Up for sale is this solid and fine seated bronze Guan Yin. It has an old Kanxi mark, but we think this statue dates from the Qing Dynasty in the 19th.cent. and was not made earlier. The statue has a lot of interesting carved ornaments.
Hand polished bronze in good condition with only little traces of age.
Size: 31cm height x 15cm width, weight approx. 3kg.Shipping incl.
Here we present a tasteful kuro (black) Oribe kutsu chawan from the mid Edo period.
It has an interesting shape with fantastic black glaze and two different images on it. This bowl is unmarked, which was typical for tea bowls of this era.
We offer this tea bowl with a very good box (kiribako).
No cracks or repairs - except inborn kiln cracks. Good antique condition with some traces of use due to the age.
Size: 8,3 cm height x 14,2 cm diameter.Ship...
This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China. It is a Chinese Jian Tenmoku Tea Bowl of the oil-spot type. These bowls were produced in large quantities for the general public as well as for the imperial court between the 10th and and the 13th century in the Fujian province.
This type with the flaring mouth is relatively rare and is shaped in James M. Plummers: Temmoku (Tokyo, 1972), p.63. The "Oil-Spots" are of the brownish (the Jap...
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This is a wonderful tea bowl of Japanese Hagi Ware, which was made about 100 years ago.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. Some natural glaze cracks, which were intentionally created in the time of the firing process, are very nice. This bowl has an authentic wabi sabi taste.
Hagi Ware is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its humble forms and use of translucent white glaze. It originated in the early 17th century with the introduction of potter...
A heavy Burmese alabaster buddha sitting in Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) posture on a base, with meditative facial expression, emphasized by the half-closed eyes which look downwards.
Age: Burma, Shan Period, 18th. century Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to its age).
Size: 25cm x 19cm x 10cm, weight 3,3kg.Shipping included
Late Momoyama period cylinder shaped (Hantsutsu - slightly destorted but not a Kutsugata yet) tea bowl made of light, rough Mino clay. The fastly but expertly thrown body in the style of a Narumi-oribe bowl, which is a variation of green Oribe style. The whole body with the exception of the foot and it surrounding area are covered with a thin ash glaze, a low iron content of the body has coloured the the glazed part light brown; the brim is accented with copper oxide glaze. The underglaze dec...
Ido Ware, Korean Joseon Dynasty (16th-17th century). The light cream bowl is decorated overall with a crackled cream glaze.
Rustic and sophisticated at the same time, this vessel is another great example of the beauty of Korean Ido chawans.
"Ido" chawan (tea bowl) is the first of three types of famous Japanese Tea Ceremony bowls. A very famous saying in the Tea Ceremony is "First Ido, second Raku, third Karatsu". It means Ido chawan is the highest grade tea bowl. Even th...
This is the second valuable porcelain item of Japanese Living National and Human Treasure Tsukamoto Kaiji that we offer from our collection.
A bird and leaf patterns are molded on the plate. The seal of this great potter is stamped on the bottom. We sell this plate together with its original signed wood box and his profile.
TSUKAMOTO Kaiji (1912-1990), holder of important intangible cultural property, was fascinated of Ding ware of the Song dynasty, from which he drew...
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An absolutely stunning Edo period (1700s) Kuro Oribe Chawan covered in thick, ink-black crackle glaze and some fine cream colored decoration.
The slightly irregular kutsu-gata form settles easily into the palm of the hand, with the built up rim resting lightly on the fingers. A high quality box called Shiho-zan is part of the offer. The four sides of the box are surrounded.
No chips or repairs.
It is unsigned, as would be typical of older tea implements.
Here is a rare japanese pottery Sculpture of Seven Lucky Gods, perfectly made during the Meiji period in the late 19th. century.
Best antique condition with no chips. The bottom has some original natural surface cracks aka inborn kiln cracks, which occured during the firing in the kiln.
The Seven Gods of Fortune, commonly referred to in English as the Seven Lucky Gods, are the seven gods of good fortune in Japanese mythology and folklore. They are often the subject of nets...
Superb chinese fluorite carving of Guanyin with a weight of 2,1 kg, made around 1750. It is Jade green in areas and almost clear in others and it shows the numerous flaws running through so stone typical of so-called green quartz (actually fluorite). It is raised on a hardwood stand, which is forming the torso of the Guanyin.
Wonderful and unusual display piece with a cubistic aesthetic - definitely singular.
Good condition. Only a small part of the left ear is missing and...
Wonderful, large traditional temple relief on wooden base, Siam 19th. century. Rarity, impressively expression, sculpted from solid fine wood, in the niches several original clay buddha amulets.
