Slightly distorted shoe shaped - Kutsugata tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.
In the style of Oribe-Kuro bowls the bowl was covered with a black glaze which was not achieved by hikidashi (pulling the red hot bowl from the kiln) but by adding cobalt the the iron oxide glaze.
A window on the side was left unglazed and was deco...
Here is another sophisticated Karatsu Chawan, which represents the wabi sabi philosophy of Japan at its best with expected impressions of roughness, austerity and intimacy.
This Karatsu-yaki tea bowl with its wonderful surface is about 80-90 years old.
It comes with its from the artist originally signed and sealed wooden box.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 6,9 cm height x 14,1 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Perfectly shaped Ko-Seto Chawan dating back to the mid Edo Period (1603-1868). The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino type glaze. It differs from the Mino Shino glaze by being glossier due to a higher ash content
The importance of this sublime tea bowl is underlined by the fact that it was equipped with a tailor made double box and by the fact that the box bears the attestation of a tea master who judged that this bowl was made during the Edo Pe...
Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of fine, light, unrefined Mino clay, containining a little iron oxide. 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 was scratched into the ...
Unusual Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868) Mino-Yaki Tea Bowl, rough and wild with a Chinese Tang Dynasty reminding Sancai green glaze and a splendid wabi-sabi atmosphere.
It has very aesthetically pleasing natural inborn kiln cracks, very heavy (0,5 kg) and ready for use for the tea ceremony. This tea bowl is a delight to hold in the hand
Great antique condition with no repairs.
Size: 7,3 cm height x 13,5 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Wonderful Japanese Kutani Celadon statue of Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), the mastermind of chanoyu, the Japanese Way of Tea. It was made during the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) by an unknown artist of Kutani. There is his seal. The statue has a fine Celadon crazing with no cracks or repairs.
Size: 19 cm height x 18 cm width
Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), also known simply as Rikyū, is considered the histor...
Exceptional and very important Edo period chawan by legendary master potter Hirasawa Kuro (1772-1840), a famous Samurai and potter who produced tea ceremony ware for the Tokugawa clan in Nagoya. His work is rare and mostly exhibited in Japanese museums.
The bowl comes with the original silk shifuku and its antique fitted lacquered box. It does present a couple of aesthetic repairs and a very fine hairline running from the mouth rim, but that is not unusual for that kind of fragil...
From our collection of unique Japanese Tea Bowls we present you another rare piece of art: a Japanese Wan-Nari Chawan with Urushi lacquer, shaped in wabi-sabi tradition in the 19th century (late Edo Period 1603-1868). Wan Nari (椀形) Chawan are quite rare and a fine addition to any collection of Japanese Chawan. It is the only one we were able to acquire in the 20th century.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 16,5 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
Really rare! A finest piece of art, a Yuzu-Hada (like citron peel)-Chawan with celadon glaze from 1970, made by Living National Treasure Uichi Shimizu (1926 - 2004). It comes with no chips or cracks with its originally signed and sealed wooden box a cloth with his seal.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 15,9 cm in diameter.
Born in Kyoto in 1926, Shimizu Uichi was one of the foremost Kyoto-based artists of his time. Having studied under Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro (189...
A late 16th.century Azushi-Momoyama Period (1573–1600) vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The vase is decorated with kanji letters. It is written, that this vase is a tribute to the art which was made during the great Einin-Era.
A similar vase - but made during the Kamakura Period - was also part of our collection (item number 0083) and is sold al...
Superb Mashiko Pottery Tea Bowl by greatest British artist Bernard Leach. It was made around 1955 and it comes with its originally signed wooden box in mint condition. A must have for all collectors of Japanese tea bowls and other important ceramics and for Mingei connaisseurs.
Size: appro. 7 cm height x 12,3 cm in diameter.
Bernard Leach, in full Bernard Howell Leach, (born January 5, 1887, Hong Kong—died May 6, 1979, St. Ives, Cornwall, England...
One of a kind. Wonderful and important Chinese Hawksbill Tortoise Tenmoku Chawan from the Jizhou kiln of Southern Sung. It has a wonderful crazing and still vivid colours. The tea bowl was part of the collection of Dr. Walther von Krenner, one of the best connaisseurs of Asian Art in the world and writer of several books on Chinese and Japanese ceramics.
It comes with a tailor made Japanese wooden box from a former owner. The Hakogaki reads: Tenmoku Wan Sung Jidai Uichi kan (Tenmoku...
This magnificent Oni Azami chawan is a perfect embodiment of the tradition of Japanese pottery by legendary master and modern avangarde artist Suzuki Goro, mint condition and enclosed in its original signed wood box and a hand painted cloth by the artist himself.
Oni means demon, in Japanese, and azami is the name of a famous flower in Japan (thistle in English) with an explosive charakter. Oni Azami.
Suzuki Goro surely needs no introduction. Suzuki is one of those once in...
Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white and light green glaze. 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.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great work....
Perhaps you have already tried to find one of the rare pieces of Ando Minoru. I guess you did not find it on the free market. Today you will find it here. A quite spectacular vase made in the form of a dark iron glazed Tokoname pot inside a shattered crucible by multi-talented Ando Minoru enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Intentional or not Ando is not talking. The vase certainly exudes the Japanese aesthetic of lack of intention. The dark smooth iron clashes violently wit...
Here is another stunning chawan from our collection, a Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Southern Song era (Chinese: 南宋; 1127–1279). Such tea bowls were one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China.
Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was tilted a little in the sagger so the flat pool of glaze inside is a little tilted, too - one of the...
Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white glaze and a few shades of purple 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.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes...
Sublime ceramic Kannon statue of old Kutani-yaki made by one of the greatest potters, Aoki Mokubei. The statue is 200 years old and in great antique condition with only a small repair on the right hand with transparent lacquer and only one! tiny spot with peeling of glaze. The all over glaze is spectacular.
Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833 ) was born in the Gion district of Kyoto as Aoki Sahei. From childhood, he was a disciple of the well known artist and Confucianist Kou Fuyou, who had a...