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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1251407 (stock #TCR4582)
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A gorgeous Edo period Tokkuri from the Southern Island of Kyushu wrapped in a sarasa cloth bag with matching protective pillow and enclosed in a quality Shi-ho Kiri-wood box. It is 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1250384 (stock #TCR4569)
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A deep e-karatsu bowl dating from the Meiji period depicting a garden scene of stones and bamboo signed Shasosai. The poem reads: “Kinpu, Gyokuro, Keika, Kaiki Kotsuki Kuru, Shokyo Shin Gei Ya.”
Golden wind, Jade dew, Winter Chrysanthemum, A large moon blossoms beautiful, The light assailing my pillow at night. The first three lines here are translated literally, but are also a play on the names of exalted green teas. A very powerful image...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1249820 (stock #TCR4565)
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A hermit rides comfortably on the back of an ox, a reference to the 10 stages of enlightenment of Zen lore. This piece is by Miyagawa Kozan I (1842-1916) and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (outside), and inside Ninsei Utsushi Ushi-Jinbutsu hijiri followed by the signature and the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal. In addition, the box has been annotated on the side by the current Makuzu Kosai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1249007 (stock #TCR4558)
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A Ko-Karatsu tsubo with two small handles enclosed in an ancient wooden box titled KoKaratsu Mimitsuki Hana-ike and bearing the stamp “Yuki”. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition dating from the first part of the Edo or earlier.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247598 (stock #TCR4544)
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A floral spray by Maruyama Oyo decorates this Hakeme serving dish By Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1247370 (stock #TCR4543)
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Daikoku, the happy go lucky god of good fortune, dances on a bale of rice, a huge sack full of treasure over his shoulder sealed with the Dohachi stamp and his lucky hammer shaking out gold coins which fall to the bottom of this beautiful tokkuri sake flask. A date on the side indicates it was made over the New Year of 1804-1805 2nd generationDohachi, the year he took over the kiln in Awataguchi) or 1864-1865 (third generation Dohachi. Likely the former...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247181 (stock #TCR4542)
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A fine Koburi wan-gata small Chawan Tea bowl for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with a flora spray and short verse by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. As there is no potters mark, it is likely Keinen formed this bowl by his own hand. It is 11.5 cm (4-3/4) inches diameter, 7.5 cm tall and in fine condition but for one minute gold repair to a chip in the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1244690 (stock #TCR4527)
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A leaf shaped stand for the Ryoro burner used in the preparation of sencha (steeped tea) by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1242368 (stock #TCR4499)
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A pair of sake flasks enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kiyomizu Rokubei decorated with floral themes by Kikuchi Hobun. They are 16 cm tall and in fine condition, each stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Municipal School of painting, he apprenticed under his father Rokubei IV...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1241355 (stock #TCR4488)
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An exquisite and rare tiny O-ko-date incense burner for stick incense from the Minpei kilns enclosed in a wooden box attributed to Sato Sekizen by Shohei Hozan. It is 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition, stamped on the base Sekizen.
Mimpei-yaki, is a type of pottery established in the late Edo era (circa 1830) by Mimpei Kasyu, the village headman of Igano mura, a small town in the southernmost part of Awaji island west of Osaka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1238769 (stock #TCR4480)
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A Chawan tea bowl decorated in iron with a floral spray by Yamamoto Shunkyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is over 5 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall. There is a hairline glaze crack visible on the inside of the bowl, but does not go through to the outside (see close-up photo to compare)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1234711 (stock #TCR4216)
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An exquisite pair of 19th century Hakeme Tokkuri Sake flasks covered in age darkened crackled gray glaze with wide bold strokes of white. Color has infused the glaze with age and flavor. There are silver repairs to the rims, enhancing the antique feel and showing the value placed on the pieces by their former owner. Each is roughly 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1233907 (stock #TCR4442)
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A beautiful large black Seto Guro Hikidashi Chawan with undulating rim sculpted to perfectly rest in the hands by some anonymous 17th to 18th century potter. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.