Slightly distorted Kuro Oribe Chawan from the mid 19th century (late Edo) made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife in its lower part and covered with a very deep black iron oxide glaze inside and outside.
It bears all the characteristics of true wabi-sabi aesthetics and principles, including asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and the appreciation of both natural objects and the forces...
A rare Kuro Raku Chawan by the 7th-generation successor of Raku ware, Kichizaemon Chonyu (1714-1770).
It comes in fine antique condition with a very old red Urushi lacquer Kintsugi and its antique wooden box with an attestation and appraisal of the Urasenke Tea House "Shikien" Kyoto, signed and sealed in 1950.
Born as the eldest son of the 6th generation Sanyu, he took over as the head of the family and didn’t retire until age 49, later passing away at age 57. Since ta...
Rarely seen Japanese Haisen Bowl with wonderful gold Makie (Maki-e), made around 1900 during the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). The wooden-based bowl is coated with high quality Japanese lacquer.
Seashells are molded and hand-painted inside of the bowl by gold Maki-e technique. This type of bowl is called "HAISEN" in Japanese.
Maki-e (蒔絵, literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a makizutsu or a kebo br...
A fine casted Chinese Bronze Guanyin statue from the Ming Dynasty 明朝 (1368-1644) with rests of gilt and a still readable Yongle mark. It comes together with a lacquered wooden stand.
Size: 28 cm high (without stand) - 35 cm high with stand. Weight of the statue 3 KG.Free shipping.
One of such rare antique Hagi Chawan with wonderful glaze and aesthetically pleasing patina from the early 18th century (Edo Period), perfectly thrown and highlighted with an old gold restoration, a fantastic gintsugi (kintsugi) which makes our Hagi tea bowl even more valuable and outstanding.
It comes together with its wooden box and the authentication and appraisal of Soshu Mori, a former chief priest of the Daitoku-Ji Temple 大徳寺 Kyoto.
Like many of the great Jap...
A rare Japanese Buddhist Bell from the middle of the 18th century in perfect antique condition with no flaws. It is made of alloyed copper.
Bells play a crucial role in a variety of Buddhist services and rituals; their sound is considered auspicious, and is believed to bring peace and comfort to all sentient beings, even those who are suffering in hell.
Size: 15,5 cm high, 7,7 cm widthFree shipping
An antique Bayon bronze style meditation Buddha from the 13th cent., seated on a three-tired throne, with the flaring head of a giant Naga, the serpent King Muchalinda, rising behind protectively behind.
His hands are in the Dhyana mudra, the gesture of Medtiation. The Buddha's face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression; his head is topped by a detailed ushnisha, in the Bayon style. The serpent is well rendered and symmetrical.
The throne is formed by the co...
A beautifully crafted and remarkable example of an early Edo period (1603-1868) Raku Chawan. This bowl is strongly reminiscent of the Chōjirō tea bowls, the first head of the Raku family.
This exceptionally well-crafted tea bowl has a very meditative presence and reveals its highlights of a typically Momoyama Period classic black glaze. It comes with an old Japanese wooden box.
Raku tea bowls occupy a unique space in the world of tea because they strongly embody the ae...
Late Edo (1603-1868) Period Shino Chawan with all highlights of the Japanese aesthetics of wabi sabi. It is in perfect antique condition and comes with its original wooden box, a cloth bag (shifuku) and the attestation of a tea master inside.
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 single-chamber anagama style kilns set into the hillsides. La...
Jizhou Tortoise Tenmoku tea bowl of Southern Song (around 13th century) with paper-cut Phoenix design. It was once part of the Taiwan National Palace Museum.
This fine Jizhou tea bowl comes with the original storage box of the Museum. The official seal of the Supervisory Committee of the National Palace Museum of Taiwan is on the box.
The Jizhou region located in central Jiangsi province produced its best known wares during Southern Song (1127-1279). This was a technical...
Wonderful Japanese Kyo-yaki Tenmoku Chawan by great artist Yoshihide, the 3rd head of Touan. It was made 40 years ago and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.
The Buddhism word "Myoshin" (Mysterious Mind) is written in gold on the bowl.
The Kyoyaki Kiyomizuyaki pottery kiln of Touan was founded in 1922 in Higashiyama Senyuji, Kyoto.
The third family head Yoshihide (born 1949) has learned sculpture and glaze for a long time in Germany. KIyomizu ...
Beautiful Chinese antique vase, 18th century (Kangxi Period, 1662-1722). It is sculpted in double gourd shape and painted with various scholar scenes and glazed in white and blue. Continuous scenes depicting figures in a landscape are a common motif in Transitional porcelain, they often referenced popular plays, histories or poems.
Very fine Kangxi mark on the bottom.
A Private German Collection, acquired in the 1930's in Japan.
A fantastic maki-e vase by greatest Heian Zohiko Nishimura Hikobei VIII in great condition. It was made around 1950. An alloyed copper inner tray is also included.
Hikobei VIII(1886~1965) delved heavily into laquerware technology, creating a vast array of well-known works from the end of the Meiji period through the early Showa period.
His works were featured in world expositions as well as in national industrial fairs, winning prizes along the way. Zohiko grew dramatica...
Hard to find: Large antique Kyo-yaki Suiseiji Mizutori Suichu (also called "mizutsugi").It is a Japanese ewer, an utensil used in the sado and sencha tea ceremony to replenish the jar that holds water for rinsing teabowls and filling the iron kettle at the tea ceremony.
This wonderful antique celadon suichu was made around the end of the 19th century during the Japanese Meiji Period. It bears a spectacular dragon design and engraved patterns outline, a difficult technique which is ...
Pure Kuro-Raku Chawan by the 11th generation Keinyu Kichizaemon (1817-1902) enclosed in its signed and sealed wooden box and made around the end of 19th century about 120-130 years ago. The inside of the wooden box lid bears an appraisal of the 14th headmaster of the Urasenke Tea School, Sekisō Sōshitsu 碩叟 宗室 (1893-1964), Mugensai無限斎.
This Raku chawan is particularly endowed with a structural power deriving from simple composition of features of a bowl - another rem...
This is very cool and contemporary, a fattened sculptural vessel pierced with three platinum spikes erupting from the surface, shattering the barrier between functional form and Objet d’Art. One of the best pieces of art I have ever seen - a perfect eye-catcher in each collection, superb for displaying.
The surface is covered in a textured sea foam glaze, creating a stark contrast to the platinum glazed porcelain spikes. It is 28 cm (11 inches) diameter, 25 cm (10 inches) tall, v...
So rare and beautiful: Arita Tenmoku Tea Bowl by greatest Living National Treasure Inoue Manji. Most of his work is made of white porcelain, and only very few have the wonderful Tenmoku glaze. We are very proud to present one of his rare masterpieces. It comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box, a sealed cloth and a profile of him. He named the tea bowl "Tenmoku Macchawan".
All his items are very high priced, a lot of them higher than 20.000 USD (please see last photo...
A spending antique Chinese Kwan Yin sculpture made in the late Ming Dynasty. Kwan Yin or Guanyin and Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion. Here she stands samabhanga on a simple base with robes flowing and clinging naturally over and to her long, slender body. Her feet peek from beneath her robes.
Her hands are held with her thumb and middle finger touching in the vitarka mudra of teaching. Her hair is piled high on her head. Her gaze serene and slightly downcast....