Museum piece from the Late Edo Period (could be earlier) from Iga in Mie Prefecture near Shigaraki, another great kiln producing area outside of Kyoto.
If you are a ceramic collector you know, that a piece like this is very, very rare.
Size: 26.5 centimeters in height, diameter 11 centimeters, trunk diameter 12.5 centimeters, 1300 grams in weight.
Shipping cost included.
Antique and unique Japanese Mingei Sake Bottle (Tokkuri), also usable as a flower vase. It is approx. 100 years old and made of old Shino-Ware.
You will find two amazing images on it, made with iron-oxid. Enjoy sake or beautiful flowers with this antique Mingei Folk Art item.
Mingei (民芸 lit. folk arts or arts of the people), the Japanese folk art movement, was developed in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan. Its founding father was Yanagi Sōetsu (1889–1...
We are glad to present you a real precious superb Uzukumaru tsubo by probably the best potter in the world, Tsujimura Shiro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Shell marks, kutsuki, ash blasting. The piece is 7-3/4 inches (19.5 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
Shiro Tsujimura was born in 1947, in the town of Gose, Nara prefecture, Japan. His first love was oil painting and when he was 18 years old, he aspired to become a painter. For a sh...
We offer a beautiful deformed and heavy Japanese Bizen stoneware tsubo. It has expressive signs and spoils of the pottery making.
The brown colour with a little descent of yellow and orange are giving a smooth warm radiance to the viewer.
It is a unique Tsubo in excellent condition. No repairs, no damage.
It is from the late Edo period, 18-19th century.
Size: approx. 21cm in diameter, 16.5cm in height (8.26in, 6.49in)
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...
Nishiki-e. Oban, tate-e (ca. 24,4 x 35,2 cm).
Mi Brigade, Third Group, Fudanotsuji-ura: Actor Arashi Rikan III as Kaga no Chiyo, from the series Flowers of Edo and Views of
Famous Places (Edo no hana meishô-e)
Japanese, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû /Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864. Other artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu), Japanese, 1826–1869
Publisher Katôya Iwazô (Seibei), Japanese
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A hand painted piece of art of a plum tree, painted with ink on makuri paper with sign and seal of the artist - late Meiji Period.
I tried to find out the name of the artist, but it is difficult to read. The painting has a real nice and sensitive touch. It is hard to find similar items like this amazing one.
The condition is good - there is only some unimportant wrinkle and stain which gives the artwork that special touch of a unique piece of art.
Size: ca. 23 x 27 inches...
A Kannon Bosatsu wooden statue from the early Meiji Period (19th century) with rests of its original paint.
It is a unique peace of buddhist art, as it bears on its back a writing with black ink from a Samurai. The charakters mean Saikoku Sanjusansho (The Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage), made by 'Yasukuni Joza' in the status of Bushi (Samurai) in Bungo area, Oita Prefecture.
There are no similar pieces to find. It is really matchless and singular. Perfect Wabi-Sabi condition as...
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.
A big Samurai clay doll made of Fushimi clay of the Kyoto area. He is standing proud and strong in the position of drawing a sword.
It is a figure with pleasing and charming signs of time and rests of colours. The Samurai figure dates from the late 19th. century or probably earlier.
Normally all the clay dolls are somehow originated from the Fushimi clay of the Kyoto area. They have been sold as souvenirs to the pilgrims on the road of Fushimi Kaidou from Kyoto to Fushimi ...
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This work is a work of famous ceramist Deishi Shibuya of Hagi ware.
It is a Oni-Hagi Hiissen Chawan. Hiissen is Japanese and is a meaning referred to as Washing a brush.
Since form resembles the container from which a brush is washed, it came to be refered to as Hiissen Chawan. The Hagi ware clay with which three kinds of grounds were mixed is used for the clay of this work (Daido, Mishima, Mitake).
The clay which blended rough sand is called Oni-Hagi. The motif ...
This very unusual Kyoto ware chawan is decorated in underglaze blue on a buff stoneware body.
