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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1448910 (stock #0501)
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$2,500.00

This chawan will make your eyes shine with its beauty. Wonderful distorted Suhama-gata (shoreline type) Chawan of Arita ware with finest golden lines of a real high class kintsugi. Different shades of purple make this Chawan from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to a truely incomparable piece of art.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 6,5 x1 2,5 cm

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Arita ware:

Located in western Saga prefecture, Arita is the original home of Japanese...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1448812 (stock #0500)
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$650.00
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A very aesthetically pleasing Japanese high-quality and mystic Raku Chawan with a rarely seen jade green glaze.

Iridescent green and white tinges rise up like some deep space cloud on the meteoric surface of this sugi-nari shaped (Cedar shape) chawan. It dates back to the early stage of the 20th century (Meiji Period). This exceptional bowl is part of our family collection since the 1940ies. The extraordinary beauty of this bowl enhances every collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1448731 (stock #0499)
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$1,800.00
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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 big golden Foo Dog 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, which makes it to a true historic-cultural highlight.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1448729 (stock #0498)
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$450.00

Stunning Japanese golden Tenmoku Chawan of Kyo Yaki. The brown pottery is covered with a gorgeous gold glaze and shows a wonderful crazing. It dates back to the later Meiji Period (1868-1912) and is in greatest antique condition with no chips or cracks.

Kyo-yaki is a type of Japanese pottery. It is a generic name given to pottery made in Kyoto, such as Awataguchi-yaki (Awataguchi pottery) and Omuro-yaki (Omuro pottery). Most Kyo-yaki ceramics are made with an overglaze painting tech...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1445620 (stock #0496)
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$450.00

Utsushi Aka-raku tea bowl called 'Seppo' (snow on the mountain peak) made by great contemporary artist Shoraku Sasaki. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box. This Seppo Bowl is a replica of the famous tea bowl made by Honami Koetsu (see last picture), who was one of the most famous artists during the Edo period (1600's). He was known as the 'Da Vinci' of Japan. The original item, designated as an important culture asset, has been currently maintained at the Hatakeyama Memo...

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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1445128 (stock #0494)
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$10,900.00

Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.

This is his Ki-Ji Kinsai Chawan which comes with his originally with his seal, calligraphy and fingerprint signed wooden box.

Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 20...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1444928 (stock #0493)
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$4,500.00

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 #1444241 (stock #0492)
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$2,500.00

Kuro-Raku Chawan by the 11th generation Keinyu Kichizaemon (1817-1902) enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

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 and bestowed with symbolic imagery, this piece has the added distinction of being created by Raku XI Keinyu, the...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443257 (stock #0491)
Momoyama Gallery
$9,990.00

Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.

It has Tomo everything - artist's history, wrapping cloth, a silk pouch and a with his fingerprint signed wooden box.

Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 2002. Curr...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1440927 (stock #0489)
Momoyama Gallery
$650.00

Slightly distorted shoe shaped - Kutsugata tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.

In the style of Oribe-Kuro bowls the bowl was covered with a black glaze which was not achieved by hikidashi (pulling the red hot bowl from the kiln) but by adding cobalt the the iron oxide glaze.

A window on the side was left unglazed and was deco...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1438129 (stock #0488)
Momoyama Gallery
$350.00

Here is another sophisticated Karatsu Chawan, which represents the wabi sabi philosophy of Japan at its best with expected impressions of roughness, austerity and intimacy.

This Karatsu-yaki tea bowl with its wonderful surface is about 80-90 years old.

It comes with its from the artist originally signed and sealed wooden box.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 6,9 cm height x 14,1 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1437082 (stock #0487)
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$1,200.00

Perfectly shaped Ko-Seto Chawan dating back to the mid Edo Period (1603-1868). The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino type glaze. It differs from the Mino Shino glaze by being glossier due to a higher ash content

The importance of this sublime tea bowl is underlined by the fact that it was equipped with a tailor made double box and by the fact that the box bears the attestation of a tea master who judged that this bowl was made during the Edo Pe...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1433302 (stock #0479)
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$1,600.00

Superb Mashiko Pottery Tea Bowl by greatest British artist Bernard Leach. It was made around 1955 and it comes with its originally signed wooden box in mint condition. A must have for all collectors of Japanese tea bowls and other important ceramics and for Mingei connaisseurs.

Size: appro. 7 cm height x 12,3 cm in diameter.

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Bernard Leach, in full Bernard Howell Leach, (born January 5, 1887, Hong Kong—died May 6, 1979, St. Ives, Cornwall, England...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1433227 (stock #0477)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,800.00

This magnificent Oni Azami chawan is a perfect embodiment of the tradition of Japanese pottery by legendary master and modern avangarde artist Suzuki Goro, mint condition and enclosed in its original signed wood box and a hand painted cloth by the artist himself.

Oni means demon, in Japanese, and azami is the name of a famous flower in Japan (thistle in English) with an explosive charakter. Oni Azami.

Suzuki Goro surely needs no introduction. Suzuki is one of those once in...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1427772 (stock #0475)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,950.00

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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1423982 (stock #0472)
Momoyama Gallery
$695.00

One of the most attractive chawan by Ohi Chozaemon VIII (Choraku) (1902-1991) I have seen. It was made around 30 years ago in the style of Raku.

The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1418068 (stock #0469)
Momoyama Gallery
$350.00

Very sophisticated Korean Celadon Tea Bowl made by greatest Han Ji Xiong around 30 years ago. Plum trees are hand-painted on the body.

The bowl is in mint condition. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and with a profile of the artist.

