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Very small stoneware chaire tea caddy, used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Squat body with rounded shoulder and relatively wide mouth. Fine dark gray stoneware with yellow, brown and lavender colored glazes layered over each other and dripping down the body, with a fine thin crackle. Also glazed on inside. Ki-Seto ware, Owari Province, Japan, Edo period, 17th century or earlier.

H 2¼ inches.

Three brown lacquer repaired areas around the mouth, several longer and shorter very old vertical cracks, not in the least destabilizing the piece. All in all very good condition.

Provenance: Private collection of chaire, purchased at Christies London, 2010; ex collection Louis Gonse; ex collection George Haviland; a catalog clipping comes with the piece, dating it to the 15th century)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346806 (stock #10895)
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Very small stoneware chaire tea caddy, used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Fine brown stoneware with dark brown, lighter brown and ocher colored glazes layered over each other. Dark brown glaze ring around mouth, dripping down on one side. Also glazed on inside. Owari Province, Japan, Edo period, 17th century.

H 2-3/8 inches

Two chips on lip repaired with black over red lacquer, partly chipped again. All in all very good condition.

Provenance: Private collection of chaire, purchased at Christies London, 2010

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346798 (stock #10894)
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Chaire with high, flat shoulder. Whitish gray stoneware with dark brown, partially transparent glaze with ochre colored splashes on shoulder, dripping down the body in thin clouds. Perhaps Seto region. Japan, 18th century.

H 3¾ inches

Some scraping of glaze on lip and body, consistent with age, all in all fine condition

Private collection of chaire (collection no. 54); bought from ‘private dealer’ (according to label inside piece); collection number in black lacquer written on bottom: 0-Ja-2-TOK-31-G

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346795 (stock #10893)
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Irregularly shaped cylindrical chaire. Tea caddy used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Dark brown or black glaze with one thick splash of yellow and green glaze. Footring. Raku style. Japan, 17th/18th century.

H 3¾ inches

Firing crack at lip, several old gold lacquer repairs at lip and foot and bottom, all in all fine condition

This probably was a drinking cup (mukozuke) originally and was converted into a tea caddy at some point.

Provenance: Private collection of chaire; purchased at Christie's South Kensington Japanese Art and Design Including Arts of the Samurai Wednesday 9 November 2011, Lot #81; Cleveland Museum of Art (paper labels TR2741; 17 146; and 17 146A); several other collection labels.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1346200 (stock #10890)
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Stoneware mizusashi, or water jar, as used in the tea ceremony of irregular shape and with an irregular opening. Brown fine stoneware with natural ash glaze, covered with thick black snake skin glaze, or dakatsude. Satsuma, Japan Meiji era, 19th century.

H ca. 6 in.

Fine condition, no cover.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346132 (stock #10887)
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Tall and slender, almost cylindrical chaire. Brown fine stoneware with spiraling engraving on top, covered with olive green translucent glaze with fine crackle, and with a white and blue triangular patch dripping down. Seto region, Japan, 18th century.

H 6-1/8 inches

Fine condition

Provenance: Private collection of chaire (collection no. 17); purchased at Sotheby’s New York Important Japanese Works of Art, Sale 4599Y, May 6, 1981, Lot #314; collection c.m.s.p (oval handwritten label with no. 150)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346125 (stock #10886)
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Very large pear-shaped chaire. Very dark brown stoneware, thin walls, with thin glaze of oily colors and fiery brown-red running down. Ofuke ware, Owari Province (Nagoya), Japan, late 18th century.

H 4 ½ inches

Fine condition, old handwritten label, identifying the piece as Ofuke, dating it to 1780s.

Provenance: Private collection of chaire (collection no. 37); bought from E & J Frankel, New York, May 17, 1984; ex Vassar College collection; ex Pratt Institute collection (1906)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346121 (stock #10885)
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Squarish rounded body with slight waist and wide mouth. Brown stoneware with few mineral inclusions, covered with satin luster brown glaze, leaving the bottom parts free. Unsigned. Ko-Seto, Japan, 17th century.

H 3 ½ inches

Two brown lacquer restorations on lip (virtually invisible!)