The motifs are very odd and present mysterious pictures a poetic calligraphy.
Inside are 5 spur marks indicating that these bowls were stacked inside each other in the kiln. A previous owner has obviously been very attached to the bowl as it has several fine "kintsugi" gold lacquer repairs.
The Teabowl was made in Edo Period at the end of the 18th. century. Condition is ...
Very beautiful antique aka-raku (red raku) chawan (teabowl) with Raku 11th generation Keinyû (1817-1902)'s seal. Early Meiji Era.
Born as a son of Ogawa Naohachi, a sake brewer from Tanba, the present Kameoka City in Kyoto, he was taken into the Raku family as Tannyu's son-in-law. He succeeded as the 11th generation in 1845. He retired in 1871, assuming the name of Keinyu. The period he lived through was an age of transformation from the feudalism of the Tokugawa Shogunate to the m...
SIZE : Width 5.1 in : Length 5.0 in : Height 2.8 in : Weight 360 g + Box 290 g
This is a rare tea bowl of Japanese SETO pottery ware. This was made about 150 years ago during the Meiji Period.
SETO is the pottery of Aichi Prefecture in Japan. It is chosen as one of the oldest 6 pottery called ROKKOYO in Japan. And such a glaze with taste of mud is SETO. It has a fantastic Wabi-Sabi atmosphere and the design on it reminds of wild big cats.
The overall unperfection...
Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up of this Oribe Mizusashi, signed and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Matsuzaki Ken is one of the most important potters in Japan, born in Tokyo in 1950.
He graduated from the Fine Arts Ceramic Department at Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo, putting him in direct lineage with Mingei legend Hamada Shoji.
In 1978 he establ...
This is a 150 years old tea bowl of Kyoto. It has a very teasteful handpainting of wild chrysanthenum and an antique crackle glaze.
It dates from the Meiji Period and it is suitable for Nodate (open air) tea ceremony.
On the original wooden box is written in kanji letters "wild chrysanthenum".
Height: 2.72inches - width: 3.78inches - total weight w/box: 355g
Both together, the Kyoto chawan and the original box have a unique touch of a real japanese antiq...
Antique Wooden Buddhist Temple Bell (mokugyo), dating from the end of the Edo Period. 15 x 15 cm.
Handcarved and made of one piece of wood. The Buddhist Mokugyo has a nice sound and symbolizes a japanese carp kingyo. It has been used for more than two hundred years in a Buddhist Temple in Gifu. It was once given as a gift to a member of our family, who was a famous ambassador. Lacquered with Urushi.
It represents the aura of true wabi-sabi with its spoils of time.
This is Chinese Official General Seal made of Bronze. It is still in good condition and usable.
It dates from the Han-Dynasty ºº³¯ (206 BC ¨C 220 AD). This Dynasty was the Golden Age in Chinese history.
Size approx. 3,5 cm x 2,5 cm
This Tea Bowl (Chawan) in the style of Kenzan is decorated in white slip and underglaze iron.
It is in excellent condition, there is a tiny chip on the lip but no other damage and no repairs. It dates from the late Edo Period.
The Tea Bowl is from the Dikran G. Kelekian Collection.
Kelekian (1868-1951) was a very important dealer and collector, largely in the fields of Islamic and Modern French Art.
He had galleries in Paris and New York and was a major...
We present a Japanese Hanging Scroll of the famous painter Kano Eisenin. This is a real poetic and romantic theme in Japanese culture - Crescent Moon.
Kano Eisenin Michinobu (1730~1790) was the 6th of Kibikicho Kano-ha.
His father is Kano Furunobu, and his son is Kano Korenobu. In 1762 he was given rank of Hogen when he was 33 years old. After he had been given the estate in Kobiki-cho, he got the larger private painting school than other Kano-ha and the students we...
Japanese antique Edo Era Teapot of Oribe ware.
Size 20 centimeters in height, width 16x12.5 centimeters, 570 grams in weight.
Oribe ware (¿—²¿Ÿ† Oribe-yaki) is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its use of green copperglaze and bold painted design. It was the first use of colored stoneware glaze by Japanese potters.
