Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1386048 (stock #0438)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,500.00

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. Two windows on two sides were left unglazed...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1385285 (stock #0437)
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$1,800.00

A cultural treasure - our oldest and most important mizusashi: wonderful Chosen Karatsu Tataki Mizusashi from the Momoyama Period (1573 - 1603). It was perfectly thrown first into a cylinder shape and then squeezed and paddled into a distorted pear. Iron oxide glaze has been poured inside and out.

On the rim a blueish rice straw ash glaze has been applied in the typical Chosen Karatsu fashion. The mizusashi is supplied with a tailor made lacquer lid of a somewhat later date...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1385130 (stock #0436)
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$1,200.00

What a great Chawan! Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl thrown on a kick wheel. The little iron oxide bearing clay has been fully (except the footring and its surrounding) covered with a wood ash glaze which reacted with the iron oxide in the clay.

The thick and glossy glaze (guinomi-de) has a fine beautiful crazing...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre AD 1000 item #1383308 (stock #0431)
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A historic-cultural highlight: we proudly present a more than 1000 year old Yama Chawan with a strong kai-yu glaze. Once in a while you can find a traditional unglazed yama chawan on the antique market, but a Yama Chawan with a strong and vivid kai-yu glaze is very very rare...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1382785 (stock #0430)
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Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (tsuzu) tea bowl with straight walls, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife around the foot ring.

The bowl was covered with black iron oxide glaze of the non glossy type (preferable!) and then covered with a black glaze in the style of a Seto-guro bowl...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1379855 (stock #0427)
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Another historical masterpiece in the development of Japanese culture: grey Shino Chawan, distorted cylindrical shape - hanzutsu, covered with a whitish Shino glaze over an iron oxide engobe, resulting in a beautiful grey shino glaze, which partly turns to red shino (aka shino).

A decoration of a branch with a leaf and berries on the front and a criss cross grass pattern on the back has been incised into the engobe resulting in white shino colored lines...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1379160 (stock #0425)
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We continue to offer you the most important chawans and present you this wonderful Tsutsui-Iga Chawan, dating back to the Momoyama period or even the Muromachi Era.

Cylindrical shape - hanzutsu - built up from clay coils and squeezen into shape, the foot roughly cut on a hand wheel. This technique is usually affiliated with the Muromachi period, but was used in Iga well into the Momoyama period...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1378272 (stock #0422)
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$450.00

Splendid Aka Raku Chawan dating from the later Edo Period (1603-1868). It has a wonderful crazing and a very rare form. Great condition with no cracks or repairs.

The chawan comes with a good wooden box.

Size: 7,7 cm height x 14 cm in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1376422 (stock #0421)
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One of a kind, a treasure with a special cultural and historical significance.: Kuro Raku Chawan, named 'Departing Geese', by legendary Tamamizu Ichigen (Ichigen I) with perfect kintsugi.

Ichigen was an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (Ichinyu IV). He was raised in the Raku family until he was in late teens...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1376148 (stock #0420)
Momoyama Gallery
$2,900.00

So rare! Wonderful Gozu Aka-e Mizusashi by greatest Eiraku Zengoro Hozen, made during the Japanese Edo Period. It is in perfect antique condition without cracks or repairs.

The red and green scroll work in over glaze enamels on a white crackled ground is superb and well balanced. The round Eiraku seal is on the lower side.

Zengoro Eiraku is best known as one of the Senke-Jisshoku...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1374681 (stock #0418)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1374679 (stock #0417)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1374593 (stock #0416)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374248 (stock #0414)
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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 )...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1370114 (stock #0410)
Momoyama Gallery
$800.00

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. or earlier in the kiln of the Japanese trading ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1368712 (stock #0409)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1368663 (stock #0408)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,500.00

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. It shows a beautiful fine crazing from many years of careful us...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1368424 (stock #0408)
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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. In particular, his invention of a new type of glaze, s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1368315 (stock #0407)
Momoyama Gallery
$995.00

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. A window on the side was left unglazed and split in two halves - one was decorated with iron oxide engobe which was decorated with inc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1367925 (stock #0406)
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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. yuteki) surface is muc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1367481 (stock #0403)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,950.00

