Fine Japanese art and tea implements
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367885 (stock #TRC1816)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Price on Request
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367814 (stock #TRC1810)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Price on Request
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 1920 item #1365065 (stock #TRC1804)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, thank You!
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 : 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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1358963 (stock #TRC1777)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1356782 (stock #TRC1663)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,375.00
This Hirado-yaki brush-rest—fashioned for the scholars desk of a bygone era—features meticulously sculpted plum blossoms set in a porcelain reproduction of a knotted plum branch. Hirado wares—alternately known as Mikawachi wares in some contexts—are known throughout Japan and also abroad for their high quality and fine craftsmanship and date back at least as far as the mid-18th century when they were produced exclusively for powerful lords and their families...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1351398 (stock #TRC1639)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
A beautiful and delicate white porcelain composition with low-relief molded seashell design lining the inside. The overall condition of the bowl and several oxidation marks on the bottom suggest considerable age—at least several hundred years. The box lid bears the character “定” which can be translated as “truth” or “certainty.” The origin of this piece is unknown, though the previous owner regarded it as Chinese (Northern Song)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1332653 (stock #TRC1615)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,250.00
This extraordinary piece depicting what appears to be a learned scholar (possibly of foreign origin?) being escorted by a young vassal, is done in fine white porcelain from the Hirado region of Japan. Hirado wares—alternately known as Mikawachi wares in some contexts—are known throughout Japan and also abroad for their high quality and fine craftsmanship and date back at least as far as the mid-18th century when they were produced exclusively for powerful lords and their families...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1312037 (stock #TRC1564)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$675.00
This nikuchi, or seal paste box, was created by one of the very few Imperial Court Artists of late Meiji and bears an attractive and subtle design etched on the cover. Seal paste boxes are used to hold the red ink paste used for endorsing official documents and works of art by way of an in-kan (official seal)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1309785 (stock #TRC1557)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
Know more for his works of powdery-blue celadon, on occasion Sozan also produced fine white porcelains as well. This delicately-crafted porcelain kashibachi (sweets bowl) is one such example. Displaying a wonderful low-relief vine and leaf pattern on a backdrop of nearly eggshell thin ivory-white porcelain—this is a rare and interesting composition by Sozan I.

Suwa Sozan I (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishikawa prefecture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1309255 (stock #TRC1551)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,250.00
This finely crafted tripod incense burner is one of several often-employed motifs used by renowned Meiji/ Taisho ceramic artist Suwa Sozan I. With a design borrowed from ancient Chinese porcelain production, this piece displays horizontal bands on a field of luminous light-blue—contrasting nicely with the lid which is a dark varnished wood.

Suwa Sozan (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishikawa prefecture. After a short stint in the military he took up pot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1308828 (stock #TRC1550)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
Finely drawn chrysanthemums on a field of ivory porcelain. The flowers are placed on the outside and inside edges of one half of the bowl drawing the eye away from the center and giving this piece a unique perspective.

Seifū Yohei IV, Seizan (1871-1951) was the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914) who was awarded the title of Teishitsu Gigeiin or “Imperial Court Artist” in 1893. He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shōsai (1845-1909)—a son of T...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1308392 (stock #TRC1548)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
This extraordinary piece depicting two shishi guardian lions locked in playful combat, is done in fine white porcelain from the Arita region of Japan.

Guardian lions (alternately known as Shishi, Foo-dogs, or Koma-inu) were introduced to Japan in the 8th century and are often seen outside shrine gates or adorning rooftop shingles. When seen in pairs, one typically has its mouth open (the male) while the other’s is shut (the female). This is no coincidence, but rather Buddhist sym...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1305432 (stock #TRC1541)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
This large, finely crafted tsutsu chawan was done by renowned Meiji/ Taisho ceramic artist Suwa Sozan I.

Suwa Sozan (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishikawa prefecture. After a short stint in the military he took up pottery design and painting under Touda Tokuji in 1873. From this point forward, he divided his time mainly between Kanazawa and Tokyo working at a number of kilns and research institutes. While in Tokyo, he made the acquaintance of famed cons...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1303600 (stock #TRC1538)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Sold, Thank You!
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 piece, although in the shape of a jue, is done in fine, powdery-blue celadon and is described on the tomobako as being a jue-shaped incense burner (korou).

Suwa Sozan the first (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishikawa prefecture. After a short stint in t...