Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1227516 (stock #0090)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1227403 (stock #0089)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1227400 (stock #0088)
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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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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1227392 (stock #0087)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1226677 (stock #0084)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1226496 (stock #0083)
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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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1226487 (stock #0082)
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$650.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1225261 (stock #0081)
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$1600 Sold

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.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1224102 (stock #0080)
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$300 Sold

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1223685 (stock #0079)
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$250 SOLD

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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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1223666 (stock #0078)
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$1400 Sold

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1223493 (stock #0077)
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$850 Sold

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1223377 (stock #0075)
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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-NYORAI

Size: Widt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1222955 (stock #0074)
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$1200 Sold

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 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1222543 (stock #0073)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1222542 (stock #0072)
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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.

Perfect condition.

Size: 7,5 cm h. - 11 cm d.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1222496 (stock #0071)
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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.

Size:

17,5 cm height

13 cm diameter

16,5 cm trunk diameter

Weight:

1400 g

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1222494 (stock #0070)
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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.

Size:

15 cm height

13 cm diameter

15 cm trunk diameter

Weight:

1,3 kg

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1221871 (stock #0069)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1221754 (stock #0068)
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$1350.00

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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1221672 (stock #0066)
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$450.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1221014 (stock #0064)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1221001 (stock #0063)
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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,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1220942 (stock #0062)
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$250 Sold

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

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1220892 (stock #0061)
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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,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1220570 (stock #0060)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre AD 1000 item #1220563 (stock #0059)
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$750 Sold

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1220380 (stock #0059)
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$450.00

'Remote Landscape' by Tanomura Chokunyu (1814~1907)

Chokunyu was the step son of Tanomura Chikuden and he studied Chikuden's work. Chokunyu started to learn from Chikuden when he was 9 years old, and Chikuden found his talent and adopted him. Chokunyu learned Confucianism from Tsunoda Kyuka and Chinese poetry from Hirose Gyokuso. He also learned and got skills of Omotesenke Tea Ceremony, Kodo (Japanese art of appreciating incence) and Kenjutsu (the art of the sword). When he was ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1220201 (stock #0057)
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Japanese late Edo Period (ca. 1860 / 150 years ago) buddhist bronze bell from S¨­fuku-ji ( ³ç¸£Ë ) Temple in Gifu.

Measurements diameter 21 cm H 23 cm. Materials: bronze, wood, silk. Made entirely by hand. The base is in lacquered wood. On the side of the bell trademarks with the name of the place of provenance and craftsman. Beautiful patina with natural signs of wear and some scratches due to the age and use.

This is an authentic piece of Japanese culture and ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1219927 (stock #0056)
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This is a CHOSHI of Japanese lacquer ware. CHOSHI is a kettle for the sake which was made about 170 years ago in the late Edo period.

This is an old original item of master craftmanship. It is never imitation. It is lacquered on wood and never plastic etc. Used was only real Japanese lacquer. This incredible lacquer work is called MAKI-E.

MAKI-E is made carefully, applying very long days and months. As it requires highly-skilled craftsmanship and emotional strength to p...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1219823 (stock #0054)
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Wan shape with a small foot and no Kagami (mirror - tea pool) inside.

The light iron bearing clay is decorated in the style of a Korean Miji-Hakaeme bowls: inside and the upper three quarters on the outside covered with a whitish Engobe over which a transparent ash glaze was applied, just sparing the inner part of the foot.

The Uchigaso kiln was the second of the Takatori kilns established by Korean potters, it was active between 1614 and 1624.

The bowl was ex...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1219728 (stock #0053)
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$450.00

This is a water pot called SUITEKI made of Japanese copper ware. SUITEKI is one kind of the tools for calligraphy. It is used to pour water into an ink stone.

A Suiteki of copper in this square pot form is doubtlessly very rare.

This small water pot Suiteki is a high class piece which was made about 200 years ago. It dates from the Japanese Edo period. This is an old original. It is never imitation.

SIZE : Width 4.5 in : Length 3.3 in : Height 3.3 in : Weight 1...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1219139 (stock #0052)
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$900.00

Try describing this incredible Vase is not difficult: Spectacular is all that comes to mind. This large vase is covered in glassy Oribe green glaze by the important Mino Ware master potter Tsukamoto Haruhiko, born in Mino in 1959

His work, reflects a certain, more modern departure from the established tradition, without compromising the quality of its craft and design.

Tsukamoto Haruhiko studying with Nonaka Shunsei and Asai Reiji. He struck out on his own in 1985 and sinc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1219084 (stock #0051)
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$850 Sold

Over 110 years old Chinese Buddha head mounted on a high class wood base.

It is made of fine natural stone and has a nice patina. This mounted statue is part of the Van Norten Collection since 60 years and has been exhibited in our private house since then. Wonderful, age related condition.

Weight 8,6 KG.

Height 32 cm.

Width 18 cm.

Dephs 20 cm.

Base 18 x 16 x 8 cm ( with metal rod )

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1218965 (stock #0050)
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$1400.00

A comparatively large sized Japanese Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAI from the Mid Edo Period - about 200 years old.

It is made of premium wood and has been carved by a master craftsman. The golden colour is still vivid and shiny and looks absolutely amazing. Buddha Statues of this quality are very rare.

It is in very good condition with no repairs and no serious damage.

Size: Width 4.9 in : Length 3.7 in : Height 15.7 in : Weight 530 g

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1218832 (stock #0048)
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Have you ever seen a shuro made of Shino-yaki from the Momoyama-Period? Try to hunt for it on the antique market, it is very rare. Also on trocadero you will not find one except ours. This is for the deep lovers of ancient Japanese Culture and art.

In the days of traditional Japanese wooden buildings keeping warm must have been a constant preoccupation. Hand warmers like the present example were small hibachi which would have a layer of sand on which charcoal would be burned to enab...