We like to offer a rare antique Tako-Tsubo Akashi Vase, made 120 years ago during the Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912). This vase is designed to imitate a 'TAKO-TSUBO', an traditional octopus trap. Sculptures of two octopuses are incorporated into the vase.
Akashi ware (明石焼) is pottery and porcelain mainly made in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture. Somewhere between 1615–24, the official kiln of Ogasawara Tadamasa, the lord of the Akashi Castle, was established...
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...
Are you tired of so many unspectacular items on the antique market? Here we present a real spectacular one - only one of a kind, an EARLY Momoyama Bizen hisago vase.
The very heavy body appears to be built from clay coils and then was thrown on a hand wheel, this and the combed decoration point to the Muromachi Period...
We like to present you today an early Edo Period Karatsu Yaki Guinomi (Sake cup) with aesthetic silver repair (kintsugi) made around 1700.
The Guinomi has a hira-gata shape, refering to the Kamakura Period. Fantastic item!
It comes with a tailor made wood box.
Size: 3,8 cm height x 6,1 cm width.
Are you looking for something delicate and special - than feel free to enjoy this unique flower vase with a poem of Japans most famous poet Otagaki Rengetsu written on it.
This is a 120 year old vase made of Tanba ware. It is signed on the bottom by the artist. I was unable to identify his name.
For a Meiji Period piece of art the vase has a distinctive form and a brilliant atmosphere...
We offer this fine antique Japanese Meiji Satsuma Kyoto lidded teapot decorated with a dragon curled between eleven Immortals and dating around 1880. This well decorated earthenware teapot stands on a narrow rounded unglazed foot with a recessed base and is of rounded shape with the dragon tail forming the handle and the neck and head forming the pouring spout. The teapot has a further smaller dragon forming the finial to the cover...
Up for sale is our oldest Japanese Tokkuri (Sake bottle). It dates from the Momoyama Period with an age of 400 years and has a very tasteful glaze with vivid colours. Close to the bottom there is a kiln mark (refer to picture no. 6)
The Tokkuri can be used with a little flower as a wabi arrangement...
Another Kamakura (end of Heian Period 1100-1300) Yama chawan from our collection made of unglazed pottery.
This is an excavated tea bowl from the Seto area (Aichi Prefecture).
Very good antique condition and atmosphere.
Size: 2 inches height, 6.2 inches width, 6.1 inches length.Shipping included
This is a 17th century Karatsu ware tokkuri made of oldest Karatsu clay.
It gives a perfect impression of wabi-sabi..
It has no water leak, no repairs and no damage.
Size: 14 cm x 8,5 cm height / width
Shipping is included
Have you ever seen a shuro made of Shino-yaki from the Momoyama-Period? Try to hunt for it on the antique market, it is very rare. Also on trocadero you will not find one except ours. This is for the deep lovers of ancient Japanese Culture and art.
In the days of traditional Japanese wooden buildings keeping warm must have been a constant preoccupation...
Hand made more than hundred years ago in Iga, a small tow in the mountains of Mie prefecture, famous as the birthplace of Iga ninja.
Items like ours gave big inspiration to one of the worlds famous potter Tsujimura Shiro.
Iga-yaki is a style of pottery where the ceramic is fired at high temperatures causing it to crystallize in a red hue, with brown-grey burn marks caused by log ashes, and the melting effect of the vidro (feldspatic glass)...
We offer a beautiful deformed and heavy Japanese Bizen stoneware tsubo. It has expressive signs and spoils of the pottery making.
The brown colour with a little descent of yellow and orange are giving a smooth warm radiance to the viewer.
It is a unique Tsubo in excellent condition. No repairs, no damage.
It is from the late Edo period, 18-19th century.
Size: approx. 21cm in diameter, 16.5cm in height (8.26in, 6.49in)
Museum piece from the Late Edo Period (could be earlier) from Iga in Mie Prefecture near Shigaraki, another great kiln producing area outside of Kyoto.
If you are a ceramic collector you know, that a piece like this is very, very rare.
Size: 26.5 centimeters in height, diameter 11 centimeters, trunk diameter 12.5 centimeters, 1300 grams in weight.
Shipping cost included.