimensions: 11 cm tall x 10 cm wide x 12.5 cm deep (4.3 x 3.9 x 4.9 inches). It weighs 535.5 g.
It is marked "Bi-tou Mori-sei" ("Bizen ware made by Mori") on the back. Mori is one of Biz...