A rare Seto Chawan with wonderful glaze made by one of the best potters of the early 20th century - the 1st Shuntei Kato (1885 - 1961). This tea bowl was made over 100 years ago and it comes with the originally signed wooden box of the artist.
His real name is Kanae KATO. He was born 1885 as the third son of Shunsen KATO.
In 1907 he established a branch family, named himself Shuntei and became the first generation. They collect old ceramics, study their techniques and prac...
This antique Iga vase is a true beauty, made of wonderful native Iga clay.
The vase was made between 1800 - 1850 during the later Edo Period and is in great antique condition. No chips or repairs. It comes with an old wooden box and an old cloth bag (which has a small torn part).
Iga ware's origins are believed to date to the second half of the 7th century and 8th century A.D. It has been a popular pottery style since the Tsutsui-Momoyama period of Japan, when it was used ...
We proudly present an iridescent tea bowl with wonderful rainbow glaze by one of the greatest ceramic artists of our time, Hideaki Miyamura. It comes in mint condition with its signed and sealed wooden box.
Hideaki Miyamura was born in 1955 in Niigata, Japan, and traveled to the United States to study art history at Western Michigan University. After college, he returned to Japan in 1987 to pursue his interest in ceramics as an apprentice with master potter Shurei Miura in Yamanash...
Mint and large Japanese pottery tea bowl of Hagi Ware, made by one of the most famous and creative potters of Japan, Seigan Yamane. Light brown clay is coated with a stunning colorful glaze.
The seal of the potter is written on the bottom.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. He started his own pottery in 1992 and since then he won a lot of prizes for his great work.
Size: 9,1 cm height x 12,3 cm in diameter.Free shippin...
Impressive antique Kuro Raku Chawan, over 100 years old, by great artist Rintaro Ohashi with family crest. The bowl was made in Taishō era 8 (1919), its also written on the inside of the lid. I comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,2 cm high x 11,8 cm in diameter.Free shipping
A wonderful modelled Kuro Raku tea bowl covered with a beautiful black glaze - made by legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932) in the style of the 8th TOKUNYU, Kichizaemon Raku. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. The original wooden box with his sign and signature is also included.
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 busines...
We continue our presentation of Ohi chawan (Ohi tea bowls) with yet another sublime vessel, a true eye-catcher made at the end of the Meiji Period around 1910. It's a unique Ohi Chawan which seems to be a kuro Raku bowl, but it isn't. With its sophisticated shape and its mesmerizing play of different colors of glaze it's outstanding.
The lightness of the clay, the soft silky textures of the glaze, and the mastery of form are all signatures of a kiln of excellence backed by generations o...
One-of-a-kind!!! This is an item sui generis.
A yellow glazed Raku chawan, dating from the Meiji Period (ca. 120 years old) with its originally signed wood box.
The chawan is in superb condition with no chips or cracks. Around the bowl are carved chinese characters. The tea bowl is very solid and fits perfectly into the palm of the hands. Great chawan!
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,6 cm height x 11,9 cm in diameter.Free shipping
A perfectly thrown and golden glazed contemporary Kutani Chawan made by one of the best Kutani-yaki artists, Hasegawa Suiko - please see! The beauty of the painted poetic motifs is simply breathtaking. Waves, a crescent moon and a toki, the Japanese crested ibis bird, so significant for Japan. The exceptional purity of the golden glaze is not found in any other work by Suiko as high class as in this tea bowl.
Hasegawa Suiko, born in 1958, lives in Ishigawa Prefecture. His work is ...
A magnificent Karatsu Katakuchi Chawan (Karatsu tea bowl with a pouring spout), fired around 1850 during 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 specially designed for the preparation of Matcha. It allows you to...
An impressive Kuro Raku Chawan made by the legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932). The name of the Chawan is „Akebono“ - Sunrise.
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. Hi...
Antique solitary Awara-yaki chawan by great artist Kuze Tensei 久世天声 (1878 - 1933) around 1915 (Meiji Period).
He studied art under Yamada Kei while working as a teacher at Ishikawa Technical Senior High School. In 1914, he moved to Awara Onsen in Fukui Prefecture (a classic hot spring town) where he set up a studio and kiln and created Awara-yaki using clay from the area to produce Kyo-ware style ceramics, which often won prizes in exhibitions.
The Kuze name is ...
Fantastic Seto Chawan made by greatest Kitaoji Ronanjin 70-80 years ago.
Rosanjin (1883-1959) They say adversity is the mother of invention, and Rosanjin can be said to epitomize that expression. Born during the tumultuous first half of the Meiji period in the cultural center of Kyoto, he was adopted at age six by a woodblock carver. He showed an early genius for calligraphy, and began his early manhood as a carver of seals and carver/painter of shop signs after a brief apprentices...
