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A wonderful translucent blue celadon dish decorated with a low-relief floral motif. This piece was made by one of the few great female Japanese potters of the 20th century—Suwa Sozan II, daughter of Meiji Imperial Court Artist Sozan I.
Suwa Sozan I (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishikawa prefecture. After a short stint in the military he took up pottery design and painting under Touda Tokuji in 1873...
Wonderful and perfectly balanced Aka Raku Chawan by one of the best contemporary Raku artists, the 7th. Kawasaki Waraku (1936 - ). It was made 50 years ago.
The tea bowl is in mint condition and it bears the seal of the artist on the bottom.
This stunning Chawan comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.
Size: 8,8 cm height x 11,5 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Wonderful Kuro Raku Chawan by one of the best Raku artists of the 20th century, Choko Heian. This tea bowl was made 40 years ago and it is in mint condition.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. The original wooden box with the signature of the potter is also included.
Size: 9 cm height x 12,2 cm in diameter.Free shipping
A pair of "Ashimoto andon (foot lantern) made of cedar board, bamboo and washi (Japanese hand-made paper). The paper is replaced from shoji-gami (white paper for paper screen) to recycled washi which was a record book of a merchant in late Edo period. Washi is made from paper mulberry bark and very strong. With a carton box for a pair. 20th century. In excellent condition. 18cm x 18cm x 47cm (with a handle).
This is a wonderfully preserved Japanese Edo Period (Late 18th / Early 19th centuries) Tosa School Monogatari-e (painted subjects depicting scenes from the life at the Imperial Court in Kyoto) Six-panel. Gold-leaf Folding Silk Screen Painting. It shows twelve scenes from chapters of the novel 'The Tale of Genji', set in two sections per screen. It measures 110 inches wide and 48 inches tall. The inside panels are 18 inches and the two outer panels are 19 inches wide...
Antique Stones Japan
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands bearing aloft a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju), figurally sculpted from a brick-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated on the back to the 11th year of the Kansei Era (1799), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss and desirable softening of the lines and contours overall. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 37 cm
Japanese hardwood platform shelf for a tokonoma, a recessed art display area for a traditional tea ceremony room. Made with bold Keyaki (elm) hardwood with original dark lacquer finish. Original condition.
Dimensions: 54" L x 18" D x 9" H
Japanese large half section Mizuya, or kitchen buffet tansu, constructed of Hinoki wood frame and Sugi wood panels. The large pair of sliding doors open to the spacious interior with two removable shelves straight across. The sides of the chest have horizontal bracing slats for reinforcement.
Dimensions: 69 1/4" x 19 1/2" x 35 1/2" H
The Ivory Tower, Inc.
Price on Request
This is one of the largest versions of Kinkozan's mottled glaze style that we have seen and the only one that combines it with a tree bark colored neck.The body is decorated with assorted floral designs in gilt. It measures 12" in height x 6.25" at the widest point on the body. The condition is excellent and it dates about 1900 - 1915.
A tradition dating from the mid-16th century, Raku teabowls are made by hand, without the use of a potter's wheel; giving them a distinctly human feel. In the process of shaping the bowls, potters handle the tea bowls in much the same manner that users will hold them as they drink from them. In this way, we can imagine a connection is formed between the creator of the tea bowl and the participants in the tea ceremony...
Asa (hemp) unlined kimono with katazome (stencil-resist-dye) fan motif. In good condition but has a few brownish spots. Mid 20th century. 126cm x 152cm
A fine Japanese hirado porcelain okimono of a recumbent horse. The horse has a whimsical expression. Its eyes are left unglazed with blackened pupils, its unglazed teeth exposed in a wide grin, the corners of the mouth and nostrils pierced through. Touches of cobalt blue underglaze accent the hooves and snout of the horse. The base is impressed with maker's cartouche.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8 1/2" L x 4" W x 6" H
Edo Period C.1820 sitting granite stone jizo bodhisattva holding the hoju or sacred jewel, a buddhist symbol of the void. Lovely patina. Facial expression oozes buddhist compassion. 8" tall by 6" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
Lovely art deco Taisho Period C.1920 Kamakura-bori lacquered wood brazier. Fabulously carved sunflowers and japanese kiri flowers. 11" tall and 8" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
A traditionally crafted Bizen sake cup shaped in the tradition of Oribe. The rich mineral glaze gives this guinomi an almost a metallic look. The craftsman who made this piece, Takahiro Ishii, was born in Tokyo in 1977, and, after studying ceramics for a number of years, he moved to Bizen to become a ceramics teacher and later opened his own kiln...
Japanese pair of finely cast bronze Nio Buddhist temple guardians. Dressed in traditional robes with auspicious motifs. Each figure stands on a four legged base with cartouche impression underneath.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 8" H
Japanese two section clothing tansu, constructed with natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood. Original condition. The four drawers with classic design of round iron hand-forged locks and pair of warabite drawer pulls, iron corner hardware and side handles.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 36 3/4" L x 16 1/2" D x 40 1/2" H
Era Woodblock Prints
Crow on Cherry Branch
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 13.5 x 7.25 inches.
Reference: K5.3 and plate 47 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Signed and sealed by the artist.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Toned paper edges.
Note: This is the state and seal illustrated in the Koson catalog.