A late 16th.century Azushi-Momoyama Period (1573–1600) vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The vase is decorated with kanji letters. It is written, that this vase is a tribute to the art which was made during the great Einin-Era.
A similar vase - but made during the Kamakura Period - was also part of our collection (item number 0083) and is sold al...
Unusual Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868) Mino-Yaki Tea Bowl, rough and wild with a Chinese Tang Dynasty reminding Sancai green glaze and a splendid wabi-sabi atmosphere.
It has very aesthetically pleasing natural inborn kiln cracks, very heavy (0,5 kg) and ready for use for the tea ceremony. This tea bowl is a delight to hold in the hand
Great antique condition with no repairs.
Size: 7,3 cm height x 13,5 cm in diameter.Free shipping
A large Japanese Ko-Tamba (Tanba) Vase/Tsubo decorated with a splashed and dripped deep-green glaze pooling towards the foot on a dark-brownish body.
It was made in the Momoyama Period 16th century or earlier. This impressive vase is a wonderful example of a so called Shiji-ko vase, which means 'vase with four ears'.
Great antique condition.
Tanbayaki has been produced in the village of Tachikui, Hyogo pref. for over 800 years. Although counted as one of the an...
Splendid Kuro Raku Chawan by one of the most important potters of all time, the 3rd Raku Donyu also known as Nonko. It was made around 1650 and was named 'chidori' which means 'a thousand birds' or 'plover'.
It is in great antique condition and has one of the best and finest Kintsugi gold repair landscapes I have ever seen. You can still find the tong mark on the bowl - please look at picture number 9 and 4.
Born the eldest son of Jôkei. He is also known as Nonkô, later...
From our collection of Japanese Chawan with Christian Cross design: highly 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.
In the style of Seto kuro bowls this Chawan was covered with a brown glaze. On one side the sign of a Christian (Maltese) cross was left unglazed and was covered with a transparent ash glaze. On the other...
Heavily distorted shoe shaped (kutsu) Chawan from the early 17th century 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.
Two 'windows' on two sides have been left unglazed. One has a very rare decoration with hanging persimmons (hoshikaki) scratched into the engobe and the other has a often seen fence painted u...
This is absolutely rare:
Late Momoyama Period Wan-shaped 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.
In the style of Kuro Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a black glaze. Three windows on the side were left unglazed and were decorated with a combination of checkers and dots between parallel vertical lines - a decoration usually known from v...
Magnificent Nezumi-Shino Chawan with a true wabi sabi aesthetic form and a thick feldsparic glaze on a classic background of Nezumi-Shino — an art form dating back to the Momoyama period of Japan that was revived in the mid-1900s by legendary potter Arakawa Toyozo and others.
The tea bowl was made of little reddish, coarse, unrefined Mino clay and the expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.
With such glaze and form, this Chawan is one o...
We are proud to offer you a really rare antique piece of art and one of a kind: wonderful Echizen Chawan from the Momoyama Era (安土桃山時代 Azuchi Momoyama jidai; 1573–1603) without any crack, damage or repair.
There is no similar item on the antique market.
Echizen ware (called Echizen yaki in Japanese) is a type of pottery produced in the town of Echizen, Fukui prefecture. This traditional handicraft comes from one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan which along w...
A beautiful example of an antique Shigaraki Tsubo (storage jar) Vase displaying classic Shigaraki markings of red ochre, pale and natural ash glaze.
This eye-catching tsubo dates back to the the beginning of the 17th century, early Edo Period (1603-1868).
Standing in front of this massive tsubo with its aesthetic form, its Higaki Mon (檜垣文, cypress fence pattern), its rough natural glazes and sparkling tsuchi-aji (clay flavor), one cannot help but feel in awe of thei...
One of a kind - a rare 17th century Kiyomizu Chawan with a wonderful thick and vivid hand painted Sakura scenery. Such old Kiyomizu items in perfect antique condition are very, very rare.
It comes with an antique wooden box.
Kyo ware/Kiyomizu ware are works of art that illustrate the scenery of the four seasons in Kyoto or feature drawings that bring good luck. A lot of the vessels are made by using the technique wherein the clay is baked once before being painted. They...
A magnificent Kogaratsu Katakuchi Chawan (Ko-Karatsu tea bowl with a pouring spout), fired between the Azushi Momoyama period (1573-1603) and the early stage of the Edo Period (1603-1868).
It is no exaggeration to say that this tea bowl needs to be described as a true museum quality piece of art.
Especially such old Karatsu bowls are rarely available in the version of a Katakuchi bowl. Essentially, it's a bowl with a spout. But not just any bowl: its details are special...
Hard to find nowadays: fairly shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was covered with a potter's knife in its shoulder and around the foot ring.
The brim of this bowl covered with a green copper oxide glaze and the lower part was left unglazed and decorated in iron oxide with buddhist wheel of law on two opposite sides over which finally a transparent ash glaze was applied. The wheels were additionally highlighted with...
A 13th.century ko seto Kamakura vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The box was added by our gallery 20 years ago. It was made by a tomobako artist, and there is written 'ko seto kamakura vase' if my memory does not fool me. The vase is decorated with kanji letters.
Marked on the bottom ( maybe a kiln mark ).
It is in good condition. Onl...
This is a collectable Japanese Seto ware mountain tea bowl, excavated and repaired with a gold repair, an aesthetic kintsugi.
The Yamajawan or Yama-Chawan, which means translatet 'Mountain tea bowl', has an ore-like sparkle natural ash glaze. It is for sure a proto-pottery bowl with great reference value.
Seto ware is pottery with the oldest history in Japan. There is no older chawan in existence (Heian-Kamakura period, 12-13th century).
Since the products from t...
Another Kamakura (end of Heian Period 1100-1300) Yama chawan from our collection made of unglazed pottery.
This is an excavated tea bowl from the Seto area (Aichi Prefecture).
Very good antique condition and atmosphere.
Size: 2 inches height, 6.2 inches width, 6.1 inches length.Shipping included
This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China. It is a Chinese Jian Tenmoku Tea Bowl of the oil-spot type. These bowls were produced in large quantities for the general public as well as for the imperial court between the 10th and and the 13th century in the Fujian province.
This type with the flaring mouth is relatively rare and is shaped in James M. Plummers: Temmoku (Tokyo, 1972), p.63. The "Oil-Spots" are of the brownish (the Jap...
The history of Japanese chawans should not be written without this 15th century Iga chawan. It was produced during the Muromachi Period, which was running from approximately 1337 to 1573.
So here is one of the best chawans from this era and one of the best available antique chawans in the world: a round wan-shaped bowl thrown on a hand wheel (thick bottom!) from a relatively fine light clay with very little ishihaze (exploding stones), very low content of iron oxide, some red disco...