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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1347393 (stock #10903)
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Cedar wooden ‘post-hide’ or hashira kakushi that is used as a decoration of the vertical post in a room that is not a corner post, or the vertical post of the tokonoma (niche). The post-hide is the same width as the the vertical pillar posts in a Japanese house, hiding it thus almost completely in width.
Dark stained cedar wood, the sides covered in black lacquer, the front inlaid in ceramic with Raiden the thunder god who is angling with an anchor for one of his thunder drums that dropped out of the sky. Signed on inlaid ceramic plaque: Kenzan. From the Ogata Kenzan studios, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

H ca. 42 x W 4 ¾ inches

Chip to the drum on the bottom, lacquer chips on the sides, all in all very good condition.

From a private US collection

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1347341 (stock #10902)
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Small zushi hand shrine made to be hung up. Outside black lacquer with fine decoration in gold (with details in relief), imitating the usual gilded hardware, in addition to a jewel, a flaming jewel and a one-pronged Vajra on the front and 2 Vajra, a rinbo, a lotus flower and jewel on the back. Inside extremely fine relief carving in wood of Fudo Myoo in the center flanked by his acolytes Seitaka doji and Kongara doji, standing on a rock formation in front of flames against a minutely carved background of flowers in squares. Details in gold, red and black. Doors gilded on inside with two tone decoration of manji and inscribed in black ink with a mantra Namu …, the name Fudo Myoo, the name of the donor and the date Meiwa 3, year of the boar, 9th month, 28th day (1766).

H 4 inches

Fine condition

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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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1347324 (stock #10899)
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Relatively large sculpture of the Bodhisattva Jizo, sitting with crossed legs underneath his garment, his hand together in prayer. Japan, Meiji era, late 1800s.

H ca. 10¼ inches

Beautifully worn by exposure to the elements

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1346885 (stock #10897)
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Jar of convex shape with short straight neck and wide mouth. Whitish stoneware with white crackled slip on which sketches of flowers and lines in iron brown. China or Japan, 19th century. Mingei.

H ca. 5 inches.

Losses in the glaze, old chips and grazing on upper lip and foot ring, old thin crack in neck, all consistent with age and usage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346808 (stock #10896)
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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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1346200 (stock #10890)
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$400.00
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1346195 (stock #10889)
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Hibachi, brazier, on three cylindrical feet, made of bronze in cylindrical shape on inside, outside with 12 facets, 6 of which are decorated in silver relief inlays and silver wire inlays, showing the different treasures, one in relief, one in wire inlay on each other panel: Hammer of plenty / shippo; fan / coins; scroll / coral tree; cloves / inexhaustible bag; sacred key / noshi; tama or precious jewels / lucky rain coat. The symbols make this hibachi an object to be used especially suitable for use during the New Year. Japan, Meiji era, circa 1900.

H ca. 9¼ in., dia ca. 10¼ in.

Was used as planter and consistent with that there is some corrosion and water stains.

Provenance: From an Atlanta, GA estate

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 : 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.