The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 1900 item #1241433 (stock #TCR4490)
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$950.00
An exquisite repair of powdered gold patterned with waves adorns the rim of this spectacular Edo period Hakeme Chawan Tea Bowl. It comes wrapped in a purple silk bag with cotton buff and enclosed in a shiho Kiri-wood Box. The bowl is 13.5 cm diameter (just more than 5 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1241432 (stock #TCR4489)
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$600.00
A spray of ink decorates the side of this Edo period Karatsu Kataguchi Chawan Tea bowl enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches (15.5 x 9 x 8.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
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 1920 item #1237959 (stock #TCR4470)
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A murder of crows stand gaunt and sinister in the leafless winter's tree, their dark iron bodies mere shadows against the crackled pale glaze of this bowl signed Hobun Hitsu and stamped beneath with the six sided seal of Kiyomizu Rokubei V enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1237955 (stock #TCR4469)
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An incense burner in the shape of a comical bird by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original wooden box titled Koro outside, and within Ninsei-I, Shigi (Snipe or Sand piper) followed by the artists signature and stamp. Although outlandish and humorous, the bird has a very keen eye, somewhat unsettling which catches the viewer off guard. It measures 6 x 3-1/2 x 7 inches (15 x 9 x 18 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1236727 (stock #TCR44459)
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An early snow covers the branches of a ragged pine, the clutches of autumn still evident in the red tinged leaves of ivy clinging tremulously to the limbs. This is a spectacular large Kyo-yaki work signed on the base Seifu and enclosed in a period wooden box. Dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, it is nearly 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) to the top of the lid and in excellent condition. This is the work of Seifu Yohei I.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1236489 (stock #TCR4456)
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A graceful 3 legged incense burner or Shuro covered with a carved Hoya of thick kiri-wood pierced with a bat flying among swirling tendrils of smoke; a very auspicious symbol. The lid is signed Horyu-saku (made by Horyu). It is stained with smoke inside, the outside a rich dark patina. The Basin is green glazed pottery, likely from the Agano region of Kyushu, but possibly of continental origin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1236323 (stock #TCR4455)
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$650.00
A Shino Yaki Te-tsuki Open Dish of pale clay turned ash gray beneath, dating from the later 19th century. A braided rope of clay forms the outer rim, with a single round of clay rising in a smooth arch to from the handle attached to the inside corners. Over top of the Oribe-Shino pale glaze and iron designs has been added a second coating of feldspathic glaze, very thick, which has crawled and peeled, leaving a blasted landscape for the hands and eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1236322 (stock #TCR4454)
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$780.00
A crosshatching lattice of gray interspersed with florals decorates this large covered Edo era Shino footed bowl. The glaze has come off in bubbles formed over the iron beneath. The piece is 8 x 8 x 4 inches (20 x 20 x 10 cm) excluding the top handle. It comes wrapped in an old padded silk cloth enclosed in a wooden box dated An Auspicious Day in the Month of the rabbit (April) with two characters from the 60 year cyclical calendar pointing to the dates of 1667, 1727, 1787 or 1847...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1236119 (stock #TCR4451)
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$2,000.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1236118 (stock #TCR4450)
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$1,850.00
A rare 17th century Yanagikawa Tea Bowl of elongated form with a small gold repair in one end enclosed in an antique kiri-wood Kabuse-bako elaborately detailed with a story within. It features a very unusual double notched square foot, bare in parts revealing soft wet red clay...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1235919 (stock #TCR4449)
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$1,350.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1235917 (stock #TCR4448)
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$500.00
A beautifully thrown Hakeme Chawan exhibiting a deep red luster over the gray and white glazes. The Kodai is thick and wide, likening it to that of the Korai era Chawan imported from Korea and the simple wan-gata form harkens back to the styles preferred by Sen no Rikyu. There is a soft spiral cut into the foot, and the quality of the clay is likely that of Hagi or Northern Kyushu, although it is also possibly a Korean import made for the Japanese market. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) dia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1235759 (stock #TCR4447)
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$3,000.00
A superb example of the Momoyama to early Edo style of Ki-Seto is presented by this Deep Tsutsu Chawan dating from the 17th century. It comes enclosed in a tattered ancient red and black lacquered mentori wooden box, annotated (illegible) inside the lid in lacquer, and further enclosed in a Jindai Sugi Cedar box of top quality. The Bowl is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1234711 (stock #TCR4216)
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$400.00
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.