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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1337033 (stock #10870)
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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 #1335602 (stock #10867)
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Brick-shaped hollow sculpture or vessel for ikebana flower arrangement. Stoneware with ashglaze, as created in Bizen, Shigaraki and Iga kilns. Unmarked. Japan, Showa era, second half 20th century.

H 8¼ x W4½ x D 5 inches

Mint 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1330286 (stock #10859)
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Tall, cylindrical flower vase. Middle brown heavy clay, covered with three layers of glaze and slip, sprinkled with salt for puckered effect. Impressed seal mark in bottom: Oya. Japan, ca. 1970s.

H 8-3/8 in., Diameter 2 ¼ in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1330285 (stock #10858)
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Tall vase made of a very smooth dark brown clay, running from a circular bottom into a triangular top. Decorated by facet-cutting the surface. Bottom covered with black slip, in which the maker signed. Artist not identified. Japan, 1950s-1960s.

H 9 inches

Rubbed spots on ‘nodes’ consistent with usage.

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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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

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324581 (stock #10843)
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Tall and slender cylindrical vase. Thick slab of dark brown stoneware with typical gray and greenish ash-glaze patches and engraved line. Signed at bottom. Japan, Bizen, Showa era, ca. 1970s.

H 8 ¼ inches, diam. 3 inches

Mint condition

Comes with original wooden storage box. Inscribed cover: Bizen hanaike with the artist’s signature (Ryushi or Tatsuko?) and seal, which matches the signature on the bottom of the vase.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1323260 (stock #10841)
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Elegant water jar or mizusashi as used to scoop water for the tea ceremony in the shape of a bamboo segment with knot. Grayish stoneware with brown and green (ash) glazes and some engraving. Signature stamped into bottom ..shiro. Fitted stoneware cover. Japan, probably Seto region, Showa era, 1970s.

H 6 inches, D 5 ½ inches

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1322598 (stock #10835)
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Stoneware vase of conical shape and square handles and partially faceted, with green glaze dripping from the neck down. The body covered in cream colored glaze with iron brown decoration of architectural and geometric designs. Marked ‘Japan’ on the bottom. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Showa era, 1930s or 1950/60s.

H circa 8 ½ inches

One old, short glaze crack in rim, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1321945 (stock #10827)
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Tall, almost cylindrical vase. Heavy stoneware with dark brown, partially flambé glaze, decorated with iron brown splashes of glaze. Inside covered with middle brown glaze. Mashiko ware, reminiscent of works by Hamada Shoji and Bernard Leach. Japan, mid-20th century.

Height 8 ¾ inches.

Frit and hairline crack on upper rim

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1311132 (stock #10815)
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Small stoneware sake bottle, imitating a bentwood container. Sparsely decorated with plant motifs and the seam of a bentwood container. Neck and shoulder with dripping green glaze. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Showa era, ca. 1970.

H 5 ½ inches.

Tiny chip on inner lip

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1304775 (stock #10799)
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Stoneware sculptural vessel. A large lotus leaf folded into Hotei's treasure bag, a lotus stem functioning as a cord closing the bag. From a tear in the leaf a crab emerges, chasing another crab that is holding a golden piece. Brown thick stoneware, like Tokoname, with some touches of gold enamel. Signed at bottom (illegible). Japan, 20th century.

H 7 inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1294049 (stock #10778)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining Shiba dog with a ruff. Brown stoneware with specklled yellow ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal. Japan, Showa era, 20th century.

H 1 ¾ x L 2 ¼ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1293943 (stock #10775)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining shishi. Brown stoneware with yellow and light brown ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal Fuku. Japan, Taisho/Showa era, 20th century.

H 1 ½ x L 2-7/8 inches.

Few tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1225800 (stock #10702)
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Large storage jug of typical Shigaraki stoneware with small white inclusions, made in three sections, decorated in multicolor enamel and gold with a cat making a mouse train come to an abrupt halt. A cat, high back, hissing at the mouse going at the head of a train, makes the train come to a dead stop and the following mice tumble, roll, spill in a ripple effect. Funny details: tumbling palanquin, spilling fish, flying papers. Either folk art or export. Japan, 20th century.
Height: ca. 18.5 inches.
Unsigned work from a studio that decorates household ceramics with funny or fantastic images in overglaze enamels that can be fired at low temperatures.