Large Japanese Showa period circular form burlwood tray with raised sides made from a single piece of wood. 15 7/8” diameter x 2 1/4" high. The raised sides are 3/8" thick. Weighs just over 2 lbs. Likely dates from the first half of the 20th century. Very good overall condition. From the estate of a collector of Japanese mingei in Phoenix, Arizona. The original price tag remains on the bottom.
TRAY OF RYOKAN
Large wooden tray actually used at old 'ryokan' (Japanese‐style hotel), Showa period, early-mid 20th century, D 35.6-34.8cm (14.01-13.70in), H 5.8cm (2.28in). Aesthetic grain expression and calm comfort for use.
Expected some fine scratches due to aging with use. *Only a tray is available to purchase, as the other stuff (cups) of usage example are not attached.
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Bamboo flower basket with a water container (otoshi) which is also made of bamboo. Otoshi has no water leaking and has nice color. The basket is in excellent condition except for a minor break near bottom and body (5mm north). The first half of the 20th century. H:41cm, W:24cm, Otoshi H:20cm, Diameter:13cm
Pair of carved sand colored marble garden pedestals with jardiniere finials. Vintage. Size: 57 inches ht. x 16 inches diameter. These impressive garden accessories are carved with decorative bands of trailing grape vines, acanthus leaves and roses. They are constructed in two sections and may de displayed together as a column with planter finial or separately as pedestal display columns and planter jardinieres. Very high quality carved decoration (minor chipping to base). Probably of Itali...
LARGE TRAY FOR SEAWEED SHEET MAKING
Korean wooden tool actually used for making papery thin sheet of edible seaweed, early 20th century, 46 x 38 x H 19cm (18.11 x 14.96 x 7.48in). Aged deterioration as is, with stains and scratches. *Other stuff in the photos are not attached. Only a tray is available to order.
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Antique Japanese large and deeply carved ranma depicting three sages (from left to right): Le-tieguai (with the iron crutch) , Zheng si yuan (with the tiger) and Gama Sennin (with the frog). There is much of the original paint still intact. Wonderfully carved with great detail and expression. Most likely from a Shinto temple. Edo Period (18th century).
Size: 27" high x 87" long x 3" deep. (very heavy!)
Japanese Meiji to Showa period oval form ikebana basket (hanakago) hand-woven from reddish bamboo with natural gnarled wood branches incorporated. Four strips rise from each side of the shoulder and are twisted together to form the high loop handle. Round mouth and base. 18” high with handle (9 1/4" high excluding handle); about 10” diameter. Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition with minor wear. From a Scottsdale, Arizona estate.
Late Ming Dynasty, 1500s
This deep bowl is stoutly potted, being rather heavy toward the base, with the wall thinning gradually to the slightly flaring rim. It rests on a tall, thick footring, with a deep base that is glazed down to the dense, white porcelain paste that is exposed with some kiln grit adhering. The design in underglaze cobalt blue is of chrysanthemums, grasses and three stylized bats. The interior has a broad unglazed ring around the bottom to allow it to be stacked during ...
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...
Very rare & extraordinary sterling silver pendant with a large natural rock crystal sphere designed and produced by Bent & Helga Exner for Hans Hansen in the 1960s. This dramatic, modernist piece is a study in balance and deceptive simplicity. It is large, measuring over 3" tall. The crystal itself is 3/4" in diameter. Very good vintage condition. WIth it's original signed Hans Hansen long sterling chain. The pendant hallmarked "Hans Hansen" in script, "925S, Denmark." The chain marked HaH fo...
10-piece set of vintage Japanese wooden jigs for 'eging' (squid/octopus fishing) made to look like prawn, so-called ‘egi'. Showa period, mid-late 20th century. L 16cm (6.29in) each.
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A large and very expressive, ceramic figure of sitting shishi, lion-dog, with turned head. It is covered in a creamy, white crackled glaze. The open, staring eyes made of inserted glass are rendered with gold. Unsigned. Japan, late Edo, before 1850. H. 35 cm, L. 25 cm, W. 16 cm. Condition: good, but for a few chips, fire cracks and minor area of repair on underside.
A stunning pair of sake cups depicting monkeys by the famous Kutani potter Matsumoto Saiichi 松本佐一 (b. 1930), using his signature technique, porcelain with underglaze gold leaf.
Title: Sake Cups (sakazuki 坏)
Medium: porcelain with underglaze gold leaf and overglaze enamel
Size: Wider: 3.2 x 8.5 cm and Taller: 5.9 x 5.4 cm
Signature in enamel on the bottom of both pieces: Saiichi (佐一)
Date: Heisei Period, 2003 for 2004
Condition: no flaws: no cracks or r...
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).
A 10.8" square tray signed Teizan and sealed Kinzan, mid Meiji period, depicting an unfortunate encounter between a hawk and a goose.
Condition: Quite good overall condition, There is a faint nick and short enamel crack to the front of the tray, two small areas of enamel cracking to the reverse, and pitting usual to the period. No dents or restoration.
A fine bear climbing a rocky ledge decorates this large bronze vase. It bears an impressed mark, untranslated, on the base. The patina is medium brown, the condition is excellent. Height 14.5", Diameter 10"
The is a very rare large Koi vase created by a master. The koi are large and much finer than most ever seen on this style of vase. The vase is 9 1/2 tall and 11 1/4 inches wide. Rims are silver with an old Jungin stamp. Condition of this vase is excellent.
Fine Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)
This pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is made from a pale yellowish-brown pottery and is fairly highly-fired that has undoubtedly contributed greatly to its survival in such good condition. It has a wide mouth with two loop handles on opposite sides ...
A wild boar kōgo by famous Kyoto potter Imai Masayuki 今井政之 (b. 1930). Decoration is a stylized version of the ancient Chinese character for wild boar. Masayuki used his famous inlaid colored clay technique in producing this piece. Imai Masayuki and the late Miyashita Zenji are considered the two masters of the colored clay technique in Japan.
Title: Inlaid Zodiac Wild Boar Incense Container (Zōgan kanshi i kōgo 象嵌干支亥香盒)
Colored and inlaid stoneware, 3.8 cm high and...