Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1466870 (stock #0561)
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$1,800.00

From our family collection of Japanese art from Living National Treasures:

Perfectly shaped Bizen Chawan from legendary Toyo Kaneshige (1896 - 1967). It was made 55 years ago and is in absolutely great condition.

Born into the Kaneshige family, one of the six kilns of Bizen, as the son of wakigama-style potter Kaneshige Baiyo, Toyo was trained by his father from early childhood and became adept at pottery techniques, with handicrafts and engraved ornaments being his partic...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1466669 (stock #0560)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1466668 (stock #0559)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1466613 (stock #0558)
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$1,250.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1466485 (stock #0557)
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$395.00

A beautiful example of Shigaraki pottery—the result of techniques perfected over centuries by dedicated artisans residing in the provinces east of Kyoto. This piece achieves a kind of asymmetrical balance of both form and color, displaying classic Shigaraki markings of emerald green, red ochre, and pale ash.

The Shigaraki kilns in Shiga prefecture have been an active pottery centre since the Kamakura period (1185–1333) and continue to produce pottery up to the present day. Like...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1465121 (stock #0556)
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$2,950.00

An incredible mixture of gray and lavender colors on the sculpted natural form of this expressive Chawan by the 8th generation Kaneta Masanao.

It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box titled Hagi Hai-yu (ash glazed) Kurinuki Chawan.

The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, an approach the artist is world wide famous for.

Masanao likely needs no introduction. Born in 1953, son of seventh generation pott...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1464967 (stock #0555)
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One of such rare antique Hagi Chawan with wonderful milky white glaze from the 18th century, perfectly thrown and highlighted with an old gold restoration, a fantastic gintsugi (kintsugi) which makes our Hagi tea bowl even more valuable and outstanding.

Like many of the great Japanese ceramic traditions of western Japan, Hagi originated with Korean potters. Indeed, in the Momoyama era (1573-1603) and in the early years of the Edo period (1603 - 1867), ceramics like Karatsu, Agano, ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1464964 (stock #0554)
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$395.00

A rare Buddhist Zeze tea bowl by great Seki Omo with hand painted Shinto Shrine Ema and votive picture tablets, enclosed in the originally signed and sealed wooden box. This rare work of Seko was made 30 years ago.

Zeze ware has been considered to be one of the Enshu Shichiyo, the seven best kilns selected by Enshu Kobori (1579-1647) who was a master of tea ceremony and also a military commander in the early Edo period. His favorite teaware was fired in these seven kilns under his ...

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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1464698 (stock #0551)
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A beautiful example of an antique Shigaraki Tsubo (storage jar) Vase displaying classic Shigaraki markings of emerald green, red ochre, pale and natural ash glaze.

The eye-catching natural green glaze flows from the mouth over the massive body of this jar from the mid Edo Period (1603-1868)

Standing in front of the large tsubo with its aesthetic form, jewel-like natural glazes, and sparkling tsuchi-aji (clay flavor), one cannot help but feel in awe of their makers, and...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1464191 (stock #0550)
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A wonderful modelled Kuro Raku tea bowl covered with a beautiful 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 Kuro ...

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 : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1463122 (stock #0548)
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$795.00

We like to offer a rare antique Tako-Tsubo Akashi Vase, made 120 years ago during the Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912). This vase is designed to imitate a 'TAKO-TSUBO', an traditional octopus trap. Sculptures of two octopuses are incorporated into the vase.

Akashi ware (明石焼) is pottery and porcelain mainly made in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture. Somewhere between 1615–24, the official kiln of Ogasawara Tadamasa, the lord of the Akashi Castle, was established. Toda Oribenosu...

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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1462178 (stock #0546)
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$295.00

Perfect Shino Natsu tea bowl (Summer tea bowl) made by one of the most popular Japanese actors and artists, Kazuo Hayashi. He was born in 1945 and is affiliated with Theater Echo. He is also skilled in Buyō and pottery. Ceramics of him are rarely available.

It is in mint condition and comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box of the artist.

Size: 7 cm height x 8,5 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1461971 (stock #0545)
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$2,500.00

A striking tea bowl and true piece of modern art by the popular young star Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Completely new - mint condition.

We see the gamut and whole spectrum of this extraordinary artists work. It is this subtle attention to shape and texure which elevates the work of Ichikawa Toru.

He really takes things to the extreme, challenging and yet incorporating something of the idea of Wabi into his outlandish works.

Ichikaw...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1461950 (stock #0544)
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$395.00

Modern and artistic Hasami Tea Bowl by Akitoshi Kurosaki (born 1969). Brown clay is coated with colorful and shiny glazes, which make this bowl to a unique piece of art.

Hasami ware (波佐 見 焼, Hasami-yaki) is a Japanese pottery traditionally from Hasami in Nagasaki Prefecture with a 400-year history. It all started in 1559 with the famous Korean potter brought there by Lordmura Yoshiaki (大村 喜 前 after the Japanese invasion of Korea): Many kilns were built in Hatanohar...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1460355 (stock #0543)
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Perfectly thrown Kyo-yaki tea bowl made by Japanese artist Kaizan Heian (born 1940) with hand painted golden Lespedeza flowers.

The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom. Mint condition. It comes with its originally signed wooden box.

Size: 5 cm height x 14,7 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1459625 (stock #0542)
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A wonderful mid Edo Period (1603-1868) Hiragata Ao-Oribe Chawan with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, 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.

