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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1386607 (stock #10965)
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$225.00
Small covered box in the shape of a clam shell. Cream-colored stoneware with translucent brown glaze, partially covered with opaque beige-colored glaze with blue and purple streaks. Bottom left unglazed. Takatori style. Japan, first half 20th century.

H ca. 1-1/4 x L 2-1/2 inches

Fine condition

Paper collection label with no. 106. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1379496 (stock #10563)
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$600.00
Tea bowl of irregular shape. Deep dark brown clay covered in a greenish-gray glaze that leaves the bottom part of the bowl uncovered. The inside in the same tone with a brown patch. The rim covered with a brownish-green glaze. One looped line decoration in brownish green on the outside. A small patch at the inside of the bowl left uncovered. Karatsu ware, of the type ‘egaratsu’ (decorated Karatsu), Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

H 2.75 inches, diameter 5 inches (6.9 x 12.6 cm).

Short firing crack, bottom a slightly pitted consistent with usage

Comes with the original inscribed tomobako (Egaratsu; chawan, ichiko) and cotton pouch. Both damaged due to usage

Ex collection R.B. Caldwell

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1379492 (stock #10057)
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$125.00
Fine cylindrical tea bowl with thin, straight, faceted sides and undulating rim. Light brown Seto-like stoneware covered with thin greenish-gray glaze with white drippings on the outside. The glaze is very thin in places, allowing the stoneware to shine through in a light brown hue. Inside practically round, and ribbed. Bottom outside left unglazed. Impressed seal inside foot rim: Asahi. Japan, Taisho/Showa, 1920s-1930s.

H 2 5/8 in.; diam. 4 in.

Two hairline cracks, turned brown, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374238 (stock #10957)
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$250.00
Large chawan of irregular, slightly ovoid shape. Light-colored stoneware, decorated with incised rings on the outside. Inside the rings a translucent green glaze collects and drips down. On the bottom inside, the green translucent glaze has collected, topped with a splash of blue and white glaze. Underneath the translucent green, in the areas where it collects, is gold dust and gold leaf, shimmering through the glaze as the light falls on it. Probably Seto ware (stoneware and glaze very much resemble ki-Seto), Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 3-1/4 x W 5-1/2 inches.

Minimal traces of usage, excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374224 (stock #10955)
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$250.00
Thin light-colored stoneware tea bowl of cylindrical shape with straight sides. Dark brown glaze, covered with yellowish brown translucent glaze, creating playful lines. Very fine crackle. Probably Takatori ware. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 2-7/8 x diam. 3-5/8 in.

Short crack along/atop the rim, otherwise fine condition. Red collector’s number on foot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1371750 (stock #10948)
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Storage jar with tapering body, broad shoulder and slightly everted lip. Stoneware with some inclusions, pitted surface and ash glaze patches. Used for storing tea leaves. Iga ware, Mie Prefecture, Japan, Edo period, 17th or possibly a little later (early 18th century).
Comes with wooden storage box of a later date.

H 10-1/2 inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1358626 (stock #10924)
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$350.00
Small chaire tea caddy with ovoid-shaped body and square shoulders of light colored stoneware, covered with a black high gloss glaze with a mottled cream and brown dripping patch on the shoulder. Black glaze on inside. Japan, Kyoto ware, late Meiji or Taisho era, 1910s-1920s.

H ca. 3 inches

Fine condition

Comes with wooden storage box, without inscription, from a much later date

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1358601 (stock #10923)
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$625.00
Tea caddy of irregular conical shape. Light colored stoneware with thin cream-colored glaze with brownish green drip lines. Seto ware. Edo period, 18th century or early 19th century.

H ca. 3 ½ inches

All in all fine condition, with some minor traces of usage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1358556 (stock #10922)
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$775.00
Tea caddy of squarish shape with rounded shoulder and dent in the belly. Dark brown stone ware with mottled brown glaze over which splashes and drip of a yellowish green glaze. Probably Seto ware. Edo period, 18th century.

H ca. 3 inches

Few tiny pinprick size flaws in the glaze due to age and handling. All in all fine condition.

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1349100 (stock #10908)
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$300.00
Large, relatively tall chawan, as used in the tea ceremony. Light brown coarse stoneware covered with a celadon colored translucent glaze with brown speckles and with a purple and blue-green splash on the front. Unsigned. Japan, Aizu, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Showa era, circa 1973.
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

Perfect condition.

Munakata Ryoichi (b. 1933). For more information on the artist (in Japanese), see www.munakatagama.net

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1349096 (stock #10907)
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Small chaire, powder tea container used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Grey stoneware, typical for the Seto region, covered in a beautiful brown mottled, partially iridescent glaze. Unsigned. Re-purposed stopper from a blue and white porcelain Chinese tea container. Seto ware, Japan, early-mid Showa era, 1930s-1940s.

H 3-1/4 inches.

Perfect condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1349093 (stock #10906)
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$200.00
Tea cup for daily use, yunomi. Light stoneware; the cup of irregular stone-like structure, covered in brown-red and speckled beige glaze. On the front and in the bottom are applied decorations in blue and white of a running horse. On the back a decoration of a family crest (circle surrounded by 8 small circles). Potter’s seal impressed in bottom. Japan, Shino, Showa era, 1970s.
Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, signed by the artist

H 3 inches

Perfect condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1349053 (stock #10904)
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$425.00
Low tea bowl of irregular round shape. Raku-yaki with red glaze, decorated with black brushed-on spots and white patches, with fine crackle over all. Inside the foot a small area is left uncovered. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches

Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346808 (stock #10896)
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Very small stoneware chaire tea caddy, used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Squat body with rounded shoulder and relatively wide mouth. Fine dark gray stoneware with yellow, brown and lavender colored glazes layered over each other and dripping down the body, with a fine thin crackle. Also glazed on inside. Ki-Seto ware, Owari Province, Japan, Edo period, 17th century or earlier.

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)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346806 (stock #10895)
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Very small stoneware chaire tea caddy, used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Fine brown stoneware with dark brown, lighter brown and ocher colored glazes layered over each other. Dark brown glaze ring around mouth, dripping down on one side. Also glazed on inside. Owari Province, Japan, Edo period, 17th 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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346798 (stock #10894)
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Chaire with high, flat shoulder. Whitish gray stoneware with dark brown, partially transparent glaze with ochre colored splashes on shoulder, dripping down the body in thin clouds. Perhaps Seto region. Japan, 18th century.

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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1346795 (stock #10893)
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Irregularly shaped cylindrical chaire. Tea caddy used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Dark brown or black glaze with one thick splash of yellow and green glaze. Footring. Raku style. Japan, 17th/18th century.

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1346793 (stock #10892)
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$80.00
Oval vessel standing on four pillar feet with a straight edge, as used for wide ikebana flower arrangements. Grayish earthenware with brown teadust glaze, with shimmering and dark brown swirls in the lighter brown. Relief stamped mark in the middle of the bottom and potter’s mark towards the edge of the bottom. Japan, perhaps Kyushu, Showa era, 1960-1980s.

H 3 x L 11 x D 8 inches.

Several small chips on the outer rims, standing edge on the inside lovingly repaired and retouched.