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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #1361115
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A superb incense burner made in gilt bronze with dragon shaped handles rendered in fine details. The incense burner was made by renown French cabinet maker Tahan, favored by emperor Napoleon III and empress Eugénie.

The incense burner is veiled with a noble patina. It shows traces of its age but is otherwise in very good condition. It bears the mark of its maker.

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Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 cm (5 ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1361110
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A fine looking haizara (ash tray) by legendary potter 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. For the engraving, Shimaoka uses ropes, as did potters during the Japanese Jomon era (ca ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361106
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A very attractive, small hanaire (vase), made by Hosokawa Morihiro (born in 1938). It is made in the Karatsu style of ceramic.

Hosokawa Morihiro is a former Prime Minister of Japan. He retired from the political life in 1994 and entered the world of pottery. He became the apprentice of Tsujimura Shiro, a potter specialized in Ido chawan (Ido tea bowl), and studied with him for a year and a half in Nara, close to Kyoto. Hosokawa specializes in the making of wares for the tea ceremony, espe...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1361060
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A remarkable tenmoku chawan with a sublime robe.

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The chawan is in very good condition and will be shipped in an antique wooden box.
Dimensions: 12.3 x 5.3 cm (4.9 x 2.1 in)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361059
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$4,800.00
A large vase, probably an exhibition piece, by one of Japan’s most renown contemporary potters: Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947).

Shotaro studied with his brother Kotaro, a talented artist who passed away at an early age. Fortunately, Shotaro inherited that talent and creates mesmerizing pieces, mainly in the Shino style of pottery. Among many awards, he was recognized as Intangible Cultural Property of Gifu prefecture.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1361058
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A superb painting of the entrance of a shrine and its surroundings, dating from the late Edo period (1615-1868).

The painting bears marks of its age; kindly refer to pictures for condition and details, and inquire if you have some questions.

Dimensions: frame 123.5 x 50.5 cm (49.4 x 20.2 in); painting 87.5 x 41 cm (35 x 16.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1361057
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A very interesting kuro raku chawan (black raku tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). The vessel, made by hand, without the use of a potter’s wheel, bears a generic Raku seal at its kodai (foot). The traces of the hands that shaped the chawan can still be seen on the thin body, whose asymmetric shape is typical of classic raku vessels.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1360162
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A very interesting Imari porcelain bowl dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The bowl is beautifully decorated with underglaze cobalt blue and colorful enamels. Inside the bowl two redfish are rendered in sublime details in rich enamel red and gold.

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The bowl is in very good condition. Please refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 14 x 12 cm (5.6 x 4.8 in)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1360160
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A very fine chawan (tea bowl) by Kinjo Jiro (1912-2004), who was designated Living National Treasure in 1985.

Kinjo Jiro, a native of Okinawa, was influenced by the pottery tradition from the island as well as the Mingei movement created by Yanagi Soetsu in the 1920’s and of which legendary potters like Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro were pillars. This particular bowl is a beautiful example of the genre.

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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1360118
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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

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The bowl is in very good condition and will be shipped in an antique wooden box.
Dimensions: 11 x 8 cm (4.4 x 3.2 in)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1359963
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$480.00
A superb haiki (ash container used during the tea ceremony), made by a master of the genre: Ogawa Choraku (1874-1939), founder of the Choraku lineage of raku potters.

Choraku studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku family, and in 1904, with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906, by Choyuken, the head of a very influential tea ceremony association.

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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1990 item #1359962
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An oil painting by Japanese artist Soichiro Tomioka (1922-1994).

Soichiro, born in Niigata, was a recognized artist during his time and exhibited in Tokyo, New York and San Francisco. His work is held by many private and public collections including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

The painting is in very good condition and has good provenance. Please refer to pictures for details and inquire if you have some questions.
Dimensions: 38.5 x 45.5 cm (15.4 x 18.2 in); wi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1359894
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A very interesting koro (incense burner) from the Kutani tradition, dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The koro is made in the aka-e (red painting) style and is decorated with motifs of a wandering saint and intricate patterns. The top of the lid features a shishi (lion), a typical ornament for incense burners in the Chinese and, by influence, Japanese cultures.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1359835
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A remarkable Imari porcelain mizusashi dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The jar is decorated with sublime motifs of lively horses painted in underglaze cobalt blue.

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The mizusashi is in very good condition. It comes with a lacquer lid and will be shipped in an antique wooden box.
Dimensions: 21.8 x 17.6 cm (8.7 x 7 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1359833
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A superb Imari porcelain deep plate dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The plate is decorated with patterns rendered in a rich palette of enamels and two phoenixes painted underglaze in cobalt blue.

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The plate is in very good condition, with very limited enamel wear. It will be shipped in a later made fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 22.8 x 6.8 cm (9.12 x 2.72 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1359832
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A very attractive Imari porcelain bowl dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The bowl comes with a black lacquer lid, later made by Suzuki Hyosaku (1874-1943), a master craftsman, who received several commissions from the Imperial Household Agency during the Taisho period (1912-1926).

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The bowl is in very good condition. It presents a glaze skip, which was still painted, at the foot. It will...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Stone : Pre 1920 item #1359831
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A superb marble bust of a young woman made by acclaimed Italian sculptor Lot Torelli (1835-1935).

Lot Torelli, born in Florence, was recognized in his time and was the recipient of several awards among which the Cross of Gold at the International Exhibition in London. He was often commissioned to sculpt portraits and funeral monuments.

This particular bust comes with a wooden stand onto which fits a stone stand. The sculpture bears a minute dent at the chin (don’t we all); it is ...