Treasures of Old Times
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1462180
Treasures of Old Times
$650.00
Elegant Agano ware Chaire (tea caddy) with lovely bluish green glaze made in Fukuchi, Fukuoka Prefecture.
The mark of the kiln is stamped on the base.

Agano ware pottery is produced in today's Fukuoka prefecture since 1602 when the lord of the Kokura domain, a master of the tea ceremony, brought Sonkai, a potter from Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), to build a climbing kiln in Agano area.

Vivid bluish green glaze rich of copper is a typical for Agano ware.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1462179
Treasures of Old Times
$650.00
Japanese Antique Aka Raku Chawan (tea bowl) by the 1st Choraku Ogawa (1874-1939).
The potter's mark is stamped near the foot ring.

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 Urasenke tea ceremony association.
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 1837 VR item #1461536
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Karatsu pottery is one of most desired pottery type in Japan based in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture since 15th century.
It is made from high in iron clay often decorated with an iron-based underglaze, giving an earthy and natural feeling to the fired items.

Width 6.6cm
Height 3.4cm
Weight 73g

No cracks. No chips.
Supplied with wooden box with the label "Ko Karatsu"
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
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1460474
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1460353
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1460351
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$400.00
Edo Period (19c) Yusai Awazu Brown Glaze Chawan formerly in the collection of Nishimura Toshimichi.
The mark Awazu is stamped at the bottom.

Yusai Awazu (1770-1848) was a government official in Inaba Province, an old province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Tottori Prefecture, in the late Edo period.

He was from the house that served as Toneri (servants for imperial house and aristocrats) for generations, and was a disciple of Suehiro Unge in Hig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1459888
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Wonderful Early to Mid Edo (17-18cc) Kuro Oribe Kutsugata Chawan (distorted tea bowl) for Tea Ceremony.

Clay covered with black dull glaze, of irregular form with unglazed foot ring and surrounding area. The old label on the box has the name Rinzo (林蔵) who was probably a potter or a tea master.

From Japanese private collection

Oribe ware known since 16th century and it is coming from Mino of Gifu prefecture of Japan.
It has distinctive green or black colo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1459882
Treasures of Old Times
$600.00
Excellent and rare 19c Karatsu Guinomi (sake cup) With Gold Decoration Antique Sake Ware
Skillfully decorated with gold however it seems it is not a repair but a decoration of unglazed areas.

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

Size
Width 7cm
Height 4.6cm

Condition
No cracks, no chips
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1459879
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$1,000.00
Living National Treasure Fujiwara Yu (1932-2001) Bizen Goma-Hidasuki Chawan (Studio Pottery Bizen ware).
The mark of the potter is carved on the bottom.

Very interesting chawan which combines two Bizen techniques: Goma (outer side) and Hidasuki (inner).
Goma resembles sesame seeds because the of the attached pine ash. The pottery is placed on the shelves full of prepared ash which melts by heat during firing.
Hidasuki technique results when the ceramic items are wrapped...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1459878
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$800.00
Eiraku Zengoro XVI Sokuzen (1917-1998) Ninsei style Chawan for Tea Ceremony
The mark of the potter is stamped near the foot ring.

Rare excellent chawan that expresses the red sun behind the golden clouds skillfully using brush technique where the unseen areas are magnificent views of the mountains with a mild white glaze on fine white clay.

Eiraku Zengoro XVI Sokuzen was the head of one of the most influential pottery family in Japan for nearly 60 years and received nu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 1990 item #1459810
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$600.00
Living National Treasure Yoshimichi Fujimoto (1919-1992) Aka-e Tokkuri (sake bottle) with iconic floral design.

Light in weight, this work is a masterpiece in transition from pottery to porcelain. On a plump chamfered shape and a milky white background, the iconic flower patterns drawn with a relaxed brush stroke showing vivid colors.

After graduating from Tokyo Fine Arts School, Yoshimichi Fujimoto studied under Hajime Kato, and then learned Kutani ware porcelain while se...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1459807
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Kato Juemon (1894-1974) Aka Oribe Chawan with box signed by Sen Soshitsu XV Grand Master (Iemoto) of Urasenke Tea School (b.1923)

Fine Red Oribe Chawan for tea ceremony made by Kato Juemon (1894-1974).
Of irregular Kutsugata shape with unglazed foot ring.
The mark of the potter is stamped on the bottom.
Juemon Kato (1894 (Meiji 27 year) - 1974 (Showa 49year)) is a renowned Japanese ceramist. He was born in Kasahara-cho, Toki-gun, Gifu Prefecture (currently Tajimi Ci...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1970 item #1459253
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$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 : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1459219
Treasures of Old Times
$600.00
Edo Period (19c) Karatsu Guinomi (sake cup) from old Kansai pottery collection.
It is rare to find Edo Karatsu sake cup in such condition.

Karatsu pottery is one of most desired pottery type in Japan based in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture since 15th century.
It is made from high in iron clay often decorated with an iron-based underglaze, giving an earthy and natural feeling to the fired items.

Width 5.7cm
Height 6.7cm
Weight 89g

In excellent antiqu...
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.