Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1369372 (stock #TRC1829)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,475.00
This skillfully crafted porcelain vase with blue underglaze enamel is masterfully painted with vines, flowers, and arabesque patterns...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1366752 (stock #TRC1827)
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 : Pre 1900 item #1368487 (stock #TRC1823)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$895.00
Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi—often described as the beauty found in the imperfection and transience of the world—cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highlighting the history and importance of a ceramic object. Practitioners of tea in particular are fond of reminding us that works repaired with lacquer and gold such as the one featured here become more resilient and beautiful for having been damaged...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1368480 (stock #TRC1822)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$825.00
With a slender balanced foot firmly grounded, the skillful lacquer repairs on this bowl highlight the age and importance of this work which likely dates from the Edo period. Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi or, beauty in the imperfect, cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highlighting the history of the object and are thus celebrated as such...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1359614 (stock #TRC1821)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,550.00
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 #1368370 (stock #TRC1819)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,800.00
Considered auspicious symbols of wealth, status, and good fortune; foo dogs—commonly referred to as shishi or koma-inu in Japan—are often seen in pairs guarding shrines, straddling the doorways of shops, and protecting public buildings. This fierce guardian appears to be made from bronze, has very detailed and skillful etching, and a wonderful patina that would place it sometime before the turn of the last century.

Guardian lions are commonly seen in pairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367885 (stock #TRC1816)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This celadon statue depicts the legendary Daruma Daishi—the monk who introduced Buddhism to China. Originally from India, he traveled across the Himalayas on foot to share the wisdom and knowledge from his studies, which later spread to Japan, Korea, and other parts of the world. The head and base of this statue are unglazed showing the fine porcelain clay from which it is crafted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1315948 (stock #TRC1815)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,650.00
Dating from early-to-mid Edo the shape of this unique Karatsu piece is referred to as a “takadai-zara” in Japanese, or high-footed serving platter. Modeled on similar Korean pieces from the early Joseon Dynasty, the platter was made using coarse, unrefined clay with high iron oxide content. The clay which forms the bowl shows impurities, intentional pitting, and small stones peeking through the clay making for an interesting ceramic landscape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1367869 (stock #TRC1813)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$895.00
Considered an auspicious symbols of wealth, status, and good fortune, foo dogs—commonly referred to as shishi or komainu in Japan—are often seen in pairs guarding shrines, straddling the doorways of shops, and protecting public buildings. The yellow Seto-ware shishi featured here is an antique from the Momoyama period that displays a soft patina developed over many decades of use...
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 : 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. This background beautifully highlights the gold repair along the rim as well as the accents of jade and vermillion visible in the pooled glaze around the base and streaked along the sides of the tea bowl.

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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. The foot is unglazed showing fine porcelain clay and the seal of the Imperial Court Artist who fashioned this piece can be seen clearly impressed on the center of the glazed bottom.

Suwa Sozan the first (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishi...
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. Later, with the advent of large-batch noboriga...