The tea bowl is in fine antique condition with no cracks or repairs and comes with a very good Japanese wooden box.

Size: 6 cm height x 15 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1459284 (stock #0541)
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Early Edo (1603-1868) Period Shino Chawan with all highlights of the Japanese aesthetics of wabi sabi. Such 17th century Shino tea bowls without cracks and repairs are very rare.

It is in perfect antique condition and comes with Gomotsu-bukuro (Shifuku) and a lacquered wooden box with corner protections.

Shino-ware dates to the Momoyama period when potters were attempting to recreate white porcelain-wares that were being imported from China at the time. Originally they w...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1459283 (stock #0540)
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$495.00

Mint and Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of creamy beige on brown pottery. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom.

Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great work.

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1459189 (stock #0539)
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$2,500.00

What a grand statement in clay: Sculptural masterpiece Kurinuki Hagi Chawan by greatest Kaneta Masanao. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and a profile of the artist.

This mountainous tea bowl in creamy-white glaze is in mint condition.

Born 1953, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, The eighth-generation Hagi potter, KANETA MASANAO has expanded beyond the tradition of his ancestry to create a more sculptural oeuvre. Perhaps due to his trainin...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1458932 (stock #0538)
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$7,950.00
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After selling one of the oldest Chinese Tenmoku Tea Bowls (Please refer to our stock # 0250) which came with the first tea from China to Japan we are proud to offer you another more than 1000 year old Chinese tea bowl.

Important and rare Chinese Dingyao (Ting ware, Chinese: 定瓷) tea bowl with floral design from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) made of finest thin porcelain with a white-greyish body and a nearly transparent white-tinted glaze.

This cultural-histori...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1458838 (stock #0537)
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$2,950.00

An ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907) tea bowl, dating to around 850-900 AD and excavated in the Luoyang area.

This charming bowl is well balanced and has traces of its excavation inside (please see last photo). The piece is coloured with an attractive sancai glaze of green and orange which stands out vibrantly against the ivory cream slip.

The kilns of the Tang Dynasty broke free from earlier traditions, employing rich, lively glazes, the most famous of which being ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1458764 (stock #0536)
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The beautiful Thai Bronze Buddha statue completely captures his upper body. The Buddha's face is delicate and simply beautiful! His lips are pursed together and his eyes are downcast in deep meditation. It dates back to the late Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 18th century. A lovely piece with excellent detail and patina.

The wooden pedestal was renewed by our family a couple of years ago.

The size of the statue with its pedestal is large: it is 64 cm (25,19'') high!

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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1458697 (stock #0534)
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$350.00

Finest Kyo-yaki tea bowl with a hand painted golden lobster design by famous Japanese artist Sugita Shohei the 4th. It is in mint condition and comes with originally signed and sealed wooden box.

Sugita Shohei was born 1942 as the 4th generation of the Sugita family, which inherited the Seikanji kiln established by the 1st generation Kikujiro in the early Meiji era with the approval of the Seikanji family of former counts.

Studied ceramics under the 3rd generation Sugita ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1458301 (stock #0533)
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Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white and light green glaze. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom.

Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great work.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1458087 (stock #0532)
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What an amazing statue: early 18th century Tibetan Maitreya Buddha made of high class purple bronze, very impressing with 40 cm (15,8'') height and a almost 11 kg.

Smooth surface, wonderful and exquisite carving. Very fine antique condition with no repairs.

Maitreya, in Buddhist tradition, the future Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven, who will descend to earth to preach anew the dharma ('law') when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have complet...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1457968 (stock #0531)
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$995.00

An eye-catching combination of brown-black colors and old expertly applied gold repairs on a classic Japanese E-Karatsu tea bowl dating from the middle of the Edo-Period (1603-1868).

Like many pottery traditions in Japan, Karatsu takes its name from the city where it originated. As early as the 15th century Korean potters heavily influenced the development of this form—helping to endow it with the earthy, simple, and natural qualities it is so appreciated for.

It comes...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1457787 (stock #0530)
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$650.00

Mint and large Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white, green and red glaze. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom.

Note: This is a special work by him. He made only one piece with this design.

Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he sta...

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 #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 1492 item #1457494 (stock #0527)
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$900.00

Japanese Yama Chawan (literally 'Mountain Tea Bowl'), biscuit firing ware with impressive natural glaze and slightly distorted form. It dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333). Highlight is the inside design with a Japanese Koi image which was added by a former owner as a kind of Kintsugi to close a damage on the inside surface. Such typ of Kintsugi is definitely rare.

You can also find traces of the famous kai-yu glaze on this excavated piece.

At the beginning of ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1457307 (stock #0526)
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Important and extremely rare Mid Edo Period Narumi Oribe Mizusashi (fresh water container) in perfect antique condition with no cracks or repairs and with its original lid. It is almost impossible to find such an old and valuable Oribe Mizusashi - so take your chance. It comes with a very good Japanese wooden box.

Narumi Oribe ware is comprised of white and red (reddish brown) clays. The white clays are glazed with green glaze. The red (reddish brown) clays are decorated with white...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1457150 (stock #0525)
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Artistic and expressive Chawan, sculptural and with a multiple color glaze, made of Mino clay by Norio Ishii. It is in mint condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and a profile of the artist.

Norio Ishii was born 1963 in Okayama city, Japan and he graduated from OKAYAMA ASAHI High school in 1982 and from Art department of KOCHI University in 1986. When he was a University student, he started pottery work, being absolutely charmed by SHINO ware and ORIBE...