Size: 5,5 cm height x 15 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1447649 (stock #0497)
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Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white glaze and a few shades of purple 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 wor...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1436139 (stock #0486)
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Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of fine, light, unrefined Mino clay, containining a little iron oxide. Shape and style make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita engobe inside and outside - with the exception of the bottom - over which a white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The decoration was scratched into the ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1435636 (stock #0485)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1434167 (stock #0484)
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Wonderful Japanese Kutani Celadon statue of Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), the mastermind of chanoyu, the Japanese Way of Tea. It was made during the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) by an unknown artist of Kutani. There is his seal. The statue has a fine Celadon crazing with no cracks or repairs.

Size: 19 cm height x 18 cm width

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Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), also known simply as Rikyū, is considered the histor...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1433940 (stock #0483)
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Exceptional and very important Edo period chawan by legendary master potter Hirasawa Kuro (1772-1840), a famous Samurai and potter who produced tea ceremony ware for the Tokugawa clan in Nagoya. His work is rare and mostly exhibited in Japanese museums.

The bowl comes with the original silk shifuku and its antique fitted lacquered box.  It does present a couple of aesthetic repairs and a very fine hairline running from the mouth rim, but that is not unusual for that kind of fragil...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1433729 (stock #0482)
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From our collection of unique Japanese Tea Bowls we present you another rare piece of art: a Japanese Wan-Nari Chawan with Urushi lacquer, shaped in wabi-sabi tradition in the 19th century (late Edo Period 1603-1868). Wan Nari (椀形) Chawan are quite rare and a fine addition to any collection of Japanese Chawan. It is the only one we were able to acquire in the 20th century.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 7,5 cm height x 16,5 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1433546 (stock #0481)
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Really rare! A finest piece of art, a Yuzu-Hada (like citron peel)-Chawan with celadon glaze from 1970, made by Living National Treasure Uichi Shimizu (1926 - 2004). It comes with no chips or cracks with its originally signed and sealed wooden box a cloth with his seal.

Size: 7,5 cm height x 15,9 cm in diameter.

Born in Kyoto in 1926, Shimizu Uichi was one of the foremost Kyoto-based artists of his time. Having studied under Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro (189...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1433428 (stock #0480)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1433228 (stock #0478)
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One of a kind. Wonderful and important Chinese Hawksbill Tortoise Tenmoku Chawan from the Jizhou kiln of Southern Sung. It has a wonderful crazing and still vivid colours. The tea bowl was part of the collection of Dr. Walther von Krenner, one of the best connaisseurs of Asian Art in the world and writer of several books on Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

It comes with a tailor made Japanese wooden box from a former owner. The Hakogaki reads: Tenmoku Wan Sung Jidai Uichi kan (Tenmoku...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1430309 (stock #0476)
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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 : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1427579 (stock #0474)
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Here is another stunning chawan from our collection, a Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Southern Song era (Chinese: 南宋; 1127–1279). Such tea bowls were one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China.

Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was tilted a little in the sagger so the flat pool of glaze inside is a little tilted, too - one of the...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1426481 (stock #0473)
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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 glaze and a few shades of purple 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1424169 (stock #0472)
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Sublime ceramic Kannon statue of old Kutani-yaki made by one of the greatest potters, Aoki Mokubei. The statue is 200 years old and in great antique condition with only a small repair on the right hand with transparent lacquer and only one! tiny spot with peeling of glaze. The all over glaze is spectacular.

Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833 ) was born in the Gion district of Kyoto as Aoki Sahei. From childhood, he was a disciple of the well known artist and Confucianist Kou Fuyou, who had a...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1423981 (stock #0471)
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Sophisticated Bizen Tokkuri (Sake flask) made by one of the best artists of Bizen-yaki, the 2nd. Rakuzan Fujiwara (1910-1996). The Tokkuri was made 50 years ago and is still in mint condition. The surface is covered with natural glaze created with ash.

It fits also perfect as a small vase for a tea room and the tea ceremony.

The 2nd Rakuzan Fujiwara was designated as a Human Intangible Cultural Treasure of Okoyama Prefecture in 1953.

The Tokkuri comes with its o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1418071 (stock #0470)
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This is a unicum! We like to offer you one of the highlights of our collection. A very fine and aesthetically pleasing Karatsu Tea Bowl from the early stage of the Edo Period (1603-1868).

It has one of the most beautiful Kintsugi repairs we have ever seen. A mixture of lacquer and gold powder showing a traditional Karakusa pattern. There is no comparable bowl - a real unicum.

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

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1416165 (stock #0468)
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A shiny golden Kyo-yaki tea bowl in mint condition made by the great Kyo artist Eika Miyaji 25 years ago. Red and white plum trees are hand painted on the body. This is definitely the most beautiful work of Eika Miyaji we have ever seen.

The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. His work was often published in great books (please refer to the last picture)

No chips or cracks - mint.

Size: 9 cm height x 10,1 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1414740 (stock #0467)
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We like to offer you a sophisticated Hagi Chawan, made during the early Meiji Era (1868-1912), perfectly thrown and highlighted with an old gold restoration, a fantastic gintsugi (kintsugi) which makes our Hagi tea bowl so valuable and outstanding.

It comes with a good Japanese wooden box.

Size: 8,2 cm height x 12,9 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1412470 (stock #0466)
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A magnificent Kuro Oribe Chawan of larger size and wonderful shape, made during the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). This kind of shoe-shaped bowl is called kutsu-chawan. It is a design often found in Oribe ware, which presents some of the most free forms and decorations in the world of tea potteries.

The bowl is in great condition, considered its age. It will be shipped in a high class and fitted wooden box.

Size: 7,3 cm hight x 14 cm in diameter.

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