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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1234602
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An interesting bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

The wobbling shape, scars from the firing and finely crackled glaze are features that make this bowl a very attractive vessel. They point to a humble beginning yet give the vessel nobility in the Japanese world of wabi-sabi, where age, its marks and harmonious imperfections are revered.

Another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392)...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Dolls and Figures : Contemporary item #1233202
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Lladro Oriental Horse (glazed) 65/1000
リヤドロ『東洋の馬(ツヤ有)』 【世界限定1000体】

Perfect as an emblem for the New Year of the horse, this superb figurine was designed by Salvador Furió and made by the world renown Lladro company, established in 1953 in Valencia, Spain.

This amazing porcelain horse painted by hand with vivid colo...

All Items : Gifts & Home Decor : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1233201
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Wedgwood Elysian Jasper Vase
ウェッジウッド 花瓶 ベージュ ジャスパー

This fabulous vase was made by the Distinguished House of Wedgwood. It is one of their most prestigious vases; a very rare piece and certainly a collector's item.

In greek mythology, Elysium is the resting place for souls...

All Items : Gifts & Home Decor : Decorative Accessories : Vases : Contemporary item #1233200
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Wedgwood Black and White Panther Vase
ウェッジウッド パンサー 花瓶【未使用】世界限定200個

This remarkable vase was made by the Distinguished House of Wedgwood. It is part of only 200 pieces made.

The vase is sublimely designed in black and white jasper. The original vessel was made in 1770...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1233198
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A splendid set of two Satsuma porcelain vases made during the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Satsuma pottery is a more than four hundred year old tradition. Like many others, that tradition was born at the end of the 16th century, after Japanese warlords came back from Korea with Korean potters and their techniques to be used to make ware, especially tea ceremony ware, for their private use...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Contemporary item #1232578
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Fantastic Bronze by Yabuuchi Satoshi
籔内佐斗司 作『 空蝉童子 』4/9【超稀少】ブロンズ

This amazing bronze was made by one of the most famous contemporary Japanese artists: Yabuuchi Satoshi.

It represents a fairy-like creature emerging from the nymph skin of a cicada.

The characters created by Yabuuchi Satoshi are inspired...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1232577
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1232576
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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...

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A very attractive vintage statuette of Kannon (Guanyin, in Chinese) the goddess of mercy.

The statuette was made in Japan around the mid to late 20th century. It is carved in a unique piece of wood, which has aged beautifully to give it a soothing aura...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1230653
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A splendid vase made by one of the most famous Kyoto porcelain artists of the Meiji period: Seifu Yohei (1851-1914).

This vase is made in the celadon style of porcelain. It imitates the classic Chinese wares of the end of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). This kind of ceramics was appreciated by the upper class of the Meiji period (1868-1912) and Seifu Yohei was recognized as a master craftsman of the genre.

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1230036
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A superb oil lamp dating from the end of the Edo (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912) made in the Akahada style of pottery.

Akahada pottery was born in the mountain from which it takes its name, near Nara, the ancient Japanese capital. Potteries were already made there more than 600 years ago, but it is only since 1573 that it is recognized...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1230020
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A rare and remarkable set of five maki-e obon (tray) dating from the late Edo (1615-1868) to early Meiji period (1868-1912).

Maki-e is a lacquer technique where gold, silver or other metallic powders are applied to lacquered wood to form often rich and delicate motifs to decorate an objet. It was developed during the Heian period (794-1185), in Japan.

The obon have an attractive and original oblong shape with inlaid silver rims and are decorated in very minute details...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1229505
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A splendid bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

This bowl is yet 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1229504
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A superb bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

This bowl is yet 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1227446
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A fantastic Tenmoku chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Chinese Song dynasty (960-1279).

Tenmoku (Tian-mu in Chinese) bowls were first brought to Japan by Zen monks on their return from studying in China. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Zen Buddhism became very influential, and tea drinking was popular with the nobility...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1227444
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A splendid chawan (tea bowl) made by a master of the genre, Suzuki Osamu (Kura), born in 1934, who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan (Living National Treasure), in 1994.

Shino potteries have been made in the Mino province (current Gifu prefecture), essentially as tea ceremony ware, since the end of the 16th century.

This bowl is an earlier work by the famous potter, but it already shows balance and a desire to expand beyond its simple design. The ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1227443
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A remarkable and rare Yatsushiro chawan dating from the Edo period (1615-1868), probably the middle of the 18th century.

Yatsushiro ware, also known as Koda ware, is a celadon pottery originally made in the town of Koda (current Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu) under the patronage of the Hosokawa clan, from the beginning of the 17th century. After the invasions of Korea by the Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536?-1598) many Japanese warlords, who were tea ceremony practitioners, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1227442
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A superb suiteki (water dropper; used by calligraphers when they dissolve sumi ink in water) dating from the end of the Momoyama period (1573-1603) to the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).

Seto is one of the oldest pottery tradition 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.

Although the first pottery produced were m...