H 5-1/2 inches
H 5 - 5-1/4 inches, diam 3-1/4 inches
H ca. 3 inches
Comes with wooden storage box, without inscription, from a much later date
H ca. 3 ½ inches
All in all fine condition, with some minor traces of usage.
H ca. 3 inches
Few tiny pinprick size flaws in the glaze due to age and handling. All in all fine condition.
H 10 ¼ inches
H 4-5/8 x Diam 3¼ inches
Tiny glaze chip on rim, firing flaw inside, from which springs a hair crack. All within the acceptable minor traces of usage
Comes with the original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on the outside … chawan; on the inside signed ‘made by Ryoichi, 7th generation of the Munakata kiln’ and with the seal Munakata-gama (Munakata kiln).
H 3-1/8 x Dia 4-1/2 inches
Munakata Ryoichi (b. 1933). For more information on the artist (in Japanese), see www.munakatagama.net
H 3-1/4 inches.
Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, signed by the artist
H 3 inches
H 1-1/2 x W 5 inches
Small glaze chip in rim, very thin glaze crack, four green-black lacquer restorations
. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches
Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle
H ca. 13½ inches
H ca. 6 ¾ inches
Water stains inside, otherwise mint condition
H 2¼ inches.
Three brown lacquer repaired areas around the mouth, several longer and shorter very old vertical cracks, not in the least destabilizing the piece. All in all very good condition.
Provenance: Private collection of chaire, purchased at Christies London, 2010; ex collection Louis Gonse; ex collection George Haviland; a catalog clipping comes with the piece, dating it to the 15th century)
H 2-3/8 inches
Two chips on lip repaired with black over red lacquer, partly chipped again. All in all very good condition.
Provenance: Private collection of chaire, purchased at Christies London, 2010
H 3¾ inches
Some scraping of glaze on lip and body, consistent with age, all in all fine condition
Private collection of chaire (collection no. 54); bought from ‘private dealer’ (according to label inside piece); collection number in black lacquer written on bottom: 0-Ja-2-TOK-31-G
H 3¾ inches
Firing crack at lip, several old gold lacquer repairs at lip and foot and bottom, all in all fine condition
This probably was a drinking cup (mukozuke) originally and was converted into a tea caddy at some point.
Provenance: Private collection of chaire; purchased at Christie's South Kensington Japanese Art and Design Including Arts of the Samurai Wednesday 9 November 2011, Lot #81; Cleveland Museum of Art (paper labels TR2741; 17 146; and 17 146A); several other collection labels.