Treasures of Old Times
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1446090
Treasures of Old Times
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Very rare hand-modelled Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) with impressed mark made in Edo period (18th-19th century) by 9th-generation Raku master Ryonyu (1756-1834)

Kichizaemon IX Ryonyu (1756-1834), 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 ill-health of his older brother Tokunyu.
Ryonyu’s style evolved through the stages of his career, and he used three main seals reflecting those stages, his ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1462340
Treasures of Old Times
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Antique Japanese tea bowl made by Sen Sosa VI, Kakukakusai Genso (1678-1730) who was the 6th Iemoto of Omotesenke school.
There is the "Fu-niko" mark and the inscription which says "with Shigaraki sand soil".

A museum quality masterpiece made by the head of one of the main tea ceremony school in Japan.

Kakukakusai Genso, the son of Soei Hisada, was adopted by the 5th generation Zuiryusai Ryokyu, and inherited the Iemoto title of Grand Master of Omotesenke tea ceremony ...
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: http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2018/05/02/36371199.html

Size
2.34in. (6cm.) h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1970 item #1459253
Treasures of Old Times
$3,500.00
Kaneshige Toyo is no doubt one of the most important Japanese potters in 20 century and the first Bizen artist to be awarded with Living National Treasure title in 1956.
He is considered as the founder of modern Bizen pottery and at the same time he is known for successfully recreating the sheen of Momoyama Bizen pottery.

Width 5.7cm
Height 5.05cm
Weight 78g

In excellent condition. Supplied with original wooden box with leaflet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1460474
Treasures of Old Times
$3,200.00
Aka Raku Chawan named "Hanshan" made by Matsuo Fushunsai (1792-1830) who was the 5th generation head of Matsuo-Ryu Tea Ceremony School in Higashi-ku , Nagoya.
The box is signed by Matsuo 6th generation Iemoto Gyosai (1820-1856).

The rim is gently undulated moving to the plump body. The hills are lightly squeezed, and the whole shape is rounded as if it is a sphere. The surface has irregularities that allows to follow the trajectories of hand-modeling, and the dynamic scenery giv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1459190
Treasures of Old Times
$3,000.00
Very rare Momoyama period (1568-1600) Ko Karatsu sake cup formerly in the collection of Fujio Koyama (1900-1975).

Shallow body with uneven rim typical for Momoyama period. There are skillfully made gold kintsugi repairs over the edge.

The old wooden custom-made Magewappa box has a label which says that the cup was in the collection of Fujio Koyama and dated as Momoyama period.

Koyama Fujio was a scholar of Japanese pottery and a potter as well. He is well known ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1462185
Treasures of Old Times
$2,800.00
This rare little gem is made by Morihiro Hosokawa (b. 1938) who served as the prime minister of Japan from 1993 to 1994.

He is also the head of the Kumamoto-Hosokawa clan, one of the noble families of Japan.
The clan was descended from the Seiwa Genji, a branch of the Minamoto clan, and ultimately from Emperor Seiwa (850 – 881) himself.
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616), founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, also claimed descent from this lineage.

Morihiro Hosokawa s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1460353
Treasures of Old Times
$2,500.00
The mark of the potter is stamped in the middle of foot ring.

Konyu was born the eldest son of his predecessor Raku XI Keinyu. He succeeded his father at the young age of 15, was succeeded by his son Seinyu and retired at 63 and died at the age of 76. He was a mild-mannered man, and is said to have dedicated himself to the continuation of the Raku family and its legacy. Konyu was a lover of haiku, and particularly after retirement led a contemplative life, appreciating various arts as...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 2000 item #1462466
Treasures of Old Times
$2,500.00
Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Square Bottle Vase with iconic Aka-e Designs

With tall rectangular sides, decorated with impressed rope patterns inlaid in slip and with Aka-e designs.
It is rare to see Shimaoka bottle with such design which he mainly applied for tea ware.