Rare Size of 93 cm height, 43 cm width.Shipping included
This is a set of a vintage Japanese porcelain tea plate, which was made by a Human National Treasure, Kaiji Tsukamoto (1912-1990) about 40 years ago.
This legendary star potter was honored in 1983 with the most importend award "Living National Treasure/Japanese Human National Treasure.
Flowers are molded on the plate. The seal of his kiln is stamped on the bottom.
The original wooden box with the signature of his kiln name & his profile are also included....
This is a wonderful Kanbishi chawan of Living National Treasure Potter Arakawa Toyozo with its original signed wooden box.
It is in mint condition with no cracks and no repairs.
Size: 5,3 inches x 4,9 inches x 3,0 inches
Toyozo Arakawa (1894 - 1985) rediscovered the techniques of manufacturing Shino glazes first perfected during the Momoyama and Edo periods. Arakawa also proved that these legendary ceramics originated in his native Mino province (not Seto as pr...
Up for sale is this heavy gilt bronze statue of a seated Guan Yin from the 19th. century.
She is showing the Abhaya Mudra.
The statue is more the ten (10!!) kg heavy, made from solid bronze. It has been exhibited in our family collection since 1950.
Hand polished bronze in perfect condition, with some old age wears.
Size: 41 cm x 28 cm x 21 cm
Up for sale is our oldest Japanese Tokkuri (Sake bottle). It dates from the Momoyama Period with an age of 400 years and has a very tasteful glaze with vivid colours. Close to the bottom there is a kiln mark (refer to picture no. 6)
The Tokkuri can be used with a little flower as a wabi arrangement. It is in good condition with a crack on the top of the tokkuri, which enforces the wabi look.
A Tokkuri with this age is absolutely rare.
Size: 18 cm
No words can describe these two incredible vases by Koyama Kiyoko, signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden boxes. Kiyoko, born 1936 started as a painter who drew designs on pottery. Today, she is considered one of the leading Shigaraki potters both nationally and internationally. Kiyoko was the subject of the feature film Days of Fire (Hibi), and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan,the potter’s dramatic life and the trajectory of her artist...
We present a Hagi chawan from the Koraizaemon Saka family, offered with the original wood box, dating from the Meiji Period
No cracks and repairs.
Size: 7,9 cm in height x 12 cm in diameter.
The first Hagi wares, a glazed, high-fired stoneware, originated with the Korean potter Li Kyong. He was brought back to Japan by Lord Mori Terumoto after the invasion of Korea in 1593. Many potting centers in Western Japan, such as Agano, Takatori and Satsuma, date their beg...
This remarkable head of Buddha comes from the ancient kingdom of Gandhara (current Eastern Afghanistan~Northern Pakistan), which lasted from the first millennium BC to the 11th century AD. That kingdom was located in a region that has known many influences throughout its history; it was the easternmost part of Alexander the Great’s empire, and at his peak during from the 1st century to the 5th century, Gandhara was ruled by kings who were devoted Buddhists, the Kushan kings, and under whom ...
An ancient Chinese Neolithic Terracotta vase from the Qijia culture, dating to approximately 2400 B.C.
This attractive earthenware vase dates to China's Qijia Culture. It is of typical form, with large body, waisted neck, and flaring mouth. The piece is decorated throughout with long vertical, combed groves.
Height: 7 inches
Condition: Stable hairline cracks to body. Overall very good condition. Unrestored.
Provenance: ex. British private collection, ex...
Outstanding original gilded bronze statue of Thai Prince Phra Aphai Mani. It has great signs of time and was made in the 19th. century - 11,5 kg.
This is not a reproduction but an authentic item from the mid 19th.cent.
Rare and almost impossible to find in collections.
Size: 45 x 30 x 19 cm
A magnificent and rare Amida Nyorai bronze Buddha, made in the early Edo Period, which means in the early 17th. century. This statue was made in a way called lost-wax metal casting, also known as Rougata Chuuzou, which was popular only in the 6th. century and in the Edo time.
The statue is in good antique condition with no repairs or cracks.
Size: 7,8'' heightShipping included
Up for sale is this special example of the beauty of Raku ware, a pottery tradition born more than 400 years ago in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, from the collaboration between great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) and a potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), the forebear of the great Raku family of potters.
This particular chawan (tea bowl) was made by the 12th bearer of the Raku name, Raku Kichizaemon Konyu (1857-1932), whose works are not very diversified but who created seren...
Another Kamakura (end of Heian Period 1100-1300) Yama chawan from our collection made of unglazed pottery.
