Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1407004 (stock #0460)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,500.00

From our family collection of Japanese art from Living National Treasures: perfectly shaped Bizen Chawan from legendary Kaneshige Toyo (1896 - 1967). It was made 55 years ago and is in absolutely great condition.

Born into the Kaneshige family, one of the six kilns of Bizen, as the son of wakigama-style potter Kaneshige Baiyo, Toyo was trained by his father from early childhood and became adept at pottery techniques, with handicrafts and engraved ornaments being his particular speci...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1406976 (stock #0459)
Momoyama Gallery
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Here is magnificent example of the beauty of Raku ware, a pottery tradition born more than 400 years ago in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, from the collaboration between great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) and a potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), the forebear of the great Raku family of potters.

Sublime half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, in the typical hand built style of the Raku family. The body is fully covered with a white engobe before the red...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1406785 (stock #0458)
Momoyama Gallery
$395.00

Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of orange-red glaze on brown pottery. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom. We have a similar chawan with greenish glaze - same price.

Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1406513 (stock #0458)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

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 late Momoyama/early Edo period (1590-1620) Karatsu-ware tea bowl is really rare.

Regular formed wan shaped, showing fine finger marks from throwing. The iron bearing clay remained unglazed at the footring and its surrounding area, which ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1990 item #1406408 (stock #0457)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

A true masterpiece vase covered in the trademark sansai glazes of Ningenkokuho Tokuda Yasokichi III (Masahiko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A superb example of the work of this Living National Treasure.

Designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi (1933-2009), born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masahiko graduated from ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1406304 (stock #0456)
Momoyama Gallery
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Here is a really rare example of Ko-Agano-yaki from the early Edo Period (1600-1630) with a fine Kintsugi gold repair: regular wan shaped Ko-Agano tea bowl, showing very fine slightfinger marks from throwing.

The foot ring has been cut with a potters knife on a hand wheel. A glaze of rice straw ash has been poured with a laddle, while the potter held the bowl at the unglazed foot. Its unglazed finger marks show a fine, little iron bearing clay of a brownish color. The foot ring is ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1405955 (stock #0455)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,500.00

This is definitely the best work by modern avangarde artist Hiramatsu Ryoma and it demonstrates his creative imagination and challenges the traditional boundaries of what defines a tea bowl.

He surely needs no introduction. Ryoma is one of those once in 500 years' type of artists. He is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He has developed his own way of expressing himself through ceramics.

For Hiramatsu a chawan should be a kokoro-utuswa, a 'place' in which t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1405356 (stock #0454)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,200.00

What a great Chawan! Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.

In 5 areas of the tea bowl are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic t...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1405298 (stock #0453)
Momoyama Gallery
$350.00

Wonderful Tobe Chawan with a fantastic glaze, made by the great 3rd Rakuzan Tamai (1924-1990) about 50 years ago. Rakuzan Tamai was accepted several times at the Nitten Exhibition in Japan. His work is part of the imperial houshold as well.

In mid 18th century Tobe ware was started in Ehime prefecture, Japan, and in the end of the 19th century, there was an increase in the production of tableware for export to South East Asia. Nowadays such type of Chawan is hard to find.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1403584 (stock #0452)
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Another wonderful example of the beauty of Shino-yaki from the early Edo Period: Little deformed cylinder (hazutsu) shaped, in the style of shino ware - the bowl shows finger marks from throwing; foot ring and bottom have been cut with a potters knife. Typical for a Nezumi-Shino shino bowl, the light, unrefined Mino clay has been covered with an iron bearing engobe - with the exception of the bottom area.

A floral decoration on the wall and a circle inside near the brim has been i...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1401790 (stock #0451)
Momoyama Gallery
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So unique: fantastic light blue Celadon porcelain tea bowl by master potter Makoto Wakao.

Wakao Makoto was born in 1959 in the city of Tajimi (current Gifu prefecture), one of Japan’s great ceramic center known for Mino-yaki (Mino ware). He studied industrial design and at 24 was selected for the Asahi Journal Exposition and the exposition of the Japanese Traditional Crafts Association. Since 1998 his works have been frequently exposed at the famous Kuroda Toen gallery in Ginza, ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1401046 (stock #0450)
Momoyama Gallery
$300.00

This expertly crafted Chawan was made by great contemporary artist Kobayashi Takeharu, born in 1944. It is an elegant example of the beauty of Shino ware, a four hundred year old tradition that has produced some of the most spectacular tea ceremony vessels. This is a sober yet enchanting piece that craves to be held and used. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and a profile of the potter.

Kobayashi Takeharu has exposed all over Japan. His kiln is located in To...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1399831 (stock #0449)
Momoyama Gallery
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A wonderful hand-modelled Aka Raku tea bowl with compressed ring foot and covered with a red and black glaze - made by legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932). His childhood name was Kozaburo, later became Kicho (or, Yoshinaga). He was the eldest son of Keinyu, the eleventh generation master. In 1871, he succeeded the family business and became the generation master. In 1919 he retired and took the name as Kônyû. He enjoyed his retirement in practicing tea ceremony and wri...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1398567 (stock #0448)
Momoyama Gallery
$650.00

Splendid and absolutely rare double vase of old Karatsu-yaki. It has a vivid Chosen-Karatsu glaze, and the grandiose embellishment of color creates a sublime sense of tension between the dark glazed and color infusion.

This very decorative vase was made around the mid 19th century (late Edo Period).

Very good antique condition with only a light crack of glaze on the back of the white top, which enforces the all over wabi-sabi look.

Size: 23 cm height x 25 cm w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1397471 (stock #0447)
Momoyama Gallery
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Slightly distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) chawan with a rounded brim, made of light, refined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was only slightly trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part. The shape is of a type frequently found in early Shino bowls.

Under the semi-opaque Shino glaze is a decoration of criss-cross lines representing grass and something which maybe a landscape, executed in iron-bearing clay (oniita).

This is a typical piece of the Ogama ty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1394553 (stock #0446)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,000.00

From our collection of Japanese Chawan with Christian Cross design: highly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part around the foot ring.

In the style of Seto kuro bowls this Chawan was covered with a light brown glaze. On one side the sign of a Christian (Maltese) cross was left unglazed and was covered with a transparent ash glaze.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1393798 (stock #0445)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,200.00

Wonderful distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay. Shape and style make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita engobe inside and outside - with the exception of the bottom - over which a white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured.

Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The decoration scratched into the iron oxide engobe is very uniq...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1392569 (stock #0444)
Momoyama Gallery
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Rare Kiyomizu Nodate Summer tea bowl with fantastic hand-painting, made during the Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912).

This summer bowl is in great condition with no chips or cracks.

Size: 7,3 cm height x 8,1 cm in diameter.

The history of Kiyomizu ware began approximately 400 hundred years ago. Kyoto was the center of culture and the biggest economic market at the time, which led it to feature pottery from all over Japan. In the 16th century, tea ceremony bec...