It is one of the Mino styles originating in the late 16th century. It takes its name from tea masterFuruta Oribe (1544¨C1615...
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A spectacular Meiji period Tenmoku Chawan by Eiraku Zengoro decorated in a flamboyant style with precious metals.
A golden pine trunk rises, almost entirely obscured by the mass of silver pine needles built up both within and without the bowl. It is most powerful in comparison to the ordinarily subdued Kyo-yaki ware of the Meiji era. The stamp on the base is undoubtedly that of Wazen.
The bowl is just less than 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition.
Signature and seal: Ganku
Technique: handpainted on silk
Size: 70 x 186 cm / 27,5'' x 73,2''
Ganku 岸駒 (1749 or 1756 - January 19, 1839), or more formally Kishi Ganku, was a noted Japanese painter of the late Edo period and founder of the Kishi school of painting. He is perhaps best known for his paintings of tigers.
Ganku was born in Kanazawa as Kishi Saeki, studied painting styles including those of Chinese painter Shen Nanpin ...
This offered painting dates from the early or the mid Qing-Dynasty around the 17th. and 18th. century.
It was impossible to identify the artist, but it is obvious that he was a great painter of his time. The colours are still strong and vivid, and it is a real joy to notice the impressing details of the amazing dusk scenery.
Signature and seal: anonymous
Scroll end: wood
Technique: handpainted on paper
Size: 74,8 x 149,3 cm / 29,4'' x 58,7...
One of our favorite chawans in our collection is this large E-Shino Tea Bowl, dating from the Meiji Period.
Consider it as one of the best masterpieces of Meiji era E-Shino chawans (Pictured Shino tea bowl), molded massively in the elegant Japanized distortion and completed with aesthetic smoothness.
The immaculate glaze with yuzu-hada (lemon skin) and the dark underglaze markings are some of the beautiful characteristics of Shino ware, which have been associated with th...
This Buddhist Scroll painting was drawn about 200 years ago during the Edo Period in Japan. It is hand painted on paper.
You will find a Hermit with tortoise with a Wabi-Sabi atmosphere. It is drawn very well and it is a very good composition.
Such simple touch is the soul of a Japanese painting. It leads to WABI-SABI. This style of painting is called KANO-HA painting. It is traditional from ancient times and it is the most popular style.
The Kobikicho branch of th...
CONDITION : Good ( little damages due to an age of more than 200 years, but they do not reduce its beauty )
SIZE : Width 20cm (7.9''), Length 15cm (5,9''), Height 42,42cm (16.7''), Weight 930 g
This is a Buddhist statue of Japanese coloured wood carving. It was made about 200 years ago and it is a real authentic original. It is never imitation. Such very old buddhist statues are very rare and valuable. There are some damages caused by using for 200 years, but they surel...
Here we show you a real rare antique and authentic small wooden hand carved Buddha Statue in form of a Bodhisattva, called Myoken Bosatsu.
It was made more than 140 years ago in the late Edo Period. The eyes of the statue are made of crystal and that technique is called gyokugan.
Myōken Bodhisattva, or Myōken Bosatsu in Japanese) is a bodhisattva, who is the deification of the North Star. It is mainly associated with the Nichiren, Shingon and Tendai temples. T...
Size 35 x 22 x 17 cm (13,78'' x 8,66'' x 6,69'')
Weight 7,4 Kg
Here we exhibite one of the best Cloisonne and 24k gold Kwan Yin Statues in the world - premium and museum quality.
This Kwan Yin with the hand position "Apan mudra" is made of heavy bronze, finest CloisonnÃ© and finished with 24k gold, melted over some parts of the figure with high temperature inside a kiln.
It was made by a master of craftsmanship as you can see in the pictures. Please go to...
An absolutely stunning Meiji period black Oribe Tea Bowl covered in thick, ink-black glaze with a floral and abstract design.
