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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1331150
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$2,500.00
A splendid set of 10 Nabeshima mukozuke (cups to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). Each one is hand painted with elegant floral motifs on a very fine white porcelain.

Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality. At the end of the 17th century, the Nabeshima clan who ruled the Saga domain, located near Arita, moved the kiln they were patronizing deep into the mountains, in the Okawachiyama village,...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1330855
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A sublime chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Toyasai (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of Japanese tea ceremony, to the city of Kanazawa, the capital of the Maeda clan’s p...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1330727
Meiji Bijutsu
$6,500.00
A sublime koro (incense burner) made in the kyo-satsuma pottery tradition (satsuma ware from Kyoto) and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). Nishikite is a polychrome and enamel gold decoration technique developed by Nonomura Ninsei in the 17th century and later on taught to Satsuma potters from Kyushu.

The koro was entirely shaped and decorated by hand, in minute details and with the rich palette of 19th century Satsuma ware.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1329994
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$1,850.00
A very attractive wakizashi (short sword) probably dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868). (There is a possibility the blade is much older, from the Kamakura period (1185-1333), but we prefer to play it safe).

The wakizashi is signed and comes with fine koshirae, a lacquer saya and an antique silk bag.

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The sword bears very little marks of corrosion (some lights and shadows are r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1329899
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$1,650.00
A fine katana dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).

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The sword bears very little marks of corrosion (some lights and shadows are reflected on the blade and can be mistaken for blemishes or other deformations). It is registered.
Length of the full blade: 89 cm (35.6 in)
Nakago: 18.8 cm (7.5 in)
Sori: 1.9 cm (0.76 in)
Kasane: 0.6 cm (0.24 in)
Mekugi ana: 1

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1327619
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$850.00
This very attractive vase is the work of Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics. For the engraving, Shimaoka uses ropes, as did potters during the Japanese Jomon era (ca 12000 BC – ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1327618
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$385.00
A superb tsubo (jar) with an elegant elongated mouth and serene reddish tones, made by a veteran of Bizen pottery, Horie Shozan.

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The tsubo is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 17.7 x 21.8 cm (7.1 x 8.7 in), Weight: 1.05 kg (2.3 lbs)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1327090
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A kaishi-ire is a pouch used during the Japanese tea ceremony to hold "kaishi" (paper) onto which sweets are placed. This particular one probably dates from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926).

It figures a superb golden menuki (metallic ornament) made in the shape of a rooster, a hen and a chick, rendered in sublime details; the work of a master craftsman.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1327086
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$375.00
A beautiful turquoise blue oil lamp from the Persian Nishapur pottery tradition, dating from the 9th to 12th century. It is in overall very good condition (please refer to pictures for condition).

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Dimensions: 8.7 x 9.1 cm (3.5 x 3.6 in), weight 142 g (5 oz)

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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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1325958
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$1,170.00
This fantastic piece is part of a series of coffee wan (vessels) made by Suzuki Goro. Each is a real cup that can actually be used to drink coffee, tea or anything else for that matter. The potter has, as always, let his imagination run freely and playfully, and the results are as wonderful as amusing.

Each piece also validates Suzuki Goro as one of the great contemporary ceramists. Suzuki Goro, born in 1941, is a potter who goes beyond that appellation. He has developed a unique way of e...

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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1324711
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A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) made by legendary potter, Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), a tenth generation potter, who became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for Hagi pottery, in 1970.

He and his brother, Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu) (1910-2012), are credited with the revival of Hagi ware after the war.

This particular bowl is an earlier work by the potter. It seems to want to find balance in a world where asymmetry is quin...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1324707
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$2,850.00
A very interesting and rare miniature bronze replica of what looks to be Mount Fuji, complete with the smaller Mount Hoei, a flank volcano, which appeared in the 1707 eruption during the Hoei era of the Edo period (1615-1868).

At the base of the volcano, trees made in relief may be seen; evidently the volcano is not shaped to scale but the image still conveys the magnificence of the sacred mountain.

The bronze dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), but the wooden base is probably l...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1323914
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A superb Karatsu chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Japanese Momoyama period (1568-1600).

Light and of small size, it is very well balanced. It could have been used for outdoor tea ceremonies and would perfectly fit the hands of a lady.

The vessel is veiled by a thin milky white glaze that subdues the roughness of the clay without diminishing its inner-strength.

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The chawan shows tra...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1323837
Meiji Bijutsu
$450.00
A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) made by Yamamoto Izuru (b. 1944).

Yamamoto Izuru is the fourth son of legendary potter Yamamoto Toshu (1906-1994), who became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in 1987.

Izuru studied in Paris before becoming apprentice to his father; he has also worked with clay from the French region of Burgundy. His work shows character and insufflates originality into one of the oldest Japanese pottery traditions.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1323373
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$840.00
An attractive plate dating from the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The thick body ware, decorated with overglaze red and green with motifs of birds and foliage, is a good example of potteries made in Zhangzhou (Swatow), China, towards the end of that era. Most of those wares were mass-produced to be exported to Southeast Asia and Japan.

As can be seen on the pictures, the enamel decoration has worn off in some spots. The base of the plate is unglazed and was probably placed directly ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1323355
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A finely carved netsuke made in the shape of a turtle carrying a sort of aquatic world on its shell. In Chinese mythology, in which Japan’s has roots, the turtle is a representation of the universe and the world which it carries.

One of the foot of the turtle is shorter than the others, which makes the netsuke lean, when put on a flat surface. Looking closely, it is not clear whether that is caused by a flaw or not. In any case, netsuke were not supposed to be presented in such ways, ...