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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #681558
Asian Art By Kyoko
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This is an old Japanese silk purse, or a tissue holder in a wallet style with a silver clasp. It is truly a beautiful piece. The detail photos show the intricate weaving pattern, Sagara embroidery (Peking, French knot) and deep color of genuine gold. The light reflects on the silk in such a beautiful way. They bounce between the delicate indentions that were created from the weaving pattern...
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...

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 3-1/2 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #836196
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Old Chago, Japanese tea leaf measuring scoop made out of bamboo. Taisho period. 6 1/4" x 2"
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1234189 (stock #10733)
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Chawan in Raku style, made in dry lacquer technique (kanshitsu) simulating ceramic. The lacquer is applied in such a way that you see small crevices and patches of red and brownish black lacquer in the same way we see it in Raku ware. Japan, Meiji era.
H ca. 3 ½ inches, dia. Ca. 4 ½ inches.
Excellent condition.
Comes with brocade pouch and plain wooden box.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1084073 (stock #84)
Schneible Fine Arts LLC
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A fine old Japanese stone water basin "tsukubai" in natsume style (tea container shape) measuring about 20" high and 15" diameter, granite, late Meiji to Taisho period, 1880's-1920's, excellent condition. Available for immediate delivery. This is a good opportunity to acquire a really beautiful antique example for your garden or tea area. Pair currently available...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1290737
Zentner Collection
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Rare Japanese keyaki wood choba tansu with 15 exterior drawers (3 interior drawers) and a locking bar, keyaki (elm) wood front and frame with dramatic grain and lacquer finish, elaborate iron metal wood including moko shaped drawer pulls, locking bar has iron work with bamboo motif, the safe box has a key and the three small drawers on the inside are made all of kiri wood with handles to match the front exterior, Edo Period, Makuni area. Size: 38" high x 34" wide x 14 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #924542
Zentner Collection
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Japanese antique karuma from the Noto Peninsula area, very unusual configuration: large drawer on top with chrysanthemum lock, 4 drawers with ring pulls and locking bar on left side of chest, to the right is an open compartment with sliders with vertical slats, below that is a medium size drawer, on the bottom left is another open compartment covered by sliders with horizontal slats, on the bottom right is a safe box with small interior drawers, comes with 2 keys, has a removable carved w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1332602
Zentner Collection
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Rare Japanese Funa Tansu (captain's ship chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood in original medium brown finish. The upper portion has a large front drawer with kakute (squared) iron handles and decorative iron plating, lined in attractive silver rice paper. The bottom portion is very unusual because the right door opens on a hinge while the left door slides on a track revealing four small drawers also lined in silver rice paper. The front of each door is covered extensively in iron decorative pla...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1089369
Zentner Collection
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Japanese antique Kanazawa kaidan staircase, with keyaki drawer fronts and black sliding door framework, lacquered reddish orange coloration, excellent condition overall, Meiji Period (1868-1912), circa 1880s. Size: 88" High 69" Wide 27" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #888123
Zentner Collection
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Dramatic antique Japanese 2-section mizuya tansu (kitchen chest), made of beautifully grained keyaki (elm) wood, top section has sliding panels that open to one large compartment with one shelf, an opening door on the upper right has a very unusual wooden handle and also opens to a compartment with one self, below that are three small drawers of different sizes, along the middle of the piece are 4 larger drawers with iron warabite shaped drawer pulls, the bottom section is one large compar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #970273
Zentner Collection
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Beautiful and unusual Japanese antique karuma tansu (storage chest on wheels), made all of heavy keyaki (elm) wood with iron hardware, front has sliding panels with horizontal slats, sides and back all have wooden bracing, interior left side has 4 drawers of different sizes with iron hardware, right side interior has hidden compartment that opens to reveal 2 secret boxes.

