Beautiful Chinese antique vase, 18th century (Kangxi Period, 1662-1722). It is sculpted in double gourd shape and painted with various scholar scenes and glazed in white and blue. Continuous scenes depicting figures in a landscape are a common motif in Transitional porcelain, they often referenced popular plays, histories or poems.
Very fine Kangxi mark on the bottom.
A Private German Collection, acquired in the 1930's in Japan...
Hard to find: Large antique Kyo-yaki Suiseiji Mizutori Suichu (also called "mizutsugi").It is a Japanese ewer, an utensil used in the sado and sencha tea ceremony to replenish the jar that holds water for rinsing teabowls and filling the iron kettle at the tea ceremony.
This wonderful antique celadon suichu was made around the end of the 19th century during the Japanese Meiji Period...
Pure Kuro-Raku Chawan by the 11th generation Keinyu Kichizaemon (1817-1902) enclosed in its signed and sealed wooden box and made around the end of 19th century about 120-130 years ago. The inside of the wooden box lid bears an appraisal of the 14th headmaster of the Urasenke Tea School, Sekisō Sōshitsu 碩叟 宗室 (1893-1964), Mugensai無限斎...
A spending antique Chinese Kwan Yin sculpture made in the late Ming Dynasty. Kwan Yin or Guanyin and Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion. Here she stands samabhanga on a simple base with robes flowing and clinging naturally over and to her long, slender body. Her feet peek from beneath her robes.
Her hands are held with her thumb and middle finger touching in the vitarka mudra of teaching. Her hair is piled high on her head. Her gaze serene and slightly downcast...
A really old Japanese lacquer wooden mizusashi for the tea ceremony, made of cherry wood with its original lacquered lid. It dates from the later Edo Period. Such wooden mizusashis are really rare. It is elegantly proportioned and has a black lacquered interior.
Mizusashi is a fresh water jar with a lid used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony to fill the boiling kettle and rinse the tea bowls...
Splendid Kuro Raku Chawan by one of the most important potters of all time, the 3rd Raku Donyu 三代 楽吉左衛門 道入 (1599 - 1656) also known as Nonko. It was made around 1650 and was named 'Hekigan' which means 'Pale blue water of a mountain stream'.
It comes in great antique condition...
A rare Seto Chawan with wonderful glaze made by one of the best potters of the early 20th century - the 1st Shuntei Kato (1885 - 1961). This tea bowl was made over 100 years ago and it comes with the originally signed wooden box of the artist.
His real name is Kanae KATO. He was born 1885 as the third son of Shunsen KATO.
In 1907 he established a branch family, named himself Shuntei and became the first generation...
This antique Iga vase is a true beauty, made of wonderful native Iga clay.
The vase was made between 1800 - 1850 during the later Edo Period and is in great antique condition. No chips or repairs. It comes with an old wooden box and an old cloth bag (which has a small torn part).
Iga ware's origins are believed to date to the second half of the 7th century and 8th century A.D...
Impressive antique Kuro Raku Chawan, over 100 years old, by great artist Rintaro Ohashi with family crest. The bowl was made in Taishō era 8 (1919), its also written on the inside of the lid. I comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,2 cm high x 11,8 cm in diameter.Free shipping
A wonderful modelled Kuro Raku tea bowl covered with a beautiful black glaze - made by legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932) in the style of the 8th TOKUNYU, Kichizaemon Raku. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. The original wooden box with his sign and signature is also included.
childhood name was Kozaburo, later became Kicho (or, Yoshinaga). He was the eldest son of Keinyu, the eleventh generation master...
We continue our presentation of Ohi chawan (Ohi tea bowls) with yet another sublime vessel, a true eye-catcher made at the end of the Meiji Period around 1910. It's a unique Ohi Chawan which seems to be a kuro Raku bowl, but it isn't...
One-of-a-kind!!! This is an item sui generis.
A yellow glazed Raku chawan, dating from the Meiji Period (ca. 120 years old) with its originally signed wood box.
The chawan is in superb condition with no chips or cracks. Around the bowl are carved chinese characters. The tea bowl is very solid and fits perfectly into the palm of the hands. Great chawan!
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,6 cm height x 11,9 cm in diameter.Free shipping
A magnificent Karatsu Katakuchi Chawan (Karatsu tea bowl with a pouring spout), fired around 1850 during the Edo Period (1603-1868).
It is no exaggeration to say that this tea bowl needs to be described as a true museum quality piece of art.
Especially such old Karatsu bowls are rarely available in the version of a Katakuchi bowl. Essentially, it's a bowl with a spout...
An impressive Kuro Raku Chawan made by the legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932). The name of the Chawan is „Akebono“ - Sunrise.
His childhood name was Kozaburo, later became Kicho (or, Yoshinaga). He was the eldest son of Keinyu, the eleventh generation master. In 1871, he succeeded the family business and became the generation master. In 1919 he retired and took the name as Kônyû. He enjoyed his retirement in practicing tea ceremony and writing haiku. Hi...
Antique solitary Awara-yaki chawan by great artist Kuze Tensei 久世天声 (1878 - 1933) around 1915 (Meiji Period).
He studied art under Yamada Kei while working as a teacher at Ishikawa Technical Senior High School. In 1914, he moved to Awara Onsen in Fukui Prefecture (a classic hot spring town) where he set up a studio and kiln and created Awara-yaki using clay from the area to produce Kyo-ware style ceramics, which often won prizes in exhibitions.
The Kuze name is ...
One of a kind: Edo Period Ichimonji Utsushi Raku Chawan on high flared and cut (warikodai) foot by the 11th Zengoro Eiraku (Eiraku Hozen), made in the mid 19th century. A horizontal line is molded on the body, it's the Japanese character "ichi" - one!. (Please see last picture to see an antique Ichimonji Chawan in Korean style from the Ulrich Vollmer Collection Berlin). This is one of the rare tea bowls of Eiraku Hozen fired with a lower temperature in the style of Raku ceramics. Beside th...
An antique Khmer wood sculpture of Jayavarman VII /Mahā Paramasangata Pada), added to our family collection in 1930 from a private Japanese collection. It was made in mid 19th century.
Lacking any royal or divine attributes, this King Jayavarman VII statue represents a simple, spiritual man.
His facial expression is accentuated by semi-closed eyes, a slight smile, large forehead, lips that are neither thin nor thick, and long ear lobes. All of these traits represent the ...