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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1360822 (stock #0378)
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Ash blasted and bursting with inclusions, this chawan comes with everything you could want from a perfect Shigaraki bowl.  It dates from the late Edo Period (1603-1868). Over a terracotta clay burnt ash gray a smattering of pale flying ash provides the backdrop for molten drips of foggy green and orange shizen yu glaze.  The shape conforms beautifully to the palm, showing the master skill of this important chawan.

It comes with an old wooden box with appraisal, a silk pouch (shif...

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)
Momoyama Gallery
$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)
Momoyama Gallery
$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.

Shipping included.

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...