Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1360797 (stock #0377)
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Here is a real beauty. Perfect in form, shape and design: Ao-Oribe (Green Oribe) Chawan from the early stage of Edo period. Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with slightly flaring mouth made of light, 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. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding were left unglazed (with the exception of a few spots of gla...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1360329 (stock #0376)
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$750.00

Distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife in its lower part and its brim. It dates back to the early Edo Period (1603-1868).

It is covered with a very deep black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with two fish nets hung for drying.

On the other side w-shaped and was left unglazed and w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1359150 (stock #0375)
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$1,800.00
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Impressive Japanese Kyo-yaki Chawan, hand molded by legendary Nin'ami Dohachi during the Edo Period. His signature is written on the bottom of the chawan.

It comes with an older wooden box. Size: 7,5 cm height x 14,8 cm in diameter.

Chawans of Nin’ami Dohachi are exhibited in the most important museums, for example the British Museum.

Nin’ami Dohachi II ( 仁阿弥道八 - born Takahashi Mitsutoki; 1783-1855) worked in Awata until he set up a kiln in Fushi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1358955 (stock #0374)
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Very little 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 and through the finger marks (rokuro-me) covered with an ash glaze inside and outside. The little iron oxide in the clay turned the glaze to light brown.

On two opposite sides, decoration has been applied under the glaze in iron oxide with a little white engobe. On the front y...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1358532 (stock #0373)
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It is commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet, in the real world, there seems to be a fair amount of congruity about what people consider beautiful, with most arguments about particular instances being about degree, not direction. This chawan is pure beauty - no matter from which angle you look at it.

Slightly distorted cylinder shaped tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay in the early Edo Period around 1620. The expertly thro...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1358022 (stock #0372)
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Extraordinary Hagi Chawan made by Seigan Yamane. The bowl is covered with a wonderful draft ice glaze. Mint condition.

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 14 cm in diameter.

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Hagi Ware is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its humble forms and use of transluce...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1357860 (stock #0371)
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We present a stunning Japanese tea bowl made 80 years ago by the legendary 9th Choraku Ohi (1901-1986), enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box. Aesthetic highlight is the perfect kintsugi gold repair, which makes this tea bowl to a unique treasure. Highly recommended for sophisticated collections.

The Ninth Chozaemon was the son of the Eigth Chozaemon who had been making tea utencils from age sixteen until his death at age eighty-six. At 26,he received his title of...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1357181 (stock #0370)
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Vintage Japanese Tea Bowl of Kyo ware with laquered wooden box. This tea bowl was made around 50 years ago. The inside of the bowl is covered with gold glaze. Very rare.

Size: 7,7 cm height x 10,8 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1356676 (stock #0369)
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This is a wonderful vintage Japanese Raku style tea cup of Ohi ware, which was made about 50-60 years ago. The seal of 'Ohi' is stamped on the bottom. This tea cup has an amazing amber glaze.

The original wooden box is also included.

Ohi ware has become well known for its use of Ame-gusuri, or amber glaze. Being a Raku style, it was low-fired and is quite light and soft in the hands. Tea bowls or Sake cups are sculpted from a single piece of clay and no potter's wheel is...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1356518 (stock #0368)
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Beautiful half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl from the early stage of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) with a rounded brim, made of iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Narumi Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.

The unglazed foot is relatively large. In the style of Ao-Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a green copper oxide glaze - leaving a window on one side, which was decorated with turtle pattern in iron oxide under a clear a...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1355902 (stock #0367)
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Here is the next chawan from our collection of items of Human National Treasures: a wonderful Seto chawan by legendary artist Munemaro Ishiguro (1893-1968), enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

In 1918, Ishiguro Munemaro set his goal of becoming a ceramist after seeing a spotted tenmoku tea bowl at Tokyo Art Club. On his own, he researched Chinese ceramics of the Tang and Song dynasties, Korean ceramics, and so on, and grounded on abundant experience and skill, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1355591 (stock #0366)
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Beautiful and slightly distorted masterpiece Mizusashi (water jar for tea ceremony) of dark Seto yaki with black and brown glaze. Around 1900, Meiji Period. No chips, no cracks.

