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...
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.
Currently, his son...
Conceived by 20th century master ceramicist Kawai Kanjiro—here an abstract depiction of flowers is used to adorn an exquisite “henko” shaped vase. The glaze used is known as “tetsu-yu” for its use of iron compounds to achieve this distinctive look. Though many pieces by Kanjiro remain today, this exact combination of style, shape, and glazing is uncommon, making this a must-have work for serious collectors.
Like so many greats throughout history, Kanjiro (1890 - 1966) was ...
A fine,large and very rare eight sided documentary vase (with fitted wood stand) - decorated in Chinese scholar's taste and bearing two poems. The first, small poem on the neck of the vase, describes the under glaze blue painted picture on the reverse side. Roughly translated - "Fisherman looks across riverbank - there are Huang Yang trees. There are three roads leading home and he carries a 'dan' (two baskets with carrying yoke). He is wearing a raincoat and hat and it is raining - he sees a fa...
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 is a nice and rare Korean Choson dynasty, 15th or 16th century white glazed vase. It has a nicely potted pear shape and is covered in a fine and pure white glaze. During King Sejong's Reign in the early Choson dynasty, white wares were declared the Imperial wares and were reserved for court use. After that time, white wares on and off became the official wares of ancient Korea. This vase was probably produced by the official kilns or the provincial kilns for municipal use. It is in good con...
A fine pair of mirror image blue opaline glass vases with enameled butterflies and flowers. Attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons, these date circa 1860-1880. The vases are in excellent antique condition with only loss to the gilt on the rims and an area on the back. Measures 12.75" high x 5.5" diameter. A truly beautiful and rare find.
The size of Vase: 9 9/16" High x 4 5/16" Square (243 mm x 110 mm). This is rare Seiji, Celadon Vase by 1st Suwa Sozan (1851-1922) in Chinse Sung Dynasty style. It came with Tomobako. Tomobako top cover has Japanese writing, "Seiji, Sangi Kabin" (Celadon, Sangi, Flower Vase) with chop seal of Teishitsu-Gigeiin (imperial household member). There is Sozan's signature with his chop seal on the left corner. Sangi is sticks used for calculate numbers in China. There is chop seal of Sozan embossed on t...
This piece was grilled with burning red pine fire woods for 10days in "Anagama" kiln. This insence container is called "Garan" that means basement stone of big Buddhist temple.
It seems as a natural rock.
Size 5.5cm(W) 4.7cm(H)
Accessary wooden box with signature
A man carrying a load of firing wood followed by his faithful dog, a solitary cow standing near its barn in the background, a man leaving the side door of his house carrying a bucket, and a man and woman leaving the home in a sleigh carriage driven by two horses down a country road – all orchestrate to create the nostalgic beauty which Currier and Ives created as the nation attempted to forget the pains of the Civil War.
Undoubtedly a New England vignette, it resonates with Americ...
A finely cast bamboo shaped vase with applied bamboo leaf branch decoration. This item was made in China for the scholar's table in the 17th Century.
Condition: Generally very good but the vase has been recently polished and there is an old loss - the leaves and tip of the top left branch are missing.
15cm (6inches) high; base - 3.5cm (1.4inches) diameter
We have twenty additional pictures taken in different natural daylight conditions on our recently constructed shop website at 69a...
With a height of 32 inches, this is a rare and impressive example of early 19th century Imari ware. Both the vase and stand are finely decorated in shades of blue, gold and orange.
Condition is excellent.
Antique Miao comb made of wood and silver. Flowers, birds and dragons designs. The ring on top was used to secure the comb in the hair, with a chain by instance.
Magnificent patina with expected wear, one tooth partially broken (see pix). 19th C. or before. H: 10 cms, w: 8 cms.
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AMAZING RARE Antique Venetian Art Glass Millifiore Flower Murrines Double Handled Vase!!!! Believe it is an early Fratelli Toso circa 1900s, done in a BLACK Background!!!! It has 3 different Stemmed Flowers canes (5 in total). Very large Star burst murrines and Bullseye murrines, among other amazing pieces were put together in this piece!!!There is NO damage (chips, nicks, or impact marks). In MINT Condition!!!
Measures 5 1/4" tall ...
Large Chinese antique red oxblood flambé vase jar with custom wood lid topped with a jade finial. Beautiful shiny red glaze with purple yaobian along the rim, all suffused with crackle and tiny bubbles when viewed closely or with magnifier. Foot rim is rough and jagged from removal from kiln. Inside of the vase has glaze with irregular crackle, glaze slips and contractions. Bottom vase with darker orange tan colour.
Age: 18th Century to 19th Century
Kogo, container for storing incense during the tea ceremony, in the shape of the bud of a lotus flower.
The bottom half decorated on the outside with classic lotus sepals, as used to image a Buddhist lotus dais, in relief. The top half also decorated in low relief in a much more stylized manner. The closed lotus bud, crowned by a 16-petal chrysanthemum and topped by a knob, which is probably a stylized rendering of the chrysanthemum heart.
Thin earthenware that turns reddish brown in...
Unusual porcelain bowl in the shape of a double gourd with two connected compartments. The vessel has been modeled as ribbon-tied double gourd formed by short lengths of bamboo and painted on the outside in underglaze cobalt blue with fruiting gourd vines. The smaller section functions as a brush holder and is decorated on top in cobalt with honey rates.
The interior of the brush washer is decorated with a water birds and flowers in cobalt blue.
Hizen ware, Hirado, Japan, 19th centur...
Antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty woman’s informal satin silk robe, finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with six roundels displaying vases with branches of various flowers and butterflies, amidst branches, peonies, magnolias, and goldfish, all picked out in bright shades of red, blue, pink, brown, and orange, reserved on a cream - white ground, and edged by black silk. The cuffs, embroidered in suite, are bordered with a band of brocade woven with five-clawed Principal Celestial Long Drag...