Small hanaire of irregular shape with small metal loop to hang it from a beam of the tokonoma. Stoneware, Shigaraki kiln. Japan, 20th century.
H 5-½ inches.
Bronze vase of heavily dented cylindrical shape with handles in the shape of lotus stalks. The yellow bronze patinated from orange-brown, via silver to yellowish green with decoration in engraving and application. A group of small animals on lotus leaves. Animals are lizards, frogs, grass hopper, snail and other beetle. Unsigned. Japan, 1920s-1930s.
Height: 12 ¼ inches; diameter at bottom: 4 1/8 inches.
Tiny dent at upper rim, patina slightly rubbed at handles, all in all very good condition.
Basket for flower arrangement in the shape of a carp, meant to be affixed vertically. Unfortunately needing restoration. Very rare shape. Japan, first half 20th century.
Length 11 ¼ inches (28.6 cm).
One eye missing, fins missing.
Vase of mallet shape with slightly concave sides, short cylindrical neck with minimally everting rim. Gray stone ware that at places turned brown through firing. White glaze running down, slightly thicker at bottom half of vase, some blue patches at the rim. Studio pottery. Japan, 20th century. H 7 1/8 in., diameter at foot 3 1/2 in.
Hanaire, or vase for hanging at wall in tea room, of coarse light brown stone ware, pale translucent glaze. With dark bronze metal hanging-ring and matching wall hook. Lower part unglazed, inside and sides covered with almost transparent glaze. Unglazed clay visible near bottom, where two fingers and thumb held the object while dipping it into the glaze. With square seal imprint (unread). Japan, around 1985.
Height 3 5/8 in. (9.4 cm), diameter 3 in. (7.8 cm).
This object is located in Europe (EC).
Short mallet shaped ceramic vase with square shoulder and somewhat everted mouth. The body with irregularly placed indentations, thinly covered with reddish-brown glaze over the dark brown stoneware, cream colored glaze on the neck and down to the shoulder, with fine crackle. Japan, Edo period, ca. 1800.
Small old chips at rim, larger chip at foot, hardly visible due to indentations, from which run two very thin cracks.
H 6 7/8; diam. at foot 3 ¼ inches.
a) Vase in the shape of a double gourd. On a reddish-brown stoneware base patches of a dark brown glaze have been thinly applied, partly covered again by patches of greenish-yellow ash glaze. On the bottom imprinted seal: Momoyama or Tôzan. H 7 3/8 inches. Small firing crack on the lower bulb.
b) Vase in the shape of a mallet with a circular body and an elongated, square neck. Over a reddish-brown clay a typical brown glaze has been applied with irregular spots. In the bottom seal: Momoyama or Tôzan. Height 9 inches; diameter 4 ¾ inches. Mint condition.
Tôzan is either the name of a potters’s studio, or an artist’s name. The name Tôzan is found frequently among potters of the Bizen tradition, usually referring to the background of the family or studio, tracing it back into the Momoyama period.