Living in Kyoto it is not uncommon to come across beautiful antique tea bowls, however, finding pieces that are in good condition, aesthetically compelling, and with all of the trappings that let you know they were cared for by a devoted cha-jin can be quite challenging. Here we see all three. The shape of this tea bowl is exquisite and something I have not seen before in an Oribe piece. The lacquer box, while not the original was undoubtedly custom made for this tea bowl and looks to be 100 - 2...
Over the years we have taken a special interest in Raku-ware and especially in works produced by the Tamamizu kiln, such as the 300+ year old ceremonial tea bowl seen here. The first in this line of potters was Yahē (1662 - 1722), an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (1615 - 1768) who studied under his father and then left to open his own kiln in the village of Tamamizu (known today as Ide-cho). Though he is the first potter of this branch, he is sometimes referred to as Tamam...
Nice Mingei tea bowl signed. Simple but very elegant tea bowl showing a greenish glaze. It is hard to appreciate the elegance and feel of this bowl from images. Perfect for everyday use. Condition: Good. Width: 5" (12.5 cm). Height: 3.6" (9.2 cm) Weight: 430 gr
Nobori banners, carps, warrior's Yoroi and Kabuto helmets, samurai dolls and swords were all a part of the display used for Boy's Day (renamed Children's Day) on May 5th in Japan. They reflect the parents' wish to inspire their sons in manliness, discipline, bravery and the honor codes which are associated with them.
Originally, nobori were used on the battlefield to identify the troops; some were to show the warriors where their taisho (general) was, others were used to shift the troops. ...
The Size of Koro: 9 13/16" High, Drum size 3 3/4" Wide. This is very rare and handsome Japanese Iroe Bizen Kankodori(cockerel) Koro. During Edo period, Late Edo, 18 th to 19th Century. Bizen Clan was making this type Koro for High class Samurai and rich merchants. Koro was made with bisque body and later they were painted with Iroe (color pigments). This style Koro, a cockerel on the top of Drum is called, "Kankodori Koro". Kanko is drum used for getting the attention for the government by beati...
Rare pair of foxes that guard a Inari shrine. One holding a jewel in the mouth, the other a key. Each squatting on a little pedestal. Earthenware with mineral color pigments red, blue, white and black. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
H 19-1/2 x W 6-1/2 x D 9 inches.
One tail restored, key broken and partially replaced for the sake of symmetry, few chips. All in all excellent condition.
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands bearing aloft a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju), sculpted in relief from a high-quality granite. Clearly dated on one side to the third year of the Jokyo imperial reign period (1686), early-Edo Period. Very minor old loss, notably to the upper tip of the overarching funagata-type mandorla, with very slight lichen accumulation.
Height: 63 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 17 cm
Packaged weight: 44 kg.
A beauty!! Black Seto Chawan. This chawan is made by Seto-based potter Sugiura Yoshiki(1915-?), it reads Yoshiki on the base.
Nice shape. Perfect to enjoy powered green tea (all season). Very good condition (please see photos). Width: 4.6". Height: 2.3". Weight: 0.59lb (270 grs).
Japanese traditional folk doll dressed in such characteristic textile with embroidery, representing the poses of Edo period's popular Kabuki actor playing the famous scene. Late Edo period, 19th century. H 32 x 15 x 26cm (12.59 x 5.90 x 10.23in).
Slight discoloring due to aging as is.
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Fantastic Shino Ware tea bowl with great feel. It has a design featuring mountains and pine trees which symbolize longevity. The bowl has a milky-white glaze showing ash marks in the glaze. It has the characteristic nest holes (suana).The citron skin finish (yuzuhada) is highly favored by Tea Masters. Condition: Excellent. Height: 3.2" (aprox 8 cm). Width: 5" (12.7 cm). Weight: (730 gr).
Kanban with the inscription Inari taiji goyo (great Inari shrine, your order). The sign may refer to a shop at the shrine grounds, selling things to be offered at the shrine or souvenirs, or to a shop that specifically make devotional objects to the order of this particular Inari shrine. Attached to a black patinated wooden board are a bell and rope and two small objects, covered in gold brocade. Forged iron handle at top.
Measurements: height at left 38 ½ in., height at right 38 ¼ in.; wi...
Tea bowl with enamelled blue and gilt decoration, Jiaqing c 1800. The blue inside border with small stars in gilt makes it probable that the bowl was intended for the American market.
Height: 2" / 5 cm, diam: 3 1/2" / 9 cm.
Condition: rim frits.
DISTORTED CHAWAN WITH KINTSUGI
Originally an old Japanese pottery tea bowl once thrown away around Kihara kiln in Nagasaki, Kyushu region because of failure piece,
excavated by the connoisseur in the later years for the new valuation of wabi aesthetics (beauty of incompleteness),
then arranged with kintsugi (gold repair) to be reborn it. Mid Edo period, 18th century. 12.5 x 8 x H 6.5cm (4.92 x 3.14 x 2.55in).
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A female deva (Jp. ten) holding a vajra staff (Jp. kongou houbou) in both hands, standing upon a rock-form dais and rectangular plinth, and backed by a halo-type mandorla (Jp. zu-ko), the entirety encased in a protective display case (Jp. zushi) in plain wood original to the sculpture. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, eyes of inset crystal, crown and necklace in gilt-copper and colored glass, finished in natural-pigment polychrome and gilt. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condi...
Sho-Kannon Bosatsu seated on a lotus-form dais. Yosegi-zukuri joined wood-block construction, finished in lacquer and gilt, the ornamental head-piece in gilt-copper and the eyes of inset rock-crystal. Early-Edo Period ca. 1675. Excellent condition, with only minor old loss to the head-piece and loss of the rock-crystal originally inset in the urna, with desirable patination overall.
Overall height, including lotus-form dais: 36.5 cm
Height of Sho-Kannon figure only, including head-piece: 27...
A set of 11 standing devas (Jp. ten) in polychromed wood arrayed in two rows on a gilt-wood platform. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Old minor loss to the polychrome, as well as loss to the hands of three deva figures.
Height of each figure: 10.5 cm
Height of gilt-wood platform: 10.5 cm
Width of platform: 29 cm
Depth of platform: 8.5 cm
The two figures on either end of the upper level of the two-tier platform, distinct from the other nine pieces inasmuch as they have no rock and lotus-l...
A fantastic, extremely rare and important Edo Period Daki Ningyo, with a fine
shibori outer kimono, and a red chirimen silk crepe inner kimono with a
fawn-spot pattern. Featuring a beautifully sensitive life-like face.
Looks wonderful in a seated or standing pose. All aspects of this Daki
Ningyo are of the finest quality. We are confident that you have never before seen one of this age and quality offered for sale. Height: 25 inches, 63.5 cm.
Japanese antique nobori banner, hand painted on cotton, a tiger in bamboo grove. The style of the painting is derived from ancient Korean paintings of tigers. It is a style that became popular in Japan from the 16th century and you will see many screens and scrolls of tigers painted in this manner. The popularity of these paintings in this style continued throughout the Edo period(1608-1868) and into the Meiji era. The quality of the artwork tells us that this nobori is likely to have been done ...