This is an excavated tea bowl from the Seto area (Aichi Prefecture).
Very good antique condition and atmosphere.
Size: 2 inches height, 6.2 inches width, 6.1 inches length.Shipping included
Outstanding 18th. Century heavy casting of Buddha, both hands grasping flowers, eyes in serene expression, with incised robes extending towards a double-lotus base. It would appear that this piece may have at one point in time had a mandorla mounted to the backside.
Measures 6.5 in. (16 cm) in height.Shipping included
A tetsu-yu chawan by greatest Kanjiro Kawai with signed box.
Mint, no cracks or repairs.
Size: 8,6 cm height, 13,1 cm diameter.
No ceramic artist of the Showa approached Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966) for creativity and artisanship. Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Industrial Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own kiln on the ...
Black and white pair of unusual statues of protecting deity and ancestor. They are made of wood and date from the 18th. century. West Nepal.
They both bare signs of great age and eroded wood.
White statue: 40 cm height with traces of lime and original plastering. Black statue: 28 cm height with traces of polychromy.
Striking antique Siam mid to late 19th. century Ayutthaya Kampheng head of Buddha Sakyamuni (The Awakened One). His face with serene expression, closed eyes, aquiline nose, smiling lips and elongated earlobes with earrings.
The head is hollow inside and mounted on a wood base. It has a weight of almost 6 kg. No repairs, good condition.
Size incl. wood base: 49 cm height x 23 cm width x 23 cm length.
You are looking at an antique temple carving showing Ganesh and Shiva.
It was made in the 19th.century and has been inside a Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh for decades.
Good condition with the size 51 cm height x 28 cm width.
Up for sale is this wonderfully textured 19th century Japanese cast iron tea kettle made by noted Kyoto-school tetsubin craftsman Kibundo ( 1812-1892 ).
It is cast in high relief with the image of writings and a landscape.
This fine kettle bears the body-mark “Kibundo zo” and a remnant of the square seal mark of Kibundo on the bottom.
The quality of the relief casting is superb. A peculiar punching technique called “oshinuki” was applied to the body, produc...
This is an Edo period chawan by Japans greatest Poet Rengetsu Ōtagaki ( 1791 - 1875 ).
It shows a poem of herself, tastefully carved onto the tea bowl. The chawan has a wild and rough look and an aesthetic kintsugi ( gold repair ). A tasteful woodbox is also included.
Size: 2.4'' height, 4.3'' width.
Ōtagaki Rengetsu was a Buddhist nun who is widely regarded to have been one of the greatest Japanese poets of the 19th century. She was also a skilled...
A valuable Shino Nezumi Chawan by legend and Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro, 1893-1955.
It is in mint condition and comes with its original signed 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, he established a richly lyrical and eleg...
This is a rare Wan type chawan, around 400 years old in shape close to a tenmoku tea bowl. It is thrown on a wheel from coarse, unrefined iron bearing clay.
The grey ash glaze has been painted on the body with a straw brush as seen on Korean hakeme chawan. A stone in the wall has exploded in the fire - a very sought after effect ( see pic number 2 ), giving this type of Karatsu bowls its name: ishihaze (exploding stone). At the rim is a repair in silver lacquer ( refer to pic number ...
Black Raku Chawan with wood box, both have the sign of the 12th. Kichizaemon Konyu ( 1857-1932 ).
The lid back of the wood box bares the appraisal and of Sen Sosa XII 'Sesai' ( 1863 - 1937 ), who has been the 12th grand tea master of Omotesenke.
We offer this tea bowl by order of a German collector.
The chawan is in good condition with no repairs. There are two small inborn kiln cracks on the rim.
Size: 3,4'' height x 5,1'' length x 5,1'' width....
A superb Karatsu chawan dating from the mid Edo period (1615-1868). Karatsu pottery originated more than four hundred years ago in the small town of Karatsu, located in northern Kyushu. It has been a favorite of tea practitioners for centuries for its simple design and natural feel. Decorated karatsu ware is called E-karatsu.
This tea bowl is in excellent condition and comes with a special wood box with describtion of its content ("Karatsu Tea Bowl Edo Period").
It is perf...
On offer is this unique and wonderful hand painted Japanese tea bowl from the end of the 19th. century ( Meiji Period ).
The colours of this antique tea bowl are amazing. There are no chips, no cracks and no repairs, best condition.
There is a sign of the artist, but i was unable to identify him.
You will not find a similar tea bowl. This style is definitely rare.
Size: 8,2 cm height x 11 cm diameter.
Antique big porcelain bowl of Kutani ware made by greatest Eiraku Kutani at the end of the Meiji Era, around 1910.
