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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1325924
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$780.00
A very attractive hanaire (vase) made by a legendary artist from the Hagi pottery tradition: Sakakura Shinbei (1917-1975), a fourteenth generation potter.

Sakakura Shinbei XIV became a Yamaguchi prefecture Intangible Cultural Asset Holder in 1972.

On this vase, the play between the silky white glaze and the strong lines of the square vase is quite remarkable.

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The vase is in overall very good condition; at a few spots around th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1257463
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A very attractive Kutani aka-e kashibachi (bowl for sweets) dating from the 19th century. It is signed "o Kutani Eiraku-zou" (made in Kutani by Eiraku). The bowl was made by Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896), most probably during his stay in the Kaga province (current Ishikawa prefecture) between 1866 and 1870.

Eiraku Wazen was a twelfth generation potter. His father Hozen (1795-1854) was the first to use the name Eiraku. He was successful in mastering Chinese Ming dynasty pottery techniques, e...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1278939
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) signed Ichijo and dating from the late part of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

The pipe is rather small but can be and has been used. The metallic "suikuchi" (mouthpiece) and "gankubi" (shank) are aesthetically pleasing, with rich contrasts of gold and black colors. The lacquered stem is in impeccable condition, but the mouthpiece is loose.

The tabako-ire...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1319927
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A refined maki-e lacquer inro (traditional Japanese case) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The four compartment inro is decorated in sublime details and relief with the images of a small boat floating by a shore where pines and other plants abound. A roof can be seen through the foliage. On the opposite shore a bamboo grove seems to be bathed in sunlight.

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The inro bears a few de...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1282811
Meiji Bijutsu
$740.00
A very interesting Japanese antique inkwell, one of the best examples of the genre, crafted in the most exquisite way and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The inkwell is made in the shape of a fish basket filled with fish and at least one lobster. It is woven with fine bronze wires and the lid is shaped with red copper, bronze and brass. Each animal is carved in sublime details; the work of master craftsman, all the way to the bottom of the basket. Another great example of the ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1292802
Meiji Bijutsu
$740.00
A beautiful sometsuke plate made by Kondo Yuzo.

Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985) is one of the best-known Japanese potters of the 20th century. Born in Kyoto, his kiln was in the famous Kiyomizu temple area. In 1977, he became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for the Sometsuke style of pottery.

This particular plate is a more sober work by the master, yet made with an always free hand.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1224033
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$690.00
A sublime Lacquer obon (tray) dating from the 19th century.

It is made with inlaid gold and nacre on black and red lacquer, using several maki-e techniques and decorated with a Noh theater mask representing Okina, floating above a piece of cloth and a cord with tassels. Okina is considered the oldest of the Noh characters, even pre-dating the genre. It is the face of an old man, actually a god, with a rich smile, symbolizing youth, longevity and abundance.

Maki-e is a lacquer tec...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1264482
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A superb chawan (tea bowl) made in the late Edo period (1615-1868) in the Rakuzan pottery tradition by Nagaoka Sumiemon (either the 7th or 8th of the lineage).

The Rakuzan kiln was established in 1677 in the city of Matsue (current Shimane prefecture), under the patronage of the Matsudaira clan. It is heavily influenced by the Hagi tradition.

This particular vessel is a fine example of a tea ceremony bowl. Sitting on a strong kodai (foot), it shows poise. Yet, the light browns and...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1261151
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$680.00
A truly splendid mizusashi (fresh water jar) made from around the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period. The attractive sober blue glaze is typical of Agano ware.

Agano ware has been made in the Chikuzen province (current Fukuoka prefecture) in northern Kyushu since the beginning of the 17th century. It was patronized by the leader of the Hosokawa clan of that period, Hosokawa Tadaoki (15563-1646), who was a tea practitioner and ordered a Korean potter named Sonkai to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1327083
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$680.00
A very attractive Persian sgraffito splashware bowl dating from the 10th century. This kind of pottery was made as an imitation of Chinese Tang dynasty sancai ware. The bowl has evidently been put back together but its colors are still vibrant (please refer to pictures for condition).

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Dimensions: 19 x 7.3 cm (7.6 x 2.9 in), weight 438 g (15.3 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1265149
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$660.00
A magnificent Imari porcelain bowl dating from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period, finely decorated with sublime patterns of flowers and foliage highlighted with a rich palette of colors, typical of high end Imari ware: from the vivid underglaze cobalt blue to the soft gold enamel.

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The bowl presents few and minor enamel losses (please see pictures 2 and 5); it is otherwise in very good condition.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1310464
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A very fine iron tsuba dating from the Edo period (probably mid Edo) (1615-1868).

It is decorated with finely incised designs of phenixes among paulownia (kiri) flowers (front and back). Traces of inlaid gold can still be seen on some of the flowers.

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The tsuba is in very good condition; it shows obvious signs of its age. It will be shipped in a fitted wooden box bearing the attestation....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1227434
Meiji Bijutsu
$645.00
An interesting and rare Seto chawan (tea bowl) from end of the Edo period (1615-1868), made in the Hakuan style.

Seto is one of the oldest pottery traditions in Japan and considered one of the “6 old kilns”. As early as the 13th century, glazed potteries were produced in Seto, thanks to the importing of new techniques from China by a potter called Toshiro.

Hakuan designates the shape of the bowl. That appellation comes from the name of a physician from the Edo period, Sodani Ha...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1296004
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$640.00
A wonderful porcelain vase from the Kutani tradition, one of the finest and most renown Japanese ceramics. It was made by a recognized craftsman named Shimizu Bizan (born Shimizu Tokutaro 1861-1926).

Shimizu Bizan learned painting and Satsuma porcelain techniques. These influences make for unique designs. This particular vase is decorated with two "Ho-o" (Fenghuang, in Chinese), one male and one female, a motif inspired by classic Chinese art. It is beautifully rendered with rather sub...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1232576
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$590.00
A beautiful bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

It is a 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.

The simple ves...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1273795
Meiji Bijutsu
$590.00
!A splendid set of five mukozuke Imari porcelain cups (used to serve dishes during a tea ceremony) made towards the end of the Edo period. Each cup is delicately decorated by hand with a rich palette of enamel colors and cobalt blue underglaze.

The cups are signed with the left part of the "fuku" mark, generally found on Imari ware from that period.

The set is in very good condition with very little enamel loss. The set will be shipped in an antique wooden box.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1319996
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$580.00
A very attractive kogo (incense box) made in the maki-e style of lacquer. It dates from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

The small box is decorated with an image of two butterflies flying above abundant foliage rendered in sublime details in inlaid gold and mother-of-pearl; without doubt the work of a master craftsman.

The writings on the wooden box read "Jidai maki-e suzuguchi kogai". It roughly translates as "period maki-e suzuguchi incense box. "S...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1320141
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$580.00
A spectacular oribe katakuchi (sake decanter) by contemporary Japanese potter Tsukamoto Haruhiko (b. 1959).

Tsukamoto Haruhiko is known for the play between the organic quality of his oribe glaze and the rough feel of his potteries, which have sculptural qualities. He is the recipient of the 1996 Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition Grand Prix.

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The katakuchi is in excellent condition and signed ...