Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443257 (stock #0491)
Momoyama Gallery
$9,990.00

Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.

It has Tomo everything - artist's history, wrapping cloth, a silk pouch and a with his fingerprint signed wooden box.

Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 2002. Curr...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1445128 (stock #0494)
Momoyama Gallery
$9,900.00

Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.

This is his Ki-Ji Kinsai Chawan which comes with his originally with his seal, calligraphy and fingerprint signed wooden box.

Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 20...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1331813 (stock #0313)
Momoyama Gallery
$7,500.00

We like to present you this Shino Masterpiece of legendary Tokuro Kato, named 'amongst the clouds', coming with corner protections, a silk shifuku, a stamped pouch and its original double wood box, signed and sealed (Signature of 'Gen' - please compare http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/christies-south-kensington/catalogue-id-srchristi10016/lot-333068c2-4555-4b6a-abba-a3f700026090). It is in absolutely mint condition, a museum quality piece of art. We also will add the fine ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1342462 (stock #0337)
Momoyama Gallery
$4,800.00

One of a kind and absolutely rare: Very large Oni Shino Yohen Tsubo by Tsukigata Nahiko, enclosed in its originally signed double wooden box. A true masterpiece, 8,3 kg heavy, 28 cm high with a maximum circumference of 88 cm, imagine that.

Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) actually needs no introduction. He was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a musician, painter, calligrapher and sculptor.

Tsukigata was born in Niigata prefecture, he studied at the Waseda Un...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1388422 (stock #0439)
Momoyama Gallery
$4,500.00

A true Mashiko Chawan by greatest Shoji Hamada with a real beautiful Ameyu glaze, double boxed and originally signed and sealed by the artist.

This treasure was part of the exhibition "The artists who searched for Mingei".

Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was one of the leading potters of the Japanese Mingei (Folk Craft) movement. He was closely associated both with Yanagi Soetsu (1889-1961), the philosopher-critic on whose theories the movement was founded, and the pioneer English st...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1453654 (stock #0512)
Momoyama Gallery
$4,500.00

This is absolutely rare:

Late Momoyama Period Wan-shaped 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 Kuro Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a black glaze. Three windows on the side were left unglazed and were decorated with a combination of checkers and dots between parallel vertical lines - a decoration usually known from v...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1470605 (stock #0572)
Momoyama Gallery
$4,500.00

An extremely rare perfectly potted Zheghu Ban Partridge Breast mottled Tenmoku tea bowl. Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The bowl gets its uniqueness from the fact that the glaze looks like a highly rare mixture of partridge-breast mottles that nearly look like oil-spots.

Cizhou-type ware, Southern Song 12th - early 13...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1333308 (stock #0317)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,995.00

A true Mashiko bowl by greatest Shoji Hamada with a real beautiful glaze, enclosed in its originally signed wood box.

Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was one of the leading potters of the Japanese Mingei (Folk Craft) movement. He was closely associated both with Yanagi Soetsu (1889-1961), the philosopher-critic on whose theories the movement was founded, and the pioneer English studio potter Bernard Leach (1887-1979), whom he helped establish the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall, during...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1216719 (stock #0475)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,950.00

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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1427772 (stock #0475)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,950.00

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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1433227 (stock #0477)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,800.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1286949 (stock #0206)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,500.00

A wonderful Chinese Bronze Buddha, crowned on a lotus seat with serene expression in the face.

The antique inscribtion says 'Ming Di Yong Ping San Nian Zhi', translatable as 'Made in the Third Year of the Yongping Reign of Emperor Ming'.

Ming Di was the posthumous reign title of Liu Yang, who succeeded to the throne on the death of his father to become the 2nd emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty. The third year of his rule would have been 60 A.D. This period has been refe...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1338490 (stock #0329)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,500.00

A sophisticated Mashiko chawan with beautiful glaze by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed wood box. The bowl has smoothly graduated colours, rarely seen on Hamada's tea bowls.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to England with his friend, Bernard Leach, to start the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall back in 1920. Like Leach, Hamada did not come from a pottery background but had studied cer...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1340981 (stock #0332)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,500.00

Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up of this Oribe chawan, made in 2015, signed and enclosed in the original signed wooden box and the 64 page exhibition catalogue 'Voice of the rain'. Matsuzaki Ken is one of the most important potters of our time.