The slightly irregular kutsu-gata form settles easily into the palm of the hand, with the built up rim resting lightly on the fingers
The Chawan has a seal and is signed by the artist. I was unable to identify him. Of course he was a great master of his craftmanship.
Size:7 cm height (2,76''), diameter 13.5 x 12 cm (5,31'' x 4,72''...
SIZE : Width 5.1'' , Length 4.6'', Height 3.1'', Weight 290 g + Signed box 290 g
This is a tea bowl of Japanese SHIGARAKI pottery ware. This was made about 30 years ago. SHIGARAKI is the pottery of Shiga Prefecture in Japan.
It is chosen as one of the oldest 6 potterys in Japan. Shigaraki, Bizen, Iga etc are very popular as pottery of Japanese WABI-SABI.
This amazing tea bowl has a very good natural glaze. It presents a lovely sense of view, touch and hold in the hands. ...
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...
Hand made more than hundred years ago in Iga, a small tow in the mountains of Mie prefecture, famous as the birthplace of Iga ninja.
Items like ours gave big inspiration to one of the worlds famous potter Tsujimura Shiro.
Iga-yaki is a style of pottery where the ceramic is fired at high temperatures causing it to crystallize in a red hue, with brown-grey burn marks caused by log ashes, and the melting effect of the vidro (feldspatic glass). It has been a popular pottery style...
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.
We are glad to can offer you a real authentic piece of real Japanese tea ceremony culture, a Shigaraki-yaki Edo period antique mizusashi (water jar) with its o r i g i n a l and signed antique wooden box.
Dated Bunsei 13 (1830).
This is one of the rare originals, which are hard to find in and outside Japan.
As it is in brilliant condition, it can still be used for the tea ceremony.
Height : 14,5 cm
Diam. : 19,5 cm
We can present you a pair of gold and silver leaf raku Shimadai Chawans by first class potter Waraku Kawasaki.
They have been made in 1975.
Shimadai Chawans (always a small and a large one for men and women) are very auspicious in the Japanese Culture.
It is used especially for a New Year's day or other auspicious days.
Both bowls have a very impressing glaze and will be sold with the original Woodbox with sign and seal of Waraku Kawasaki. He is a very ...
Fine Antique Chinese 18th. century Qing-Period Bronze seated GuanYin on Lotus throne with buddhistic characters.
This lovely Guan Yin statue shows Guan Yin holding the bottle of life in one hand and a droplet of water in a form of a water ball in another hand. Her face is serene and peaceful.
Hand polished bronze in perfect condition, with some old age wears.
SIZE : 29,5 CM TALL x 15 CM Wide x 10 CM. WEIGHT: 2,63 kg
We offer you an amazing large and very, very valuable vase by greatest Shoji Hamada.
I guess my visitors are connaisseurs in the history of Japanese Art and culture, so I do not have to introduce Shoji Hamada. He is the most influencing potter in our times and has been in his lifetimes a 'Living National Treasure'.
It dates from the period pre 1920. Around this time Hamada left Japan and traveled to England with Leach. During that era he signed some of his art with the Sho...
Early Edo period, 17th century.
Enjoy this small local wooden folk Buddhist statue called 'Minshu-Butsu' (or 'Minkan-Butsu'), dated back to the indicated age but could also be earlier.
It is unique and soften modeled with calm smiling in 'Gassho' pose, coated with mature paint and an impressing merciful aura.
The statue shows the wear of time and draws its beauty from it. It is sprinkled with gold on the front; the back must have been against a wall or a pillar ...
The only Blanc de Chine Figure of our collection is presented to offer now.
A Chinese Dehua White Porcelain Lotus Flower Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, 12 inches tall, dating from 1850. Since 65 years it is in our private collection of Religious Art.
It is in excellent condition, only minimal wears of age. On the back is the sign of the Dehua Craftsman. The statue is rich in details and the all over glaze is amazing.
The Buddha is heavy for a porcelain figure, about 3...
Here we like to offer you a 100 year old bronze Guan Yin Statue (kwan yin) from China with traces of gildet laquer. It is sold together with its wooden stand.
