Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1333726 (stock #0319)
Momoyama Gallery
$450.00

Large NGONTANG helmet mask (all seeing mask) from the Fang people in Gabon, very well used and worn and in great condition - pre 1920 and definitely rare.

Size: 41 cm - 2 kg

Known as Ngontang (or Ngontanga), this mask variety appeared among the Fang people of southern Cameroon and Gabon shortly before 1920. It represents a spirit of the dead visiting as a young white woman from the world beyond. The mask was used to locate sorcerers–those who misuse spiritual power...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1334525 (stock #0320)
Momoyama Gallery
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Rounded wan-shaped chawan with strong throwing (finger) marks, called rokuro-me. The light, very fine clay with enclosures is expertly thrown. The body is fully glazed - with the exception of the foot and its surrounding area.

The cream coloured glaze shows pink colour in some paces as we know it from Korean Gohon tea bowls. It shows discolouration from green tea and a beautiful crazing - especially on inside, a sign of many years of careful use. The style and the very fine clay indi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1336227 (stock #0321)
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This is pure antique Edo: Wan-shaped tea bowl made of dark, iron oxide bearing, sandy Karatsu clay. The thinly 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.

Under the glaze a line was applied in iron oxide resembling the skin of a whale (kawakujira). Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The glaze has a beautiful fine crazing.

This e...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1336666 (stock #0322)
Momoyama Gallery
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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 glaze, rough texture and primitive markings, one gets the sense of th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1337086 (stock #0323)
Momoyama Gallery
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This is really a rarely seen example of antique Japanese ceramic art: impressive Katakuchi Chawan (tea bowl with a spout), made of unrefined Mino clay. Katakuchi chawans of that age are barely available on the antique market. It is the only one in our collection. So take your chance.

A good wood box is included. Shipping included, too.

Size: 2,8'' height x 5,5'' in diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1337477 (stock #0324)
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Very large Qianlong Buddha made of solid bronze, with rests of gilding and a temple lion, marked Qianlong on the back. Weight 4,4 kg. No cracks, no repairs.

Size: 41 cm height, 18 cm width.

Shipping included
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1337919 (stock #0325)
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Rarely seen Shigaraki kettle with a fantastic shape, slightly deformed without any damage or repair. It dates from the early stages of the Edo Period.

Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery towns in Japan with a history dating back more than 1,200 years. Historians say that local kilns were producing roof tiles when the emperor Shomu briefly relocated his palace to the area from Kyoto in 742 AD. These days, many Japanese know Shigaraki for its Tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog ceramic...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1337920 (stock #0326)
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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 two areas at the rim are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic tea stain, indicating a ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1338219 (stock #0327)
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A perfect Mashiko chawan with high foot by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed double wood box. The bowl has a wonderful shiyo-yu salt glaze and - rarely seen on Hamada bowls - a figurative 'window' iron glazed design called maru mado. Hamda made such treasures only once a year in April because items with such glaze were very difficult to made.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to Engla...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1338295 (stock #0328)
Momoyama Gallery
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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 : 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 : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1338548 (stock #0330)
Momoyama Gallery
$650.00

A massive (almost 2 kg) Shigaraki Vase by famous Rakusai Takahashi III, enclosed in its originally signed wood box.

The tsubo displays the landscape of fire color (hi-iro), scorch (koge) and burst rocks (ishihaze).

Rakusai (1900 - 1976) was considered as one of the true masters of Shigaraki and Iga-yaki, along with Naokata and later Michio. He worked toward the revival of Kamakura and Muromachi wares, and came to the world stage when he won international acclaim after be...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1340438 (stock #0331)
Momoyama Gallery
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A perfect Mashiko chawan with stunning glaze by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed wood box. The bowl has a wonderful shiyo-yu salt glaze. Hamada made such treasures only once a year in April because items with such glaze were very difficult to made.

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 19...

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 : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1341197 (stock #0333)
Momoyama Gallery
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Let's continue with another treasure: rounded wan-shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style. The body pinched in at the middle to a shape called tojinbue (Chinese flute). The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - incl. the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar over a white engobe in hakeme style. The glaze shows a fine little crazing over the engobe, which is just amazing. It shows discoloration and patina from gr...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1341532 (stock #0334)
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More than 100 year old Seto Chawan, slightly distorted and with two Samurai emblems. Perfect antique condition with no cracks or repairs. True wabi-sabi atmosphere.

It comes with a good wooden box.

Size: 9 cm height and 10,5 cm in diameter.

Shipping included.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1341540 (stock #0335)
Momoyama Gallery
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The only item of Wakao Toshisada in our collection!!! Handsome Nezumi Shino Chawan by great artist Wakao Toshisada, enclosed in its original double wooden box.

Patterns of flowers in pink on iron shaded with blue-grey on this bowl is a Toshisada special, a quality for which is is unsurpassed. A member of the Japan Crafts Association since 1970, Wakao has made a speciality out of so-called Grey Shino wares. Grey Shino wares were a relatively unusual product made at only a small numb...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1341737 (stock #0336)
Momoyama Gallery
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Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, wild, rough and colorful, 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 glaze, rough texture and primitive markings...