A beautiful Shino Chawan by one of the best Japanese artists of the 20th century, Yano Keisen, made 70 years ago. His ceramics were part of the wedding of the Japanese Emperor Akihito in 1959 and since then part of the imperial household.
It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box without chips or cracks.
Yano Keisen was a Japanese Asian Modern & Contemporary artist. He was born in the year 1897 as the second son of Nagae Shotaro in Kozoji-cho, Kasugai Ci...
One of a kind: Edo Period Ichimonji Utsushi Raku Chawan on high flared and cut (warikodai) foot by the 11th Zengoro Eiraku (Eiraku Hozen), made in the mid 19th century. A horizontal line is molded on the body, it's the Japanese character "ichi" - one!. (Please see last picture to see an antique Ichimonji Chawan in Korean style from the Ulrich Vollmer Collection Berlin). This is one of the rare tea bowls of Eiraku Hozen fired with a lower temperature in the style of Raku ceramics. Beside th...
An antique Khmer wood sculpture of Jayavarman VII /Mahā Paramasangata Pada), added to our family collection in 1930 from a private Japanese collection. It was made in mid 19th century.
Lacking any royal or divine attributes, this King Jayavarman VII statue represents a simple, spiritual man.
His facial expression is accentuated by semi-closed eyes, a slight smile, large forehead, lips that are neither thin nor thick, and long ear lobes. All of these traits represent the ...
An antique Khmer stone sculpture of Mahā Paramasangata Pada (Jayavarman VII), added to our family collection in 1930 from a private Japanese collection. It was made in mid 19th century.
Lacking any royal or divine attributes, this King Jayavarman VII statue represents Buddha as a simple, spiritual man.
His facial expression is accentuated by semi-closed eyes, a slight smile, large forehead, lips that are neither thin nor thick, and long ear lobes. All of these traits r...
Heavily distorted shoe shaped (kutsu) Kuro Oribe Chawan from the mid 19th century (late Edo) 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 has been left unglazed and shows a typical Momoyama era design. The somewhat irregular foot reminds of the late production of Oribe tea bowls of the 1620-ies at th...
Late Edo (1603-1868) Period Shino Chawan with all highlights of the Japanese aesthetics of wabi sabi and a Zen buddhistic infinity symbol.
It is in perfect antique condition and comes with an antique wooden box.
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 were made in single-chamber anagama style kilns set into the hillsides. Later, with the advent of...
Up for sale is this magnificent and high class set of a tea pot and a tea container made of wood and covered in lacquer with elaborate maki-e, applied with gold designs. Both pieces of art have perfectly fitting maki-e wooden stands. This set was made at the end of the 19th century.
The set is in superb antique condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
Maki-e (蒔絵, literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration ...
A flawless and covered Japanese Mizusashi (cold water container/stoneware jug) for the tea ceremony from the early Edo period.
This antique Seto Mizusashi is designed with floral motives and Japanese poetry and comes with a dedicated tomobako wooden box.
Although the Japanese word for the tea ceremony, chanoyu, literally means “hot water for tea,” the practice involves much more than its name implies. Chanoyu is a ritualized, secular practice in which tea is consumed ...
A beautifully crafted and remarkable example of Edo period Raku pottery. Iridescent reds rise like a deep space cloud from the meteoric surface of this 300 year old Kuro Raku Chawan.
This exceptionally well-crafted tea bowl has a very meditative presence and reveals its highlights of various shades of red through a classic black glaze when held up to the light.
Characterized by a complex glaze texture achieved through kiln firing in contrast to the simplicity of the form.
A large Kuro-Oribe chawan, hand thrown and carved from fine Mino clay during the later Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). It comes with a very good Japanese wooden box.
Oribe-yaki – I guess no other pottery had a greater influence on the aesthetics of Japanese pottery.
Oribe ware is a historically important Japanese pottery variety that emerged during the late Momoyama and early Edo periods in Tajimi, in modern day Gifu prefecture.
Developed under and named after th...
One of the extremely rare Raku tea bowls by one of the best artists in the history of Japan, Eiraku Hozen, made during the late Edo Period.
Eiraku's style includes all ceramic techniques of China, Korea and Japan, which were appreciated at that time, such as Cochin, celadon, blue and white porcelain, Raku-yaki, Shunsui, Akae, Kinrande, Jinsei copies and Goryeo copies. With his diverse resources, he has created a new tea pottery that goes beyond mere imitation and reflects the taste...
An antique 11th century Mon Buddha, mounted to a custom made wooden base.