Size: 18 cm height x 13 cm diameter on top.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1354760 (stock #0365)
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Wonderful and definitely rare Iga Chawan with aesthetic kintsugi gold repair. This chawan was made approx. 200 years ago during the Edo Period. Great wabi-sabi expression.

Iga ware was always made in the Iga City area of Mie Prefecture. Using local clay and traditional techniques, Iga ware carries a rich tradition that can be traced back to the Nara Period (710-794), featuring easy-to-hold shapes prized by tea masters and a natural, almost wild beauty actualized by the unique qualit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1354545 (stock #0364)
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Here is one of the most important chawans of our collection: rounded wan shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style in the typical O-Ido shape. The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - with the exception of the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar over a white engobe - in the style of Korean kohiki chawan (unglazed area on the outer wall is a typical feature found on many kohiki chawans).

The glaze sho...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353516 (stock #0363)
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$3,500.00

Chinese Ming Dynasty (perhaps older) stone head of a Buddha. Well carved with the face in a pleasant expression with beautiful lips and almond-shaped eyes, flanked by elongated earlobes.

Part of our family collection for more than 100 years.

Size: 22 cm height x 14 width. Weight 5,7 kg.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1353407 (stock #0362)
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Japanese Tokoname 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).

Size: 4 cm height x 15,6 cm (max) in diameter.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1353343 (stock #0361)
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$450.00

Wonderful hand-shaped Shino Chawan by great To-en Miyamura, made around 1935, enclosed in its origninally signed and sealed wooden box. Smooth and very aesthetic Shino glaze and a true wabi-sabi aura.

No chips or cracks. Impressive feeling holding this big tea bowl in your hands.

Size: 8,5 cm height x 11,5 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1352081 (stock #0360)
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$1,600.00
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Wonderful and important chawan: rounded wan-shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style in the typical O-Ido shape. The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - including the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar. The glaze shows attractive shrinking (kairagi) in the lower half of the bowl. It shows discoloration from green tea, a sign of many years of careful use. Its highlight is a beautiful and expertly made golden ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1351396 (stock #0359)
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Really important Ko-Karatsu (kogaratsu - oldest Karatsu ware made during the 16th century) Madara tea bowl with a yobitsugi repair of highest quality.

The bowl is a so called Madara Karatsu tea bowl (provenance is the legendary Hobashira-kiln) due to its typical cookie-like sandy clay and wonderful blue-purplish flecks.

But its true highlight is the perfect traditional yobitsugi restoration with a pure silver gintsugi (kintsugi). A yobitsugi repair is not just a simple r...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1350173 (stock #0358)
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One of a kind! Wonderful Chawan made by the most famous monk of Japan, Shimizu Kosho (Kōshō), with a painting of the kanji 'Hana' (flower) on it. Shimizu Kosho named this unique tea bowl 'HANA-GOKORO' (heart of the flower). It comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box of this most famous buddhistic monk. This tea bowl is made of clay of the Kagura-Gama-kiln, which is famous for folk craft style pottery. The kiln has a deep relationship with great potters like Shoji Hama...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1349648 (stock #0357)
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Perfect Shino Chawan by legendary artist Shotaro Hayashi. It is in mint condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

Shotaro Hayashi, born 1947, is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics, whose works in Shino, Oribe , Haiyu and Ki-Seto are second to none and many consider him a genius of modern Momoyama inspired ceramics.

He began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established his own kiln ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1349403 (stock #0356)
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In our opinion this is the best Iga Vase, we have ever seen. Massive and intentionally distorted Vase of wonderful native Iga clay. The vase is 3300 g heavy and has a height of 8,1'' and a width of 7,1'', which is very tall for an antique Iga vase.

The vase was made between 1800 - 1850 during the later Edo Period and is in good antique condition. No repairs. Only an untimportant chip on the bottom caused during the process of firing. The vase comes with an old wooden box.

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1348921 (stock #0355)
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Modern Nezumi-Shino Chawan (made in 1995) by first class artist Shigemitsu Niwa, born in 1951. Niwa was accepted for 3 times at the Nitten exhibition, which is the most famous and importand art exhibition in Japan.

It comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box and the profile of the artist.

No chips or cracks.

