The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1303400 (stock #TCR4900)
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A large flaring bowl patterned with various designs impressed into the clay and covered in white slip in the style known as Mishima dating from the late 18th to 19th century. It is 36 cm (15 inches) diameter, 12 cm (5 inches) to the rim and in overall fine condition, with minor nicks in the rim typical of use. It comes enclosed in a fine hardwood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303395 (stock #TCR4899)
The Kura
$600.00
A fine Hira Chawan perfect for summer tea by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation head of the family. Soft and cool crackled gray inside, the outside entirely covered in crashing waves leaving only the foot and stamp in raw white clay. The box is titled Nami-Moyo Chawan, and signed inside Made by Teishitsu Gigei-in First generation Tozan and signed third generation Tozan-Ki. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303394 (stock #TCR4898)
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A large archaic Chinese styled vase covered in dark metallic glaze on a rosewood stand by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation Tozan. The box is titled “Teishitsu Gigei-in Shodai Tozan Saku, Hakushiki Dai Kabin” (Made by Imperial Art Academy Member First Generation Tozan, Hakushiki Large Vase) and signed within Third Generation Tozan Ki. The vase is 16 inches (40.5 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) square and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
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A large Ukibori vase covered in iron with yellow slip raised imagery of birds in a pomegranate tree by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1917. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1302779 (stock #TCR4892)
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$250.00
A rare Kinkazan Yaki tea bowl by Fukuda Kyokusui decorated with two verses which appear to be signed Koraku and Kako. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Fukuda Kyokusui (1856-1928) established his kiln in Gifu in the 1890s, and began the revival of the Gifu Castle pottery tradition. A similar piece is held in the Gifu Prefectural Historical Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299823 (stock #TCR4882)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299237 (stock #TCR4880)
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Rimpa style pines in blue decorate this Kashibachi bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (Rokuwa) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
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 #1297606 (stock #TCR4869)
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An anonymous antique robin’s-egg-blue vase entirely engraved in three dimensional overlapping leaves. It stands 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1296371 (stock #TCR4367)
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$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1296263 (stock #TCR4863)
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$300.00
It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and is in fine condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1295908 (stock #TCR4816)
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$395.00
A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inchdes (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293304 (stock #TCR1830)
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$850.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect. It is not clear if this was intentional, or some mistake in the process, but is very rare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1292906 (stock #TCR1840)
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This is a shell shaped serving dish from the Usunokochi-yaki Kilns of Southern Kyushu dating from the Edo period used as a serving dish on pleasure boats which plied the seas and rivers of Kagoshima, the ancient seat of government for the Satsuma fief. The theme of shellfish likely reflects what it held, with a large tray for fish, and smaller trays for side dishes, pickles or soy sauce. The barnacle in center would have held the chopsticks upright...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1292061 (stock #TCR4790)
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A monkey reaches toward the moon, arms outstretched from the gnarled trunk of an ancient blossoming plum on the side of this large pottery bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by a young Takeuchi Seiho. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes enclosed in a fine custom made kiri-wood box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business in 1883 upon the death of his father...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291474 (stock #TCR4787)
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“Oars beat in time to the seamans lighthearted song as the moon floats high above his fishing boat”, a festive poem for drinking scrawled in running script on the hand formed and pinched bottle followed by the signature Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291183 (stock #TCR4451)
The Kura
$1,500.00
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. There is an old black lacquered wo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291033 (stock #TCR4869)
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$750.00
A fine Tetsu-yu Chaire in rich red clay from the Niwa-yaki kinlns of Zeze in Otsu, first and last stop on the Old Tokaido from Kyoto. It has a zogei lid and comes wrapped in a silk bag, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden container. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, the raw clay on the base worn to a beautiful sheen. Due to age the outer wrapping of silk on the bag containing the piece has partially disintegrated.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1291032 (stock #TCR4320)
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$1,300.00
A single undulating line forms waves on the neck of this handled Iga pot dating from the 17th century. Green ash glaze covers the upper front, leaving a smattering of ash and raw clay visible over the body, the occasional shiseki stone bursting from the surface. The Tsubo is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter. There are of course small old nicks but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery. It comes enclosed in a red lacquered wooden box...