Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1324555 (stock #0293)
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$1,200.00

High quality pair of proud standing male and female figures from the Igbo people in Nigeria, made of strong and heavy wood and mounted on custom stands. The figures were made around 1950. Former collection of Dr. Heinz Werner Schmitt, Hamburg, Germany. Good condition with blackened patina and some cracks, no repairs.

Size: 47 cm height x 10 cm width.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1324014 (stock #0292)
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A masterpiece tea bowl by Iga master Tanimoto Kosei, accompanied by his signed and sealed original storage box.

Kosei was born in 1916 in Iga city, Mie Prefecure. He made his National Debut as an oil painter artist, his interest in traditional Iga-yaki ceramics started in 1945, and he becomes an Iga potter in 1947, enjoying a long apprenticeship under master potter Komori Shinobu and Sakuzo Hineno at the Institute of Nanagu Ceramics in Ueno, Mie Prefecture.

Tanimoto Ko...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1323932 (stock #0291)
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Here is a fascinating Oribe 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1323653 (stock #0290)
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Shiny and vivid Aka Raku (Red Raku) Chawan, hand molded during the Meiji Period around 1900. The chawan is signed and the wood box is included, too.

Some parts of the chawan were intentionally left unglazed (white parts around the foot - no cracks!) to generate imperfection.

Size: 2,9'' height x 4,5 cm in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1323652 (stock #0289)
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$1,400.00

Huge and heavy Thai / Siam Bronze Buddha, 64 cm high and 12,8 kg heavy. It was made around the end of the 19th century. Very good patina, fine details.

No repairs. Great aura, perfect to display.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1323509 (stock #0288)
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Wonderful Shigaraki Hira Chawan with artistic and shiny glaze, made around the end of the 19th century. No cracks or repairs. A real aesthetic chawan.

The original wood box and shipping are included.

Size: 4,9 cm height x 16,6 (max) in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1323379 (stock #0287)
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Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay. 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 oxide engobe seems to ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1322762 (stock #0286)
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Special offer: very old Shigaraki Chawan, hand shaped around the early 19th century (Edo Period). It has a great wabi sabi aura without chips, cracks or repairs.

A wood box is available for 50 $, a shifuku (silk pouch) for 30 $, box and shifuku together for 60 USD.

Size: 7,5 cm height x 12,6 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1322121 (stock #0285)
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One day Radhanath Swami says 'true treasure lies within. It is the underlying theme of the songs we sing, the shows we watch and the books we read. It is woven into the Psalms of the Bible, the ballads of the Beatles and practically every Bollywood film ever made. What is that treasure? Love. Love is the nature of the Divine'.

This chawan is a real true treasure, breathing the love of its artist. It is from the early Joseon Dynasty of Korea. Korean made wan-shaped tea bowl made of ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1322084 (stock #0284)
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$1,400.00

We kindly like to offer you a very unique tea bowl, made around 1800. Very sophisticated Karatsu Chawan, perfect in form and shape.

It presents a real wabi sabi aura with its fantastic lacquer-silver repair and its antique Japanese characters on. The 1st one seem to be Sakura (Cherry), and the 2nd probably Umi (ocean), but they are hard to read.

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

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1320984 (stock #0283)
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Another highlight of our family collection: Rather large Chinese Kinuta Seiji Celadon Vase for Japanese Tea Ceremony. Classical mallet (kinuta) shaped celadon vase in the style of the longquan kilns of the 13th century. The celadon glaze is applied very thickly and the vase may have been glazed and fired more than one time. Some fine aesthetic hairlines complete its beautiful expression.

The execution of the foot rim and the texture of the clay matches the Chinese original. The col...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1320391 (stock #0282)
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Is there a tea ceremony connaisseur, who does not like to have a true Edo Ko-Hagi Chawan with beautiful loquat color?

Take a look on this rounded wan-shaped bowl. The light, sandy clay with enclosures is expertly thrown. Including the foot ring the bowl is covered with a mixed feldspar and ash glaze.

The light iron oxide in the clay produded a beautiful loquat color known from Korean Ido chawans. The unrefined clay indicates, that this piece was produced during the mid Ed...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1320366 (stock #0281)
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Momoyama to early Edo period made, little distorted half cylinder ki-Seto (yellow Seto) chawan with a great wabi-sabi atmosphere, rarely seen on ki-Seto items.

Ki-Seto is said to have been the outcome of the attempts of potters to recreate Chinese celadon wares. A fortunate mistake, for a new ware was born. The ash glaze looks like deep-fried tofu and has been given the name aburaage-de. Almost all Ki-Seto wares are serving utensils - exept some few tea bowls. We have only few in o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1320180 (stock #0280)
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Elegant and sophisticated Shino Chawan, wonderful dialogue of brown and cream Shino crackle glaze, made during the early to the mid Edo period.

It is decorated outside with the Imperial Seal of Japan, the Chrysanthemum Seal and inside with two stars. This design I have never seen on other tea bowls before.

No cracks or repairs, just aesthetic inborn kiln cracks. Gorgeous and rare.

Box and shipping included.

Size: 2,8'' height and 5'' in diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1320117 (stock #0279)
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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. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with Chrysanthemum over water (kikusui, you ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1319853 (stock #0278)
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Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl - made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.

The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving 2 unglazed 'windows' on opposite sites. One 'window' is decorated with ivy or vine leaves. The other 'window' shows flying birds in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze. This is a typical Momoyama Era design.

The somewh...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1900 item #1319751 (stock #0277)
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Exceedingly rare early text on the Japanese Tea Ceremony - 210 years old. The only book of the tea ceremony in our family collection.

Profusely illustrated with woodblock images depiciting a wide variety of tea accoutrements.

A beautiful example of Japanese life and expression, and an exquisite addition for the discriminating collector of Japanese antiques and Tea Ceremony items.

Such old books about the tea ceremony are mostly hold in museums. We are proud to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1318464 (stock #0276)
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Rough and heavy Hagi Chawan, over 100 years old (Meiji Period), with an expressive crackle glaze.

Aesthetic inborn kiln cracks make this chawan so special. No damages or repairs.

The signature chip located on the bottom (unknown potter to me) is a local tradition from the Edo period when potters would deliberately disfigure their wares in order to sell them to merchants instead of presenting them as gifts to the Môri clan.

A good wood box, a shifuku and sh...