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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1325585 (stock #10852)
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Stoneware bowl of conical shape, the sides slightly ribbed at the bottom, with a small spout to pour water from for making tea. A gray base glaze, decorated in red, green, white and brown enamels with a blossoming cherry tree and a maple tree with green and red leaves. Marked on bottom in overglaze brown bold characters: Inuyama. Japan, Edo/Meiji eras, 1830-1870s.

H ca. 3 ½ in., diam. Ca. 5 ¼ in.

Tiny old chip at foot, otherwise fine condition

Cf. Edward Morse, Catalog of the Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery, under Inuyama, where he dates this rather colorful type to 1830-1880.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325562 (stock #10851)
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Hexagonal mizusashi, water jar, used in the tea ceremony, with black lacquer cover, standing on three feet. Beautiful gradating brown glaze with flambe patches, typical for Takatori ware. The mouth heavily worn from use, partially restored with gold lacquer (kintsugi), as are most of the cracks, adding to the beauty of the piece. Some of the glaze wear left as is. Takatori kiln, Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 6 ¾ x W (at widest point) 7 ¼ in.

Wear and tear consistent with age and use, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325560 (stock #10850)
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Sake bottle of brownish gray stoneware, covered in a beautifully crackled cream-colored glaze, typical for Mino ware. Bottom inscribed with black ink, illegible. Some glaze irregularities and beautiful discoloring of the glaze due to extensive handling. Japan, Seto region, Edo period, 18th century.

H 8 ½ inches

Few old chips, one hairline crack, all consistent with age and use. All in all fine condition.

Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York (label)

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1324601 (stock #10846)
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Storage bottle for sake, or tokuri. Bulbous body and flaring mouth. Cream colored clay with greenish-yellow slip-like glaze thinly applied and natural ash-glaze. Yellow Seto ware, Japan, Edo period, 19th century or earlier.

H ca. 11 ¼ inches.

Abrasions in glaze, 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1323261 (stock #10842)
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Forged iron tsuba, rather thick, in the shape of a cross, pierced on each end with an inoshishime (boar’s eye). The decoration of the cross, Christian symbol, is hardly perceivable when the tsuba is mounted on a sword, thus being kakure kirishitan, a hidden Christian, symbol. Owari region, Japan, 18th century.

Diameter 3 in. (7.6 cm).

Fine condition

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1323255 (stock #10840)
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Zushi or shrine with inside a wooden sculpture of an erect penis dressed in the typical dress of a palace groom, using the grain of the wood to accentuate belly and knees. Fertility symbol, probably used / displayed during local fertility festivals. Also classified as waraimono - things that make you smile. Japan, Meiji era, around 1900.

Case H ca. 10 ½ inches; sculpture H 6 ¼ inches

Zushi with a lot of wear. Sculpture in fine condition; was formerly glued to another base plate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1323239 (stock #10839)
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Tea bowl as used in the tea ceremony with thin, high sides with three horizontal ribs. Decorated with bamboo shoots between grasses on a cream colored glaze patch on otherwise black ground. Mino ware, kuro-Oribe, or Black Oribe style, Japan Edo period, early 19th century or earlier.

H 3 ½ x W 5 inches

Scuff marks consistent with usage

Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1323237 (stock #10838)
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Very small double side zushi with inside the images of the Buddha Amida Nyorai and on the other side a Bodhisattva holding a covered jar. All doors painted with lotus flowers in water on a golden back ground. The zushi itself made of kiri-wood (Paulownia), which is known and used for its fire resisting qualities. Very special piece. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 2 ¾ inches

Few age cracks (see photos), paint on doors a bit rubbed, otherwise excellent condition. Beautiful details.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1322739 (stock #10837)
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Globular porcelain vase with on the outside a multi-hued brown slip with a bold décor of leaves or flowers in brown and black enamels. Bottom signed in underglaze blue Arita-yaki, Mitsukaze of Kofu saku. Original paper label, identifying the object as an Aritayaki, flower vase by Kofu (Aritayaki Kofu no hanakaki). Japan, Hizen, Imari, Showa era, circa 1970s.

H circa 8 ¼ inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1322623 (stock #10836)
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Two caricaturesque masks in the iki ningyo life-like style. A man of lower social class with loose hair and his face making a grimace, his eyes turned to his left, as if he sees something scary or disgusting. The other an old woman, her sagging mouth open, her eyes focusing on something nearby that she does not particularly like. Wooden cores covered with gesso and paint, some fur and horsehair for each coiffure. Eyes inlaid in glass or crystal. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

H 6 ¼ and 6 ½ inches.

Excellent details up to eye lashes and the leathery skin of older people. Some chips and stains and chafes, loss to the old woman’s fur hair. All in all very good 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1322596 (stock #10834)
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Wooden mask imaging the old hag Datsueba with an emaciated face, high cheekbones, long eyebrows and a sagging mouth in which teeth are missing. Beautiful caricature, very rare subject matter. The mask has light traces ofo usage on the inside and was probably used in a country side theater situation. Japan, probably Meiji era.

H 9 ½ x W 7 ¼ inches.

Good patina with traces of touching / rubbing on the nose, cheeks and chin. Few small chips, almost invisible due to patina of time, small repair on back in the mouth corner.