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

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1348920 (stock #0354)
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Slightly distorted Japanese Chawan of light brown Mino clay coated with white and brown glaze, made around 1950. Fantastic wabi-sabi aura with intended imperfections. A true beauty for the tea ceremony.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 7 cm height x 13 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1348330 (stock #0353)
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Here is the only Onta Chawan of our collection: a rare and beautiful chawan of Onta ware, made in 1958 (the manufacting year is written on the originally signed wooden box).

The production dates back to the early 18th century. Onta ware is closely associated with Mingei folk art. The earth for the pottery is found in Onta in the mountains. It normally comes in the form of rocks and needs to be ground to a pulver. This is done by the usage of traditional water scoops or mills called...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1347403 (stock #0351)
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Another wonderful and large Chinese Buddha Bronze statue, approx. 18th century (Qing Dynasty), sitting on a square base, with a height of 38 cm and a width of 24 cm, weight 4,95 KG.

On the back marked 'Da Ming Yongle nian shi' (‘bestowed in the Yongle era of the great Ming’).

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1347071 (stock #0352)
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A perfect Tetsu-E chawan of highest quality by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed wooden box. The chawan has a beautiful tetsu-e brushwork design.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to England with his friend, Bernard Leach, to start the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall back in 1920. Like Leach, Hamada did not come from a pottery background but had studied ceramics briefly in Tokyo. Upon ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1346944 (stock #0350)
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This is surely one of the best chawans of Living National Treasure Tatsuzo Shimaoka. I have rarely seen comparable chawans which such wonderful colors in his art.

It comes with its originall signed and sealed wooden box.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 10,5 cm height x 12 cm in diameter.

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Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Japanese potter who was a master craftsman who was a protégé of Shoji Hamada, a leading proponent of the Mingei philosop...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1346232 (stock #0349)
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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: 9,1 cm height x 15 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1346076 (stock #0348)
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Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up of this Shino chawan, made in 2015, signed and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Matsuzaki Ken is one of the most important potters of our time.

Ken Matsuzaki was born in Tokyo in 1950 and received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. After graduating he moved to Mashiko in 1972 to apprentice with Tatsuzo Shimaoka (who himself had moved to Mashiko to study with Shoji Hamada). ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1345420 (stock #0347)
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Very fine example of a Japanese Kiyomizu Tenmoku Chawan with aesthetic Namako (sea cucumber) glaze. It was made around 1900 and is in perfect antique condition. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Size: 7,1 cm height x 13 cm in diameter. Wooden box available for 30 USD.

Shipping included.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1345230 (stock #0346)
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We present another awesome Shino-Oribe Chawan from our collection: Greyish-whithe glaze amalgamates with a wild and roughly thrown body and a still vivid and strong glaze. It is very heavy for a tea bowl, almost 500g. Please note that there is also an interesting kiln mark.

The chawan dates from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and comes with a very good wood box.

Size: 3,7'' height x 5,3'' in diameter. No chips, cracks, repairs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1345168 (stock #0345)
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Another Hagi Chawan of the Koraizaemon family in our collection: wonderful Hagi tea bowl made by the 9th generation Saka Koraizaemon (1849-1921) during the Meiji Period. Fine and aesthetic Kintsugi gold restauration. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wood box and signed and sealed authentication documents.

Size: 3,1'' height x 5 '' in diameter.

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The first Hagi wares, a glazed, high-fired stoneware, originated with the Korean pott...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1344892 (stock #0344)
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Perfect Aka Raku Tsutsu Chawan made by the 10th generation Kichizaemon Tan-nyu and enclosed in an authentication wood box written and signed by the 12th generation master of Omotosenke, Seisei (1863-1937).

Tan-nyu (1795-1854) was firstly named as Sojiro. He was the second son of Ryōnyu, the second generation master. In 1811, at the retirement of his father-master Ryonyu, he succeeded as Kichiza’emon. In 1819, together with his father Ryonyu, he assisted Oniwa-yaki Kairakuen ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1344788 (stock #0343)
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Extraordinary wood fired chawan, Shino with impressed leaves, made by one of the best contemporary ceramics artists, Nic Collins.

