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With a slender balanced foot firmly grounded, the skillful lacquer repairs on this bowl highlight the age and importance of this work which likely dates from the Edo period. Stemming from the philosophy of wabi-sabi or, beauty in the imperfect, cracks and repairs in a work of pottery are often seen as highlighting the history of the object and are thus celebrated as such...
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A one of a kind huge bronze lotus temple basin with a dragon wrapped around the base and coming over the top as a water fountain. The base has bronze shishi in relief. C.1880. Stands over 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide. We had the fountain installed. Comes in two pieces; the base and the basin. Excellent condition with a minor dent in the tail of the dragon. Video available for serious enquiries.
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Crosspiece for a kettle hook in the shape of a swimming carp. Very naturalistically carved in keyaki (zelkova) wood, with three balls in its mouth. Beautiful thin find and tail fin. Signed on belly: ..da saku. Japan, early 20th century, 1910s. Mingei.
L 15-1/4 inches, H ca...
Japanese 20th century large silver vase by TSUCHIYA KYOHEI with flying fish design. The vase has flying fish flying around the sides of the vase. The design is done by hand-hammering technique. The vase measures 13 3/4" tall and 10 1/4" in diameter. The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box.
Antique Stones Japan
Seated kappa (lit. river child) sculpted from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash, the arms and legs folded across the chest and trunk. Meiji Era ca. 1900, possibly earlier. Old loss, most notably to the edge of the fringed bowl-like head. Excellent lichen accumulation.
Height: 63 cm
Oriental Treasure Box
Japanese 20th century bronze vase with abstract leaf design by TSUDA JOYO. The vase measures 16" tall by 6 5/8" in diameter.
Japanese 20th century silver vase with peony and vine design by metal artist, KAWAMURA SEIJI. KAWAMURA SEIJI was born in 1902 in Beppu City. He lived until 1995. He participated in many exhibitions such as the BUNTEN in 1936. Signed Seiji on bottom. 4 The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box.
Important Kuro Raku Chawan by 4th-generation master Ichinyû Kichizaemon (1640-1696). The chawan was named Kou Un (parting clouds). It comes with an authentication box with Raku seal. It has a Urasenke hakogaki by Sen Soshitsu and a certificate of its provenance.
Born the eldest son of Dônyû. His work varies from those made in his youth influenced by his father Dônyû to later work stylistically closer to that of Chôjirô...
Decidedly modern, Japanese, and minimalist; the textures, colors, and form of this fascinating tea bowl all suggest inspiration from natural objects. The grey, smooth, polished interior of the tea bowl contrasts nicely with the textured ferrous dark ochre ash glaze on the exterior...
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A fulling block form draped with ochre glaze over charred olive shades by Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Shino Hana-Ike which is in turn enclosed in a black lacquered wooden double-wood storage box. It is a very traditional shape in Japanese pottery. This is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. A superlative example of this artists work...
Considered auspicious symbols of wealth, status, and good fortune; foo dogs—commonly referred to as shishi or koma-inu in Japan—are often seen in pairs guarding shrines, straddling the doorways of shops, and protecting public buildings. This fierce guardian appears to be made from bronze, has very detailed and skillful etching, and a wonderful patina that would place it sometime before the turn of the last century.
Guardian lions are commonly seen in pairs...
Japanese six panel byobu (folding screen painting). Hand-painted with imagery of realistic swimming fish and flowers with gold flecks. Signed in stylized calligraphy with 2 red chops.
Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period
Dimensions: 109" L x 53.75" H
Era Woodblock Prints
Torii with Lantern and Deer
Size: Yoko chu-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 5.50 inches.
Date: ca. 1900.
Bears Koson signature and seal.
Publisher: Kokkeido. Bears Kokkeido seal.
Reference: K44.12 and plate 28 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Some foxing (stabilized). Four small wear holes visible when held to light.
What a wonderful glaze. Slightly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl from the early Edo period with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part around the foot ring.
In the style of Kuro-Oribe bowls this bowl was covered with a brown iron oxide glaze...
Porcelain plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of 2 boats in a misty bay with land outcroppings and a mountain pavilion. The underside of the plate is decorated with three thin blue rings and two flowers...
. A Nabeshima style dish hand painted with an underglaze blue “karahana” pattern. The reverse decorated with Shippo-tsunagi, six coins bound with trailing ribbons to the reverse and a comb pattern to the foot. The dish measures 18.5cm in diameter (six suns) and stands 4.5cm high. The foot-rim measures 8.6cm in diameter and is 1.2cm high. The dish is in good condition no cracks, chips or restoration...
A rather unusual export dish decorated with a Kraak style border of six larger panels containing respectively a pair of Peaches, symbols of Longevity, and a scroll and whisk, representative of the Eight precious objects, Baxia, with the smaller intermediate panels decorated with a combined clove and jewelled Rhinoceros horn motif...
A large plate decorated in the three colour sancai palette with a central Peony motif with three reserves one with Peonies, emblematic of Spring, a pair of Quails beneath Millet and another with Chrysanthemums, emblematic of the months of Autumn. The partially ogee form reserves set against a blue brocade ground with stylised Chrysanthemums. The reverse decorated with three Peony sprigs. A three spur marks in a triangular arrangement to the base...