Fantastic Seto Chawan made by greatest Kitaoji Ronanjin 70-80 years ago.
Rosanjin (1883-1959) They say adversity is the mother of invention, and Rosanjin can be said to epitomize that expression. Born during the tumultuous first half of the Meiji period in the cultural center of Kyoto, he was adopted at age six by a woodblock carver...
A beautiful Shino Chawan by one of the best Japanese artists of the 20th century, Yano Keisen, made 70 years ago. His ceramics were part of the wedding of the Japanese Emperor Akihito in 1959 and since then part of the imperial household.
It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box without chips or cracks.
Yano Keisen was a Japanese Asian Modern & Contemporary artist...
Here is another sophisticated Karatsu Chawan, which represents the wabi sabi philosophy of Japan at its best with expected impressions of roughness, austerity and intimacy.
This Karatsu-yaki tea bowl with its wonderful surface is about 80-90 years old.
It comes with its from the artist originally signed and sealed wooden box.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 6,9 cm height x 14,1 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Sophisticated Hagi Chawan by Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu X (Kyuwa) (1885-1981) with warekodai made 70 years ago.
Many of Miwa's chawan have a split cross footring called a warekodai that was favored by busho chajin (warrior tea men); it traces its origins to Korean chawan. This chawan has a rare warekodai with only one split.
Miwa Kyusetsu X was a member of the group around Rosansin an Arakawa, which revived the momoyama ceramic...
A wonderful hand-modelled Aka Raku tea bowl with compressed ring foot and covered with a red and black glaze - made by legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (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 Kônyû...
Magnificent hand shaped Shino Chawan, made by Kentaro Sesshu 80-90 years ago. Kentaro Sesshu is a descendant of legendary artist Shessu Toyo (1420-1506). The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom. The chawan with its great wabi sabi aura comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,8 cm height x 10 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
Antique Raku Chawan of rarest color, made by the 1st Choraku Ogawa, one of the most legendary potters of the 20th century. The Chawan is in great antique condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box. No chips or repairs. Only natural inborn kiln cracks caused during firing.
Ogawa Choraku was the founder of the Choraku lineage of Raku potters...
This beautiful chawan (tea bowl) is a Raku ware made by famous Kyuraku Kimura. It was made about 40-50 years ago. The seal of Raku is stamped on the bottom.
It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and an appraisal of the Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto. This temple is very famous for its knowledge about chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony)...
Here is a tea bowl, which represents the wabi sabi philosophy of Japan at its best with expected impressions of roughness, austerity and intimacy. This Karatsu chawan is about 80-90 years old and has wonderful white glaze, rarely seen on Karatsu chawans.
It comes with its original wooden box.
Size: 6,6 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
A superbly well balanced Kuro Raku Chawan made by one of the few masters of this genre, Ogawa Choraku (1912-1991), second heir to the Choraku lineage of Raku potters.
The founder of the Choraku lineage studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku Kichizaemon family, and in 1904 with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906 by Choyuken, the head of a very influential tea ceremony association...
We present a stunning Japanese tea bowl made 80 years ago by the legendary 9th Choraku Ohi (1901-1986), enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box. Aesthetic highlight is the perfect kintsugi gold repair, which makes this tea bowl to a unique treasure. Highly recommended for sophisticated collections.
The Ninth Chozaemon was the son of the Eigth Chozaemon who had been making tea utencils from age sixteen until his death at age eighty-six...
Vintage Japanese Tea Bowl of Kyo ware with laquered wooden box. This tea bowl was made around 50 years ago. The inside of the bowl is covered with gold glaze. Very rare.
Size: 7,7 cm height x 10,8 cm in diameter.Shipping included.
This is a wonderful vintage Japanese Raku style tea cup of Ohi ware, which was made about 50-60 years ago. The seal of 'Ohi' is stamped on the bottom. This tea cup has an amazing amber glaze.
The original wooden box is also included.
Ohi ware has become well known for its use of Ame-gusuri, or amber glaze. Being a Raku style, it was low-fired and is quite light and soft in the hands...
Wonderful hand-shaped Shino Chawan by great To-en Miyamura, made around 1935, enclosed in its origninally signed and sealed wooden box. Smooth and very aesthetic Shino glaze and a true wabi-sabi aura.
No chips or cracks. Impressive feeling holding this big tea bowl in your hands.
Size: 8,5 cm height x 11,5 cm in diameter.Shipping included.
Slightly distorted Japanese Chawan of light brown Mino clay coated with white and brown glaze, made around 1950. Fantastic wabi-sabi aura with intended imperfections. A true beauty for the tea ceremony.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 7 cm height x 13 cm in diameter.Shipping included.
Here is the only Onta Chawan of our collection: a rare and beautiful chawan of Onta ware, made in 1958 (the manufacting year is written on the originally signed wooden box).
The production dates back to the early 18th century. Onta ware is closely associated with Mingei folk art. The earth for the pottery is found in Onta in the mountains...
Please check our new category 'Vintage Tea Bowls', where we present once in a while high quality vintage chawans. This is a vintage Japanese hand-shaped pottery tea bowl of Seto ware, which was made about 50 years ago.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. Very artistic Tenmoku glaze.
Size: 8,8 cm height x 13 cm in diameter. Wooden Box available for 30 USD.
About Seto ware: Seto ware is the pottery made in Seto city and ne...
Wonderful kneeling female Agere Ifa Figure from the Yoruba People made of wood and pigment, carrying a bowl. The figure has good age and shows much handling.
Such figures could well have been used in the divination process among the Yoruba called Ifa. Cowry shells, cola nuts, may have been kept in the bowl being carried by the woman. These objects were used by a Yoruba diviner who would throw them on the ground and read their pattern to determine the will of Orunmila, one of the m...