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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1378809 (stock #0423)
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Here is a tea bowl, which represents the wabi sabi philosophy of Japan at its best with expected impressions of roughness, austerity and intimacy. This Karatsu chawan is about 80-90 years old and has wonderful white glaze, rarely seen on Karatsu chawans.

It comes with its original wooden box.

Size: 6,6 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1378272 (stock #0422)
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$450.00

Splendid Aka Raku Chawan dating from the later Edo Period (1603-1868). It has a wonderful crazing and a very rare form. Great condition with no cracks or repairs.

The chawan comes with a good wooden box.

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

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1376422 (stock #0421)
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One of a kind, a treasure with a special cultural and historical significance.: Kuro Raku Chawan, named 'Departing Geese', by legendary Tamamizu Ichigen (Ichigen I) with perfect kintsugi.

Ichigen was an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (Ichinyu IV). He was raised in the Raku family until he was in late teens. Later he moved to Tamamizu village (present Idecho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto), the hometown of his mother, and beside his studies with Raku ware he started Tamamizu ware main...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1376148 (stock #0420)
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$2,900.00

So rare! Wonderful Gozu Aka-e Mizusashi by greatest Eiraku Zengoro Hozen, made during the Japanese Edo Period. It is in perfect antique condition without cracks or repairs.

The red and green scroll work in over glaze enamels on a white crackled ground is superb and well balanced. The round Eiraku seal is on the lower side.

Zengoro Eiraku is best known as one of the Senke-Jisshoku. These are the ten specialists who make the tea utensils for the tea school named senke in Ja...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1374997 (stock #0419)
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Lavender clouds, rain on a foggy morning, snowy mountain landscapes, this is what comes to your mind when you look on this superb pale kurinuki Hagi tea bowl, made by Master and potter legend Kaneta Masanao, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.

Kurinuki is a technique carving and scooping out forms from a solid block of clay to produce boldly-cut forms, an approach the artist is famous for. Kaneta Masanao is an 8th generation Hagi potter. He likely needs no introduction, cert...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1374681 (stock #0418)
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Large and only slightly distorted full cylinder shaped Tsutsu (hight is bigger than diameter) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of reddish, unrefined Mino clay with clearly visible finger marks on the wall.

The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife around the regular food ring. In the style of Seto-Kuro bowls this bowl was covered with a black glaze.

On three sides a round space was spared from black glaze. The unglazed areas were decorated with the aoi-m...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1374679 (stock #0417)
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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.

In the style of Ao-Kuro bowls this 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 a scetch of a fence in iron oxide engobe with an image of drying shibukaki on rice strings, the o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1374593 (stock #0416)
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There are only few opportunities to find antique Chosen Karatsu chawans - collectors know of what I'm talking about. Here is the second one of our collection:

Chosen Karatsu chawan from the Edo Period. The grandiose embellishment of color creates a sublime sense of tension between the dark glazed and color infusion.

The Chosen Karatsu style is a traditional style which was introduced by one or more potters brought from the Joseon Dynasty during the Japanese invasions of ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1374475 (stock #0415)
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The great artist Choraku III made a lot of fantastic chawans - for me this is SURELY HIS BEST: a mysterious Aka Raku Chawan with Buddhist symbols in white slip, which are drawn on the outside of the bowl, slightly deformed and perfectly balanced, definitely one of a kind!

With every turn of the bowl, a new face is shown, offering many opportunities for contemplative experiences. As with many red Choraku tea bowls, the light white over glaze gives a misty and almost ghostly feeling ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374248 (stock #0414)
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Elegantly shaped Ki-Seto Chawan from the Edo Period, early 19th century with a rarely seen gold rim. Precious metal rings were added when the chawan was made for the aristocracy and for the high nobility.

The beautiful and glossy glaze (guinomi-de) has a fantastic crazing. The bowl has also a decoration with vivid tanpan marks ( copper green marks ).

This Ki-Seto tea bowl is in very good condition, very unusual for a chawan of this age. Absolutely highly recommanded for ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1373782 (stock #0413)
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This magnificent chawan is a perfect embodiment of the Oribe tradition of Japanese pottery by legendary master and modern avangarde artist Suzuki Goro, mint condition and enclosed in its original signed wood box.

He surely needs no introduction. Suzuki is one of those once in 500 years' type of artists. Suzuki Goro is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He has developed his own way of expressing himself through ceramics, basing his work on traditional styles from the M...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1371021 (stock #0412)
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Very sophisticated Shino chawan by Japanese artist Ko Ji Nakamura. It has a rarely seen Shino glaze of light pink, grey and blue color, designed with plum blossoms. A really aesthetic bowl which fits the palm of the hands perfectly.

This chawan was made around 30 years ago and is well balanced. The seal of his potter name (Kozan-gama) is stamped on the bottom.

It is is perfect condition. No chips or cracks.

Size: 8,7 cm height x 12,3 cm in diameter.

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1371020 (stock #0411)
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Mint and large Japanese pottery tea bowl of Hagi Ware, made by one of the most famous and creative potters of Japan, Seigan Yamane. The blue glaze reminds me always of the colors of universe at night. Stunning!

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. The special blue on most of his ceramics is called 'Seigan Blue' and was developed in 2002. Not least for th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1370114 (stock #0410)
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A really rare type of chawan: wan shaped tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light coarse clay. The fine iron bearing clay was nearly fully covered with glaze mixed from wood ash and feldspat.

The iron oxide in the body turned the glaze to a bright orange where thin. The bowl shows a fantastic discoloration from tea as a result of many years of careful use.

This chawan was manufactured in the early stage of the 17th cent. or earlier in the kiln of the Japanese trading ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1368712 (stock #0409)
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Special offer: A 100 year old impressive large Seto-Yaki Chawan, hand shaped pottery tea bowl of wonderful Seto clay. It fits perfect into the palm of the hand. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom.

