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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1304436 (stock #0240)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1304101 (stock #0239)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1303850 (stock #0238)
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$1,200.00

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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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1302832 (stock #0237)
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$2,100.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1301920 (stock #0236)
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We like to present you from our family collection our only tsutsu winter chawan. Aesthetic old winter chawans are hard to find - so take your chance. Its a Shino Chawan with fantastic glaze and a perfect kintsugi gold repair. Once you hold it in your hands you will refuse to give it back. It dates back to the middle Edo Period and comes with an old wood box.

Size: 4,6'' height x 3,6'' in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1301721 (stock #0235)
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The history of Japanese chawans should not be written without this 15th century Iga chawan. It was produced during the Muromachi Period, which was running from approximately 1337 to 1573.

So here is one of the best chawans from this era and one of the best available antique chawans in the world: a round wan-shaped bowl thrown on a hand wheel (thick bottom!) from a relatively fine light clay with very little ishihaze (exploding stones), very low content of iron oxide, some red disco...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1300047 (stock #0234)
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Say the word 'Momoyama' to any Japanese pottery connoisseurs, and their eyes will inevitably light up. Most ceramic enthusiasts would give up any Saturday-night vice to own just one Momoyama Shino, Bizen or Karatsu guinomi (sake cup) or chawan (tea bowl). Here is another Momoyama item from our collection:

Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay - slightly discoloured by age and use, which has also enhanced beautiful, fine crazing.

Shape...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1299869 (stock #0233)
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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. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in the form of plum blossoms (ume) and a geometric design. This is a typical Momoyama design.

The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 16...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1299516 (stock #0232)
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Half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay, with very little and small ishihaze (exploding stones).

The mouth has been trimmed in a fashion frequently seen in black oribe but rarely in 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 a beautiful, fine crazing. The bowl show...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1298860 (stock #0231)
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Very rare example of museum-quality Shigaragki-ware by Tsujimura Shiro. It was originally given as a gift from the artist to a secret, wealthy benefactor upon the Grand Opening of the famed Miho Museum near Kyoto, Japan, in 1997.

Some time later we bought it from this famous benefactor, and since then it is in our collection.

This is a very rare and highly collectible and massive item, and it is entirely authentic with an absolutely perfect provenance. In fact, the only ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1298819 (stock #0230)
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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 green copper oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in a geometric pattern of squares and triangles and little circles. This is a typical late Momoyama design. The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1298816 (stock #0229)
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Real old Kihara-Karatsu Chawan from the well known Kiwara kiln in Sasebo. This type of tea bowl is called hanjiki, a transitional folk half porcelain bowl between Karatsu and Shoki-Imari ware.

Very nice cobalt decoration with mysterious charakters, crackle glaze and an antique gold restoration called kintsugi (gintsugi).

The Kihara-Karatsu Chawan comes with a high quality shifuku.

Size: 2,9'' height, 4,6'' width.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1298369 (stock #0228)
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$1,200.00

Antique Japanese cast iron tetusbin tea kettle by famous Ryobundo dating back to the Meiji period.

It has a great atmosphere with aestetic ume tsubomi (plum tree) design. Good condition with some expected rust. Signed Ryobundo on the outside.

Size: 23 cm height x 21,5 cm width. Weight 2400 g

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1297550 (stock #0227)
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A wonderful Oribe Chawan by Higashida Shigemasa enclosed in the original signed wooden box.

Born in Hiroshima in 1955 Shigemasa received his BA at Shimonoseki Municipal University in 1978 and did a postgraduate course in ceramics at Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Technical High School. He set up his studio in Tokyo where he works predominantly in Shino and Oribe.

His works are characterized by the expression of forms that can only be created by clay and that differ from those o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1297418 (stock #0226)
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Absolutely rare flower shaped (Rinka-type) Ko-Karatsu tea bowl. It originates from the famous Yamase kiln in Kishitake, dating back to the Momoyama Period, late 16th century

It has a precious high-end Najishi Gold dust restoration with fragments from the same kiln like the missing pieces. The bowl is unglazed. A real stunning item in museum quality.

A good Japanese wood box and a shifuku are part of my offer.

Size: 6 cm height x 12,8 cm in diameter.

Sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1297415 (stock #0225)
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Little distorted half cylinder shaped tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical shino glaze inside and outside with a fine dark greyish triangle design. This is a typical late Momoyama design. The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.

Wonderful Kintsugi (gintsugi) Gold Restoration, which makes this chawan unique and more precious.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1297190 (stock #0224)
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This is an absolutely rare black Seto chawan ( setoguro chawan ) from the Edo Period.

Blackish-brown glaze amalgamates with a wild and roughly thrown body and a still vivid and strong Seto Glaze. It is very heavy for a tea bowl, 503g. Please note that there is also an interesting kiln mark.

Setoguro yaki is high-fired ware that originated in the late 16th century. Black glaze is achieved by removing the iron-glazed pots from the kiln when they are red-hot (a technique ca...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1296643 (stock #0223)
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Rough unrefined Shigaraki clay, with little iron oxide, thrown into the shape of a small tsubo called 'uzukumaru'. The unglazed body was scorched by the fire to a beautiful red discolouration. The bottom plate shows two stripes called 'geta', which held the pot in place on the hand wheel. Some flying ash has created a natural glaze on the shoulder and the mouth. Inside some lacquer or other chemical has been applied to prevent the vase from leaking - a common practice with unglazed Shigaraki ...