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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1347338 (stock #10901)
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Stoneware vase in the shape of a brush, for ikebana flower arrangement. Vertical hanging with ring. Opening at top, opening halfway, allowing for different varieties of arrangement. Brown stoneware with celadon transparent glaze with fine crackle with brown and blue patches. Potter’s or studio seal impressed. Japan, Showa era, 1960s.

H ca. 13½ inches

Fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1347327 (stock #10900)
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$75.00
Molded stoneware vessel in the shape of a globular pail with a handle. Reddish brown clay with greenish brown glaze. Impressed studio seal in bottom. Japan, Showa era, 1970s.

H ca. 6 ¾ inches

Water stains inside, otherwise mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1346793 (stock #10892)
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Oval vessel standing on four pillar feet with a straight edge, as used for wide ikebana flower arrangements. Grayish earthenware with brown teadust glaze, with shimmering and dark brown swirls in the lighter brown. Relief stamped mark in the middle of the bottom and potter’s mark towards the edge of the bottom. Japan, perhaps Kyushu, Showa era, 1960-1980s.

H 3 x L 11 x D 8 inches.

Several small chips on the outer rims, standing edge on the inside lovingly repaired and retouched.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1346212 (stock #10891)
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Cast iron vase in the shape of a tall and slender pail with irregular upper edge and moveable handle in the shape of a clipped branch. Front and back decorated under the edge with cast in stylized chrysanthemums (kiku) and paulownia (kiri), both of which can be interpreted as Imperial emblems, but also as imperial (kiku) and shogunal (kiri), depending on the context. Unmarked, Japan, probably Taisho era, 1920s.

H without handle 7¾ in; with handle ca. 9 in.

Corrosion on bottom on inside, otherwise fine condition.

Provenance: Private collection of ikebana vessels

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1346185 (stock #10888)
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$300.00
Stoneware water jar or mizusashi as used in the tea ceremony with round bottom developing into a diamond shaped edge. Greyish smooth stoneware, decorated with horizontal grooves, covered with brown iridescent glaze on the outside and with a mottled greenish-yellow glaze on the inside, dripping over the outside edge and down. Black lacquered, diamond-shaped coved. Takatori style, Japan, early Showa era, circa 1930-1950s.

H without cover 5¾ in.; with cover 6½ in.

Jar in fine condition, cover with 2 chips.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1344585 (stock #10883)
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Tall flower vase of dented cylindrical form with two rudimentary lions head masks on the flanks. Thick brown clay with irregular splashes of ash glaze. Signed on the bottom. Bizen stoneware, or perhaps Tokoname. Japan, Showa era, 1950s-1960s.

H 10¼ inch.

Comes with original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on cover, with signature and seal matching the signature on the bottom of the vase

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1344578 (stock #10882)
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Two wooden masks from the no theater. Hannya with relatively short horns, reflecting the transformation of a jealous, angry woman into a demon. The other the gaunt face of an old man with mustache and beard. Thin carved wood with gesso and polychrome painting. Japan, Taisho era, 1920s.

H ca. 8 ½ inches, each

Tiny red spots on surface, cracks in the gesso on the chins of each, each with a crack in the gesso on the forehead, long, a but shallow chip on back of Hannya mask, damage to horns of Hannya. Most damages superficial.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1344532 (stock #10881)
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Water dropper in the shape of a double gourd with a vine and a reishi mushroom. Brown patinated bronze. Japan, Showa era, 1930s-1950s.

L 2½ inch

Fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1344244 (stock #10880)
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Water dropper in the shape of a sake kettle. Cast bronze. Japan, Taisho era, 1920s.

H ca. 3 inches.

Fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1344078 (stock #10876)
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Small compact vase of irregular shape on a wide foot. Brown clay with white inclusions typical for Shigaraki ware, with green and white translucent glaze patches and ash glaze. Small metal loop on the shoulder in the ‘back’ to hang the vase from a beam in the tokonoma. Bottom left unglazed. Impressed seal of artist: Kozan. Japan, Shigaraki ware, Showa/Heisei, circa 1970s-1980s.

