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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1990 item #1360121
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A very attractive yunomi (tea cup) made by Ueda Tsuneji (1914-1987), a Kyoto potter who studied under legendary Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966). Tsuneji, who is well known for his mastery of the neriage (marble) technique of pottery, established a kiln in Kyoto in 1936.

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The cup is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 8 x 9 cm (3.2 x 3.6 in)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1335271
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$140.00
A superb guinomi (sake cup) made by a recognized potter named Higuchi Taikei.

Higuchi Taikei was born in Tokyo in 1955. He established his kiln in the city of Hagi in 1985, after having studied pottery there, for 10 years.

This particular cup is sublimely coated in the famed silky white Hagi glaze.

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The guinomi is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1367061
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$140.00
A very attractive tokkuri (sake pouring flask) from the Bizen pottery tradition, made by a potter named Inoue Takeshi.

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The tokkuri is in perfect condition. It is signed and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 13.5 cm (3.4 x 5.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287256
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A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The tabako-ire is made of pressed leather, painted to represent a garden scene, with a metallic ojime (cord fastener) decorated in minute details with black and gold lacquer. The kiseru-zutsu is made of lacquered wood and contains a kiseru. Its bamboo stem shows the usual marks of usage and a short crack near the shank, which also bears mar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287257
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A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The kiseruzutsu, made of stag antler, is finely carved in the figure of a woman dressed in a kimono. The leather pouch is covered with lacquered intertwined threads; the menuki made in the figure of a running shishi (lion) in exquisite details.

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The set is in very good condition. The ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1290420
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A remarkable kiseruzutsu (pipe case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

It is decorated in minute details with nuances of gold, black and red lacquer, and mother of pearl; a superb work with a high level of craftsmanship.

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The kiseruzutsu is signed and in excellent condition except for a couple of small mother of pearl inlays missing (see picture 12).
Dimensions: 20.8 cm (8.32 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1293681
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A very attractive antique leather tabako-ire (tobacco pouch) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Although the pouch shows signs of its age, it is obviously made with fine leather. Its most remarkable feature, however, is its menuki (ornament) made in sublime details in the shape of a mantis; another wonderful example of the mastery of 19th century Japanese metal craftsmen.

As can be seen on the pictures, the pouch is to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1316890
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A rare tebako (accessory box) dating from the middle of the Edo period (1615-1868). It is made with paper bounded in several layers for strength.

The box is decorated on all sides except its base, with patterns made in relief and hand painted sceneries inspired by Chinese paintings. They show men and women indulging in leisure activities, and one man running in front of an ox.

Although the box is Japanese made, the people shown are wearing ancient traditional Chinese costumes. Dur...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1318745
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A very interesting and rare flower stand made in the shape of a scroll and dating from the end of the 19th century. It is made in lacquer, including maki-e, and mother-of-pearl with motifs coming out in relief, the main of which, a dragon holding the pearl of wisdom is rendered in quite spectacular fashion.

The impressive stand is in overall good condition with little wear and loss. There are some dents and tear; please refer to pictures for details and do not hesitate to request additio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1327090
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A kaishi-ire is a pouch used during the Japanese tea ceremony to hold "kaishi" (paper) onto which sweets are placed. This particular one probably dates from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926).

It figures a superb golden menuki (metallic ornament) made in the shape of a rooster, a hen and a chick, rendered in sublime details; the work of a master craftsman.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1347836
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A superb suiban (basin) made in Seto porcelain and dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868).

Seto is one of the oldest pottery traditions in Japan and considered one of the “6 old kilns”. As early as the 13th century, glazed potteries were produced in Seto, thanks to the importing of new techniques from China by a potter called Toshiro.

Porcelain wares, however, were produced there only from 1807, after a potter named Kato Kamikichi had returned from Arita with the techniq...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1353017
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A very fine pair of vases from the Qinqbai pottery tradition. Qinqbai ware was mainly produced during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan dynasties (1271-1368). It is characterized by the bluish tone of its glaze over a thin body.

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The set is in very good condition; kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.
It will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: each vase measures about 7...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1353018
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A very attractive Hiire (fire recipient for the tea ceremony). It is made in the Sanda pottery tradition, from the ancient Settsu province (current Hyogo prefecture).

At the end of the 17th century, a kiln was established in the Settsu province with the goal of producing Chinese celadon-like ceramics. Yet, the green glaze of Sanda ware has a distinctive color that make it a unique pottery.

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The hiire is in very good condition. It bears an ol...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1367946
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A remarkable chawan (tea bowl) made in the shino style of pottery by Kato Takuo (1917-2005), who became Living National Treasure in 1995.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1369808
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A superb koro (incense burner) dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868) and maybe from as far as the Momoyama period (1568-1600).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1370074
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A superb chaire (tea caddy for the Japanese tea ceremony) from the ko-seto (old seto)pottery tradition, dating from the 17th century or earlier (Momoyama period).

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The chaire comes with a later made fitted wooden box and three shifuku (silk pouches).
Size: 5.5 x 10.5 cm (4.2 x 4.2 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1356786
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A splendid porcelain jar from the Nabeshima ceramic tradition, dating from the last part of the Edo period (1615-1868).

The surprisingly light and very well shaped jar is finely decorated with underglaze paintings of chrysanthemums and butterflies.

The jar is in very good condition. Please refer to pictures for details and inquire if you have some questions.
Dimensions: 24 x 23.5 cm (9.6 x 9.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1253722
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A splendid chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

Another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16th century.

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