The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 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 #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 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 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 #1262069 (stock #TCR4628)
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A spray of bamboo in iron and a short verse decorate the soft gohon-pastels of this large Shuro by Kiyomizu Rokubei and Takeuchi Seiho enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuchiku (Wind and Bamboo)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1264222 (stock #TCR4655)
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A fly whisk Symbol of the Buddhist priest and poem decorate the side of this large bowl made by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Tajika Chikuson enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1265350 (stock #TCR4670)
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A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1266439 (stock #TCR4634)
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A set of five dishes made to commemorate the Gosho Nai Dai Hakurankai (held 1881-1897) signed Seiroku (Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, 1848-1920). They are simply decorated in iron with Hoju (Buddhist Jewels), a simple yet striking theme. They come enclosed in a wooden box, and each is stamped on the base with the exhibition name. They are roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1268971 (stock #TCR4647)
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A Kenzan style vase with bulb form body and fluted rim intimating the shape of the Asagao (morning glory) flowers decorating the side by Miyagawa Kozan. Light use of blue and white slip accent the flowers connected by iron vines. It is 5-3/4 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1269839 (stock #TCR4652)
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An ominous row of black crows in silhouette cry in unison from the stormy insides of this gassaku bowl made by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by Kikuchi Hobun, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Color has infused the glaze, evidence of age and use and lending to the malefic atmosphere. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1271866 (stock #TCR4654 )
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A pair of superb Tokkuri by Raku Kichizaemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box, each stamped on the base, each unique with one in dark Raku glaze, the other swiped with ash leaving large areas of raw clay exposed. Each one is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1271926 (stock #TCR3063)
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$1,600.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by representative Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dating circa 1920 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite sturdy. It is rou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1272639 (stock #TCR4657)
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$625.00
A boxed set of 19th century Kataguchi hakeme Karatsu Guinomi exquisitely formed with double rim and pinched foot. Each is 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, roughly the same height. All are in excellent condition but one tiny nick to the rim visible in the last photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1275772 (stock #TCR4732)
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A wily fox stands, head cocked to one side wrapped in the robes of a nun, something to be wary of this ceramic Okimono by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box titled outside Dohachi Zo Hakuzoso, and signed within Kachutei Dohachi Zo followed by the artists stamp. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition. This dates from the later Edo or first half of the Meiji period (mid 19th century), a time spanning two generations of Dohachi when both ceramic sculptures and imager...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1279432 (stock #TCR4747)
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A classical shape for the sencha tea room by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hyo-gata Kake Kabin. The gourd form is molded from rough sandy clay and covered in ame-iro glaze reminiscent of Ohii-yaki. It is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in fine condition. The box has been chewed on in one corner by a mouse, and the wood has much darkened with age.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1279730 (stock #TCR4756)
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A large sweets dish decorated with blossoms by Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen) enclosed in a custom made wooden box. The bold pattern is fitting this bold artist. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen, 1823-1896) was one of the most influential potters of his time, setting the stage for the revival of and modernization of Kyoyaki, based on models by Koetsu, Kenzan and Ninsei. Although named Sentaro, he was more commonly ref...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1280350 (stock #TCR4766)
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A superb Tenmoku shaped Chawan in crackled white glaze decorated with Fuji (wisteria) by Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy Member) Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (w...