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
Munakata Ryoichi (b. 1933). For more information on the artist (in Japanese), see www.munakatagama.net
H 3-1/4 inches.
Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, signed by the artist
H 3 inches
. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches
Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle
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)
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
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
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.
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.
H without handle 7¾ in; with handle ca. 9 in.
Corrosion on bottom on inside, otherwise fine condition.
Provenance: Private collection of ikebana vessels
H ca. 6 in.
Fine condition, no cover.
H without cover 5¾ in.; with cover 6½ in.
Jar in fine condition, cover with 2 chips.
H 6-1/8 inches
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)
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)
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.
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.
2 old small chips and some fritting on rim, consistent with age and use
Red collector’s mark on bottom.
H 3 -5/8 in.; diameter 3 ¼ in.
Chip in foot.