The figure is is stood samabhanga and is remarkable for its realistic yet delicate delineation of the limbs and the robe which seems to cling to the body.
The garment (sanghati) covers both shoulders. The right hand is held out in the vitarka mudra of teaching. The lowered left hand grants boons in the varada mudra.
A very naturalistic succession of wavy folds on the surface of his body ...
An antique 18th century Chinese Bronze Buddha seated in the varda or granting of Boons mudra.
This lovely Buddha is seated in the lotus or Padmasana position, with each foot placed on the opposite thigh. His robes cascade fluidly from his left shoulder. His robe is draped to leave the right shoulder bare, and a portion of the garment that covers the left wrist falls behind the figure.
The lower hem of the robe comes all the way down so that the undercloth or skirt...
Early 17th century (Edo Period 1603-1868) distorted shoe shaped (tsutsugata) white Shino Chawan with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in the lower part of the body and around the foot ring.
This bowl was covered with a white Shino type of ash glaze. Under the transparent glaze two young pine tries were painted in iron oxide.
The young pine tree decoration is a popular attribute of New Y...
Very sophisticated and fine mid Edo Period Hirado Mizusashi for the Japanese Tea Ceremony with its original lid.
Hirado wares—alternately known as Mikawachi wares in some contexts—are known throughout Japan and also abroad for their high quality and fine craftsmanship and date back at least as far as the mid-18th century when they were produced exclusively for powerful lords and their families. During this time Hirado ware was popular for the water jars used to hold the cold wa...
Rare Japanese Celadon Tea Bowl, which was made by one of the greatest Japanese potters of the 20th century, Ryūzan Aoki (1926-2008).
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. The original wooden box with the signature of the potter & his profile are also included.
Aoki Ryūzan was born in Arita as the eldest son of a porcelain merchant. In 1951, he graduated as a Nihonga-style painter from Tama Art College. Initially, he was a teacher at various schools until his ...
One of the best tea bowls I have ever seen. Wonderful Raku Chawan in the style of Donyu (Nonko III) Kichizaemon, made by greatest Raku 12th generation Kônyû Kichizaemon. Holding this masterpiece is like a universe held in the palms of your hands.
Among the various generations of the Kichizaemon family, it has always been customary to devote themselves artistically to at least one of their ancestors and produce a work of art commemorating the great work of their ancestors. And so d...
An extremely rare perfectly potted Zheghu Ban Partridge Breast mottled Tenmoku tea bowl. Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.
The bowl gets its uniqueness from the fact that the glaze looks like a highly rare mixture of partridge-breast mottles that nearly look like oil-spots.
Cizhou-type ware, Southern Song 12th - early 13...
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...
What a rare and impressive Chawan, made during the mid Edo Period (1603-1868) - Seto-Karatsu Kutsu Chawan with a wonderful shape and a vivid Seto glaze, which which partly looks like the glaze of Chinese Song-Dynasty Tenmoku tea bowls. Really one of a kind.
It has no chips, cracks or repairs and comes with an old Japanese wooden box. The inside of the lid bares the appraisal of the first Mashimizu Zoroku 初代 真清水蔵六 (1822-1877). Shimizu Tasaburo the First learned pottery...
A very rare, noble and artful Hirado Chawan with traces of playful glaze surrounding the bowl like icing. It dates from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and is in great antique condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
Since such tea bowls are very rare to find, it is a wonderful addition to any serious collection of Japanese tea ceramics.
Hirado wares—alternately known as Mikawachi wares in some contexts—are known throughout Japan and also abroad for their high quality ...
What an amazing statue: early 18th century four-armed Avalokiteshvara purple bronze Buddha, the Bodhisattva of infinite compassion.
The statue is made of high class purple bronze, with rests of gilt and color, very impressing with 51 cm (20'') height and a weight of approx. 10kg.
Spontaneous as a poet’s imagination, or the flow of the waters of a rivulet descending down a mountain peak, there seems to flow in the fluidity of the lines and contours of the statue the com...
Beautiful golden Kyo-yaki tea bowl by Murata Toshimitsu in perfect condition with the design of hand painted iris flowers. It was made 50 years ago and comes with originally signed and sealed wooden box.
Murata Toshimitsu 村田俊光 was born 1941. After graduating from Kyoto Ceramic Training School, he started training in ceramics under the guidance of his father Murata Toen and succeeded the family business.
Selected for the Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition for the f...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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:
Without a sound
rain falls, also unseen
the morning wetness
in heavily sagging
fronds of green ...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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.Free shipping
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.Free Shipping
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.
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...
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.Free shipping
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.Free shipping
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...