Large and only slightly distorted full cylinder shaped Tsutsu (hight is bigger than diameter) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of reddish, unrefined Mino clay with clearly visible finger marks on the wall.
The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife around the regular food ring. In the style of Seto-Kuro bowls this bowl was covered with a black glaze.
On three sides a round space was spared from black glaze...
Slightly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part around the foot ring.
In the style of Ao-Kuro bowls this bowl was covered with a green copper oxide glaze...
There are only few opportunities to find antique Chosen Karatsu chawans - collectors know of what I'm talking about. Here is the second one of our collection:
Chosen Karatsu chawan from the Edo Period. The grandiose embellishment of color creates a sublime sense of tension between the dark glazed and color infusion...
Elegantly shaped Ki-Seto Chawan from the Edo Period, early 19th century with a rarely seen gold rim. Precious metal rings were added when the chawan was made for the aristocracy and for the high nobility.
The beautiful and glossy glaze (guinomi-de) has a fantastic crazing. The bowl has also a decoration with vivid tanpan marks ( copper green marks ).
This Ki-Seto tea bowl is in very good condition, very unusual for a chawan of this age...
A really rare type of chawan: wan shaped tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light coarse clay. The fine iron bearing clay was nearly fully covered with glaze mixed from wood ash and feldspat.
The iron oxide in the body turned the glaze to a bright orange where thin. The bowl shows a fantastic discoloration from tea as a result of many years of careful use.
This chawan was manufactured in the early stage of the 17th cent...
Special offer: A 100 year old impressive large Seto-Yaki Chawan, hand shaped pottery tea bowl of wonderful Seto clay. It fits perfect into the palm of the hand. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom.
No chips or cracks. The Chawan comes with its original wooden box.
Size: 7,9 cm height x 13,6 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
What an atmosphere, this is what the Japanese call wabi-sabi. Full cylinder shaped (Tsutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, very coarse, unrefined Hagi clay. The expertly thrown body was roughly trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part. The rather high foot is traditionally cut in one place (so called 'wari kodai').
Our chawan was covered with an opaque glaze, which is a mixture of ash and feldspat...
Important Kuro Raku Chawan by 4th-generation master Ichinyû Kichizaemon (1640-1696). The chawan was named Kou Un (parting clouds). It comes with an authentication box with Raku seal. It has a Urasenke hakogaki by Sen Soshitsu and a certificate of its provenance.
Born the eldest son of Dônyû. His work varies from those made in his youth influenced by his father Dônyû to later work stylistically closer to that of Chôjirô...
What a wonderful glaze. Slightly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl from the early Edo period with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part around the foot ring.
In the style of Kuro-Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a brown iron oxide glaze...
Here is another highlight of our family collection: a breathtaking Chinese (karamono) Jian Yuteki (oil spot) tenmoku chawan from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).
The deep, rounded conical sides are covered inside and out with a thick, iridescent black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of variegated iridescent and silvery ‘oil spots’, stopping in an irregular line and pooling above the light grey stoneware foot.
The ‘oil spot’ (Jpn...
Extremely rare: Korean Amamori Chawan of Choson (Yi) Dynasty (1392-1910). Wan shaped tea bowl, thrown from light, refined clay, with very little iron oxide, covered with a white feldspatic glaze with fine crackles and pin holes including the small foot.
Through many years of use the tea has seeped through the holes and crack to discolour the white clay body underneath, creating an effect called amamory - rain leak. The effect is especially strong along the rim...
Very interesting antique Aka Raku Bajyohai Tea Bowl, made with a rare long foot. Bowls like this are called 馬上杯, Bajyohai: Rider's Cup. Its form makes them convenient for the ancient horse-riders to drink tea from.
Our Tea Bowl was made in the early stage of the last century during the Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912).
No chips or cracks.
Size: 12,5 cm height x 11,5 cm in diameter.Shipping included
A rare Momoyama Period Nezumi-Shino Chawan with a unique decoration: distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of little reddish, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.
The bowl was first covered inside and out with an iron oxide engobe (oni-ita) - then a decoration was incised into the dry engobe down to the clay - finally, a shino glaze was applied over the engobe. The incised decora...
A true treasure! Slightly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part around the foot ring.
The bowl was covered with a green copper oxide glaze. A window on the side was left unglazed and split in two halves - one was decorated with iron oxide engobe which was decorated with incised straight zig-zag lines, the other half was decorated with a ...
Rarely seen Buddha statue from Yunnan, South China, made in the 19th century by an unknown artist. In our family collection for almost 100 years.
Fine Bronze head on a teakwood root. 50 cm in height.Shipping included.
Antique Aka Raku Chawan by greatest Kichizaemon Tan-nyu, ennobled with a REAL kintsugi gold repair.
Half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, in the typical hand built style of the Raku family. The body is fully covered with a white engobe before the red glaze was applied.
The red glaze turned to to grey where it got in contact with charcoal in the kiln. The bowl has a beautiful repair in real kintsugi (gold lacquer); it is signed next to the foot rin...
One of the best tea bowls I have ever seen. Wonderful Raku Chawan in the style of Donyu (Nonko III) Kichizaemon, made by greatest Konyu Kichizaemon XII. We purchased this chawan in 2001 at the Christie's auction in the Rockefeller Plaza in New York for 7000 USD plus 30% tax and import fee for the German Custom's.
It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box. Hakogaki on the side of the box declares: Kuro Raku Chawan signed Konyu Kichizaemon XII. Hakogaki on the inside...
Wonderful Minpei/Awaji ware tea bowl made by the legendary 1st Minpei Kashu during the Edo Period, with deep glaze cracks and soft cobalt blue pictures. It comes with a signed wooden box and a signed and sealed attestation of Hasshu Uewashi, issue number 256. Hasshu Uewashi was a famous judge of Japanese pottery who worked during the Meiji and Taisho Era.
Awaji ware was founded in the early 1830s by Minpei Kashu (1796-1871) from Iga village.
He was born in 1796 into a we...