Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1444928 (stock #0493)
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A wonderful modelled Aka Raku tea bowl 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 writing haiku. His Aka (red) Raku ware...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1445200 (stock #0495)
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$1,500.00

Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (tsuzu) tea bowl with straight walls, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife around the foot ring.

The bowl was partly covered with black iron oxide glaze of the non glossy type (preferable!) and then covered with a black glaze in the style of a Seto-guro bowl. On the other half it is decorated with two oxcart wheels. This beautiful Chawan was made in the 19th century during the Edo Pe...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1451259 (stock #0503)
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We are glad to offer you a rare and stunning Kosobe-yaki Chawan with a beautiful hand painting of pines and cranes, under thick cream colored glaze on very thinly potted clay blended with shiseki for great effect. This is likely the work of the second or third generation Shinbei, both known for their Korai-Utsushi (Korean style) wares. Finding such a delicate Chawan in such good condition from the Edo period is exceedingly rare. It comes with a shiho-san wooden box.

On the bottom is...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1454012 (stock #0515)
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Pure Kuro-Raku Chawan by the 11th generation Keinyu Kichizaemon (1817-1902) enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box and made around the end of 19th century about 120-130 years ago.

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, this piece has the added distinction of be...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1456045 (stock #0520)
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Extraordinary Vajradhara Buddha Bronze Statue from Nepal. It was made in the late 19th cent. and decorated with the rare color mixture of gold and Jade green.

Great antique condition with no flaws.

Vajradhara is considered to be one of the original Buddhas, he is represented with a bell and vajra, his arms are crossed over his chest. The Asiatic symbolizes the union of opposites (Unio mystica = removes suffering for those who experience it). So the vajra (male) goes to th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1456333 (stock #0519)
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Stunning Chinese Buddha Head made of natural stone, late Qing Dynasty (1626-1911). It comes on a custom made natural stone stand and has a total weight of 18,8 KG.

The Buddha Head is in great antique condition. The natural stone base has a small flaking at the back left, which is hardly visible.

Size: 37 cm height x 20 x 20

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1456790 (stock #0523)
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Antique Amitayus Bronze Buddha, 150 years old from North India.

The Buddha of immeasurable life

Amitayus is considered the giver of a long life and in Buddhismus embodies a crowned and dignified Buddha from the lotus family.

He is depicted meditating on the lotus seat and holding his hands in the gesture of equanimity. In many depictions he holds an ambrosia vase in his hands filled with the nectar of longevity and immortality. This gives him the venerability and maj...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1457550 (stock #0528)
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$950.00
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Outstanding Ohi Chawan from the early stage of the Meiji Era (1868-1912) with a rarely seen octopus and coral sculpture on it. The outer earthy amber glaze harmonises wonderfully with the colourful interior landscape of the bowl. A firework of colours running into each other. What an impressive demonstration of the artistry of this 19th century artist. His seal is printed on the unglazed foot ring.

The mesmerizing play of tones of this particular vessel is yet another fine example o...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1458699 (stock #0535)
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High class Ohi Chawan made by the 8th generation Ohi Chozaemon (1851-1927) 120 years ago and is done in a style known as 'ameyu' or candy glazing. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

The glazing is a wonderful example of ameyu and, in fact, approximates the color of a caramel candied-apple.

The interesting color scheme and glossy sheen make it an attractive backdrop for a frothy bowl of dark green matcha. While some tea bowls may look best in the c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1462322 (stock #0547)
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$1,500.00

Very precious Korean Celadon Bowl with foliate (petal) design, refined with finest Kintsugi gold. One of the most beautiful Korean bowls we have ever seen. It was made around 1850, which is also written as an authentification on the wooden box.

Size: 6cm height x 20cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1463921 (stock #0549)
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$1,500.00
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Wonderful white Raku Chawan with a barley seen notched foot and highly sophisticated form. It was made in the Kaei Era 4, which is the year 1851 during the Japanese Edo Period. The original antique wooden box with a note of the manufacturing year is included.

It is one of such rare wabi sabi Raku tea bowls that are not just attractive, pleasant to hold in the hand, and a joy to drink from; but that subtly transform the spaces they inhabit.

No chips or cracks.

Siz...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1464789 (stock #0552)
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1467835 (stock #0563)
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$650.00

Perfectly shaped Shino Chawan with beautifully crackled Shino glaze and with the image of 3 Noh mai dancers.

It is extremely rare to find an antique tea bowl with a Noh mai dance motif.

This Chawan was made at the end of the 19th century. The signature of the artist is inscribed close to the foot ring.

Noh mai means „traditional movement“ and came from China to western Japan It was heavily influenced by the elegance and sophistication of the manners often a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1467870 (stock #0564)
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$1,500.00

A striking late 19th century Shigaraki Chawan with one of the most beautiful Kintsugi repairs we have ever seen. A mixture of lacquer and gold powder showing a traditional Karakusa pattern - a real unicum.

This aesthetically pleasing highest quality Kintsugi gold repair was made and in 1974 by Arakawa Kentaro, former master craftsman of the Tokyo National Museum.

The 'kara' of Karakusa means 'China', while 'kusa' means 'plant'. The Karakusa pattern came to Japan from China...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1468404 (stock #0565)
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$695.00

One of the very rare Buddhist Tea Bowls with a sculptural image of Bodhidharma Daruma. The incomparable Seto-yaki tea bowl was made at the end of 19th century and is in great antique condition with no cracks or repairs.

The historical Bodhidharma (known as Daruma in Japan) was an Indian sage who lived sometime in the fifth or sixth century AD. He is commonly considered the founder of Chan (Zen) Buddhism 禅, and credited with Chan's introduction to China. (Important Note: Zen is the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1216718 (stock #0006)
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$1600.00

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)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1216725 (stock #0010)
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$800.00

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...