Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
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 : 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 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1344106 (stock #0340)
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Here we present a real old Ko-Karatsu Tenmoku Chawan with a wonderful yobitsugi repair. It dates from the early stages of the Japanese Azushi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603).

A yobitsugi repair is not just a simple repair, it is a recreation by using laquer and some fragments of broken pottery of the same or a similar kiln. The result is a breathtaking consistency of 'landscape' (keshiki). The chawan is ready for use - tea does not leak.

A characteristic feature of the use of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1344550 (stock #0341)
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Special offer: Heavily distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a strongly flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife in its lower part and covered with a very deep black iron oxide glaze inside and outside.

A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with a square divided into two white and two black section accompanied on each side by two circles with the same patterns. This is a ty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1351396 (stock #0359)
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Really important Ko-Karatsu (kogaratsu - oldest Karatsu ware made during the 16th century) Madara tea bowl with a yobitsugi repair of highest quality.

The bowl is a so called Madara Karatsu tea bowl (provenance is the legendary Hobashira-kiln) due to its typical cookie-like sandy clay and wonderful blue-purplish flecks.

But its true highlight is the perfect traditional yobitsugi restoration with a pure silver gintsugi (kintsugi). A yobitsugi repair is not just a simple r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353516 (stock #0363)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty (perhaps older) stone head of a Buddha. Well carved with the face in a pleasant expression with beautiful lips and almond-shaped eyes, flanked by elongated earlobes.

Part of our family collection for more than 100 years.

Size: 22 cm height x 14 width. Weight 5,7 kg.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1356518 (stock #0368)
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Beautiful half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl from the early stage of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) with a rounded brim, made of iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Narumi Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.

The unglazed foot is relatively large. In the style of Ao-Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a green copper oxide glaze - leaving a window on one side, which was decorated with turtle pattern in iron oxide under a clear a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1358532 (stock #0373)
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It is commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet, in the real world, there seems to be a fair amount of congruity about what people consider beautiful, with most arguments about particular instances being about degree, not direction. This chawan is pure beauty - no matter from which angle you look at it.

Slightly distorted cylinder shaped tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay in the early Edo Period around 1620. The expertly thro...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1358955 (stock #0374)
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Very little 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 and through the finger marks (rokuro-me) covered with an ash glaze inside and outside. The little iron oxide in the clay turned the glaze to light brown.

On two opposite sides, decoration has been applied under the glaze in iron oxide with a little white engobe. On the front y...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1360329 (stock #0376)
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Distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife in its lower part and its brim. It dates back to the early Edo Period (1603-1868).

It is covered with a very deep black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with two fish nets hung for drying.

On the other side w-shaped and was left unglazed and w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1360797 (stock #0377)
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Here is a real beauty. Perfect in form, shape and design: Ao-Oribe (Green Oribe) Chawan from the early stage of Edo period. Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with slightly flaring mouth made of light, unrefined Mino clay.

The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife and covered with the typical green copper oxide glaze inside and outside. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding were left unglazed (with the exception of a few spots of gla...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1361718 (stock #0381)
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We are proud to present this extremely rare mugi-de Oribe chawan dating back to early stage of the Momoyama Period. It is a slightly distorted cylidrical shape Hanzutsu tea bowl with flaring brim and trimmed sides. The bowl was covered with a Shino-Oribe-type glaze (a feldspat glaze with a higher content of ash than Shino).

Under the decoration of vertical parallel lines in four different shades of brown, which gave this decor the name 'mugi-de', which means barley straw. This des...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1367481 (stock #0403)
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Extremely rare: Korean Amamori Chawan of Choson (Yi) Dynasty (1392-1910). Wan shaped tea bowl, thrown from light, refined clay, with very little iron oxide, covered with a white feldspatic glaze with fine crackles and pin holes including the small foot.

Through many years of use the tea has seeped through the holes and crack to discolour the white clay body underneath, creating an effect called amamory - rain leak. The effect is especially strong along the rim. It takes a couple of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1368315 (stock #0407)
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What a wonderful glaze. Slightly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl from the early Edo period 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.

In the style of Kuro-Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a brown iron 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 inc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1368424 (stock #0408)
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Important Kuro Raku Chawan by 4th-generation master Ichinyû Kichizaemon (1640-1696). The chawan was named Kou Un (parting clouds). It comes with an authentication box with Raku seal. It has a Urasenke hakogaki by Sen Soshitsu and a certificate of its provenance.

Born the eldest son of Dônyû. His work varies from those made in his youth influenced by his father Dônyû to later work stylistically closer to that of Chôjirô. In particular, his invention of a new type of glaze, s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1368663 (stock #0408)
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What an atmosphere, this is what the Japanese call wabi-sabi. Full cylinder shaped (Tsutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, very coarse, unrefined Hagi clay. The expertly thrown body was roughly trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part. The rather high foot is traditionally cut in one place (so called 'wari kodai').

Our chawan was covered with an opaque glaze, which is a mixture of ash and feldspat. It shows a beautiful fine crazing from many years of careful us...