She is riding a foo lion / fu dog and is holding a droplet of water in her left hand.
The Guan Yin is in good condition. It has no repairs and shows only some wears of age, which emphasizes the antique charakter.
Size: 8'' x 5'' x 11,4''.
As being passionate connaisseurs of Japanese Tea Bowls we always do our best to impress our visitors with tea bowls, which are for sure singular artworks.
Here we show and exhibit a treasure of Japanese tea ceremony culture. A very old Edo Period E-Karatsu chawan with tasteful gold repair 'gintsugi' (kintsugi) and mysterious signs - this tea bowl emanates the essence of true wabi sabi.
It has been part of our valuable chawan collection for almost 100 years.
Have you ever seen a shuro made of Shino-yaki from the Momoyama-Period? Try to hunt for it on the antique market, it is very rare. Also on trocadero you will not find one except ours. This is for the deep lovers of ancient Japanese Culture and art.
In the days of traditional Japanese wooden buildings keeping warm must have been a constant preoccupation. Hand warmers like the present example were small hibachi which would have a layer of sand on which charcoal would be burned to enab...
A comparatively large sized Japanese Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAI from the Mid Edo Period - about 200 years old.
It is made of premium wood and has been carved by a master craftsman. The golden colour is still vivid and shiny and looks absolutely amazing. Buddha Statues of this quality are very rare.
It is in very good condition with no repairs and no serious damage.
Size: Width 4.9 in : Length 3.7 in : Height 15.7 in : Weight 530 g
Over 110 years old Chinese Buddha head mounted on a high class wood base.
It is made of fine natural stone and has a nice patina. This mounted statue is part of the Van Norten Collection since 60 years and has been exhibited in our private house since then. Wonderful, age related condition.
Weight 8,6 KG.
Height 32 cm.
Width 18 cm.
Dephs 20 cm.
Base 18 x 16 x 8 cm ( with metal rod )
Try describing this incredible Vase is not difficult: Spectacular is all that comes to mind. This large vase is covered in glassy Oribe green glaze by the important Mino Ware master potter Tsukamoto Haruhiko, born in Mino in 1959
His work, reflects a certain, more modern departure from the established tradition, without compromising the quality of its craft and design.
Tsukamoto Haruhiko studying with Nonaka Shunsei and Asai Reiji. He struck out on his own in 1985 and sinc...
This is a water pot called SUITEKI made of Japanese copper ware. SUITEKI is one kind of the tools for calligraphy. It is used to pour water into an ink stone.
A Suiteki of copper in this square pot form is doubtlessly very rare.
This small water pot Suiteki is a high class piece which was made about 200 years ago. It dates from the Japanese Edo period. This is an old original. It is never imitation.
SIZE : Width 4.5 in : Length 3.3 in : Height 3.3 in : Weight 1...
Wan shape with a small foot and no Kagami (mirror - tea pool) inside.
The light iron bearing clay is decorated in the style of a Korean Miji-Hakaeme bowls: inside and the upper three quarters on the outside covered with a whitish Engobe over which a transparent ash glaze was applied, just sparing the inner part of the foot.
The Uchigaso kiln was the second of the Takatori kilns established by Korean potters, it was active between 1614 and 1624.
The bowl was ex...
This is a CHOSHI of Japanese lacquer ware. CHOSHI is a kettle for the sake which was made about 170 years ago in the late Edo period.
This is an old original item of master craftmanship. It is never imitation. It is lacquered on wood and never plastic etc. Used was only real Japanese lacquer. This incredible lacquer work is called MAKI-E.
MAKI-E is made carefully, applying very long days and months. As it requires highly-skilled craftsmanship and emotional strength to p...
Japanese late Edo Period (ca. 1860 / 150 years ago) buddhist bronze bell from S¨fuku-ji ( ³ç¸£ËÂ ) Temple in Gifu.
