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 ...