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. It takes a couple of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1367258 (stock #0402)
Momoyama Gallery
$350.00

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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1366166 (stock #0401)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1366164 (stock #0400)
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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 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1365579 (stock #0399)
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1364534 (stock #0398)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1364312 (stock #0387)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1362679 (stock #0384)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1362297 (stock #0383)
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Elegant Chinese Jian hare's fur tenmoku chawan made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a carmine-red glaze falling short of the foot and thinning to brown at the mouth-rim. The interior with br...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361961 (stock #0382)
Momoyama Gallery
$3,500.00

One of a kind! Wonderful Shiro-Hira Raku Natsu (Summer) Chawan made and sealed by greatest Kichizaemon Konyu XII.

The wooden box has an attestation written by Sokuchusai, the 13th Omotesenke master. The chawan is named shira-kumo, white clouds.

No chips or cracks except natural inborn and intended kiln cracks for a great wabi-sabi aura.

Born 1857 as the eldest son of Keinyû, he succeeded as the 12th generation in 1871 at the age of 15. He took the name of K...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1361718 (stock #0381)
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We are proud to present this extremely rare mugi-de Oribe chawan dating back to early stage of the Momoyama Period. It is a slightly distorted cylidrical shape Hanzutsu tea bowl with flaring brim and trimmed sides. The bowl was covered with a Shino-Oribe-type glaze (a feldspat glaze with a higher content of ash than Shino).

Under the decoration of vertical parallel lines in four different shades of brown, which gave this decor the name 'mugi-de', which means barley straw. This des...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1361382 (stock #0379)
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$3,600.00

We present a rare Tenmoku tea bowl with partrige feather mottles (Chinese: 'Zhegu Ban'), made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) or earlier. Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The deep rounded sides of this elegantly potted tenmoku chawan are rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a black g...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1360822 (stock #0378)
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Ash blasted and bursting with inclusions, this chawan comes with everything you could want from a perfect Shigaraki bowl.  It dates from the late Edo Period (1603-1868). Over a terracotta clay burnt ash gray a smattering of pale flying ash provides the backdrop for molten drips of foggy green and orange shizen yu glaze.  The shape conforms beautifully to the palm, showing the master skill of this important chawan.

It comes with an old wooden box with appraisal, a silk pouch (shif...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1360797 (stock #0377)
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Here is a real beauty. Perfect in form, shape and design: Ao-Oribe (Green Oribe) Chawan from the early stage of Edo period. Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with slightly flaring mouth made of light, unrefined Mino clay.

The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife and covered with the typical green copper oxide glaze inside and outside. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding were left unglazed (with the exception of a few spots of gla...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1360329 (stock #0376)
Momoyama Gallery
$750.00

Distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife in its lower part and its brim. It dates back to the early Edo Period (1603-1868).

It is covered with a very deep black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with two fish nets hung for drying.

On the other side w-shaped and was left unglazed and w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1359150 (stock #0375)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

Impressive Japanese Kyo-yaki Chawan, hand molded by legendary Nin'ami Dohachi during the Edo Period. His signature is written on the bottom of the chawan.

It comes with an older wooden box. Size: 7,5 cm height x 14,8 cm in diameter.

Chawans of Nin’ami Dohachi are exhibited in the most important museums, for example the British Museum.

Nin’ami Dohachi II ( 仁阿弥道八 - born Takahashi Mitsutoki; 1783-1855) worked in Awata until he set up a kiln in Fushi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1358955 (stock #0374)
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Very little 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 and through the finger marks (rokuro-me) covered with an ash glaze inside and outside. The little iron oxide in the clay turned the glaze to light brown.

On two opposite sides, decoration has been applied under the glaze in iron oxide with a little white engobe. On the front y...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1358532 (stock #0373)
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It is commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet, in the real world, there seems to be a fair amount of congruity about what people consider beautiful, with most arguments about particular instances being about degree, not direction. This chawan is pure beauty - no matter from which angle you look at it.

