. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches
Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle
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)
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
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
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.
H ca. 6 in.
Fine condition, no cover.
H 6-1/8 inches
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)
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)
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.
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.
H 3 ½ x W 5 inches
Scuff marks consistent with usage
Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box
H ca. 3 ½ inches, dia. Ca. 4 ½ inches.
Comes with brocade pouch and plain wooden box.
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.
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.
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.
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).