We like to offer you a sophisticated Hagi Chawan, made during the early Meiji Era (1868-1912), perfectly thrown and highlighted with an old gold restoration, a fantastic gintsugi (kintsugi) which makes our Hagi tea bowl so valuable and outstanding.
It comes with a good Japanese wooden box.
Size: 8,2 cm height x 12,9 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
A magnificent Kuro Oribe Chawan of larger size and wonderful shape, made during the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). This kind of shoe-shaped bowl is called kutsu-chawan. It is a design often found in Oribe ware, which presents some of the most free forms and decorations in the world of tea potteries.
The bowl is in great condition, considered its age. It will be shipped in a high class and fitted wooden box.
Size: 7,3 cm hight x 14 cm in diameter.Free shipping...
A real piece of art: Shino-Oribe Tea Bowl from the early Edo Period (around 1620, early 17th century). It is a shoe shaped Kutsugata Chawan covered with a whitish Shino-Oribe glaze over an iron oxide engobe in two quarter sections, where a triangle has been scratched into the dark engobe. The other two opposite quarters show a decoration of two squares in the style of mimasu - three squares.
The roughly cut foot ring and its surrounding show the typical little refined Mino clay. Th...
We continue our presentation of Ohi chawan (Ohi tea bowls) with yet another sublime vessel, a true eye-catcher made at the end of the Meiji Period around 1910. It's a unique Ohi Chawan which seems to be a kuro Raku bowl, but it isn't. With its sophisticated shape and its mesmerizing play of predator pattern inside its outstanding.
Ohi ware is indeed closely related to Raku; the first Ohi potter was the son of Raku III, Donyu, and apprenticed to the fourth Raku master, Ichinyu. In Ka...
We like to present you this Korean Hori Mishima tea bowl for the Japanese Tea ceremony, made in the late 16th/early 17th century.
It is a low wan shaped tea bowl. Its expertly thrown body with its lower part was trimmed with a potters knife and shaped into the typical Korean bamboo node foot, creating a chirimen (crepe de chine) effect at the bottom. The bowl is decorated on the inside with an incised fish bone pattern and stamped flowers, both filled with a white engobe. On the out...
Sophisticated Hagi Chawan by Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu X (Kyuwa) (1885-1981) with warekodai made 70 years ago.
Many of Miwa's chawan have a split cross footring called a warekodai that was favored by busho chajin (warrior tea men); it traces its origins to Korean chawan. This chawan has a rare warekodai with only one split.
Miwa Kyusetsu X was a member of the group around Rosansin an Arakawa, which revived the momoyama ceramic. He is a legendary figure, and r...
Perfectly shaped Kuro Raku Chawan of Nitten Exhibition Potter Kiraku Kuzu with a beautiful jet black glaze. The Chawan was made 30 years ago.
It is in mint condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and an appraisal of the famous Japanese Daitokji Temple, which makes this Chawan very special.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,5 cm height x 12 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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, ...