Edo Period Karatsu Chawan with fantastic lacquer-silver repair 1200 $
We kindly like to offer you a very unique tea bowl, made around 1800. Very sophisticated Karatsu Chawan, perfect in form and shape.
It presents a real wabi sabi aura with its fantastic lacquer-silver repair and its antique Japanese characters on. The 1st one seem to be Sakura (Cherry), and the 2nd probably Umi (ocean), but they are hard to read.
Size: 10 cm height x 10,5 cm in diameter.
Ko-Hagi Chawan with fine Loquat Color Early to Mid Edo Period 1800 $
Is there a tea ceremony connaisseur, who does not like to have a true Edo Ko-Hagi Chawan with beautiful loquat color?
Take a look on this rounded wan-shaped bowl. The light, sandy clay with enclosures is expertly thrown. Including the foot ring the bowl is covered with a mixed feldspar and ash glaze.
The light iron oxide in the clay produded a beautiful loquat color known from Korean Ido chawans. The unrefined clay indicates, that this piece was produced during the mid Edo-period latest.
Hagi yaki was a so called otome-yaki, which was produced for the household of the daimyos of Hagi only and was never sold to the general public.
Consequently Edo period Hagi tea bowls are rather rare.
The bowl has an older wood box (kiribako) which is inscribed on a sticker on the lid: ko-Hagi Chawan
Size: 7,7 cm height x 14,1 cm in diameter.
Shino Chawan with Imperial Seal 1200 $ sold
Elegant and sophisticated Shino Chawan, wonderful dialogue of brown and cream Shino crackle glaze, made during the early to the mid Edo period.
It is decorated outside with the Imperial Seal of Japan, the Chrysanthemum Seal and inside with two stars. This design I have never seen on other tea bowls before.
No cracks or repairs, just aesthetic inborn kiln cracks. Gorgeous and rare.
Box and shipping included.
Size: 2,8'' height and 5'' in diameter
Ao-Oribe Chawan of early Edo Period sold
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. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with Chrysanthemum over water (kikusui, you need some fantasy for the water).
This is a typical late Momoyama Design, which seems to represent winter and summer (there is a famous kuro Oribe tea bowl with a similar design - see photo no. 11). The somewhat irregular but very strong foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki kiln.
Wood box and shipping included.
Size: 8,4 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter
Superb Aka-Raku Chawan by 10th Kichizaemon Tan-Nyu sold
Perfect Aka-Raku Chawan by the 10th Kichizaemon Tan-Nyu with its signed authentication box.
The Kichizaemon family of potters was established in Kyoto by Chojiro during the Momoyama period (16th century). The 10th generation head of the family (Tan-Nyu, 1795-1854) was born the second son of the 9th generation Kichizaemon. Along with Yoyosai assisted in the establishment of a kiln for the Kishu branch of the Tokugawa family, and soon followed that up with others around the country. This gave him tremendous experience throughout the world of Japanese ceramics with different clays and glazes, expanding the family repertoire into Oribe, Iga and Seto ware in addition to the traditional Kyoto wares. Works by him are held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art among many others.
No chips, no cracks.
Size: 3,5'' height x 4,05 - 4,15 in diameter
Shino-Oribe Chawan of late Momoyama / early Edo Period 795 $
Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine unrefined Mino clay. Style (trimmed mouth, very controlled glaze) make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino glaze which has been poured and under which a decoration of brush strokes has been applied in iron oxide (oni ita) representing grass and fences.
Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The glaze has a beautiful crazing. The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns. The bowl is well balanced in very good condition.
Size: 8,4 cm height x 11,3 cm in diameter.
Extremely rare Karatsu Hissen Chawan of early Edo Period 2500 $ already sold
Wan-shaped tea bowl made of light, little iron oxide bearing, sandy Karatsu clay, which is unrefined and has mane inclusions. The rim has been cut in the shape of a hissen (brush washer - the shape prevents a brush placed on the rim to roll off).
The thinly thrown body is covered with the typical transparent Karatsu type of ash glaze. Under the glaze is a decoration in iron oxide representing some foliage on the one side and a three dot mon of the Nakasato family.
Hissen chawan were favoured by Kobori Enshu, the successor of Furuta Oribe, and tea master to the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. The unglazed foot and the bottom of the bowl support this date of course.
A very good wood box is included as well as shipping.
Size: 11,6 - 13,1 cm in diameter
Oribe Chawan of early Edo Period with rarest brown glaze 995 $
Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of little iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body, trimmed with a potters knife (hera) is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide inside and outside. Here it is a rarely seen dark brown due to a lack of manganese.
A window on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in a form of straight and wavy lines. This is a typical Momoyama design.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.
Great and rare Oribe chawan. It comes with a newer wood box of good quality and a brown shifuku.
Size: 7,8 cm height x 14,5 in diameter.
Ao-Oribe Chawan of Early Edo Period 995 $
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with flaring mouth made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was covered with the typical green copper oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with fern sprouts. This is a typical late Momoyama design, which seems to represent winter and summer. You can find a black Oribe bowl with a similar design in the Nezu Museum.
The somewhat irregular but very strong foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki kiln.
Size: 8,4 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter.
Woodbox and shipping included.