Mid Edo Period Pottery Kannon - unusual and rare 450 $ already sold
We kindly present an unusual and rare Japanese pottery Kannon. She is seated and is wearing a long draped robe that also drapes over her head.
It dates from the mid Edo Period ( 17th. century ).
Good antique condition. Please watch the photographs.
Size: 21.3 cm height and 16.1 cm width, Weight 1,02 kg.
Edo Shino Kashiki with Mark 150 years old 250 $
This is a first class Kashiki of old Shino ware. It is 150 years old ( late Edo Period ), beautiful distorted and has a tasteful painting.
Kashiki is the general term for bowls or plates to present biscuits and sweets for the tea ceremony.
It is an indispensable item for the authentic tea ceremony.
There is potter's mark. The name of the artist is Sozan. Nice antique condition with no repairs. There are two fine cracks due to the age of this kashiki. But they do not diminish the very valuable atmosphere of this bowl.
Size: 3,6'' Height x 6,9'' Length x 6,9'' Width. 590 g Weight.
Edo period lotus shaped Yuzamashi for tea ceremony 250 $
Today we like to offer you a very old Yuzamashi from the Edo period.
The yuzamashi is used to allow the boiled water to cool to the proper temperature before mixing with the matcha.
It is hand molded in the shape of lotus leaf.
No repairs, only natural inborn kiln cracks.
Size: 2,5'' height - 4,11'' width.
Sake Tokkuri of oldest Oribe ware - Edo Period 495 $ already sold
From our Sake Tokkuri collection we offer you a very old example of oldest Oribe ware, made in the mid Edo Period, around 250 years ago.
Wonderful umanome design (horse eye) and vivid Oribe glaze.
Oribe ware, type of Japanese ceramics, usually glazed in blue or green and first appearing during the Keichō and Genna eras (1596–1624). The name Oribe is derived from Furuta Oribe, a pupil of Sen Rikyū, under whose guidance it was first produced.
Some Oribe utensils and functional objects were made in standard ceramic shapes and forms. Others, however, were deliberately deformed by a distortion or imbalance to create a new aesthetic sensibility. The blue-green vitriol glazes have the lustre of fine glass, and the decorative motifs, which are drawn in an iron glaze, have the same imaginative and modernistic feeling found in contemporary textiles and lacquerware. Many of the motifs are exotic, probably deriving from foreign imports arriving at the port of Sakai (just south of Ōsaka), which was also the original home of Sen Rikyū.
No cracks or repairs. Great condition.
Size: 7'' height, 3,05'' width.
Early Edo Period Karatsu Guinomi with silver kintsugi repair 395 $
We like to present you today an early Edo Period Karatsu Yaki Guinomi (Sake cup) with aesthetic silver repair (kintsugi) made around 1700.
The Guinomi has a hira-gata shape, refering to the Kamakura Period. Fantastic item!
It comes with a great woodbox with kanji letters in gold.
Size: 3,8 cm height x 6,1 cm width.
Imari Porcelain Tea Pot from the great Hichozan Kiln 250 $
A rare and vivid Imari ware porcelain tea pot, made around 1850 in the famous Hichozan Kiln. Hichozan was a trade name used by the group of Arita kilns & makers mainly for export during the late Edo to the Meiji period in the 19th century. Their works are hold in museums and from collectors worldwide.
A Fu lion is hand-painted on the body. The signatures of "Hichozan" and the potters name are written on the bottom.
No chips, no cracks, just great.
Size: 5,5 cm height x 7 cm diameter.
Large 3,3 kg Japanese Iga Ware Mizusashi 795 $ sold
Rugged, heavy, startlingly strong and breathtakingly beautiful, Iga ware has a special place in the heart of every collector of tea ceremony items. For many, it is the epitome of Japanese ceramics. From the combination of the potters' hands and the clay itself — at its best, Iga appears to be born rather than made. With Iga ware, nothing is hidden. You sense, see the and feel the clay; from the motion and actions of the potter to the random and somewhat accidental build up of transparent ash glazes from multiple firings.
Important 1800 - 1850 Iga-yaki (Iga ware) cold water container mizusashi (container that holds fresh water during the tea ceremony) with an extremely rare design of a trunk of a tree.
It has a fine black lid covered with a wonderful Japanese laquer.
We offer it together with a large wood box for storage.
No repairs, great antique condition. Only a few little stains on the edge of the lid, which are NOT visible, when the lid is on the mizusashi.
A real collectors item - hard to find.
Size: 7,5'' height x 7,5'' width x 7,5'' lenght. Weight of mizusashi 3300 g!!! Box 840 g.