The size of Tokkuri: 4 7/8” High x 2 1/2” Dia. The pair of Japanese Kyo Yaki Ki-Seko (yellow seto) Tokkuri made by 4 th Kiyomizu Rokubei. It is very finely(thinly) made with Kyo Yaki Ceramic body. Each Tokkuri has Ki-Seto glaze works on them. There is Magatama Tomoe-mon relief works on front of each Tokkuri. It came with Tomobako. Tomobako cover has Japanese Kanji writing, “Ki-Seto, Saka Bin”( Yellow Seto, Sake Bottle). Old Kanji writing used for Tokkuri name was more popular...
Additional Photos for Tokkuri Pair by Kiyomizu Rokubei 4thw/Tomobako
A lightning shaped Narumi-Oribe Mukozuke dish decorated with geometrics and drying persimmons enclosed in a fine custom kiri-wood box titled “E-Oribe Mukozuke” and annotated “Mino Ko-gama” by Living National Treasure Kato Takuo, who was well known for his research into old kilns and firing techniques. One of the best preserved pieces I have seen in a long time dating from the Momoyama to early Edo period.; it originally had three looping feet which have been lost...
Soft crackled glaze stained lightly from use around the rim drapes over the raw clay form which shows tellingly the hands of the virtuoso who created it, Otagaki Rengetsu. Scratched into the side is a bucolic poem of Autumn:
Uchi watasu Along ridges
kuro no ogawa ni around the paddies
nagaruru ya a stream flows
tori amari taru carrying forgotten
sanae naru ran. seedlings of rice...
A Ko-Seto Hai dating from the Kamakura period enclosed in an old box. 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) diameter.
A large sake cup bearing a square seal on the base obscured by glaze in an old box dated the third month of Ansei 3 (1857).
A Ko-Tamba Sake cup from the Momoyama to early Edo period (17th century) with a gold repair like lightening in a leaden sky. 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) diameter, 4 cm (1-1/2 inches) tall.
A Kosobe Yaki sake cup from the early 20th century in cloudy pink with a chip in the rim, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter. A repair can be affected if desired.
A kiseto Shuki, 19th to early 20th century, in fine condition 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter.
Otagaki Rengetsu Bisque Tokkuri Sake flask
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A Tokkuri with Gold Repair by Otagaki Rengetsu incised with a poem reading:
Yu-Tsuki yo By the evening moon.
honokani miyuru koitabashi A faintly seen plank bridge
shita yuku mizu ni From the underflowing current
kuina naku nari a water rail cries.
It is all raw clay revealing clearly the fingerprints of the potter. The Tokkuri stands 15 cm (6 inches) tall...
A 17th century (Momoyama to Early Edo period) Kiseto koro incense burner with silvered bronze lid enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box titled in red lacquer Kiseto Marukoi Koro. A deeply incised line about the center allows the glaze to pool and waft in green clouds from it. The low base shows clearly within where it had been stacked on another piece during firing. It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
19th century Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle -with enamel decoration of a single fern shoot a field flower with leaves (leaves look like those of dandelion, but I am not sure about the flower name). Kyoto ware with tan body and fine beautifully crackled glaze resembling Satsuma. Elegant design in Japanese taste, excellent quality painting, beautiful old stains from use attesting to the long life of the piece...
1900s (Late Meiji) Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with squareish body and enamel decoration of 2 clusters of paulownia leaves with flowers done in different colors, and smaller elements scattered around. Very probably represents a samurai family crest. Kyoto ware with tan body and fine beautifully crackled glaze resembling Satsuma. Excellent quality painting with various colors and golden enamel. Signed SHUNZAN with red enamel on the bottom. Height 5 1/2 inches.
A very unusual incense burner in the form of two servants holding up Hotei as he looks joyously toward the night sky. It is performed in crackled white glaze over pale clay with simple iron decoration. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal titled Ga-korai Hotei Koro indicating it was based on Korean decoration techniques. It is 18.5 x 10 x 14 cm (7-1/2 x 4 x 6 inches) and is in fine condition...
Japanese Seto ware chawan made by an unidentified master-hand, as an authentic quality tea ceremony ware from 19th century.
Forming smooth and fine clay by such skilful throwing technique which is also quite clearly understandable from the landscape of foot ('kodai') area, with compatible coating of ash glaze as that's the specialty of Seto ware,
incised the characteristic Seto's pattern of chrysanthemum at inner center bottom part ('mikomi') as...
Old Karatsu stoneware ('Ko Karatsu') with modest lacquer-restorations. Early Edo period, 17th century. approx. D 12cm (4.72in), H 4cm (1.57in)
Personally more impressed by such simple restorations based on 'wabi-sabi' essence and Japanized aesthetic than gorgeous 'kintsugi' gold restorations...
A Kakehana wall vase by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a rare original signed wooden box dating from her 75th year. Embellished with a poem it is 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, 8 cm (3 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
A boxed set of five 19th century Kyo-yaki Soba-choko shaped Mukozuke dishes from the kilns of Kyoto’s Gojo-zaka area decorated in crackled white overlayed with alternating stripes of iron and orange. Pinholes in the glaze and the fine crackling have absorbed color over time, accentuating the sense of antiquity. Despite their age, the design is simple, clean and contemporary. Each is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and all are in fine condition.
BLUE AND WHITE CHAWAN
Large white-glazed pottery chawan designed with blue zaffer ('gosu'). Tasteful 'wabi' wormy landscape with crackle.
Attached with original wooden box (as original lid and later box) signed as 'Ansei era' (1854-1860) in Edo period.
'Omikidokkuri' as a sacred sake flask used for the ritual in certain old shrine in Japan actually. Edo period, 19th century.
Impressive inborn curving of neck by the natural effect of kiln firing, besides other inborn defects like kiln-cracks, stains, and etc...
Measuring 10" high, and 13" at the widest point on the flared lip, this unusual Oribe vessel is likely a hibachi. Round at the bottom, the lip flares outward in a square shape, and the drip glaze is typical of Oribe wares, with rich flowing colors from dark olive green to deep turquoise, with flecks and spots of black, with lighter blue sections. The slip is of a creamy color, over stoneware, and there are applied motifs in iron oxide on the slip. The vessel is hand thrown, with thick walls, ...