Fine Japanese art and tea implements
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 : 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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1358717 (stock #TRC1774)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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A medium sized ido-gata (well shaped) tea bowl with exceptionally fine and beautifully crafted kintsugi gold repairs. One side of the bowl features a thickly applied ferrous glaze that pools generously near the base, while the pale green ashen glaze on the outside is decorated with impressed textured patterns...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1358478 (stock #TRC1772)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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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 #1358470 (stock #TRC1771)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,800.00
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 1800 item #1358165 (stock #TRC1769)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This lovely Shino tea bowl fashioned from coarse Mino clay and covered in a crackled feldspar glazing shows nice age and comes with what appears to be its original box.

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 1900 item #1357134 (stock #TRC1666)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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When the founder of the Urasenke style of tea ceremony, Sen-So Soshitsu (1622 -1697) was invited to Kanazawa as the lord of the tea ceremony for the powerful Kaga lords in 1666, the first Chozaemon came with him and established Ohi-yaki ware in Kanazawa. Chozaemon had been the chief apprentice for the Raku family in Kyoto and took with him many of the principles and ideas associated with Raku-ware...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1356331 (stock #TRC1662)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$895.00
This piece features a warm golden crackled glaze with several patches of lighter pigmentation and a number of gold and silver repairs. The inside of the bowl is especially inviting, showing a magnificent patina developed over many decades of use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1356259 (stock #TRC1661)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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The jet-black glaze of this cha-ire (tea caddy) nicely highlights the Chrysanthemum flowers (Kiku) adorning the upper surface—long considered auspicious symbols 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. Over time, it became the Imperial Family Emblem and during certain eras was generally forbidden to be used by the general public...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1353629 (stock #TRC1660)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,750.00
Signed by the 13th Iemoto (tea master) of Omotesenke, Sokuchusai (1901-1979) this exceptional tea bowl bears the poetic name Asahi or “Morning Sun.” Brilliant ochre and ash hues highlight molten swirls and dynamic features. This bowl has exceptional keshiki, or “ceramic landscape.“

Bizen’s distinctive and easily recognizable style originated in Okayama (south-western Japan) and has a long history...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1356081 (stock #TRC16589)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$735.00
This remarkable hira tea bowl displays a subtle grace and refined elegance grounded in classic form, masterfully applied glazing, and a delightful rustic feel bestowed by the hand of time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1355987 (stock #TRC1655)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Surely an extraordinary confluence of circumstances must have come into alignment in order to bring this remarkable composition into existence. Done in the Korai style—referring to the heavy influence from Korean forms and glazing—this exquisite Edo period Karatsu-ware tea bowl features a white stripe running horizontally along the outer surface of the bowl known as Hakeme. This type of white slip brushing serves as a high-contrast background for the iron spotting and pigmentation brought ou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1355916 (stock #TRC1653)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,350.00
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 15th/ 16th century and comes with what may be the original box and a quite old silk pouch. The light creamy crackled glaze is smooth in the hand and fine hairline fractures radiating along the walls of the bowl show remnants of gold repairs from previous centuries. Such pieces have long been favored by learned cha-jin (tea people) and are quite ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1355519 (stock #TRC1647)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$685.00
An excellent example of Japanese rustic charm that transcends its humble origins to embody a refined artistic work, this mizusashi, or fresh water pot used in tea ceremony, displays a beautiful natural ash glaze that includes dazzling ochres, browns, grays, and yellows splashed across the intentionally rough and contoured ceramic landscape.

Iga-ware pottery dates back to 7th and 8th century and—like so many other pottery styles in Japan—takes its name from the region where it wa...