Slightly distorted cylinder shaped tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay in the early Edo Period around 1620. The expertly thro...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1356518 (stock #0368)
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Beautiful half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl from the early stage of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) with a rounded brim, made of iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Narumi Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.

The unglazed foot is relatively large. In the style of Ao-Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a green copper oxide glaze - leaving a window on one side, which was decorated with turtle pattern in iron oxide under a clear a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1355591 (stock #0366)
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$650.00

Beautiful and slightly distorted masterpiece Mizusashi (water jar for tea ceremony) of dark Seto yaki with black and brown glaze. Around 1900, Meiji Period. No chips, no cracks.

Size: 18 cm height x 13 cm diameter on top.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1354760 (stock #0365)
Momoyama Gallery
$995.00

Wonderful and definitely rare Iga Chawan with aesthetic kintsugi gold repair. This chawan was made approx. 200 years ago during the Edo Period. Great wabi-sabi expression.

Iga ware was always made in the Iga City area of Mie Prefecture. Using local clay and traditional techniques, Iga ware carries a rich tradition that can be traced back to the Nara Period (710-794), featuring easy-to-hold shapes prized by tea masters and a natural, almost wild beauty actualized by the unique qualit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1354545 (stock #0364)
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Here is one of the most important chawans of our collection: rounded wan shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style in the typical O-Ido shape. The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - with the exception of the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar over a white engobe - in the style of Korean kohiki chawan (unglazed area on the outer wall is a typical feature found on many kohiki chawans).

The glaze sho...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353516 (stock #0363)
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$3,500.00

Chinese Ming Dynasty (perhaps older) stone head of a Buddha. Well carved with the face in a pleasant expression with beautiful lips and almond-shaped eyes, flanked by elongated earlobes.

Part of our family collection for more than 100 years.

Size: 22 cm height x 14 width. Weight 5,7 kg.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1353407 (stock #0362)
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Japanese Tokoname Yama Chawan (literally 'Mountain Tea Bowl'), biscuit firing ware with impressive natural glaze and slightly distorted form. It dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333).

Size: 4 cm height x 15,6 cm (max) in diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1352081 (stock #0360)
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$1,600.00

Wonderful and important chawan: rounded wan-shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style in the typical O-Ido shape. The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - including the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar. The glaze shows attractive shrinking (kairagi) in the lower half of the bowl. It shows discoloration from green tea, a sign of many years of careful use. Its highlight is a beautiful and expertly made golden ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1351396 (stock #0359)
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Really important Ko-Karatsu (kogaratsu - oldest Karatsu ware made during the 16th century) Madara tea bowl with a yobitsugi repair of highest quality.

The bowl is a so called Madara Karatsu tea bowl (provenance is the legendary Hobashira-kiln) due to its typical cookie-like sandy clay and wonderful blue-purplish flecks.

But its true highlight is the perfect traditional yobitsugi restoration with a pure silver gintsugi (kintsugi). A yobitsugi repair is not just a simple r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1349403 (stock #0356)
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$2,500.00

In our opinion this is the best Iga Vase, we have ever seen. Massive and intentionally distorted Vase of wonderful native Iga clay. The vase is 3300 g heavy and has a height of 8,1'' and a width of 7,1'', which is very tall for an antique Iga vase.

The vase was made between 1800 - 1850 during the later Edo Period and is in good antique condition. No repairs. Only an untimportant chip on the bottom caused during the process of firing. The vase comes with an old wooden box.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1347403 (stock #0351)
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$6,500.00

Another wonderful and large Chinese Buddha Bronze statue, approx. 18th century (Qing Dynasty), sitting on a square base, with a height of 38 cm and a width of 24 cm, weight 4,95 KG.

On the back marked 'Da Ming Yongle nian shi' (‘bestowed in the Yongle era of the great Ming’).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1345420 (stock #0347)
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Very fine example of a Japanese Kiyomizu Tenmoku Chawan with aesthetic Namako (sea cucumber) glaze. It was made around 1900 and is in perfect antique condition. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Size: 7,1 cm height x 13 cm in diameter. Wooden box available for 30 USD.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1345230 (stock #0346)
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We present another awesome Shino-Oribe Chawan from our collection: Greyish-whithe glaze amalgamates with a wild and roughly thrown body and a still vivid and strong glaze. It is very heavy for a tea bowl, almost 500g. Please note that there is also an interesting kiln mark.

