Treasures of Old Times
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1980 item #1457960
Treasures of Old Times
$650.00
Hamada Shoji (1884–1978) Broken Straw Brush Motif Yunomi

Very good example of Hamada's iconic broken straw brush pattern with distinctive iron pigments.

Similar glaze and iron brush reference: http://www.philrogerspottery.com/portfolio/h186-yunomi-hamada-shoji/
No box is provided.
Size
Width 3.32in (8.5cm)
Height 3.35n (8.6cm)
Weight 225g

Condition
Very Good.
No chips, no cracks
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1457959
Treasures of Old Times
$480.00
A beautifully crafted Shino ware chawan with fantastic crackled glaze by Kato Gorohachi (?-1900) The potter signature is carved on the bottom.

Probably inspired by early Korean Ido shape examples, the bowl perfectly lies in hands giving strong Wabi feel.

There is not much information available about this Meiji potter even in Japan and his birth year is unknown.
He worked in the Hinno kiln of Aichi Prefecture in late 19 century.

Shino ware pottery is produce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1457500
Treasures of Old Times
$5,000.00
Song Dynasty (960-1279) Jizhou tortoiseshell glazed bowl with conical side rounding up towards the rim.

The body is covered with a rich dark brown glaze splashed in translucent golden glaze.
From Japanese private collection. Overall, it is an excellent example of Jizhou ware which imitates the mottled tortoiseshell.
The very similar bowl was sold at Christie's in May, 2018 for GBP16,250: http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2018/05/02/36371199.html

Size
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1456548
Treasures of Old Times
$3,200.00
Red Raku Tsutsu Chawan (Tea Bowl) by the 9th generation Raku Kichizaemon Ryonyu (1756-1834)

Although it is a red tea bowl, the large area has a greenish colour. I think it was hard to accept it at that time, however it reminds of Chojiro's and Raku Sonyu's masterpieces. The red glaze covers the front side and the scenery.

Kichizaemon IX Ryonyu, born the second son of Kichizaemon VIII Chonyu, assumed the role of head of the family and studio at the age of only 15 due the i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1456545
Treasures of Old Times
$1,600.00
Very Rare 11th generation Raku Kichizaemon Keinyu (1817-1902) White Raku Sake Bottle Tokkuri.

The mark of the potter is stamped at the bottom. Keinyu used this mark after his retirement.
The red clay was used which was glazed and fired. It is a rare work that depicts the standing cranes of parents and child. He often used crane decoration in his later years such as Fukurokuju tea bowl exhibited in Kyoto in autumn 2020. (Autumn Special Exhibition. Teabowls by Successive Generatio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1456190
Treasures of Old Times
$560.00
Classic Shino yaki matcha chawan (tea bowl) for Tea Ceremony made during Meiji Period in late 19 century.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom.
The fine crackle look with natural kiln vivid cracks gives the bowl an authentic wabi sabi feel .
Overall it is lovely example of an old, professionally crafted Shino tea bowl.

Shino ware pottery is produced in today's Gifu prefecture since 16th century and it is distinguished by thick white glazes, red marks and the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1454757
Treasures of Old Times
$400.00
Antique Japanese Kyo ware Chawan (Tea Bowl) with poetry made during Edo period (1603-1868).

Hand modeled, covered with yellow glaze except foot ring, with written poetry which is hardly seen due to the age.
The bowl is full of tea stain inside as a result of extensive use in the past which creates unique wabi sabi feel.

Kyo/Kiyomizu Ware has several centuries of history with over 300 kilns located around Kyoto, Japan.
The history of Kiyomizu pottery goes back to the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1454495
Treasures of Old Times
$480.00
Remarkable Aka Raku Chawan (tea bowl) by the 1st Choraku Ogawa (1874-1939.
The potter stamp can be seen near the foot and the second one is on the side covered with glaze.

Ogawa Choraku is one of the best known Raku potters of modern times and the founder of Choraku potter family.
He became the disciple of 11th Raku Kichizaemon (Keinyu) and 12th Raku Kichizaemon (Konyu) and started his own kiln in 1904.
He received the name Choraku in 1906 from Choyuken, the head of a U...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1454295
Treasures of Old Times
$1,500.00
Don't miss this opportunity to own the impressive late Edo Period (1603-1868) Iga Tetsuki Kashiki (手付 菓子器) dish with fantastic glazing.

It looks like the dish was produced with inborn kiln crack and generously repaired with kintsugi soon after that and it creates a truly unique appearance.
Kashiki is a dish for sweets used for Japanese tea ceremony.


