After selling one of the oldest Chinese Tenmoku Tea Bowls (Please refer to our stock # 0250) which came with the first tea from China to Japan we are proud to offer you another more than 1000 year old Chinese tea bowl...
An ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907) tea bowl, dating to around 850-900 AD and excavated in the Luoyang area.
This charming bowl is well balanced and has traces of its excavation inside (please see last photo). The piece is coloured with an attractive sancai glaze of green and orange which stands out vibrantly against the ivory cream slip...
Stunning Chinese Buddha Head made of natural stone, late Qing Dynasty (1626-1911). It comes on a custom made natural stone stand and has a total weight of 18,8 KG.
The Buddha Head is in great antique condition. The natural stone base has a small flaking at the back left, which is hardly visible.
Size: 37 cm height x 20 x 20Free shipping
We present a rare medium sized 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...
One of a kind. Wonderful and important Chinese Hawksbill Tortoise Tenmoku Chawan from the Jizhou kiln of Southern Sung. It has a wonderful crazing and still vivid colours. The tea bowl was part of the collection of Dr. Walther von Krenner, one of the best connaisseurs of Asian Art in the world and writer of several books on Chinese and Japanese ceramics.
It comes with a tailor made Japanese wooden box from a former owner...
Here is another stunning chawan from our collection, a Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Southern Song era (Chinese: 南宋; 1127–1279). Such tea bowls were one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China.
Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.Shipping included
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’).Shipping included
Very large Qianlong Buddha made of solid bronze, with rests of gilding and a temple lion, marked Qianlong on the back. Weight 4,4 kg. No cracks, no repairs.
Size: 41 cm height, 18 cm width.Shipping included
LARGE bowl - may be a flower pot, but without hole. On the flat bottom inside engraved with one five clawed dragon and on the wall outside engraved with a pair of five clawed imperial dragons over waves chasing a fire ball (tams).
Signed Guanxu, the eleventh emperor of the Qing dynasty.
Great antique condition with strong and vivid colors. No cracks or repairs...
We are glad to present you one of our favorite statues of our collection - very large and precious Chinese Bronze Buddha from the 18th century with rests of gilt.
The Buddha is seated on a lotus base in abhaya mudra position which means protection, peace and the dispelling of fear.
This statue has a Qianglong Seven-Charakter Mark, DA QING QIANLONG NIAN JING ZAO, (1736-1795).
Size: 39 cm height, 28 cm width...
Here is another stunning chawan from our collection - one of the oldest available chawans in the world.
Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Northern Song Period around 960 CE. This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China...
China, Song (Sung) Dynasty, ca. 960 to 1279 CE, Cizhou or Henan Kiln. Lovely ceramic tea bowl covered with heavy deep brown glaze on the interior and the exterior with grey/beige rim. A lovely example!
Part of the van Norten Collection since 1936.
Size: 5,1 cm height x 10,2 cm width.Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included
This is a rare large chinese porcelain Guanyin statue dating to the Qing Dynasty. The statue is sitting on a lotus base, right hand putting on the front of the chest, left hand holding a bottle. The face expression looks very serious and sincerely. Great item.
Size: 14,25'' height (1 inch = 2,5 cm) - weight 2,77 kg.Shipping included