The chawan dates from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and comes with a very good wood box.

Size: 3,7'' height x 5,3'' in diameter. No chips, cracks, repairs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1345168 (stock #0345)
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Another Hagi Chawan of the Koraizaemon family in our collection: wonderful Hagi tea bowl made by the 9th generation Saka Koraizaemon (1849-1921) during the Meiji Period. Fine and aesthetic Kintsugi gold restauration. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wood box and signed and sealed authentication documents.

Size: 3,1'' height x 5 '' in diameter.

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The first Hagi wares, a glazed, high-fired stoneware, originated with the Korean pott...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1344892 (stock #0344)
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Perfect Aka Raku Tsutsu Chawan made by the 10th generation Kichizaemon Tan-nyu and enclosed in an authentication wood box written and signed by the 12th generation master of Omotosenke, Seisei (1863-1937).

Tan-nyu (1795-1854) was firstly named as Sojiro. He was the second son of Ryōnyu, the second generation master. In 1811, at the retirement of his father-master Ryonyu, he succeeded as Kichiza’emon. In 1819, together with his father Ryonyu, he assisted Oniwa-yaki Kairakuen ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1344786 (stock #0342)
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Perfect Aka Raku Chawan by Kichizaemon (twelfth Generation) Konyu (1857-1932). 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 Konyu. He enjoyed his retirement in practicing tea ceremony and writing haiku. His Aka (red) Raku wares were famous for the dynamic use of spatula. He was also skillful...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1344550 (stock #0341)
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Special offer: Heavily distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a strongly flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife in its lower part and covered with a very deep black iron oxide glaze inside and outside.

A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with a square divided into two white and two black section accompanied on each side by two circles with the same patterns. This is a ty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1344106 (stock #0340)
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Here we present a real old Ko-Karatsu Tenmoku Chawan with a wonderful yobitsugi repair. It dates from the early stages of the Japanese Azushi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603).

A yobitsugi repair is not just a simple repair, it is a recreation by using laquer and some fragments of broken pottery of the same or a similar kiln. The result is a breathtaking consistency of 'landscape' (keshiki). The chawan is ready for use - tea does not leak.

A characteristic feature of the use of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1343020 (stock #0338)
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Half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl, thrown from light, coarse Mino clay, with very little inclusions a clay found on earlier Shino bowls. The walls are cut with a potters knife.

The bowl has been covered fully (with the exception of the foot ring) first with an iron bearing engobe (oniita) and after the decoration had been incised with the typical ash and feldspar glaze inside and outside creating the nezumi-shino glaze.

The decoration in white Shino glaze on this ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1341532 (stock #0334)
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More than 100 year old Seto Chawan, slightly distorted and with two Samurai emblems. Perfect antique condition with no cracks or repairs. True wabi-sabi atmosphere.

It comes with a good wooden box.

Size: 9 cm height and 10,5 cm in diameter.

Shipping included.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1341197 (stock #0333)
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Let's continue with another treasure: rounded wan-shaped tea bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style. The body pinched in at the middle to a shape called tojinbue (Chinese flute). The light, little coarse clay with enclosures is expertly thrown and full glazed - incl. the foot - with a transparent glaze of wood ash with some feldspar over a white engobe in hakeme style. The glaze shows a fine little crazing over the engobe, which is just amazing. It shows discoloration and patina from gr...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1337920 (stock #0326)
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Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.

In two areas at the rim are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic tea stain, indicating a ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1337919 (stock #0325)
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Rarely seen Shigaraki kettle with a fantastic shape, slightly deformed without any damage or repair. It dates from the early stages of the Edo Period.

Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery towns in Japan with a history dating back more than 1,200 years. Historians say that local kilns were producing roof tiles when the emperor Shomu briefly relocated his palace to the area from Kyoto in 742 AD. These days, many Japanese know Shigaraki for its Tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog ceramic...