Tatsuzo Shimaoka was a Japanese mingei potter who studied under Shōji Hamada and later became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko, Japan.
He was best known for his unique Jōmon zogan ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1458345
Treasures of Old Times
$2,200.00
Very rare 17/18c Red Raku Kyogen Tsutsu Chawan (cylinder bowl) with old golden repair.
No mark. The writing on old wooden box says 'Aka Raku Tsutsu Chawan Ichi' which can be attributed to Ichigen or Ichinyu.

According to Raku museum, the pattern with white circles was popular at that time which refers to a design applied on Hakama trousers used for Kyogen, a form of traditional Japanese comic theater.

Very similar chawan made by Ichigen I (1662-1722) can be seen in Rak...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1462470
Treasures of Old Times
$2,200.00
Beautiful Edo Period (1603-1868) Iga Tea bowl

Natural ash glazed Iga Pottery is traditionally produced in former Iga Province, the birthplace of ninja, in central Japan dating back to 7th century and it generally reflects wabi-sabi aesthetics with its unique rustic appearance.

Size
8cm high;
13cm width;

Condition
There are with few cracks. Please see the photos for reference.
Supplied with old box which says Iga Chawan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1461016
Treasures of Old Times
$1,800.00
Very rare Isomaru Kasuya (1764 - 1848) Red Raku Tea Bowl (Chawan) nail-carved with his poetry.

Isomaru Kasuya is a Japanese poet of late Edo period.
Born as the eldest son in the poor fisherman's family in Irago Village, Atsumi District , Mikawa Province (currently Irago Town , Tahara City , Aichi Prefecture ). He lost his father at the age of 31, and his mother was ill for a long time who could not read or write after the age of 30.

However, hoping for the complete ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1460801
Treasures of Old Times
$1,500.00
Mori Togaku (b. 1937) Bizen Flask-Vase (Kabura) in the Shape of a Turnip Japanese Studio Pottery

Rare piece from Mori Togaku's first large kiln firing in 1980.
The potter's stamp on front and base of the vessel.

Large round bottle with globular body, narrow neck and wide, flaring rim.
Half of the body is coloured with goma and half is unglazed creating a powerful constrast of textures from carefully manipulated kiln conditions.

Mori Togaku is a Bizen m...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1461934
Treasures of Old Times
$1,500.00
Living National Treasure Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983) Bizen ware Hidasuki Chawan for Tea Ceremony.
The mark of the potter is carved on the bottom.

Hidasuki or fire sleeve-cording technique results when the ceramic items are wrapped in rice straw and then it burns in the kiln with beautiful red markings left on the surface.

Kei Fujiwara has become the second Bizen Living National Treasure in 1970.

Bizen pottery was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen pro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1456545
Treasures of Old Times
$1,400.00
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 1700 item #1459195
Treasures of Old Times
$1,400.00
Momoyama Period (1568-1600) Ko Karatsu ware chawan with old kintsugi repair.

With nicely thrown body with uneven rim which is typical for Momoyama period.

Karatsu ware is one of most desired pottery type in Japan based in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture since 15th century.

Size
Width 11cm
Height 6cm

Condition There are cracks and repairs due to age.
Supplied with old wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1462191
Treasures of Old Times
$1,200.00
Original work of Yanagisawa Kien (1703-1758) Antique Japanese Painting of Jurojin, the God of Longevity

Yanagisawa Kien was a samurai in the middle of the Edo period and a pioneer of Nanga painting style. He is also known as Chikkei and Gyokkei.

His father was one the important member of the Yanagisawa samurai clan, which rose to prominence under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate.

As a child, he lived in Edo and developed an interest in painting at the age of nin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1462431
Treasures of Old Times
$1,200.00
This vivid Mino Iga tea bowl is made by renowned Japanese ceramist Yaemon Kato (b.1942)
The mark of the potter is carved near the foot ring.

Yaemon Kato, a third son of Juemon Kato (1894-1974), continued his father's efforts to revive and restore Mino ceramic art working on Shino, Kiseto, Oribe, Mino Iga, etc.

Size
Height 8 cm
Width 11.5 cm

In excellent condition with original box (no cord) and leaflet.