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Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Pre 2000 item #1361110
Meiji Bijutsu
A fine looking haizara (ash tray) by legendary potter Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics...

Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Contemporary item #1361106
Meiji Bijutsu
A very attractive, small hanaire (vase), made by Hosokawa Morihiro (born in 1938). It is made in the Karatsu style of ceramic.

Hosokawa Morihiro is a former Prime Minister of Japan. He retired from the political life in 1994 and entered the world of pottery. He became the apprentice of Tsujimura Shiro, a potter specialized in Ido chawan (Ido tea bowl), and studied with him for a year and a half in Nara, close to Kyoto...

Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1361077 (stock #Chikuseki001)
Era Woodblock Prints
Hirose Chikuseki
Bird on Snow-covered Nandin (Nanten) Bush
Size: Shikishiban. Approximately 10.0 x 9.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s
Publisher: Likely Daikokuya.
Condition: Excellent with slight crease at upper right corner.
Note: Embossed snow.
Japanese : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1361070 (stock #1356)
Dragon's Pearl
A large and impressive image of the White Robed Kannon in polychrome porcelain. The popular Buddhist bodhisattva stands erect holding a scripture-roll in front of him/her-self. The robe is decorated with lotus flowers and clouds in gold. Possibly made at the Kutani kilns. Japan, Meiji, c. 1900. H. 61.5 cm. 24,2 inches. Condition: Very-good all-over, but with the scroll-holding hand re-stuck. (See picture no. 10) Shipping cost for a 10 Kg package: $ 72 EU counties; $ 126 outside EU.
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 2000 item #1361065 (stock #1121)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Swatches of rust, ocher and olive drape over the raw red of this large vessel by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. titled Tetsu-yu Kaki (Metal Glazed Vase). It is quite large at 35 cm (14 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361063 (stock #02074)
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'Omikidokkuri' as a sacred sake flask used for the ritual in certain old shrine in Japan actually. Edo period, 19th century.
Impressive inborn curving of neck by the natural effect of kiln firing, besides other inborn defects like kiln-cracks, stains, and etc. as seen.

Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Contemporary item #1361059
Meiji Bijutsu
A large vase, probably an exhibition piece, by one of Japan’s most renown contemporary potters: Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947).

Shotaro studied with his brother Kotaro, a talented artist who passed away at an early age. Fortunately, Shotaro inherited that talent and creates mesmerizing pieces, mainly in the Shino style of pottery...

Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361047 (stock #TCR6452)
The Kura
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A large futamono (covered dish) in the shape of a Tai-fish by Ninnami Dohachi enclosed in a triple wood box signed and annotated by renowned potter Miura Chikuken (Chikken). The Tai fish (Red Snapper) is a popular motif and commonly served in celebratory occasions because its name (Tai) is a homophone for Medetai (celebration). The stomach section is removable to reveal a compartment where fish might be served. It is 36.5 x 23 x 20 cm and is in excellent condition...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361022 (stock #TRC1825)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This tea bowl crafted by one of the great masters of Japanese pottery depicts Meota Iwa—a famous Japanese landmark in Mie. Symbolizing the union between two divine deities, Izanagi (said to be the larger rock, though there is no consensus on this point) and his wife Izanami, the two are joined by a shimenawa (heavy straw rope used in Japanese Shinto ceremonies). This straw rope is quite massive and must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony...
Japanese : Folk Art : Handicrafts : Pre 1940 item #1360941 (stock #0573)
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'Mizuhiki' paper knot as an important role in Japanese culture as a symbol of affection, warmth, and togetherness which is for decorating gifts. Red and white type is usually used for celebration.
Abstract mizuhiki of exquisite make enshrined in wooden 'kamidana' household Shinto altar. Early Showa period, 20th century. Kamidana - approx...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1360939 (stock #02073)
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The style classified into 'Ai-Kutani'. Rare large size plate. Aesthetically simple and immature style of picture from the late Edo period. Three spots of restorations.

Japanese : Textiles : Kimono : Pre 1900 item #1360929 (stock #12623)
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Han-juban made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with benibana (safflower). The dye technique is Beni-itajime which is board-clamp dye. The cloth is folded in 8 layers between two boards which are pattern carved and generally about 12 boards are used to dye about 22m length of cloth. Beni-itajime was mostly dyed in Kyoto until the end of Edo period but it was practiced in other places later. In excellent condition. The second half of the 19th century. 64cm x 72cm
Japanese : Textiles : Kimono : Pre 1940 item #1360928 (stock #12622)
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Boro sakiori hanten hand-woven of strips for wefts which are recycled from old indigo cotton cloth such as kimono, futonji or furoshiki etc. The warps are asa (hemp) threads. The collar panel and sleeves are made of indigo dyed cotton cloth. Late 19th to early 20th century. 122cm x 79cm
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1360846
The Tretiak Collection
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Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #1360843 (stock #J424)
A pair of wood candle stand painted with colorful urushi. The plate for candle on the top is made of metal. In excellent condition except for some tiny chips on the rim of the top plate and urushi came off in the bottom of one candle. 20th century. H:37cm Diameter of the bottom:10cm
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1360822 (stock #0378)
Momoyama Gallery

Ash blasted and bursting with inclusions, this chawan comes with everything you could want from a perfect Shigaraki bowl.  It dates from the late Edo Period (1603-1868). Over a terracotta clay burnt ash gray a smattering of pale flying ash provides the backdrop for molten drips of foggy green and orange shizen yu glaze.  The shape conforms beautifully to the palm, showing the master skill of this important chawan...

Japanese : Ceramics : Pre 1930 item #1360812
The Tretiak Collection
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Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1360797 (stock #0377)
Momoyama Gallery

Here is a real beauty. Perfect in form, shape and design: Ao-Oribe (Green Oribe) Chawan from the early stage of Edo period. Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with slightly flaring mouth made of light, unrefined Mino clay.

The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife and covered with the typical green copper oxide glaze inside and outside...

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