All overglaze images and patterns are tastefully hand-painted in great colours.
The signature of the potter is written on the bottom.
We sell it with its original signed woodbox. Very good condition, no chips, no cracks.
Size: 10 cm height x 20,4 cm diameter.
This is a fine bronze Buddhist votive shrine from the middle of the 19th. century ( Qing ) continuing the tradition of the Northern Wei Dynasty. The shrine has four splayed legs cast with an inscription and is cast in relief with a seated figure of Buddha.
As you can see, it is in good condition.
Size: 5,6'' height x 2,3'' width.
A very rare yab-yum bronze from the end of the 19th. century ( Qing Dynasty 1644 - 1912 ), acquired for the van Norten collection in the early 30's of the last century in Sichuan showing the male deity in sexual union with his female consort. Yab-yum means Tibetan literally 'father - mother'.
The statue presents a great amount of detailed wealth. It is a 3,1 kg heavy bronze with a size of 31 cm x 25 x 18.
The symbolism of union and sexual polarity is a central teaching in ...
Another stunning item from our private Buddha collection.
Large Chinese Guanyin made of Jade, with changing jade colours from light green to green, yellow, grey and black, the figure is seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus flower, one hand holding a bottle of elixir and the other hand raised in apan mudra.The artist has put together three pieces of jade, the buddha, the crown and the lotus seat to a spectacular Guanyin statue with very detailed carvings. Absolutely rare an...
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A rare Siam 18th. century Ayutthaya gilt bronze Buddha sits with legs crossed, right hand in the bhumispara mudra, the "calling the earth to witness" gesture, left hand in the mudra of meditation.
This posture symbolizes the union of method and wisdom, samasara and nirvana, and the realization of the conventional and ultimate truths. It was in this posture that Shakyamuni overcame obstructions while meditating on Truth, transforming delusions into mirror-like wisdom. The power of th...
Antique tasteful Satsuma Chawan made and marked by Gyozan, one of the most famous Japanese Satsuma artists, circa 1905, during the Meiji Period.
It presents a wonderful hand painting on it with strong and shiny colours.
The typical Satsuma ware we most come into contact with is a yellowish earthenware usually decorated with a minute decoration with Japanese figures, expressive faces or detailed oriental landscapes, or sometimes embellished with vivid dragons in relief. This ...
Up for sale from our private Buddha collection is this bronze gilt Guanyin with a well carved six-character Xuande Mark.
She is seated in rajalilasana with an expression of peace and serenity. The Guan Yin is wearing a tiara and loose robes falling over the shoulders with lots of images.
Please notice the rare throne with its face on the arm rest and the claws on the base of the throne. Very seldom and rare.
Qing Period, late 19th. century. Very good condition ...
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Here we are proud to present another perfect early 17th. century chawan in museum quality.
Low cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine but unrefined Mino clay with sone iron oxide content. The expertly thrown body is covered -with the exception of the bottom and the roughly cut foot ring - with the typical feldspatic Shino over an iron oxide based engobe. Akashino is just a variation of Nezumishino, due to the higher temperature (?) the glaze has turned red instead ...
This is a first class Kashiki of old Shino ware. It is 200 years old ( Edo Period ), beautiful distorted and has a tasteful painting.
Kashiki is the general term for bowls or plates to present biscuits and sweets for the tea ceremony.
It is an indispensable item for the authentic tea ceremony.
There is potter's mark. The name of the artist is Sozan. Nice antique condition with aesthetic inborn kiln cracks and with no repairs.
Size: 3,6'' Height x 6,9...
Please feel free to enjoy this very rare type of black Chinese Dragon vase with different images on it.
It dates from the Qianlong Time 1736-1795 ( Qing Period ) and bares a zhuanshu seal mark.
The pottery vase is in very fine antique condition with no repairs or cracks.
Size: 26,1 cm height x 13,2 cm width/diameter, weight 1,4 kg.
This is a collectable Japanese Seto ware mountain tea bowl, excavated and repaired with a gold repair, an aesthetic kintsugi.
The Yamajawan or Yama-Chawan, which means translatet 'Mountain tea bowl', has an ore-like sparkle natural ash glaze. It is for sure a proto-pottery bowl with great reference value.
Seto ware is pottery with the oldest history in Japan. There is no older chawan in existence (Heian-Kamakura period, 12-13th century).
Since the products from t...
