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
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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...
This is an absolutely rare black Seto chawan ( setoguro chawan ) from the late Momoyama Period, which means the late 16th century or the changeover from Azuchi Momoyama to early Edo.
Blackish-brown glaze amalgamates with a wild and roughly thrown body. It is very heavy for a tea bowl, almost 500g. Please note that there is also an interesting kiln mark ( watch image number 3 )
Setoguro yaki is high-fired ware that originated in the late 16th century. Black glaze is ...
This is a Tibeto-Chinese bronze Buddha from the 19th. century. It has a unique design with lots of miniature Buddhas applicated.
Rests of gilt are still visible.
It has a size of 22 cm height, width 17 cm x 13 cm and the weight is 2,4kg.
A unique gold gild chawan with stunning painting, made of Kasama-yaki.
It dates from the late Meiji Period and comes with the original box.
Size: 7,5 cm h. - 11 cm d.
On offer is this rare type of nezumi mizusashi made of shino-yaki.
It dates from the mid to the late Meiji Period and is in perfect condition.
There are no damages, cracks and repairs.
17,5 cm height
13 cm diameter
16,5 cm trunk diameter
This is a real old Japanese mizusashi made of Oribe clay. It dates from the early Meiji Period.
Signed on the bottom from the artist.
It is in great condition - no repair, no crack, no water leak.
15 cm height
13 cm diameter
15 cm trunk diameter
This beautiful chawan (tea bowl) was made in the oribe style, a more than four hundred year old tradition from the central part of Japan in the ancient Mino province.
That tradition was in part influenced by tea master and warrior Furuta Oribe (1545-1615) who developed his own style of tea ceremony. The bowl is very well made and in perfect condition. It dates from the mid Edo Period and has no repairs or damages except inborn kiln cracks. The green glaze is very vivid and strong....
Please feel free to enjoy this Chinese wood carving of a seated Guanyin, early Qing dynasty. The Guanyin is seated in rajalitasana, royal ease, on a pierced rockwork base with one leg lowered and the other with knee raised supporting the right arm, the face carved with a poised and calm expression, wearing a tiara and loose robes falling over the shoulders and open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace.
There are no repairs visible, but pieces of laquer had been chipped...
Only one of a kind - fantastic kuro bizen tokkuri with unusual form by famous potter Masao Akiye.
He was born in Saitama near Tokyo in 1968.After he studied in the Tokyo Institute and Art University, he began his career as a 'professional' Bizen potter in the kiln in Bizen City.
After having studied under Isezaki Jun, Bizen Living National Treasure for 10 years, he founded his anagama kiln in 2008.
His work won already many important awards, the Tanabe-Mus...
Japanese shunga woodblock print from the Meiji period.
The print features a close-up of a Japanese woman and her lover - a rare find!
The print was purchased in an antique bookstore in Jinbocho Tokyo 1951 and is in good condition with minor staining (see photos below).
Size of print: Approx. 19.5cm x 13cm.
Impressing black Raku tea bowl, signed Kichizaemon, of the Raku family.
The signed box is labeled “10th generation”, which means Tan-nyu (1795-1854). It represents true Japanese Chado, made from of 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 succeeded as the 10th generation Kichizaemon in 1811. He was given the name Tan-nyu at this retirement in 1845 by Kyokosai,...
Very old Japanese large size red negoro lacquer wood tray for tea ceremony. It dates from the late Edo / early Meiji Period approx. 150 years ago.
Condition is excellent with some wears due to age. This carved oval wood tray is an authentic item of old Japanese tea ceremony culture.
Description / Height: 1.05inches, Width: 16.77x11.77inches, Weight: 582g
Condition / Good
Material / Wood
No words to describe this incredible large vase by Koyama Kiyoko,signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box.
Kiyoko b.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) - please watch a video on the homepage of Momoyama Gallery - and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan,...
This delightful small pottery bowl was made during the late Song dynasty of China (around 1200 A.D.).
Originating from the Jian kilns of Fujian province, it has a base of rough, unglazed clay, and a rare streaked ‘hare’s fur’ glaze, made using iron oxide in the firing process.
The rim has a rust red glaze, and would have been made separately from the main body.
Coming from an un-named shipwreck (possibly the Lianjiang wreck), it is in fair condition with...
This rare pear shaped wine bottle has been manufactured 1000 years ago in the prospering Chinese Song Dynasty.
The coloured crackle glaze and the spoils of age fuse to a stunning Chinese Ceramic masterpiece. Some pieces of glaze have been chipped off due to the age, but it does not reduce the gorgeous impression of this wine bottle.
Chinese ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) constitute perhaps the foremost expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in the e...