After leaving Derby College in 1988 Nic Collins opened his first pottery at Postbridge in the middle of Dartmoor, Devon. It was on the site of a disused gunpowder manufacturing facility and was known as Powdermills Pottery.

He built a 60 cu ft wood fired kiln and produced one-off studio pieces and a range of domestic wares. Nic has now moved t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1344786 (stock #0342)
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Perfect Aka Raku Chawan by Kichizaemon (twelfth Generation) Konyu (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 Konyu. He enjoyed his retirement in practicing tea ceremony and writing haiku. His Aka (red) Raku wares were famous for the dynamic use of spatula. He was also skillful...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1344550 (stock #0341)
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Special offer: Heavily distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl 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' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with a square divided into two white and two black section accompanied on each side by two circles with the same patterns. This is a ty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1344106 (stock #0340)
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Here we present a real old Ko-Karatsu Tenmoku Chawan with a wonderful yobitsugi repair. It dates from the early stages of the Japanese Azushi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603).

A yobitsugi repair is not just a simple repair, it is a recreation by using laquer and some fragments of broken pottery of the same or a similar kiln. The result is a breathtaking consistency of 'landscape' (keshiki). The chawan is ready for use - tea does not leak.

A characteristic feature of the use of...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1343692 (stock #0339)
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Please check our new category 'Vintage Tea Bowls', where we present once in a while high quality vintage chawans. This is a vintage Japanese hand-shaped pottery tea bowl of Seto ware, which was made about 50 years ago.

The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. Very artistic Tenmoku glaze.

Size: 8,8 cm height x 13 cm in diameter. Wooden Box available for 30 USD.

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About Seto ware: Seto ware is the pottery made in Seto city and ne...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1343020 (stock #0338)
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Half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl, thrown from light, coarse Mino clay, with very little inclusions a clay found on earlier Shino bowls. The walls are cut with a potters knife.

The bowl has been covered fully (with the exception of the foot ring) first with an iron bearing engobe (oniita) and after the decoration had been incised with the typical ash and feldspar glaze inside and outside creating the nezumi-shino glaze.

The decoration in white Shino glaze on this ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1342462 (stock #0337)
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$4,800.00

One of a kind and absolutely rare: Very large Oni Shino Yohen Tsubo by Tsukigata Nahiko, enclosed in its originally signed double wooden box. A true masterpiece, 8,3 kg heavy, 28 cm high with a maximum circumference of 88 cm, imagine that.

Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) actually needs no introduction. He was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a musician, painter, calligrapher and sculptor.

Tsukigata was born in Niigata prefecture, he studied at the Waseda Un...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1341737 (stock #0336)
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Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, wild, rough and colorful, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its glaze, rough texture and primitive markings...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1341540 (stock #0335)
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The only item of Wakao Toshisada in our collection!!! Handsome Nezumi Shino Chawan by great artist Wakao Toshisada, enclosed in its original double wooden box.

Patterns of flowers in pink on iron shaded with blue-grey on this bowl is a Toshisada special, a quality for which is is unsurpassed. A member of the Japan Crafts Association since 1970, Wakao has made a speciality out of so-called Grey Shino wares. Grey Shino wares were a relatively unusual product made at only a small numb...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1341532 (stock #0334)
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More than 100 year old Seto Chawan, slightly distorted and with two Samurai emblems. Perfect antique condition with no cracks or repairs. True wabi-sabi atmosphere.

It comes with a good wooden box.

Size: 9 cm height and 10,5 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1341197 (stock #0333)
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Let's continue with another treasure: rounded wan-shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style. The body pinched in at the middle to a shape called tojinbue (Chinese flute). The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - incl. the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar over a white engobe in hakeme style. The glaze shows a fine little crazing over the engobe, which is just amazing. It shows discoloration and patina from gr...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1340981 (stock #0332)
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$3,500.00

Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up of this Oribe chawan, made in 2015, signed and enclosed in the original signed wooden box and the 64 page exhibition catalogue 'Voice of the rain'. Matsuzaki Ken is one of the most important potters of our time.

