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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1304101 (stock #0239)
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It is a rare event to discover a chawan of oldest Oribe ware. Here we proudly present a fantastic Ao Oribe chawan from the Azushi-Momoyama Period.

Little distorted half cylinder shaped (tsutsu-gata) tea bowl with flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.

The expertly thrown body is covered with typical green copper glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is split into two fields: the left half decorated in try shine sty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1327744 (stock #0300)
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Here is another stunning chawan from our collection - one of the oldest available chawans in the world.

Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Northern Song Period around 960 CE. This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China. More than 1000 years old!

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 fl...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1331284 (stock #0312)
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Wan-shaped tea bowl made of light, little iron oxide bearing, sandy Karatsu clay, which is unrefined and has mane inclusions. The rim has been cut in the shape of a hissen (brush washer - the shape prevents a brush placed on the rim to roll off).

The thinly thrown body is covered with the typical transparent Karatsu type of ash glaze. Under the glaze is a decoration in iron oxide representing some foliage on the one side and a three dot mon of the Nakasato family.

Hissen cha...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1333427 (stock #0318)
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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 scratched into the iron...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1338295 (stock #0328)
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Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its shiny glaze, rough texture and primitive markings, one gets the sense...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1349403 (stock #0356)
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In our opinion this is the best Iga Vase, we have ever seen. Massive and intentionally distorted Vase of wonderful native Iga clay. The vase is 3300 g heavy and has a height of 8,1'' and a width of 7,1'', which is very tall for an antique Iga vase.

The vase was made between 1800 - 1850 during the later Edo Period and is in good antique condition. No repairs. Only an untimportant chip on the bottom caused during the process of firing. The vase comes with an old wooden box.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1366164 (stock #0400)
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A true treasure! Slightly 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.

The bowl was covered with a green copper oxide glaze. A window on the side was left unglazed and split in two halves - one was decorated with iron oxide engobe which was decorated with incised straight zig-zag lines, the other half was decorated with a ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1366166 (stock #0401)
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A rare Momoyama Period Nezumi-Shino Chawan with a unique decoration: distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of little reddish, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.

The bowl was first covered inside and out with an iron oxide engobe (oni-ita) - then a decoration was incised into the dry engobe down to the clay - finally, a shino glaze was applied over the engobe. The incised decora...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1367679 (stock #0405)
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A superbly well balanced Kuro Raku Chawan made by one of the few masters of this genre, Ogawa Choraku (1912-1991), second heir to the Choraku lineage of Raku potters.

The founder of the Choraku lineage studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku Kichizaemon family, and in 1904 with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906 by Choyuken, the head of a very influential tea ceremony association.

There ar...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1374997 (stock #0419)
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Lavender clouds, rain on a foggy morning, snowy mountain landscapes, this is what comes to your mind when you look on this superb pale kurinuki Hagi tea bowl, made by Master and potter legend Kaneta Masanao, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.

Kurinuki is a technique carving and scooping out forms from a solid block of clay to produce boldly-cut forms, an approach the artist is famous for. Kaneta Masanao is an 8th generation Hagi potter. He likely needs no introduction, cert...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1379160 (stock #0425)
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We continue to offer you the most important chawans and present you this wonderful Tsutsui-Iga Chawan, dating back to the Momoyama period or even the Muromachi Era.

Cylindrical shape - hanzutsu - built up from clay coils and squeezen into shape, the foot roughly cut on a hand wheel. This technique is usually affiliated with the Muromachi period, but was used in Iga well into the Momoyama period.

The bowl was fired in an anagama (single chamber tunnel kiln), where it was ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1399831 (stock #0449)
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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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1405955 (stock #0455)
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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 : Pre 1700 item #1433428 (stock #0480)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1457581 (stock #0529)
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Pure Aka-Raku Chawan by the 9th generation Raku Ryonyu (Raku Kichizaemon IX) 楽了入 (9代 楽吉左衛門) enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box and made around the beginning of 19th century about 200 years ago during the Edo era.

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.

Ryonyu was the second...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1262884 (stock #0164)
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Modern Hagi Chawan By Miwa Kyusetsu X (Kyuwa) (1885-1981)

The rough white Hagi clay with fairly big enclosures is expertly thrown into half cylinder shape (hanzutsu); The light feldspatic hagi glaze turning to yellow beige; inside the foot ring stamped Kyusetsu.

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 spli...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1234566 (stock #0112)
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Striking antique Siam mid to late 19th. century Ayutthaya Kampheng head of Buddha Sakyamuni (The Awakened One). His face with serene expression, closed eyes, aquiline nose, smiling lips and elongated earlobes with earrings.

The head is hollow inside and mounted on a wood base. It has a weight of almost 6 kg. No repairs, good condition.

Size incl. wood base: 49 cm height x 23 cm width x 23 cm length.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1343020 (stock #0338)
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Half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl, thrown from light, coarse Mino clay, with very little inclusions a clay found on earlier Shino bowls. The walls are cut with a potters knife.

The bowl has been covered fully (with the exception of the foot ring) first with an iron bearing engobe (oniita) and after the decoration had been incised with the typical ash and feldspar glaze inside and outside creating the nezumi-shino glaze.

The decoration in white Shino glaze on this ...