Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1301259 (stock #TRC1812)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This playful image of a Japanese raccoon dog (tanuki) enjoying a flask of saké was done by one of the most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875).

Born into a Samurai family but soon after adopted by the Ōtagaki family, from the age of seven to sixteen Rengetsu was a lady in waiting at Kameoka castle where she was trained in the arts and courtly graces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367814 (stock #TRC1810)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This captivating bin-kake, or traditional brazier for tea ceremony, is crafted from fine celadon porcelain using methods first perfected in the southern Song Dynasty. The outside is decorated with low-relief Peony flowers which display a vivid sheen, owing mainly to the expert craftsmanship of the Meiji period Imperial Court artist Suwa Sozan who created this wonderful masterpiece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1366752 (stock #TRC1808)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,895.00
Used for ceremonial purposes by the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties. Traditionally, the jue vessel was made of bronze with a pouring spout on either end and a pair of capped posts rising from the rim. This ceramic jue cup is done in fine porcelain with underglaze enamel and is described on the tomobako as being a jue-shaped incense burner (korou)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366449 (stock #TRC1807)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Over 100 years old, this exquisite lacquered box set was crafted in the fourth year of Taisho (1915). On the underside of the lid are painted butterflies and the sides and top of the box set feature Chrysanthemum flowers in gold, sumi, and mother-of-pearl. Long considered an auspicious symbol of longevity and rejuvenation in Japan, when first introduced to the island nation during the Nara period (710 – 793 AC), the Japanese Royal Family was fascinated with the Chrysanthemum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1366412 (stock #TRC1806)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$675.00
This finely crafted Japanese yakkan (copper teapot) shows the kind of beautiful patina that can only be achieved with time and careful used and looks to date from the Meiji period of the late 1800s.

The brilliant rich auburn color of this type of metalwork is achieved by adding smoked straw during the firing process and often deepens in character over time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1365065 (stock #TRC1804)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$775.00
This peach-shaped kogo (incense box) is made of fine kinuta celadon from one of the great masters of the Meiji era—Suwa Sozan. A classic design, the peach is said to represent long-life for mortals and immortality for the gods in asian folklore. According to legend, the moon goddess—a powerful alchemist—can make an elixir from peaches that grow in the garden of the western paradise with miraculous revitalizing properties...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1364162 (stock #TRC1803)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$725.00
With a traditional wheat-straw pattern commonly seen in Seto-ware and in the Mingei pottery movement of the 20th century, these lovely tea cups are perfect for an afternoon Japanese sencha gathering.

One of the most popular and important Japanese potters of the last 150 years, Rokubei Kiyomizu V (1875 - 1959) has been regarded by some as the most talented in a long line of Kiyomizu potters and as a cornerstone of the illustrious Gojo-zaka district in Kyoto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1363532 (stock #TRC1802)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$875.00
With refined form and sensational glazing, this antique chawan is an especially fine example of the ‘Tenmoku’ style of tea bowl. The beautiful orangish-brown seen in the glaze is commonly referred to in Japanese as ‘kakishibu’—a traditional dye often used to varnish wood...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1361022 (stock #TRC1800)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This exceptional tea bowl depicts Meota Iwa—a famous Japanese landmark in Mie. Symbolizing the union between two divine deities, Izanagi (said to be the larger rock) and his wife Izanami, the two are joined by a shimenawa (heavy straw rope used in Japanese Shinto ceremonies). This straw rope is quite massive and must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1360656 (stock #TRC1799)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,225.00
This extraordinary vase is a truly Japanese expression of classical Chinese motifs. With sides sloping gradually towards the base from the shoulders. The long neck is decorated on each side by a pair of phoenix handles...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1360417 (stock #TRC1798)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$625.00
This lovely Shino tea bowl fashioned from coarse Mino clay is covered in feldspar glazing, has a classic ferrous abstract painting across the front, and shows nice age—most likely from early Edo.

Shino-ware dates to the Momoyama period when potters were attempting to recreate white porcelain-wares that were being imported from China at the time. Originally they were made in a single-chamber anagama style kilns set into the hillsides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1359614 (stock #TRC1782)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,250.00
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo in Japanese; 1392-1897). This particular piece appears to date from the 16th/ 17th century and comes with a very old box which appears to have been furnished sometime in Edo. The light creamy crackled glaze is smooth in the hand and fine hairline fractures radiate along the sides of the bowl contrasting nicely with the gold repairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1359344 (stock #TRC1781)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$860.00
With short neck and ovoid body, this beautiful Japanese copper ‘do-chu' vase is marked 'Hisayoshi' on the side. The brilliant rich color of this type of ware is achieved by adding smoked straw during firing and often deepens over time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1359332 (stock #TRC1780)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1750.00
The inside of the bowl is painted with cherry tree boughs laden with blossoms—done in a dazzling underglaze blue-and-white porcelain distinctive of Imari-wares. Below, the trunks of the trees can be seen grounded in a grassy field resting on an abstract ring of karakusa (arabesque). The center of the bowl displays a fashioned wreath of cherry blossoms strung together with field grasses...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1359023 (stock #TRC1779)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$895.00
Ninani Dohachi (1783 - 1855) was second in the long line of Kyoto potters that continue to this day to be held in high regard...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1359019 (stock #TRC1778)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$785.00
With a simple yet captivating pine bough decoration, this Raku tea bowl displays a quiet elegance—capturing the essence of an esthetic and spiritual practice dating back over 400 years. The base of the bowl is unglazed showing raw molded clay that contrasts nicely with the charcoal black glaze. Intentional pitting in the glaze creates variation across the surface of the walls and offers subtle textures to be discovered when held in the hand. A “hasami no ato” where the tongs gripped the bo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1358963 (stock #TRC1777)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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With meticulously sculpted vines and fantastic Peony blossoms in low relief on the kinuta celadon powdery blue background, this extraordinary vase is a truly Japanese expression of classical Chinese motifs. Reminiscent of floral designs produced by legendary pottery Itaya Hazan and other Imperial Court Artists of the time such as Seifu Yohei and Ito Tozan, this vase was potted at the very beginning of an era when such works came into fashion towards the end of the Meiji period.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1358767 (stock #TRC1775)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$795.00
Dating from the 17th century, Kutani-ware is a type of fine porcelain that takes its name from the region from which it originates—the name literally means “nine valleys.” In sharp contrast to many other styles of Japanese ceramics which tend towards more modest color palettes, Kutani-ware are known for their vibrant red enameles, gold trimming, and complementary greens, yellows, and blues. This set of tokkuri is painted with a common hanging-lantern ornamental pattern known as youraku. Th...