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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1349100 (stock #10908)
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Large, relatively tall chawan, as used in the tea ceremony. Light brown coarse stoneware covered with a celadon colored translucent glaze with brown speckles and with a purple and blue-green splash on the front. Unsigned. Japan, Aizu, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Showa era, circa 1973.
Comes with the original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on the outside … chawan; on the inside signed ‘made by Ryoichi, 7th generation of the Munakata kiln’ and with the seal Munakata-gama (Munakata kiln).

H 3-1/8 x Dia 4-1/2 inches

Perfect condition.

Munakata Ryoichi (b. 1933). For more information on the artist (in Japanese), see www.munakatagama.net

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1349096 (stock #10907)
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Small chaire, powder tea container used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Grey stoneware, typical for the Seto region, covered in a beautiful brown mottled, partially iridescent glaze. Unsigned. Re-purposed stopper from a blue and white porcelain Chinese tea container. Seto ware, Japan, early-mid Showa era, 1930s-1940s.

H 3-1/4 inches.

Perfect condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1349093 (stock #10906)
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Tea cup for daily use, yunomi. Light stoneware; the cup of irregular stone-like structure, covered in brown-red and speckled beige glaze. On the front and in the bottom are applied decorations in blue and white of a running horse. On the back a decoration of a family crest (circle surrounded by 8 small circles). Potter’s seal impressed in bottom. Japan, Shino, Showa era, 1970s.
Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, signed by the artist

H 3 inches

Perfect condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1349053 (stock #10904)
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Low tea bowl of irregular round shape. Raku-yaki with red glaze, decorated with black brushed-on spots and white patches, with fine crackle over all. Inside the foot a small area is left uncovered. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches

Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle

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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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1346185 (stock #10888)
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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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1345982 (stock #10884)
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Chaire tea caddy used in the tea ceremony in the colder months. Grayish stoneware with black and dark brown spotted tenmoku glaze. Bottom wire cut. Black ink writing on bottom. Comes with fitted tomobako with seal on bottom. Shigaraki ware, Japan, late 17th, early 18th century.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340959 (stock #10874)
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Heavy, cream colored stoneware plate or platter shaped as a lotus leaf with standing, irregular edge. Surface on ‘inside’ structured with cloth, covered in cream colored glaze, typical Oribe green glaze and decorated with geometric figures in iron brown glaze. Impressed maker’s mark in bottom: Jocho? tsukuru. Japan, Seto region, Oribe kiln, Meiji era, 19th century. Diam 7 ¼ x H 7/8 inches

2 old small chips and some fritting on rim, consistent with age and use

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1330208 (stock #10854)
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Tea cup or incense burner with everting lip. Purple and blue and cream-colored glaze of the Junyao type, dripping thickly towards the everting foot, cut off where it would have bulged. Inside of foot with facet-cut and with artist’s impressed seal mark … to. Dark brown stone ware. Perhaps Chosen Karatsu. Japan, late 19th / early 20th century.
Red collector’s mark on bottom.

H 3 -5/8 in.; diameter 3 ¼ in.

Chip in foot.