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
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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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...
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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 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 ...
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...
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