H 3-3/4 in., W 4-3/4 in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1930 item #1341548 (stock #10875)
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Helmet ornament, or kabuto maedate, as worn by samurai. A golden jewel surrounded by a flaming mandorla. The central jewel made of gilded paper imitating leather, framed by a wooden outline, mounted onto a copper plate in the shape of a flaming mandorla. Buddhist symbol. Japan, early 20th century.

H 8 ¾ in., W 7 ½ in.

Some nicks and dents

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1337033 (stock #10870)
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$130.00
Stoneware waterdropper of elongated shape with indented corners, with molded relief image of a rabbit running over waves. This refers to a classic Chinese poem, likening the reflection of the moon on the water with a rabbit jumping over waves. Made of two sections, joined together before covering with brown glaze. Japan, early Showa era, 1930-1940s.

H ca. 1 in., L 2-5/8 x W 2-1/8 in.

Lesions and irregularities in glaze (pre-firing), otherwise very good condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1330287 (stock #10860)
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Wall vase of irregular round shape. Middle brown stoneware – Bizen-like - with irregularly thrown dripping glaze decoration. Metal eye at the back for hanging. Marked with 3 dots at bottom. Unidentified artist. Japan, around 1970s.

H ca 7 in., W at foot 4 ¼ in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1330214 (stock #10857)
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Bronze cylindrical handwarmer (shuro or te-aburi) with decoration of gourds plastically dangling from a band of low relief leaves and vines. The spokes in the shoulder and cover also in the shape of gourds. The flat part of the cover with fretwork in the shape of leaves and engraved vines. Playful combination of brown and yellow bronze. The handles wrapped in soft leather. Japan, Taisho/Showa eras, 1920s-1930s.
Comes with the original fitted tomobako signed and with inscription on the outside of the cover:
Nakagawa Joeki tsukuru and seal Joeki; Bronze handwarmer with [design of] gourds and vines …

H ca. 12 in. diameter ca. 8 ½ in.

Few scuffs consistent with usage, leather a bit dry and brittle.

Nakagawa Joeki (1880-1940)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324685 (stock #10849)
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Very big sake cup or very small tea cup. Cream colored stoneware with light green glaze patches along the upper edge, iron brown glaze décor of birds, sails, and geometric patterns, with white, semi-transparent glaze on top. Unmarked. Seto region, Oribe-yaki, Japan, Showa, 1970s.

H circa 2 ¼ inches, diam. circa 2 ¾ inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324679 (stock #10848)
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Small bulbous flask of sturdy stoneware with transparent glaze and some white slip on top of which in iron brown glaze is written the name of a soba brand or soba restaurant. Probably used for either sake or soy sauce. Impressed mark in bottom. Seto ware or perhaps Karatsu. Japan, Showa period, 1970s.

H 3 ¾ inches.

Some discoloration at lip, all in all fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1324604 (stock #10847)
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$400.00
Stoneware receptacle, probably used as a kensui, or waste-water jug, in the tea ceremony. Relatively high, straight sides with a constriction under the edge, decorated with the typical green glaze patches and geometrical patterns and plant motives in iron brown on white slip. Bottom inside left unglazed. Impressed seal in bottom, in the shape of a flying plover. Seto ware, Oribe style, Japan, Taisho period or early Showa, 1920s-1930s.

H 4 ¼ inches, diam. circa 4 ¼ inches.

Inside with water stains (chalk), slightly calcified crackle of green glaze on outside, tiny glaze chip, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324589 (stock #10844)
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Large bowl with scalloped edge in sturdy, light brown stoneware, with decoration of plant-like shapes in white slip and iron brown glaze. Impressed seal mark near the bottom of the vessel. Japan, Showa era, 1970s?

H 4 inches, diam. 10 inches

Mint condition