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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1331710
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A very attractive set of one tokkuri (sake pouring flask) and two guinomi (sake cups) by world renown potter Wada Morihiro (1944-2008).

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The set is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a signed kiri wood box.

Dimensions: tokkuri 15 x 7.8 cm (6 x 3.1 in), weight 367g (12.8 oz); guinomi (a) 7.2 x 6.1 cm (2.9 x 2.4 in), weight 127g (4.4 oz); guinomi (b) 7.6 x 6 cm (3 x 2.4 in), weight 130g...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1331416
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A very interesting katakuchi chawan (tea bowl with a spout, like a sake decanter) from the karatsu pottery tradition. The bowl dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). An antique vessel with a timeless shape.

Karatsu is the name of a small seaside city, located in the Northern part of Kyushu, the third largest island of the Japanese archipelago. It has been an important pottery production center since the 16th century...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1331150
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A splendid set of 10 Nabeshima mukozuke (cups to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). Each one is hand painted with elegant floral motifs on a very fine white porcelain.

Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1330855
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A sublime chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Toyasai (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1330727
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A sublime koro (incense burner) made in the kyo-satsuma pottery tradition (satsuma ware from Kyoto) and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1329994
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A very attractive wakizashi (short sword) probably dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1329899
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A fine katana dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).

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The sword bears very little marks of corrosion (some lights and shadows are reflected on the blade and can be mistaken for blemishes or other deformations)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1327619
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This very attractive vase is the work of Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1327618
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A superb tsubo (jar) with an elegant elongated mouth and serene reddish tones, made by a veteran of Bizen pottery, Horie Shozan.

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The tsubo is signed and in perfect condition...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1327616
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A superb hohin (small tea pot for superior tea) made by Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914).

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II. He took over the family kiln in 1872 and in 1893 was the first ceramicist to become an Imperial Household artist.

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The hohin is in very good condition; it presents a couple of very fine hairlines, which have been repaired with lacquer and gold (kintsugi)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1492 item #1327086
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A beautiful turquoise blue oil lamp from the Persian Nishapur pottery tradition, dating from the 9th to 12th century...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1326659
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A fascinating miniature mokugyo (Buddhist altar bell) carved in the shape of a skull complete with sutures...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1326547
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A very interesting antique Chinese gilt bronze statuette made in the image of a standing Buddha. Its small size and relatively light weight made it easy to be carried around.

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Dimensions: 5.3 x 15 cm (2.1 x 6 in); weight 190g (6.7 oz)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1324711
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A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) made by legendary potter, Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), a tenth generation potter, who became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for Hagi pottery, in 1970.

He and his brother, Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu) (1910-2012), are credited with the revival of Hagi ware after the war.

This particular bowl is an earlier work by the potter...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1324707
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A very interesting and rare miniature bronze replica of what looks to be Mount Fuji, complete with the smaller Mount Hoei, a flank volcano, which appeared in the 1707 eruption during the Hoei era of the Edo period (1615-1868).

At the base of the volcano, trees made in relief may be seen; evidently the volcano is not shaped to scale but the image still conveys the magnificence of the sacred mountain.

The bronze dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), but the wooden base is probably l...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1323837
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A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) made by Yamamoto Izuru (b. 1944).

Yamamoto Izuru is the fourth son of legendary potter Yamamoto Toshu (1906-1994), who became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in 1987.

Izuru studied in Paris before becoming apprentice to his father; he has also worked with clay from the French region of Burgundy...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1323003
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A very fine teapot dating from the middle of the Edo period (1615-1868).

It is an Imari ware, from the historic Japanese porcelain production center in Kyushu. The pot is beautifully decorated with foliage and flowery motifs in the classic Imari palette of enamel colors, including green, red, pale blue and gold, and underglaze cobalt blue.

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The pot is in overall very good condition...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1322424
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A remarkable set of two bronze Shishi (guardian lions/foo dogs) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Each piece is in very good condition, with very minimal wear...