Today we like to present you one of our Shigaraki Chawans, roughly pottered and burned in a true wabi-sabi way around the mid 19th. cent.
Highly recommanded for lovers of Japanese aesthetics.
There is an old kiln mark and, rarely seen - 3 holes inside the foot. Great display piece.
The local sandy clay from the bed of Lake Biwa has a warm orange color, and makes very durable pottery. This clay characterizes Shigaraki ware. The ceramics have ...
Here is the next Japanese rare Momoyama Period collectible:
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 ...
Very nice Chinese bronze Guan yin Buddha, made around mid - end of 18th cent. with three faces and 8 arms.
A very fine statue with rests of gilt.
No cracks or repairs.
Size: 18 cm height, weight 1 kg.Shipping included.
Very nice and large gilt Chinese bronze Buddha, made in the late 19th century, 19'' height and 8,9 kg heavy. Marked 'Da Ming Yong Le Nian Shi'.
The statue is in good antique condition with no repairs.
We like to offer you a very unique and rare Bakongo statue with 4 faces built as a jar.
It is made of high quality wood around 1900. It is part of the van Norten Tribal Art Collection and has been collected by the founder of the Momoyama Gallery in the 1950ies.
The protrusion in the belly is said to contain magical elements, giving the sculpture its power.
This jar belongs to any category of power figures (nkisi) serving for individual protection and well-bei...
Sold - sorry. 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....
Sold! Impressing black Raku tea bowl of the Raku family, made and signed by the 10th Kichizaemon Tan-Nyu.
The signed box is labeled “10th generation”, which means Tan-nyu (1795-1854). The reverse side of the lid has an appraisal of the grand tea master of Omoto-Senke.
A stunning tea bowl made from one of the most famous potter clans in Japan. Most pieces of Kichizaemon Tan-nyu are hold in museums.
Tan-nyu Raku was born the second son of Ryonyu, he succeed...
Sold! Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay during the Edo Period with strong black ink glaze and a rarely seen patina.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. The chawan has a very rare 'decoration' with hanging persimmons (hoshikaki) scratched into the engobe and a tea room window inside and a plum blossom painted under the clear glaze. This is a typical Momoyama...
Here we present our second Hagi Chawan from the famous Koraizaemon family. We already offered and sold a Hagi Chawan made by the first Saka Koraizaemon some month ago, please see item number 0211 on our website.
This chawan was made by the 6th. Koraizaemon Shinbei Saka (1739 - 1803), accompanied by a wood box with the certificate and appraisal of the 11th Saka Koraizaemon.
Toujin-bue (Chinese flute) flat shaped tea bowl made of coarse, unfined clay with a high content ...
Elegant, little distorted half cylinder shaped kutsugata tea bowl with flaring lip 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 an unglazed 'window' on one side.
One 'window' is decorated with circles squares and lines in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze.
This typical Momoyama design and a similar bowl (fired...
Well carved helmet mask of the Bamileke People, Grassland of Cameroon around 1950, former collection of Dr. Heinz Werner Schmitt, Munich/Germany.
Size: 42 cm height. Good condition with great patina and some scrapes and scratches. Great.
The Bamileke are among the artistic elite of the Cameroon Grasslands area. They are ruled by kings, and many of their masks are for royal festivities. Masks like this one belonged to the regulatory society, (Kwifoyn). They are identified...
A rare Siam 18th. century Ayutthaya style gilt bronze Buddha sits with legs crossed, right hand in Abhaya Mudra, the energy of no fear gesture, left hand in the mudra of meditation.
Abhaya is translated from Sanskrit as fearlessness. The Abhaya mudra is made with the open palm of the right hand extending outwards at the chest level or slightly higher. If you look at this Buddha hand gesture, or mudra, you will also feel the energy of protection, peace and a sense of strong, deep in...
Light-weighted wood, made around 1950, brown patina, slightly shining, wide face with elaborate headgear, the eyes inset with glass. This figure presumably was created not as a magical figure ("nkisi"), but as a memorial figure of a female ancestor, who was donated for being the female founder of the lineage. Such sculptures, called "ngudi" (mother of the lineage), used to be kept in a basket, together with further relics belonging to the kinship. Presumably such sculptures were displayed in ...
Fantastic and perfectly shaped Bizen chawan by great contemporary artist Hiroshi Toyofuku. It has a stunning glaze with a fine abstract 'landscape' of colors on it. It fits smooth in the palm of the hands and gives you a real warm feeling.
The chawan has his sign and comes with the original woodbox. Please note, his art connects perfectly past and present and is hard to get on the market.
Toyofuku Hiroshi was born in Saitama in 1973. Graduated from International Christi...
Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese lacquer 5-compartment inro with a stunning design of a dragon!
It has a fantastic lacquer work called Maki-E. The inside is covered with precious Nashiji Gold Dust. This techique was only used for luxury items for the most famous Samurai fighter.
The material of the Netsuke and the string fastener (ojime) is Kotsu, a delicate work.
Very good condition with only little damages due to the high age. Please look at the phot...
A Benin mask of a human face, dating back to the 19th. century. Strongly cast, and modelled in high relief, the face encircled by a beard composed of numerous fine details, the face with full protruding lips, a wide nose and prominent expressive eyes.
Impressing headdress with 7 horns. Fine varied aged patina.
Size: 35 cm height - weight 3,3 kg. Stand not included.
The Benin Empire, which occupied ...
Rugged, heavy, startlingly strong and breathtakingly beautiful, Iga ware has a special place in the heart of every collector of tea ceremony items. For many, it is the epitome of Japanese ceramics. From the combination of the potters' hands and the clay itself — at its best, Iga appears to be born rather than made. With Iga ware, nothing is hidden. You sense, see the and feel the clay; from the motion and actions of the potter to the random and somewhat accidental build up of transparent as...
