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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1156385
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$840.00
This wonderful suiteki (water dropper) dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is made in the Hirado style of pottery, a 400 year-old tradition. The city of Hirado is located in the Northwestern part of the island of Kyushu, the third biggest island of the Japanese archipelago. At the end of the 16th century, Korean potters brought from Korea by the Hirado feudal lord settled there and started making potteries for the use of his clan. Later, the production was commercialized and Hirado p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Pre 2000 item #1160964
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$300.00
Takita Koichi, born in 1927, is one of the deans of contemporary Japanese pottery. His style is a perfect balance of simplicity, humility and energy born out of concentration and dedication. Takita Koichi studied with two Preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasures), Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963) and Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and in a way, his work is a fusion of both aesthetics in the spirit of the Mingei movement.

This beautiful piece sho...

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. It was patronized by the leader of the Hosokawa clan of that period, Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1646), who was a tea practitioner and ordered a Korean potter named Sonkai to establish a kiln in the ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Eastern Europe : Pre 1900 item #1217274
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$580.00
This remarkable jardinière (pot) is a world famous Zsolnay porcelain made at the end of the 19th century.

The Zsolnay factory was established in 1853, by Miklós Zsolnay, in the city of Pécs in Hungary, and gained fame after the Vienna and Paris World Fairs held in 1873 and 1878 respectively. The innovative designs of Zsolnay porcelains still make them well sought after items today.

This particular pot, is a great example of the beauty of Zsolnay ceramics. It is decorated with m...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1221185
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$880.00
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. The superbly designed kozuka is a work of superior craftsmanship.

The handle is ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1224019
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$190.00
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. His work has been exhibited...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224029
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$940.00
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. The originator of that ware was named Palsan (later renamed Takatori ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224030
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$1,250.00
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. It was patronized by the leader of the Hosokawa clan of that period, Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1646), who was a tea practitioner and ordered a Korean potter named Sonkai to establish a kiln in the T...

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 #1227434
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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 1900 item #1227435
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$430.00
A splendid set of two seto porcelain plates dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868).

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.

Porcelain wares, however, were first produced in the Seto area only from 1807, after a potter named Kato Kamikichi had returned from Arita wi...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1227436
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$350.00
Here is a set of two Ki-seto chawan (tea bowls) dating from the middle of the 20th century.

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.

This particular set is made in the ki-seto (yellow seto) style, born during the Muromachi period (1337-1573) first as an imitation of Chinese cel...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1227439
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$455.00
This elegant chawan (tea bowl) dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is of small size and was probably used as a tabi-chawan (travel bowl) or for an outdoor tea ceremony.

As many vessels of that era, it is unmarked and it is difficult to say where it was made, but its finely crackled glaze and abstract underglaze markings certainly make it an attractive bowl.

Please let me know if you have some questions.

The bowl is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a vintage ...

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 : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1232577
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$790.00
A splendid bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

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.

Inside, the li...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1240101
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A sublime and very rare e-karatsu hachi (bowl) by Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985), who was named Living National Treasure of Japan in 1977. The precise strokes that create a perfectly balanced motif is a recognizable mark of the master. Kondo Yuzo's works are elegant tridimensional calligraphies.

Kindly inquire is you have some questions.

The bowl is in excellent condition and bears the seal of the artist.
Dimensions: 20 x 10 cm (8 x 4 in)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1247222
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$280.00
A splendid chawan (tea bowl) by Kato Sho.

Kato Sho (1927-2001) was a major Seto potter, bestowed with some of the most important awards on the Japanese pottery scene and recognized as an Intangible Cultural Property of the Aichi prefecture in 2000; a great achievement. During his prolific career, he exposed in some of the best venues in Japan like the Asahi and Nitten expositions, and exhibited his work abroad as well: United States, Mexico, New Zealand and other countries.

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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1920 item #1253436
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A superb antique obidome (brooch for Japanese obi) made of jade and silver.

Kindly inquire if you have some questions.

Dimensions: 4.1 x 2 x 0.7 cm (with mount) (1.6 x 0.8 x 0.28 in), 4 x 1.8 x 0.3 cm (without mount) (1.6 x 0.7 x 0.12 in), weight 9g (0.3 oz)

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