Ken Matsuzaki was born in Tokyo in 1950 and received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. After graduating he moved to Mashiko in 1972 to apprentice with Tatsuzo Shimaoka (who h...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353516 (stock #0363)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,500.00

Chinese Ming Dynasty (perhaps older) stone head of a Buddha. Well carved with the face in a pleasant expression with beautiful lips and almond-shaped eyes, flanked by elongated earlobes.

Part of our family collection for more than 100 years.

Size: 22 cm height x 14 width. Weight 5,7 kg.

Shipping included
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1458838 (stock #0537)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,950.00

An ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907) tea bowl, dating to around 850-900 AD and excavated in the Luoyang area.

This charming bowl is well balanced and has traces of its excavation inside (please see last photo). The piece is coloured with an attractive sancai glaze of green and orange which stands out vibrantly against the ivory cream slip.

The kilns of the Tang Dynasty broke free from earlier traditions, employing rich, lively glazes, the most famous of which being ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1464789 (stock #0552)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,950.00

We are glad to present you this Edo period chawan by Japans greatest Poet Rengetsu Ōtagaki ( 1791-1875 ).

It shows a 31-syllable poem of herself and her signature tastefully carved onto the tea bowl. The poem says:

おともせず

ふるとも見えぬ

朝じめり

枝おもげ成

青柳のいと

Without a sound

rain falls, also unseen

the morning wetness

in heavily sagging

fronds of green ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1465121 (stock #0556)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,950.00

An incredible mixture of gray and lavender colors on the sculpted natural form of this expressive Chawan by the 8th generation Kaneta Masanao.

It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box titled Hagi Hai-yu (ash glazed) Kurinuki Chawan.

The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, an approach the artist is world wide famous for.

Masanao likely needs no introduction. Born in 1953, son of seventh generation pott...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1332173 (stock #0314)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,900.00

Here is a large and brilliant Tsubo (vase) by Master Mashiko Potter and Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. It is in mint condition with no chips or cracks.

Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1376148 (stock #0420)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,900.00

So rare! Wonderful Gozu Aka-e Mizusashi by greatest Eiraku Zengoro Hozen, made during the Japanese Edo Period. It is in perfect antique condition without cracks or repairs.

The red and green scroll work in over glaze enamels on a white crackled ground is superb and well balanced. The round Eiraku seal is on the lower side.

Zengoro Eiraku is best known as one of the Senke-Jisshoku. These are the ten specialists who make the tea utensils for the tea school named senke in Ja...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1216729 (stock #0011)
Momoyama Gallery
$2500.00

This is a clay figure of "Tenjin", the god of learning and a great and important figure in the history of Japanese culture.

It is obviously from the Mid Edo Period and one of the most impressing pieces of art in our collection with its mysterious and spiritual character.

We offer this Tenjin figure with a wooden stand, which was built by a former owner. As you can notice on the photos, it has some scratches and hairline cracks, which do not diminish its antique effect.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1217700 (stock #0039)
Momoyama Gallery
$2500.00

Are you interested in high quality chinese paintings? Up for sale is this rare 19th. century ancestor portrait of an important gentleman. It is exquisitily painted with oil colours on linen and emanates an intensive sense of real chinese art.

The colours are still vivid and shiny, and the paint cracks intensify the antique aura. It is very valuable.

The Size is 99 cm x 51 cm (38,98'' x 20,08''). It is not framed and will be safely shipped in tube.

Further informa...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1272719 (stock #0183)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,500.00

No words to describe this incredible large vase by Koyama Kiyoko,signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box.

Kiyoko b.1936 started as a painter who drew designs on pottery. Today, she is considered one of the leading Shigaraki potters both nationally and internationally. Kiyoko was the subject of the feature film Days of Fire (Hibi) - please watch a video on the homepage of Momoyama Gallery - and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japa...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1279888 (stock #0194)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,500.00

Wan shaped tea bowl made of fine, unrefined clay with a small content of iron oxide. The clay shows few impurities and stones. The inside has been stamped with flower patterns (hanamishima) between circular lines both were filled with a fine, white engobe before a transparent ash glaze haze was applied. The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced and has been used for many years as the stain inside and around the rim indicates.

Very good tailor made wooden box (kiribako) ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1444241 (stock #0492)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,500.00

Kuro-Raku Chawan by the 11th generation Keinyu Kichizaemon (1817-1902) enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

This Raku chawan is particularly endowed with a structural power deriving from simple composition of features of a bowl - another reminiscence of the earlier generations of this unique family of artists.