This exquisite casting head is a fine example of one of the most famous metalworking traditions in world history. The details on this head are stunning, from the splendid facial expression, to the detailed rendering of its formal crown. One can only imagine the true splendor of the old court of Ife.
The present head is an early 20th Century copy modeled after the great Yoruba center at Ife dating originally approximately 1100 -1450 A.D. The famous archaeologi...
Love at first sight! From deep inside the cultural heart of the Japanese Edo Period we are proud to present you another stunning Chawan from our collection.
Rounded wan-shaped bowl, the light, aestetic clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and (with the exception of the foot) the bowl is covered with a fantastic mixed feldspar and ash glaze; the light iron oxide in the clay produced a beautiful colour, changing from pink to orange, a loquat-color, well known from the Korean Ido b...
From our family collection of antique and vintage African Art we present you an antique wooden Aghogho mask from the early 20th. century, approx. 90-100 years old. It is 42 cm high and is in great condition with no repairs.
Unique objects from West Africa still have the power to surprise and challenge even the most astute and knowledgeable collector. Its' the case with this wonderful mask. This is a testament to the imagination and creativity of the African carver and the great var...
Very aesthetic Chinese stone Buddha head, massiv and solid with no repairs. Great antique condition. Our family property since 1935. It can be visited in our private home in Germany or in our gallery in Luxembourg on appointment.
It dates from the Ming Dynasty or earlier. Weight appr. 16 kg!!!
We hereby confirm its authenticity.
The round face well carved with gentle expression, the full cheeks and fleshy chin framed by large, pendulous ear lobes, beautiful re...
We like to present you a 100 year old antique Japanese case (kogo) kai-awase made of real natural seashell.
The inside is coated with gold lacquer and perfectly decorated with hand painted pine trees.
Size: Width 3.3"(8.4cm) x Depth 2.7"(6.8cm) x Height 1.6"(4.0cm)Shipping included
Here is another stunning chawan from our collection - one of the oldest available chawans in the world, already exhibited in a museum and published in books!
Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Northern Song Period. This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China. More than 1000 years old!
Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was ...
Large and well hand carved Chinese wooden statue of Confucius from the Qing Period, around 1850.
It is made of one piece of wood and has a fine red laquer and rests of gilt color. Very nice display item!
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His ...
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Another beautiful chawan from our familiy collection: square cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay, with a flaring mouth in shape of a half pipe.
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...
Wonderful hand shaped Tanba chawan, made 80 - 100 years ago. The tea bowl is well balanced and has a perfect shape.
No chips or cracks.
The bottom is signed. Good Wabi Sabi aura. Great!
Size: 6,5 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter.
Tanba-yaki pottery originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years.
Its distinguishing feature is its simplici...
Wonderful and large Chinese Medicine Bronze Buddha, mounted on an aesthetic wooden custom stand with the effect as if it was pending above the stand.
The right hand is held facing downward with fingers extended toward the ground, palm facing outward toward the viewer, a bowl of herbs rests in the left hand upon the lap. It is believed by the Tibetans that the Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world, and in fact the right hand fa...
Wonderful and large Chinese Bronze Buddha, mounted on an aesthetic wooden custom stand with the effect as if it was pending above the stand.
The buddha has a serene and meditating expression. The statue is hollow inside.
It dates from the 19th century, and the display stand was added in the middle of the last century by our family.
It is in very good antique condition with some traces of age. Smaller areas of the veneer have come off in a few places on the c...
Here is a brilliant Chawan by Master Mashiko Potter and Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. It is in mint condition with no chips or cracks.
Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues in Japan, the pot...
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (tsutsugata) 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.
The window is decorated with three concentric squares and twigs in iron oxide glaze has then covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze. This is a typical Momoyama design.
The three concentric squares is the mon (the family crest) of the famous Kabuki act...
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutzu) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefinde Mino clay, with very nice, little and small ishihaze (exploding stones).
The mouth has been trimmed in a fashion frequently seen in black Oribe but rarely in Ki Seto (yellow Seto) bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical ash glaze inside and outside which has turned into yellow due to a slight iron oxide content in the clay.
The thick and glossy glaze (guinomi-de) has ...
Distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata)tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay.
Shape and style (note the trimmed walls and the flaring mouth) make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino glaze which has been poured and under which a decoration of four cedar trees and grass on the reverse side have been applied in iron oxid (oni ita). Just the foot ring and its immediate surroundin...
Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay dating to early Edo Period. 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, and a triangle decoration is scratched into the iron...
It is a rare event to discover a chawan of oldest Oribe ware. Here we proudly present a fantastic Ao Oribe chawan from the Azushi-Momoyama Period.
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (tsutsu-gata) tea bowl with flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with typical green copper glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is split into two fields: the left half decorated in try shine sty...
NOTE: Due to our holiday we can only send parcels again after our return on August 7th.
Distorted half cylinder shaped kutsugata tea bowl of light, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body, heavily trimmed with a potters knife (hera) is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxid glaze inside and outside. Obviously due to a lack of manganese here it is more a dark brown, which is rare to find on Oribe chawans.
A 'window' on the side has been left ungl...
A wonderful Chawan Tea Bowl by famous Kyoto Artist Yanagihara Mutsuo, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is designed with pure silver and has an artistic glaze changing from black to dark green with spots of rainbow colours.
Yanigahara Mutsuo (b.1934) was raised in Seto and studied in Kyoto along with contemporary Morino Taimei with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. His work is largely sculptural, and his choice of colors is his reflection on the decadence of J...