Provenance: Private collection of Japanese chaire (coll. No. 76); ex coll. R.B. Caldwell, Texas, sold through R.C. Eldred’s, Auction August 26, 1998, Lot #581; remnants of white lacquer collection number
Comes with clear plastic container and padded brocade cloth, consistent with Caldwell’s way of storage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1345982 (stock #10884)
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Chaire tea caddy used in the tea ceremony in the colder months. Grayish stoneware with black and dark brown spotted tenmoku glaze. Bottom wire cut. Black ink writing on bottom. Comes with fitted tomobako with seal on bottom. Shigaraki ware, Japan, late 17th, early 18th century.

H 4 inches

Fine condition with minor firing flaws

Provenance: From private collection of tea caddies (collection no. 52); Sotheby’s auction May 6, 1981 (sale no. 4599Y), lot 171; ex Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1909) Collection, no. 405. The Waggaman collection was sold in 1905 at the American Art Galleries in New York (this chaire was offered under lot no. 1692. See for auction catalog https://archive.org/details/deluxeo00amer ). The old Waggaman and Sotheby’s labels are included. Also included is the oval collector's label c.m.s.p. with the number 164.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1323239 (stock #10839)
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Tea bowl as used in the tea ceremony with thin, high sides with three horizontal ribs. Decorated with bamboo shoots between grasses on a cream colored glaze patch on otherwise black ground. Mino ware, kuro-Oribe, or Black Oribe style, Japan Edo period, early 19th century or earlier.

H 3 ½ x W 5 inches

Scuff marks consistent with usage

Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1234189 (stock #10733)
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Chawan in Raku style, made in dry lacquer technique (kanshitsu) simulating ceramic. The lacquer is applied in such a way that you see small crevices and patches of red and brownish black lacquer in the same way we see it in Raku ware. Japan, Meiji era.
H ca. 3 ½ inches, dia. Ca. 4 ½ inches.
Excellent condition.
Comes with brocade pouch and plain wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1041557 (stock #10635/10212)
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1) Stoneware incense box or kogo in the shape of an onna daruma (female daruma). She sits in the typical way, all rolled up in her garment, indicating that arms and legs may have fallen off. Her face shows striking similarity to Okame. Cream colored and reddish brown glaze over whitish soft clay, the face left partially free, fine crackle in the glaze. Japan, Meiji period.
2) Stoneware incense box or kogo in the shape of Daruma, wrapped in his reddish garment, his face peeing out of the garment, looking up. Cream colored and red glaze with some black accents over a whitish soft clay, the face left partially free, strong, but very fine crackle in the glaze. Raku stamp on the inside. Japan, Meiji period.
Height: ca. 1 ½ inches each.
Condition:
1) Outer edge of lower part with tiny frittings and chips, two tiny glaze chips along the lines of the crackle (hardly visible). Generally very good condition. 2) On the back tiny pieces of glaze missing between the crackle lines, otherwise excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #891796 (stock #10563)
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Tea bowl of somewhat irregular shape. Dark brown clay covered in a gray glaze that leaves the lower ¼ of the piece uncovered, the rim and inside covered with a brownish-green glaze. On the outer side a image like a looped line in brownish green covers the gray glaze. A small patch at the inside of the bowl left uncovered. Karatsu ware, Japan, Edo period.
Comes with inscribed tomobako (Egaratsu; chawan, ichiko)and cotton pouch.
H 2.75 inches, diameter 5 inches (6.9 x 12.6 cm).
Small chip in rim repaired in red lacquer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #862573 (stock #10553)
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Reddish-brown stoneware cup or bowl in the shape of a curled up lotus leave, resting on its stem. On the sides are two freshwater crabs climbing up, holding themselves on the veins of the leaf. The stoneware resembles Ixing and traditional Japanese tea pots were made from this clay. Japan, 19th century.
H 1 5/8” at highest point (4.2 cm); W at widest point 3 7/8” (9.8 cm).
Minimal fritting at rim, one repair at rim (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #171230 (stock #10024)
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Cast iron chagama, or water kettle used for the tea ceremony. Round form with two eyelets on the shoulder in the shape of stylized dragonheads, each holding a large ring in their mouths. Plain, roughened surface. Bronze lid with flower-shaped, open-worked knob. Nice green patina. Body cast iron. H 8 ¾ inches. Japan, 19th century. Very good condition. Beautiful deep brown patina on body. These kettles were put on an iron brazier filled with charcoal.