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Antique seated bronze Buddha in Maravijaya and Virasana, made in the late 16th or early 17th century in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand.
It shows a rare high quality bronze, very heavy, solid and shiny with rests of gilt.
The statue is our property since 1938 and was exhibited in our private home since that time.
Predominantly hollow inside and nevertheless 6,5 kg heavy.
Size: 43 cm height x 31 cm width.Shipping included
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Best of the best! Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom' the roughly cut foot ring and window, which is decorated with plover birds (chidori) over waves in black under a shin on type glaze. Next to the roughly cut foot ring is a kiln mark (kama jirushi). There is a repair to the rim, executed in real Japanese gold...
Absolutely rare and amazing pottery shisa ( foo dog, foo lion ) from the mid. Meiji Period, signed by the artist and covered with wonderful white Hagi glaze.
Do you find more impressive ones on the antique art market?
The figure shows a lot of artistic details (take a look on the teeth and the tongue). Hagi Ware Foo dogs are very rare.
No repairs, only a tiny piece of the tail is chipped off and some peaks of the teeth are missing, hard to notice! and it does not...
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Only one of a kind! Distorted half cylinder shaped (near kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. It dates from the Momoyama Period.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical feldspatic shino glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom' the roughly cut foot ring. A very minor iron oxide content of the clay has changed the white shino glaze to light pink (beni). This is absolutely rare. (Beni-shino is a variation of E-Shino and should not...
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...