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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1247222
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1242720
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Very attractive chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The black Raku bowl was made around the time of the 9th Raku Kichizaemon (1756-1834), and possibly by his hands...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1242719
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Very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The black Raku bowl was made around the time of the 9th Raku Kichizaemon (1756-1834), and possibly by his hands. Hairlines have been camouflaged, quite a long time ago, with black and red lacquer. That lacquer is now peeling away in some spots (please see pictures)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1242718
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1242716
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A very attractive Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) celadon bowl. The vessel has not lost its freshness and is in very good condition. The finely crackled jade-like glaze is a truly wonderful sight, and the intriguing incised motifs inside the bowl invite imagination to flow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1242714
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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) with a wonderful glaze applied in a way that creates a multidimensional keshiki (landscape).

The bowl was entirely shaped by hand, without the help of a potter's wheel, and in some places the fingerprints of the artist can be seen. Although it looks as though the chawan was made with Bizen clay, the fact that it is partly veiled in glaze, which is unusual in that tradition, add to the mystery of its provenance...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1242712
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A spectacular woodblock print made by Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869), who studied with Hiroshige, from who he received his name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1242711
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A splendid woodblock print made by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900), an artist reknown for his portraits of actors and depictions of Japanese Kabuki plays...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1242710
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This fine set of two chawan (tea bowls) was made by Hayashi Tozo, a Kyoto potter specialized in the making of Raku bowls.

The Raku pottery tradition was 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...

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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1990 item #1240100
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Chaire are tea caddies used to store thick powdered tea (koicha) for the Japanese tea ceremony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1238413
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A very interesting set of three soapstone seals dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Each seal is finely decorated with figures of Buddhist monks (maybe the same character on each stone). The first one seems to be losing his hat to the wind. The second one has caught it (or is letting it go away; having and not having at the same time), and the third one is sitting under a tree...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1238412
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A very splendid set of 5 mukozuke (cups to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) made by one of Mino's master potters: Kato Juemon (1894-1974). The set is made in the Oribe style of pottery, a more than 400 year old tradition.

Kato Juemon's son, Kato Koemon, born in 1937, is also a potter.

I will be glad to answer any question you might have.

The set is in very good condition. As can be seen on picture 11, there is a small dent in one foot of one of the mukozuke...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1238410
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A remarkable set of three soapstone seals dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Each seal is decorated in relief and great details with figures of a man resting in a house and on a rock, with other rocks and blossoming trees; an invitation to idleness.

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The stones are in very good condition and unmarked...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1940 item #1238409
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This remarkable soapstone seal is shaped like two snow peas that blends into the organic green color of the stone; certainly the work of a master carver...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1236775
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Here is a wonderful series of unmarked chicken-blood stone seals. Chicken blood stones, also called the Queen of seal carving stones, are prized by the Chinese for whom red is the color of luck. These are well sought after collectors' items, to be passed on for generations to come.

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The seals are in very good condition and may be acquired separately.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1236365
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Here is a wonderful series of very interesting unmarked soapstone seals. Each seal is carved in great details in a stone selected for its natural beauty. These are prized collectors' items, to be passed on for generations to come.

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The seals are in excellent condition and may be acquired separately. Each comes in a box.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1236364
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A superb hanaire (vase) made by one of Hagi great potters, the seventh Kaneta Sanzaemon (1920-2004).

The simply designed vessel, covered with the famous immaculate Hagi white glaze, is both modern and orthodox; a timeless piece.

The name Sanzaemon has been associated with Hagi pottery since 1817 when the first Sanzaemon founded a kiln, called Tenchozan-gama in the city of Hagi. Kaneta Masanao, a well known contemporary Hagi potter is the eighth in the lineage.

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