This interesting piece is a ko-karatsu ware ( old Karatsu ). This appellation designates early pottery from the kilns of the town of Karatsu, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The date of the foundation of the first karatsu kilns is uncertain, but there seems a consensus for it to be around the beginning of the 16th century during the late Muromachi period ( 1336-1573 ). The first potters were from Korea, and they brought to Japan techniques which contributed to the creation of unique w...
We like to offer you a distorted cylinder shaped ( hanzutsu ) tea bowl made of light, fine but unrefined Mino clay. It dates from the early 17th. century and is in stunning condition.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical feldspatic Shino glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom and the roughly cut foot ring. Under the glaze is a decoration of bold vertical lines crossed by horizontal lines ( may be a fence in iron oxide on one side and 'grass' on t...
Outstanding excavated Ayutthaya Bronze Statue from the 16th. century.
This crowned Ayutthaya Buddha is seated on lotus in Dhyana Mudra ( deep meditation ) and has a very gentle and serene expression.
Fine antique condition with traces of the excavation and the age. Weight 2300 g.
Size: 35 cm x 19 cm x 8 cm.
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We kindly present an unusual and rare Japanese pottery Kannon. She is seated and is wearing a long draped robe that also drapes over her head.
It dates from the mid Edo Period ( 17th. century ).
Good antique condition. Please watch the photographs.
Size: 21.3 cm height and 16.1 cm width, Weight 1,02 kg.
We offer a really rare kiseto ( yellow seto ware ) chawan from the Momoyama Period with tanpan marks ( copper green marks ).
It is a high fired ware from the end of the 16th. century in the Aburage-Hada style.
The early Kiseto glazes ( yellow Seto ) from the Muromachi period are considered to be attempts to emulate Chinese celadons from the Song dynasty. The composition of the wood ash feldspar glazes largely resembled that of the celadons; however, in oxidation instead of...
A 13th.century ko seto Kamakura vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The box was added by our gallery 20 years ago. It was made by a tomobako artist, and there is written 'ko seto kamakura vase' if my memory does not fool me. The vase is decorated with kanji letters.
Marked on the bottom ( maybe a kiln mark ).
It is in good condition. Onl...
A fine Tokkuri by the greatest Shigaraki Legend Tsujimura Shiro. It is enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Japans most well known potters, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times.
Tsujimura Shiro first became interested in pottery while studying to be a painter in Tokyo. He rejected the notion of apprenticing with an established master or attending art s...
We offer from our private exhibition a Tibeto-Chinese large and heavy gilt bronze four faced Amitayus Buddha from the late Qing Dynasty ( 1644 - 1912 ).
The Amitayus ( Bodhisattva of Longevity ) is seated on double-lotus throne in dhyanasana and with both hands in dhyanamudra.
The statue is 17,1 inches high and 7,5kg heavy!
It is marked and in great condition.
This is another tea bowl we offer from famous Waraku Kawasaki.
It is a red Raku Chawan with a gentle charisma and tasteful hand painting of a plum tree.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom.
Waraku kiln has been producing raku wares in Kyoto since the end of Edo era. Kawasaki Waraku, born in 1936, is the 7th generation of Waraku potters.
No chips, no cracks only a small glaze-peeled spot on the rim. Refer to the last picture to check it.
This is a 17th century Karatsu ware tokkuri made of oldest Karatsu clay.
It gives a perfect impression of wabi-sabi..
It has no water leak, no repairs and no damage.
Size: 14 cm x 8,5 cm height / width
Shipping is included
Our Kutsu / gutsu gata ( shoe shaped ) tea bowl is made of iron bearing Karatsu clay.
Its fastly but expertly thrown body is glazed inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom including the roughly cut foot ring with an ash glaze which has some Feldspat mixed in glaze. The decoration under the glaze is painted in dark brown iron bearing clay directly on the body - flying birds.
To prevent the glaze from flaking off at the rim, iron oxide was painted under the gl...
This is another antique wine bottle of the Song Dynasty from our collection.
This large wine bottle is about 1000 years old and has been made in the Ji Kiln. It has a dark glazed body with an some unglazed dragon / phoenix decoration.
It is in good condition. There are only some little spoils of time and a little scratch ( please watch photos ). No repairs, no significant damages.
The bottle comes with a wood box, in which it has been stored for decades in our co...
You have the rare opportunity to purchase a collection of three authentic and antique wood carving Buddha statues travel shrines. They are more than 200 years old. Each of the statues is inside a Japanese ZUSHI ( Lacquer at wood with brass ).
From right to left on the first photo:
1. Buddhist statue Vairocana DAINICHI-NYORAI
Size: Width 4.1 in : Length 3.1 in : Height 9.4 in : Weight 360 g
2. Buddhist statue Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAISize: Widt...