Bizen Sangiri stoneware vase made by Jun Isezaki (b. 1936).
Sangiri is the Bizen technique when the vessel is partially buried in sand in the kiln.
The exposed area turns blackish because the ashes that cover it retards oxidation.
Jun Isezaki was named a Living National Treasure in 2004.
Bizen ware was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen province since Kamakura period of 14th century.
This vase has a graceful, slightly tapering long neck rising from a bulbous body – a classic Song Dynasty form, but this one was produced in the Qing Dynasty in the Song style. The dark “iron wire” crackle pattern covers the entire exterior, including the base, and extends in the the mouth. The interior is also glazed. The glaze is of a thick pale grayish-green celadon type, thinning slightly to a paler gray tone on the mouthrim and stopping just above the footring where th...
A spectacular Tani Seiuemon (1913 - ?) Shigaraki Uzukumaru stoneware flower vase with incised potter's mark made in Iga style.
Of typical form with unbalanced body and round neck, decorated with a dripped green glaze falling from the rim down few sides.
Born in Shigaraki in 1913, Tani Seiuemon was the key person to revive old Ko-Shigaraki and Ko-Iga styles with natural ash glaze effects.
Tani Seiuemon works are exhibited in British museum and Cleveland Museum of Art.
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Massive natural ash glazed Shigaraki flower vase made by veteran potter Takahashi Rakusai IV.
Born in 1925, Takahashi Rakusai IV is one the most notorious Shigaraki ceramists of modern times.
He was awarded with Intangible Cultural Property title in 1976.
Currently his son Takahashi Rakusai V is in charge of the family kiln.
Shigaraki ware belongs to one of the Six Old Kilns in Japan and originates from Koga town in Shiga Prefecture.
It was Juko Murata (1423-1502), the f...
This is a SAKE BOTTLE OF JAPANESE BIZEN WARE. It was made around 40 years ago.
Very good condition (please see photos). Diameter: 2.9". Height: 5.5". Weight with box: 17.50 oz (500 grs).
Bizen Pottery is one of the six famous ancient medieval pottery styles in Japan. It is also known as "Imbe Pottery" based on the name of the area. The brownish surface produced by the combination of clay and fire. During the firing process, the straw burns away, leaving a 'flash' of sodium vapor on the surfa...
Two high bottle shape vases of irregular / cut shape and a small "Kawai" charming vase of perfectly pure and smooth white porcelain clay coated in a wonderful bluish celadon glaze. All three has a signed Tomobako, storage box.
Sizes: 1. H. 42 x Ø 10 cm;
2. H 34 cm Ø 7 cm
3. H.13,5 cmØ 12 cm
Kato Tsubusa (b. 1962), a well-established ceramic artist from Tajimi. Kato started exhibiting his works in 1984 and has participated in many competitions and exhibitions in Japan and abroad. Known ...
SAMPLE BOOK OF KARAMUSHI TEXTILE
Quite a rare find of handmade sample book of *karamushi (ramie) textile, Meiji period (1868-1912), Tohoku region, Japan, approx. 22 x 14cm (8.66 x 5.51in), 9pp.(including 2 blank pages). The condition is as is due to aging as seen.
*Karamushi textile - ref. https://kogeijapan.com/locale/en_US/okuaizushowakaramushiori/
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Messenger of Inari god, wood carving, Edo period (1603-1868), Japan, Height with base: approx. 12.5cm (4.92in). Not stand on its own without base, because of lack of front foot. The condition is as is due to aging as seen.
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Originally actually used as the traditional wooden ritual tray for votive offering in Korean Peninsula in early 20th century, approx. 25.5 x 25.5 x 7cm (10.03 x 10.03 x 2.75in).
Fine condition, with some expected sign of use due to age as is.
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INARI WITH TORII
Rare type of pottery Inari foxes (messengers of Inari god) enshrined with torii (shinto shrine gate), Showa period, mid 20th century, Japan, approx. H 10 x 9 x 4cm (3.93 x 3.54 x 1.57in). The condition is as is as seen.
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Two little wood carving Buddhist images fixed on the "waves" in tiers, and wooden zushi shrine arranged to be attched to enshrine them into in the later years. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. Zushi: H 26cm (10.23in), Upper Buddha: H 6.5cm (2.55in), Lower Buddha: H 5.5cm (2.16in). Incredibly accurate carving for such small size as seen. Right hand of upper Buddha is damaged, and some stains and hittings at zushi due to aging as is. Buddh...
KATAGAMI STENCILS OF KAMON CREST 95pc.
Old paper patterns (katagami) of various design of Japanese family crest (kamon) used for stencil dyeing on kimono textile, Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, approx. 9.5 x 9.0cm (3.74 x 3.54in) and some little smaller ones.
Some expected damage as is as seen. (Two of them are very damaged.)
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Jeannette Glass Company made Swirl from 1937-38.There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
LARGE SOBAN TRAY
Originally a dodecagonal top plate of large type of *'soban' individual wooden (pine) table once used around Kyongsang‐do in the southeast Korea, early 20th century, which was actually applied to a tray in the later years when its legs are damaged. approx. D 43 x H 3cm (16.92 x 1.18in). Some expected scratches and cracks due to aging, but a solid make as is. All fixtures in the photos are not attached.
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Traditional Korean wood chiseling wedding goose sent to a bride-to-be from a groom-to-be, mid-late 20th century, approx. 31 x 10.5 x H 18.5cm (12.20 x 4.13 x 7.28in).
Luxury quality with such profound dark color. Solid and heavy as it is. Removable neck part. Some expected flaws due to aging as is as seen.
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Oil painting on canvas by Toyoko Okumura (1939- ), Japan. approx. 65.5 x 53.3 x 2.5cm (25.78 x 20.98 x 0.98in).
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'Keue-ningyo' (lit.'Furry doll') as scarce high‐class realistic animal doll of traditional Kyoto handicraft pasting the bundles of untwisted silk string on the paper-mache body to describe the lie of animal's hair
made during End of Edo to Meiji period, late 19th - early 20th century, Japan, approx. 15 x 5 x H 14cm (5.90 x 1.96 x 5.51in). Glass eyes. Some expected damage due to aging as is as seen. One leg is unstable.
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Unique type of local 'zushi' (small shrine) made of roof tile only seen around Sanin-Shikoku region, Showa period, early-mid 20th century, Japan, approx. H 21 x 21.5 x 15cm (8.26 x 8.46 x 5.90in).
Traditionally placed on house-yard and make inside empty to let the guardian god of its house dwells into. The condition is as is as seen.
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