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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1357273
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A sublime aka raku chawan (red raku tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The bowl comes with an antique fitted wooden box whose lid is signed by the seventh Omotesenke tea master Ten'nen Sōsa (1705-1751) (如心斎, Joshinsai), who gave the bowl the name 西王母写 (Seiobosha: Image of the Queen Mother of the West).

The bowl is in very good condition considered its age. Kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.

Dimensions: 12.5 x 8 cm (5 x 3.2 in), we...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1357274
Meiji Bijutsu
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A very attractive kuro raku chawan (black raku tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The chawan will be shipped in an antique wooden box. It presents a few innocent hairlines, not uncommon on such fragile potteries, considering its age. Kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.

Dimensions: 13 x 8.5 cm (5.2 x 3.4 in), weight 416g (15 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1357673
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A very interesting small tanto (short blade), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) with a saya (sheath) made of lacquer.

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Dimensions: 26.1 x 2.3 cm (10.4 x 0.9 in); with sheath: 30.5 x 3.7 cm (12.2 x 1.5 in); nakago 6.9 cm (2.8 in); weight 114g (4 oz); Mekugi-ana: 1

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The tanto is registered,

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1357971
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An exceptional mizusashi (water jar for the tea ceremony) from the Bizen pottery tradition, dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600).

The deposit of natural ash onto the pottery creates a sublime play of autumnal colors that heightens the noble aura of the vessel.

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The mizusashi is in very good condition; an old, innocent chip is visible on the inside rim of the mouth and the lacquer lid also marks of age and usage. Kindly refer to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1355448
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This is rare signed tanto (short blade) made by Sadatsuna, son of Naotsuna, Juttetsu (one of 10 famous disciples) of the legendary swordsmith Masamune (ca.1264–1343).

The blade dates from the late Nanbokucho period (1336-1392). It is signed Sekishu-ju Dewa Sadatsuna (Sadatsuna of Dewa, Seki province).

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The tanto comes with a certificate from the NBTHK (rank: Tokubetsu Kicho Token). It will b...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1349822
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$7,800.00
A remarkable blue and white jar decorated with two dragons. The jar dates from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), probably 18th century.

The jar shows traces of old repairs made during the Japanese Edo period (1615-1868). They were made by literally stapling the broken or cracked pieces together.
In spite of these regrettable yet captivating flaws, the jar has kept its vibrant and noble aura.

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Dimensions: a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1348632
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A superb blue and white porcelain vase dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 17th-18th century.

The vase is remarkably well preserved, with a few innocent glaze skips; kindly refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 14 x 23.5 cm (5.6 x 9.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349830
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A remarkable statuette of Akubi Daruma (yawning Daruma) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is made of copper, with amazing details. According to the legend, Indian Zen master Daruma (Bodhidharma) spent 9 years meditating facing a wall in a cave. Here, he is represented yawning, as awakening from his long contemplation. An often depicted humorous pose by the patriarch of Zen Buddhism, in Japanese folklore.

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The statuette is in v...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1278943
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,000.00
A truly magnificent and rare tsutsu (cylindrical) mukozuke, a cup to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony. It dates from the Momoyama period (1573-1615), the Golden Age of tea ceremony ware; a period when warriors would lay down their swords to drink tea with their enemies, in tea rooms designed by tea master Sen-no-rikyu (1522-1591).

This particular cup is made in the Narumi Oribe tradition, one of the styles of Mino pottery usually characterized by the vivid contrast of green ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350015
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$4,850.00
A very attractive bronze paperweight made in the shape of a Qilin, the mythical creature, symbol of good omen. It dates from the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).

The creature is rendered in wonderful details and its natural patina gives it a noble air.

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The paperweight is in very good condition; please refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm (2.9 x 1.9 in), weight 196g (6.9 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1291728
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,800.00
A superb example of the nobility of Momoyama period (1573-1615) pottery. This guinomi (sake cup) made in the Shino style of pottery was a witness to the unification of Japan by the samurai class lead by 3 formidable leaders: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Shino pottery was born during that period and was quickly adopted by tea masters and warriors alike. Its glaze is originally white, the first instance of such glaze used in Japanese pottery.

This particul...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1355998
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,250.00
A sublime, and hard to find tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) dating from the early Edo period (1615-1868). This very attractive vessel is one of the earliest examples of porcelains made in the Arita and Imari regions, probably shaped by the first potters to make that kind of ceramics in Japan, after having been “relocated” there from Korea. The resemblance to Korean Joseon ware of the same period is striking, from the glaze to the “akikusamon” underglaze painted motif. The cookie-looking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1353858
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$4,000.00
A very attractive statue representing the Goddess of Mercy “Guan Yin” (or Kwan Yin, Kannon, in Japanese) and dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912).

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The statue is in overall good condition and will come with the featured wooden stand; kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.
Dimensions: (with stand) 15 x 15.5 x 39 (h) cm (6 x 6.2 x 15.6 in); weight 3kg (6.6 lbs)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1342735
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,850.00
An exquisite two-fold screen (屏風: byobu) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) made in the Rinpa school style.

The Rinpa school, also known as the Koetsu school, was created at the beginning of the Edo period by two genius artists of that era: Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu. Ogata Kenzan and Ogata Korin, later in the period, also had considerable influence in its consolidation as a recognized art movement.

This particular byobu presents flowery motifs and birds...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1322144
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,780.00
A very refined set of five light Nabeshima porcelain plates from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Each plate is decorated with stylized waves over a geometric pattern painted in underglaze cobalt blue, with motifs of flowers made in overglaze enamel. The back of the plates are decorated with the recognizable shippo and ribbon design, and the ring foot with comb design.

Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality. At the end of the 17th century, the Nabeshima clan who ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1351922
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,650.00
A superb inro (traditional Japanese case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and signed Natsuo.

The two compartment inro is made of silver plated copper with inlaid gold. It depicts a couple of crabs amid chrysanthemums. The finely crafted obidome is made of silver and signed Yu-raku. The netsuke is carved with refined details in the shape of a lotus.

Kano Natsuo (1828-1898) is referred to as the last great sword fittings master craftsman. His work is an ode to the high lev...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1334954
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,600.00
A mesmerizing sandstone bust of a woman dating from the 11th to12th century, from the Madhya Pradesh state of India.

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The statue is mounted on a wooden stand. Kindly refer to pictures for condition.

Dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm (4 x 9 in)

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Worldwide shipping with insurance and tracking: $98
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350102
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$3,500.00
A very fine terracotta statuette dating from the Chinese period of the Six Dynasties (220-589).

Please refer to pictures for condition. The statuette will be shipped in a fitted wooden box and the stand featured in the pictures.
Dimensions: 7.6 x 11.8 cm (3 x 4.7 in) (without stand)

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Worldwide shipping: EMS (with insurance and tracking $28

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