Natural ash glazed Iga Pottery is traditionally produced in former Iga Province, the birthplace of ninja, in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1454276
Treasures of Old Times
$750.00
Rare early 20 century Kutani ware Shunga Sake cup with old box

Kutani Ware has been produced near Kaga mountain in Ishikawa prefecture of Japan from as early as 17 century.
Kutani porcelain can be characterized by rich overglaze enamels and beautiful hand-painted motifs.

Size
1.05in. (2.7cm.) high;
2.3in. (15.9cm.) diameter;
95g weight.

Condition
Very good considering the age. No chips, no cracks.
Supplied with old box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1454156
Treasures of Old Times
$550.00
This is a rare antique Mizusashi (water jar) of Japanese Ofukei ware covered with black lacquer lid decorated with wisteria entwined with pine trees which was made in 18-19 centuries during Edo period (1603-1868).
The cylinder shaped jar has unique antique presence and Wabi-Sabi atmosphere and potentially can be used in tea ceremony.

Ofukei ware comes from the Kan'ei era (1624–44) when the first lord of Owari Tokugawa Yoshinao (1601–1650) had a kiln constructed at the corner o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1451302
Treasures of Old Times
$700.00
Ohi Chozaemon X (b. 1927) Amber Chawan for Tea Ceremony Wabi Sabi
Supplied with the original wooden box and leaflet.

Ohi Chozaemon Toyasai X belongs to the important lineage of Ohi family potters who specialize in tea ceramics.
Recently he was succeeded by his son, Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI, as the head of the Ohi family.
Ohi Chozaemon X is widely known as one of the best contemporary Japanese ceramists who was awarded with the Order of Cultural Merit from the Emperor of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1450961
Treasures of Old Times
$350.00
Antique Japanese Red Raku Tea Bowl (Chawan) made by Waraku during Meiji period (1868-1912).

Made in Utsushi (ship design) style, its shape resembles the famous Seppo bowl, an important cultural asset, made by Honami Koetsu which is located in the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art in Tokyo.

Waraku started producing Raku wares around 1830 in Kyoto and now Motoo Kawasaki is the 8th generation of Waraku.

Raku pottery is traditionally used in Japanese tea cerem...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1456331
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1st Nakamura Donen (1876-1937) High Quality Black Raku Chawan (Tea Bowl) for Tea Ceremony

He was a famous potter during Meiji-Taisho periods who studied with 4th Ninnami Dohachi and worked in different styles such as Raku and Mishima.
Nakamura Donen is the founder of lineage of Donen family potters.
He has a lot of Korean influence in his works as he studied the pottery in Korea.

Raku pottery is traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony since as early as the 16...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1455254
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Very Rare Goryeo Dynasty (12th/13th century) Korean Celadon Inlaid Crane Stoneware Oil Bottle

Provenance: Japanese private collection

Size
Diameter 7.5cm
Height 4.5cm
Weight 110g

Condition
There is excess of scree around the bottom occurred when firing.
Please see the pictures for reference.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1451306
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Kato Harutake (1886-?) Shino Ware Chawan (Tea Bowl) for Tea Ceremony

Kato Harutake is of the same lineage as Seto ware founder Kato Kagemasa (1168-1249), and was born into a family that passed down the name Kato Buemon from generation to generation. Kato himself inherited the title of Buemon VII.

Shino pottery is produced in today's Gifu prefecture since 16th century and it is distinguished by thick white glazes, red marks and the surface of small holes.

Size
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1451305
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Takahashi Rakusai IV (b. 1925) Shigaraki ware Wood Fired Tea Bowl (Chawan) Natural Ash Glazed Wabi Sabi

Born in 1925, Takahashi Rakusai IV is one the most notorious Shigaraki ceramists of modern times.
He was awarded with Intangible Cultural Property title in 1976.
Currently his son Takahashi Rakusai V is in charge of the family kiln.

Shigaraki ware belongs to one of the Six Old Kilns in Japan and originates from Koga town in Shiga Prefecture.
It was Juko Mu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1451261
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Edo Period (1603-1868) Mishima calendar (Koyomide) tea bowl (三島暦手茶碗) with Ogata Kenzan mark.

Mishima pottery is a slip inlay technique brought to Japan from Korea in the 16th century.

In the city of Mishima there is a Grand Shrine of Mishima that was famous for publishing an almanac/calendar with bars for describing each day with its good and bad luck connotations.

The Koyomide bowls seemed to mimic these almanacs. Sen no Rikyu, the most famous Tea ma...