Apart from being expertly formed and bestowed with symbolic imagery, this piece has the added distinction of being created by Raku XI Keinyu, the...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1459189 (stock #0539)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,500.00

What a grand statement in clay: Sculptural masterpiece Kurinuki Hagi Chawan by greatest Kaneta Masanao. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and a profile of the artist.

This mountainous tea bowl in creamy-white glaze is in mint condition.

Born 1953, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, The eighth-generation Hagi potter, KANETA MASANAO has expanded beyond the tradition of his ancestry to create a more sculptural oeuvre. Perhaps due to his trainin...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1461971 (stock #0545)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,500.00

A striking tea bowl and true piece of modern art by the popular young star Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Completely new - mint condition.

We see the gamut and whole spectrum of this extraordinary artists work. It is this subtle attention to shape and texure which elevates the work of Ichikawa Toru.

He really takes things to the extreme, challenging and yet incorporating something of the idea of Wabi into his outlandish works.

Ichikaw...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1302832 (stock #0237)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,100.00

A wonderful Chawan Tea Bowl by famous Kyoto Artist Yanagihara Mutsuo, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is designed with pure silver and has an artistic glaze changing from black to dark green with spots of rainbow colours.

Yanigahara Mutsuo (b.1934) was raised in Seto and studied in Kyoto along with contemporary Morino Taimei with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. His work is largely sculptural, and his choice of colors is his reflection on the decadence of J...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1470265 (stock #0569)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,950.00

What a rare and impressive Chawan, made during the mid Edo Period (1603-1868) - Seto-Karatsu Kutsu Chawan with a wonderful shape and a vivid Seto glaze, which which partly looks like the glaze of Chinese Song-Dynasty Tenmoku tea bowls. Really one of a kind.

It has no chips, cracks or repairs and comes with an old Japanese wooden box. The inside of the lid bares the appraisal of the first Mashimizu Zoroku 初代 真清水蔵六 (1822-1877). Shimizu Tasaburo the First learned pottery...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1217564 (stock #0036)
Momoyama Gallery
$1800.00

It is hard to find real antique wooden Buddha Figures, and we are happy to offer you one rare piece of chinese art.

This is a highlight of our exhibition.

This large Buddha is approx. 250 years old and is carved of one piece of old DARK wood. It came from a well known antique dealer in Bejing, China. The spoils of time, the cracks, the leavings of colour and the signs of age give a valuabel proof of its authenticity.

It is placed and fixed on a thick piece of woo...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1240902 (stock #0125)
Momoyama Gallery
$1800.00

No words can describe these two incredible vases by Koyama Kiyoko, signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden boxes. Kiyoko, born 1936 started as a painter who drew designs on pottery. Today, she is considered one of the leading Shigaraki potters both nationally and internationally. Kiyoko was the subject of the feature film Days of Fire (Hibi), and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan,the potter’s dramatic life and the trajectory of her artist...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1241708 (stock #0129)
Momoyama Gallery
$1800.00

This is a set of a vintage Japanese porcelain tea plate, which was made by a Human National Treasure, Kaiji Tsukamoto (1912-1990) about 40 years ago.

This legendary star potter was honored in 1983 with the most importend award "Living National Treasure/Japanese Human National Treasure.

Flowers are molded on the plate. The seal of his kiln is stamped on the bottom.

The original wooden box with the signature of his kiln name & his profile are also included.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1313405 (stock #0261)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

A rare Siam 18th. century Ayutthaya style gilt bronze Buddha sits with legs crossed, right hand in Abhaya Mudra, the energy of no fear gesture, left hand in the mudra of meditation.

Abhaya is translated from Sanskrit as fearlessness. The Abhaya mudra is made with the open palm of the right hand extending outwards at the chest level or slightly higher. If you look at this Buddha hand gesture, or mudra, you will also feel the energy of protection, peace and a sense of strong, deep in...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1381618 (stock #0429)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

Here is a brilliant Chawan by Master Mashiko Potter and Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. It is in mint condition with no chips or cracks.

Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues in Japan, the pot...

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 1920 item #1448910 (stock #0501)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

This chawan will make your eyes shine with its beauty. Wonderful distorted Suhama-gata (shoreline type) Chawan of Arita ware with finest golden lines of a real high class kintsugi. Different shades of purple make this Chawan from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to a truely incomparable piece of art.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 6,5 x1 2,5 cm

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Arita ware:

Located in western Saga prefecture, Arita is the original home of Japanese...