Measurements diameter 21 cm H 23 cm. Materials: bronze, wood, silk. Made entirely by hand. The base is in lacquered wood. On the side of the bell trademarks with the name of the place of provenance and craftsman. Beautiful patina with natural signs of wear and some scratches due to the age and use.
This is an authentic piece of Japanese culture and ...
'Remote Landscape' by Tanomura Chokunyu (1814~1907)
Chokunyu was the step son of Tanomura Chikuden and he studied Chikuden's work. Chokunyu started to learn from Chikuden when he was 9 years old, and Chikuden found his talent and adopted him. Chokunyu learned Confucianism from Tsunoda Kyuka and Chinese poetry from Hirose Gyokuso. He also learned and got skills of Omotesenke Tea Ceremony, Kodo (Japanese art of appreciating incence) and Kenjutsu (the art of the sword). When he was ...
This rare pear shaped wine bottle has been manufactured 1000 years ago in the prospering Chinese Song Dynasty.
The coloured crackle glaze and the spoils of age fuse to a stunning Chinese Ceramic masterpiece. Some pieces of glaze have been chipped off due to the age, but it does not reduce the gorgeous impression of this wine bottle.
Chinese ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) constitute perhaps the foremost expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in the e...
This delightful small pottery bowl was made during the late Song dynasty of China (around 1200 A.D.).
Originating from the Jian kilns of Fujian province, it has a base of rough, unglazed clay, and a rare streaked ‘hare’s fur’ glaze, made using iron oxide in the firing process.
The rim has a rust red glaze, and would have been made separately from the main body.
Coming from an un-named shipwreck (possibly the Lianjiang wreck), it is in fair condition with...
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 Japan,...
Very old Japanese large size red negoro lacquer wood tray for tea ceremony. It dates from the late Edo / early Meiji Period approx. 150 years ago.
Condition is excellent with some wears due to age. This carved oval wood tray is an authentic item of old Japanese tea ceremony culture.
Description / Height: 1.05inches, Width: 16.77x11.77inches, Weight: 582g
Condition / Good
Material / Wood
Impressing black Raku tea bowl, signed Kichizaemon, of the Raku family.
The signed box is labeled “10th generation”, which means Tan-nyu (1795-1854). It represents true Japanese Chado, made from of one of the most famous potter clans in Japan. Most pieces of Kichizaemon Tan-nyu are hold in museums.
Tan-nyu Raku was born the second son of Ryonyu, he succeeded as the 10th generation Kichizaemon in 1811. He was given the name Tan-nyu at this retirement in 1845 by Kyokosai,...
Japanese shunga woodblock print from the Meiji period.
The print features a close-up of a Japanese woman and her lover - a rare find!
The print was purchased in an antique bookstore in Jinbocho Tokyo 1951 and is in good condition with minor staining (see photos below).
Size of print: Approx. 19.5cm x 13cm.
Only one of a kind - fantastic kuro bizen tokkuri with unusual form by famous potter Masao Akiye.
He was born in Saitama near Tokyo in 1968.After he studied in the Tokyo Institute and Art University, he began his career as a 'professional' Bizen potter in the kiln in Bizen City.
After having studied under Isezaki Jun, Bizen Living National Treasure for 10 years, he founded his anagama kiln in 2008.
His work won already many important awards, the Tanabe-Mus...
Please feel free to enjoy this Chinese wood carving of a seated Guanyin, early Qing dynasty. The Guanyin is seated in rajalitasana, royal ease, on a pierced rockwork base with one leg lowered and the other with knee raised supporting the right arm, the face carved with a poised and calm expression, wearing a tiara and loose robes falling over the shoulders and open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace.
There are no repairs visible, but pieces of laquer had been chipped...
This beautiful chawan (tea bowl) was made in the oribe style, a more than four hundred year old tradition from the central part of Japan in the ancient Mino province.
That tradition was in part influenced by tea master and warrior Furuta Oribe (1545-1615) who developed his own style of tea ceremony. The bowl is very well made and in perfect condition. It dates from the mid Edo Period and has no repairs or damages except inborn kiln cracks. The green glaze is very vivid and strong....