Late Edo Period

Size: 36 1/4" high x 38" wide x 23" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1331128
Zentner Collection
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Antique Japanese nagamochi karuma storage trunk. Made of kiri (paulownia) wood and solid Keyaki hardwood wheels with iron hardware and mounts. A large high relief embossed iron locking plate in the form of a phoenix created a lock and latch system on the front of the trunk. The phoenix bird represents justice and Sun obedience. Untouched and original condition, the wood is treated with a dry lacquer finish.

The Trunk also shows the family crest composed of iron mounts on the sid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1273129
Zentner Collection
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Antique Japanese karuma tansu, or wheeled chest, made from keyaki (elm) wood with a deep red lacquer finish, featuring an unusual back and sides with horizontal slats. The front features two sets of large drawers with vertical locking bars and a corner safebox. Set of keys included. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 47" High 54" Long X 29" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #893148
Zentner Collection
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Unusual Japanese antique karuma tansu, keyaki (elm) wood front and frame, deep red translucent lacquer finish, heavy iron hardware, 2 locking bars each covering 2 drawers, safe box with three small drawers , keyaki horizontal bracing on sides and back, Edo Period (late 18th, early 19th century). Size: 47" high x 47 3/4" wide x 24" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1300843
Zentner Collection
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Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with solid keyaki wood on entire front and top with beautiful patina and dramatic grain. The top drawer and locking bar have elaborate iron hardware including locks with one key. The locking bar has ironwork in the form of a stock of bamboo and locks three drawers. The bottom portion of the chest has sliding panels with vertical slats and the lower right of the chest has a safe box with two small interior drawer also made of keyaki wood. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1307227
Zentner Collection
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Beautiful pair of Chinese 17th/18th century display cabinets, made with a combination of dramatic hardwoods. Two upper shelves are bordered by decorative carved panels. Two drawers sit above a hinged pair of doors with roomy storage inside.

Size: 71.5" height, 30.75" width, 17.5" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #763176
Zentner Collection
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Antique Japanese Funa Tansu (ship safe chest), made of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood with elaborate heavy iron work, safe box has hinged door which opens to the right to reveal 4 small Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood drawers of differing sizes (one of which has a Chrysanthemum lock), the left hand door to the safe opens by sliding to the right revealing 2 small Kiri wood drawers, one large external drawer on top with large lock, Chrysanthemum iron work throughout including raised blossoms on the corners o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #908242
Zentner Collection
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Antique Japanese Funa Tansu (merchant's ship safe), made of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood, heavy iron hardware including raised Chrysanthemum buds in corners and on hinges, large iron Chrysanthemum locks, sliding panel opens to 2 interior drawers, hinged door opens to 3 interior drawers, comes with 2 keys.

