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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224032
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A remarkable and rare Agano ware dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Agano ware has been made in the Chikuzen province (current Fukuoka prefecture) in northern Kyushu since the beginning of the 17th century...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1221969
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An attractive hanaire (vase) made by a master potter named Kato Shuntei (1927-1995), a second generation potter who inherited the name from his father in 1961. Basing his work on rather traditional shapes and techniques, he became a prominent Seto ware potter, along with his younger brother Kato Shunto. He received several prices in important exhibitions, such as the Asahi Togei-ten (Asahi Ceramics Exhibition) and the Nihon Dento Kogei-ten (Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1221185
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A superb kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into the katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is magnificently decorated with the image of Bodhidharma (Daruma, in Japanese), considered the father of Zen Buddhism. The kozuka is made of silver and shakudo, with gold inlaid to highlight the robe and eyes of the patriarch. Bamboo leaves are also incised into the metal, above his head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #1224016
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This is an exquisite set dating from the Qing dynasty of China (1644-1912). It is composed of one knife with a handle made of a greenish transparent stone and two chopsticks and one fine pick made of ivory. Those four items fit in a beautiful, minutely decorated sheath made of ivory and tortoiseshell. And the sheath itself comes in an embroidery decorated silk pouch.

This set probably was used by a rich traveler...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1970 item #1224018
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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) made in the Raku style of pottery, a pottery tradition born more than 400 years ago in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, from the collaboration between great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) and a potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), the forebear of the great Raku family of potters.

The terracotta color of the clay gives the white glaze wonderful pink undertones, and the yellow patch, an enigmatic aura, rarely seen on such bowls, except for the “yowan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224030
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A very attractive and rare Agano ware dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Agano ware has been made in the Chikuzen province (current Fukuoka prefecture) in northern Kyushu since the beginning of the 17th century...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224029
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A very splendid tsubo (jar) from the Takatori pottery tradition dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Takatori ware was first made at the foot of Mount Takatori near Hakata in northern Kyushu, at the beginning of the 17th century. Like several pottery traditions born in Kyushu, the first Takatori kiln was established by a Korean potter...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1224019
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A splendid hanaire (vase) made by a Bizen potter named Fujimaki Shiho, born in 1929.

Bizen pottery is a more than one thousand year old tradition, characterized by a usually reddish, strong ironlike body, which is traditionally unglazed but may feature ash glaze from wood firing.

Fujimaki Shiho is a recognized Bizen potter. His kiln, established in 1978 and located in the village of Higashi-katakami (Okayama prefecture), near Inbe, is called Daito-gama...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1221065
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A splendid futaoki made by a potter named Kato Yuo. A futaoki is one of many Japanese tea ceremony utensils. It is used to rest the lid of the kama (kettle). That small objet is often colorfully designed and can take many different shapes. They also make wonderful collectibles...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1220924
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Here is a pretty futaoki, decorated in the front and back with pine tree branches; the pine tree is a symbol of longevity in Japan. A futaoki is one of many Japanese tea ceremony utensils. It is used to rest the lid of the kama (kettle). That small objet is often colorfully designed and can take many different shapes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1214590
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A tsuba (sword guard) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868); probably early to mid-Edo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1206096
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A magnificent and very rare Agano ware dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Agano ware has been made in the Chikuzen province (current Fukuoka prefecture) in northern Kyushu since the beginning of the 17th century...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1187263
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This beautiful set of five kashizara (confectionary plate) 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1214848
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This splendid fuchi (collar that covers the opening of the Japanese sword handle) dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by a master smith named Hamano Noriyuki and bears his signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1214853
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This amazing fuchi (collar that covers the opening of the Japanese sword handle) dates from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by a smith named Yoshiharu.

The fuchi is decorated in remarkable details with a dragon whose body meanders in and out of a cloud (unryu motif) on a background of finely made shakudo nanakoji. The dragon is highlighted in inlayed gold for a spectacular effect and a demonstration of superior ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1220915
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Pretty futaoki – lid rest used during the tea ceremony – by Tamamura Toyo, presenting creamy and reddish brown tones, typical of Hagi ware.
Tamamura Toyo was born in 1938 in the city of Hagi. He studied pottery with his father Tamamura Shogetsu I; he is the brother of Tamamura Shogetsu II.
The condition of the object is excellent. It comes enclosed in a signed wooden box, with a certificate from the artist.
Dimensions: 6 cm (2.4 in) in diameter (opening) and about 5.3 cm (2.1...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1218285
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Here is a beautiful vintage koro (incense burner) made in the second half of the 20th century. It is a Kyo-yaki (Kyoto) ware. Kyoto has been a production center of refined porcelain since the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868), after porcelain firing kilns were first established on the island of Kyushu.

This particular koro shows a lion standing on the top of it, a Chinese influence, and original Japanese designs, especially in the patterns made of a rich underglaze cobalt oxide...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1216249
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This beautiful set of one cup and one saucer dates from the end of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). It is beautifully decorated, in exquisite details with underglaze cobalt blue on a very fine and light porcelain.

The decorations, which are repeated on the saucer, represent women with flowers and foliage.

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The cup is in excellent condition. The saucer presents a few minute hairlines inside the base rim and one by the outer rim (pleas...