No chips or cracks. The Chawan comes with its original wooden box.

Size: 7,9 cm height x 13,6 cm in diameter.

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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...

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 #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 : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1367925 (stock #0406)
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Here is another highlight of our family collection: a breathtaking Chinese (karamono) Jian Yuteki (oil spot) tenmoku chawan from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

The deep, rounded conical sides are covered inside and out with a thick, iridescent black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of variegated iridescent and silvery ‘oil spots’, stopping in an irregular line and pooling above the light grey stoneware foot.

The ‘oil spot’ (Jpn. yuteki) surface is muc...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1367679 (stock #0405)
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A superbly well balanced Kuro Raku Chawan made by one of the few masters of this genre, Ogawa Choraku (1912-1991), second heir to the Choraku lineage of Raku potters.

The founder of the Choraku lineage studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku Kichizaemon family, and in 1904 with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906 by Choyuken, the head of a very influential tea ceremony association.

There ar...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1367566 (stock #0404)
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Mint Hagi masterpiece chawan by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by a wonderful color glaze on brown pottery. In my opinion it is the most aesthetic chawan 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.

Size: 9 cm height x 13,5 cm in diameter.

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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 1920 item #1367258 (stock #0402)
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$350.00

Very interesting antique Aka Raku Bajyohai Tea Bowl, made with a rare long foot. Bowls like this are called 馬上杯, Bajyohai: Rider's Cup. Its form makes them convenient for the ancient horse-riders to drink tea from.

Our Tea Bowl was made in the early stage of the last century during the Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912).

No chips or cracks.

Size: 12,5 cm height x 11,5 cm in diameter.

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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 : 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 : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1365579 (stock #0399)
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Rarely seen Buddha statue from Yunnan, South China, made in the 19th century by an unknown artist. In our family collection for almost 100 years.

Fine Bronze head on a teakwood root. 50 cm in height.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1364534 (stock #0398)
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Antique Aka Raku Chawan by greatest Kichizaemon Tan-nyu, ennobled with a REAL kintsugi gold repair.

Half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, in the typical hand built style of the Raku family. The body is fully covered with a white engobe before the red glaze was applied.

The red glaze turned to to grey where it got in contact with charcoal in the kiln. The bowl has a beautiful repair in real kintsugi (gold lacquer); it is signed next to the foot rin...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1364312 (stock #0387)
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One of the best tea bowls I have ever seen. Wonderful Raku Chawan in the style of Donyu (Nonko III) Kichizaemon, made by greatest Konyu Kichizaemon XII. We purchased this chawan in 2001 at the Christie's auction in the Rockefeller Plaza in New York for 7000 USD plus 30% tax and import fee for the German Custom's.

It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box. Hakogaki on the side of the box declares: Kuro Raku Chawan signed Konyu Kichizaemon XII. Hakogaki on the inside...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1364173 (stock #0386)
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One of the best pieces of his work is this 40 year old Tenmoku Tea Bowl of Wong Ching Chuen, the famous Chinese artist, potter and well known collector of Japanese and Chinese ceramics.

It shows perfectly the peak of his skill in throwing high sophisticated Tenomoku bowls. Mint condition - no cracks or repairs. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

Size: 6,6 cm height x 13 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1363094 (stock #0385)
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$395.00

This is the second tea bowl in our collection made by first class potter Kingyoku Nakata. It was made around 1980. A plum tree is hand-painted on the bowl. It is in mint condition with no chips or cracks.

It is well known that his works were brought by the Showa Emperor and the Prime Minister as hospitality gifts to a lot of European Presidents in 1983.

It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

Kingyoku Nakata was born in 1945. He started as a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1362679 (stock #0384)
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Wonderful Minpei/Awaji ware tea bowl made by the legendary 1st Minpei Kashu during the Edo Period, with deep glaze cracks and soft cobalt blue pictures. It comes with a signed wooden box and a signed and sealed attestation of Hasshu Uewashi, issue number 256. Hasshu Uewashi was a famous judge of Japanese pottery who worked during the Meiji and Taisho Era.

Awaji ware was founded in the early 1830s by Minpei Kashu (1796-1871) from Iga village.

He was born in 1796 into a we...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1362297 (stock #0383)
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Elegant Chinese Jian hare's fur tenmoku chawan made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). 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 deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a carmine-red glaze falling short of the foot and thinning to brown at the mouth-rim. The interior with br...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361961 (stock #0382)
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One of a kind! Wonderful Shiro-Hira Raku Natsu (Summer) Chawan made and sealed by greatest Kichizaemon Konyu XII.

The wooden box has an attestation written by Sokuchusai, the 13th Omotesenke master. The chawan is named shira-kumo, white clouds.

No chips or cracks except natural inborn and intended kiln cracks for a great wabi-sabi aura.

Born 1857 as the eldest son of Keinyû, he succeeded as the 12th generation in 1871 at the age of 15. He took the name of K...

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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1990 item #1361579 (stock #0380)
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One of a kind! Stunning Kyo-yaki tea bowl in the style of Ninsei Nonomura with strong and vivid colors - made by legendary Nishimura Eiraku Zengoro XVII. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and is perfect condition.

The Nishimura/Eiraku family is part of the Senke Jissoku, 千家十職, the 10 families that make tea ware for the Senke school.

Senke jissoku is an honorary title used to refer to the ten occupations, such as lacquerers and carpenters, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1361382 (stock #0379)
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We present a rare Tenmoku tea bowl with partrige feather mottles (Chinese: 'Zhegu Ban'), made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) or earlier. 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 deep rounded sides of this elegantly potted tenmoku chawan are rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a black g...