Ken Matsuzaki was born in Tokyo in 1950 and received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. After graduating he moved to Mashiko in 1972 to apprentice with Tatsuzo Shimaoka (who h...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1340438 (stock #0331)
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A perfect Mashiko chawan with stunning glaze by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed wood box. The bowl has a wonderful shiyo-yu salt glaze. Hamada made such treasures only once a year in April because items with such glaze were very difficult to made.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to England with his friend, Bernard Leach, to start the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall back in 19...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1338548 (stock #0330)
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$650.00

A massive (almost 2 kg) Shigaraki Vase by famous Rakusai Takahashi III, enclosed in its originally signed wood box.

The tsubo displays the landscape of fire color (hi-iro), scorch (koge) and burst rocks (ishihaze).

Rakusai (1900 - 1976) was considered as one of the true masters of Shigaraki and Iga-yaki, along with Naokata and later Michio. He worked toward the revival of Kamakura and Muromachi wares, and came to the world stage when he won international acclaim after be...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1338490 (stock #0329)
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$3,500.00

A sophisticated Mashiko chawan with beautiful glaze by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed wood box. The bowl has smoothly graduated colours, rarely seen on Hamada's tea bowls.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to England with his friend, Bernard Leach, to start the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall back in 1920. Like Leach, Hamada did not come from a pottery background but had studied cer...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1338295 (stock #0328)
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Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its shiny glaze, rough texture and primitive markings, one gets the sense...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1338219 (stock #0327)
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A perfect Mashiko chawan with high foot by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed double wood box. The bowl has a wonderful shiyo-yu salt glaze and - rarely seen on Hamada bowls - a figurative 'window' iron glazed design called maru mado. Hamda made such treasures only once a year in April because items with such glaze were very difficult to made.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to Engla...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1337920 (stock #0326)
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Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.

In two areas at the rim are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic tea stain, indicating a ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1337919 (stock #0325)
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Rarely seen Shigaraki kettle with a fantastic shape, slightly deformed without any damage or repair. It dates from the early stages of the Edo Period.

Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery towns in Japan with a history dating back more than 1,200 years. Historians say that local kilns were producing roof tiles when the emperor Shomu briefly relocated his palace to the area from Kyoto in 742 AD. These days, many Japanese know Shigaraki for its Tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog ceramic...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1337477 (stock #0324)
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Very large Qianlong Buddha made of solid bronze, with rests of gilding and a temple lion, marked Qianlong on the back. Weight 4,4 kg. No cracks, no repairs.

Size: 41 cm height, 18 cm width.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1337086 (stock #0323)
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This is really a rarely seen example of antique Japanese ceramic art: impressive Katakuchi Chawan (tea bowl with a spout), made of unrefined Mino clay. Katakuchi chawans of that age are barely available on the antique market. It is the only one in our collection. So take your chance.

A good wood box is included. Shipping included, too.

Size: 2,8'' height x 5,5'' in diameter
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1336666 (stock #0322)
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Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its glaze, rough texture and primitive markings, one gets the sense of th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1336227 (stock #0321)
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This is pure antique Edo: Wan-shaped tea bowl made of dark, iron oxide bearing, sandy Karatsu clay. The thinly 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.

Under the glaze a line was applied in iron oxide resembling the skin of a whale (kawakujira). Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The glaze has a beautiful fine crazing.

This e...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1334525 (stock #0320)
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Rounded wan-shaped chawan with strong throwing (finger) marks, called rokuro-me. The light, very fine clay with enclosures is expertly thrown. The body is fully glazed - with the exception of the foot and its surrounding area.

The cream coloured glaze shows pink colour in some paces as we know it from Korean Gohon tea bowls. It shows discolouration from green tea and a beautiful crazing - especially on inside, a sign of many years of careful use. The style and the very fine clay indi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1333726 (stock #0319)
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Large NGONTANG helmet mask (all seeing mask) from the Fang people in Gabon, very well used and worn and in great condition - pre 1920 and definitely rare.

Size: 41 cm - 2 kg

Known as Ngontang (or Ngontanga), this mask variety appeared among the Fang people of southern Cameroon and Gabon shortly before 1920. It represents a spirit of the dead visiting as a young white woman from the world beyond. The mask was used to locate sorcerers–those who misuse spiritual power...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1333427 (stock #0318)
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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 scratched into the iron...