Mid Edo Period

Dimensions: 19" high x 21 1/4" wide x 17" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #914723
Zentner Collection
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Beautiful and rare large Japanese futon tansu, two sections, all keyaki front with dramatic grain, top section has 4 sliding panels which open to one large compartment, bottom section has 9 drawers of various sizes, a pair of sliding panels with horizontal slats covers a compartment with two small drawers, iron hardware including hirute shaped drawer pulls, the large sliding panels have bronze pulls with a chrysanthemum motif, beautiful deep brown original lacquer finish, Meiji Period. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #763202
Zentner Collection
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Wonderful rare antique Japanese Funa Tansu (ship safe chest), all made of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood with heavy iron work, single door is a separate drop in panel with 3 locks, interior consists of 6 drawers of different sizes (2 of which have heavy iron locks), all drawers have thick Keyaki fronts and Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood interiors, beautiful grain and finish throughout, Kashiwa mon on front is made of bronze encircled in iron, comes with one key, characters in ink on bottom, Edo Period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #914735
Zentner Collection
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Beautiful Japanese mizuya (kitchen tansu), all keyaki front with very dramatic grain and original red-orange tranlslucent lacquer finish, 2 sections with an unusually tall top section including 4 separate compartments covered by sliders and a series of 5 small drawers; bottom section has a large compartment with 4 sliding panels and a row of 9 drawers.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 68 1/2" high x 65 1/2" wide x 17" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #870696
Zentner Collection
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Japanese karuma tansu (wheeled storage chest), from the Mikuni area of Japan, made of keyaki (elm) wood, two long drawers on top portion of chest are held in place by a locking bar (comes with key), bottom portion of chest has large open compartment covered by sliding panels with horizontal slats, wonderful iron hardware, Edo Period. Size: 49 1/2" high x 54" wide x 23 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1322294
Zentner Collection
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Extremely unusual and hard to find Japanese Vault tansu from the Matsumoto Castle in Japan. Very heavy as it is thick solid 100% Keyaki hardwood. The vault sits atop its own original thick keyaki stand. Each door has three iron locks, top, bottom and center. Two black iron handles are located in the center to aid in opening each door. The original working key is included. There are twelve open faced shelves inside, and four small locking drawers inside. Absolutely Beautiful and in all origi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1246777
The Bodhisattva Collection
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #899298
Beautiful carved manju or toggle; there are 5 bats on each side with inlaid eyes. You can look through the manju, the sides are carved with archaic form; in the center is a sign for long life. Great craftsmanship. Measurements: 7 cm / 8 mm. The bat is a symbol of happiness. Five bats stand for five forms of good fortune: long life, wealth, health, virtue and a natural death.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #96248
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Japanese makie lacquer sake wine Dishes with an auspicous design of Sho-Chiku-Bai (pines,plums & bumboos). This design is a happy ceremonial symbol for the gold taka-makie (raised design) designs with kirigane (small gold leaf squares) on brownish red (with purple tone) lacquer. Each piece is very thin and light and in new condition. There is no wear to the gold and lacquer except one small repair on one dish. This type of set is often used as a set of three. Each dish is numbered 1 to 5 i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #94936
Asian Art By Kyoko
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This is an old Japanese towel rack, sometimes called a children’s kimono stand. The metal work is in traditional style and the mounts have been used on many different kinds of lacquer pieces throughout the Edo period. The chrysanthemum mons (family crests) on each end of the mount, were used by the Emperor, royal princes and others outside the Imperial family, in a variety of forms. Although the 16 petal mon was designated for use by the Imperial family, others were entitled to use it. Fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1349615 (stock #161217)
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Additional photos for Japanese Togidashi Makie Trays
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1321965
Zentner Collection
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Beautiful Japanese altar tansu with gilt lacquer floral motifs along many front drawers, each with a mokko style handle. Two sliding doors line the top with gold ocean scenery. Two hinged doors with gilt inlay court figures bear the signature seal of the artist. Behind the two doors are three nishiji lacquer drawers with wonderful gilt fish and octopus surrounded with shells. The interior of each door is also in nishiji lacquer with gilt lacquer boats. The top of the chest depicts arrangements o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #914319 (stock #gy4094)
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19th Century Japanese Makie Lacquer Five Case Inro with Fan Design

The inro is 3 inches (7.6 cm) by 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) wide.

It is in good condition with no repairs, chips, or cracks except missing a piece of mother of pearl at the fan and paint wear (as seen in the photos).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1304090 (stock #150717A)
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The size of Makie Stand: 6 7/8” Sq x 6 1/4” High. Large Sake Cup: 4 3/16” Dia x 1 1/2” High, Medium Cup:3 7/8” Dia x 1 1/4” High, Small Cup: 3 3/8” Dia x 3 1/8” High. This is beautiful Japanese Makie Stand (called Kagetsu) and Sakazuki (Sake cup set) in 3 pcs. The design on stand is by Susuki (pampass grass). All Cups are done in Takamakie with gold and silver finish. They are made by high quality Makie. Large Cup has Moon and flower design, Medium Cup has bird and plant d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #985627 (stock #J221)
This charming round Japanese antique serving tray is 11 inches in diameter. A delicate gold leaf design is painted around the outside tray rim and extends down onto the 3 shapely legs. The top edge of the rim is gold and separates the outside black lacquer from the traditional red/orange lacquer interior of the the tray. The red, black and gold lacquer paints are somewhat dulled with age and exposure. An old type written label on the bottom of the tray dates the tray to 1830. Personally I wo...