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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047568 (stock #NC-5)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Biwa (loquat fruit, Eriobotrya Japonica) motif, Japan, early 20th C. L.8.125"(20.5cm) x W.4.374"(11cm) x H.1.5"(4cm.) The image on this mold shows a bunch of loquat fruit, known as "biwa" in Japanese. Biwa are indegenous to SE China, and the Japanese name may refer to the oblong shape of mature fruit that resembles the shape of the musical instrument, lute (also "biwa" in Japanese.) In olden days, a type of cough medication was made from the syrup of the fruit. The...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047852 (stock #NC-6)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Japanese Imperial Army Emblem, early 20th C. L.6.375"(16.25cm) x W.3.625"(9.25cm) x H.1.5"(4cm). This unique kashigata features an emblem of the Imperial Japanese Army; the Star over two crossed swords, with a hammer and chain. The overall outline shape is that is a war fan.This item shows how even nationalism came into the designs of Japanese sweets in the Imperial era at the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century. The back is stamped with the sweet...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1047854 (stock #NC-7)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Take (bamboo) motif, Japan, early 20th C. L.7.375"(18.5cm) x W.4.375") x H.1.375"(3.5cm.) This mold features a bamboo stalk with two groupings of leaves, and the sweetmaker has written "sa-sa-ba" (bamboo leaves) on the side of the mold. Bamboo's resilient nature makes it a symbol of resilience in hard times and was a traditional symbol used for many celebratory occasions, such as births and weddings. Along with the pine and plum, it is one of the "Three Friends of ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1048016 (stock #NC-8)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with image of Jou (old man from the Noh play "Takasago.") Early 20th C, Japan. L.7.75"(9.5cm) x W.3.375"(8.5cm) x H..75'(2cm). Bottom portion of mold only. The image of Jou, the old man raking leaves and the companion of Uba, is from the ancient Noh play "Takasago." Alone or accompanied by Uba, Jou is a symbol of a long married life and fidelity. Such sweets could have been used for marriages and New Years. This mold lacks the top cover to press the sweet, but the c...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1048019 (stock #NC-9)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with double Kiku (chrysanthemum) motif, early 20th C., Japan. L.8.75"(22.5cm) x W.4.25"(10.5cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) This mold has two chrysanthemum blossoms, a symbol of beauty and abundance in late fall and winter. On the side, the sweetmaker has written "an iri no natsume" (sweet red bean paste filled jujube) to indicate for which of type of sweet this mold was used. On the back is carved the sweet shop's name, "Bai Getsu" (Plum Moon.) This is the name of a famous s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1048027 (stock #NC-10)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with a dynamic image of a minogame (mino = "straw rain cape," kame/game = "turtle/tortoise.") Early 20th C., Japan. L.13"(33cm) x W.5"(12.5cm) x H.1.125"(2.75cm,) 1 piece paddle type mold. Some minor insect damage to back of mold (see enlargements 4 & 5.) The tortoise is a symbol of long life in Japan, and in Asia in general. In Japan, the image of a tortoise ("kame") of especially ripe old age shows seaweed growing on its shell, which resembles the farmer's straw r...
All Items : Artists : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1051919 (stock #GT.mimi)
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"MIMI" ('mimi" is the Japanese word for "ears.")Sculpture, bronze fabrication with patina, Gerard Tsutakawa, 2001. H.12"(30.5cm) x W.10.25"(26cm) x D.4.375"(11cm). Gerard is a 3rd generation Japanese-American and a 2nd generation artist. His father's name, George Tsutakawa, is nearly synonymous with the word "sculpture" in the Pacific NW region. Gerard worked in his father's studio, learning to fabricate large bronzes and fountain sculptures. He was a student and apprentice to his father, and h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1059602 (stock #GG.CW.15)
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Wood-fired tea bowl, Matcha Chawan, by George Gledhill, Payette, ID. H.3"(7.5cm) x Dia.4.25"(10.75cm). Foot ring dia.2"(5cm). There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea practitioners who complimented his work and encouraged him to produce Tea wares. Their introduction to the world of Tea Ce...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1059605 (stock #GG.CH.19)
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Wood-fired Matcha Chawan, Shino Glaze, by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.3.125"(8cm) x Dia.4.5"(11.5cm), Foot ring dia.2.375"(6cm.) There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea practitioners who complimented his work and encouraged him to produce Tea wares. Their introduction to the world of ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1059609 (stock #GG.TC.10)
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Wood Fired Kumidashi-style Tea Cups by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.2"(5cm) x Dia.3.875"(9.75cm.) Volume 4.25oz(125ml.) Pairs well with GG.TC.11. There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea practitioners who complimented his work and encouraged him to produce Tea wares. Their introduction...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1059611 (stock #GG.TC.11)
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Wood fired Kumidashi-style Tea Cup by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.1,75"(3.5cm) x Dia.3.875"(9.75cm.) Volume 4.5oz(130ml.) Pairs well with GG.TC.10. There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea practitioners who complimented his work and encouraged him to produce Tea wares. Their introduct...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1059613 (stock #SF-47)
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Tea Bowl, Matcha Chawan, Ido-gata (well-shaped,) by Sachiko Furuya. H.3.5"(9cm) x Dia.5.375"(13.5cm) x Footring Dia.2.125"(5.55cm). Bamboo Ash, Copper, Iron Glaze. Sachiko Furuya hails from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. There, she studied pottery with Yukio Matsuura, making primarily tea wares for practitioners of the Omotesenke School of Tea. She also attended the College of Arts at Nihon University (Tokyo,) Suidobara Fine Arts Academy (Tokyo,) and has a Studio Art degree from Clark College in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1059614 (stock #SF-45)
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Tea Bowl, Matcha Chawan, Ido-gata (well-shaped,) by Sachiko Furuya. H.3.375"(8cm) x Dia.6.125"(15.5cm) x Footring Dia.2.125"(5.5cm). Bamboo Ash, Copper, Iron Glaze. Sachiko Furuya hails from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. There, she studied pottery with Yukio Matsuura, making primarily tea wares for practitioners of the Omotesenke School of Tea. She also attended the College of Arts at Nihon University (Tokyo,) Suidobara Fine Arts Academy (Tokyo,) and has a Studio Art degree from Clark College in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1059760 (stock #GG.CW.16)
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Wood fired Tea Bowl, Matcha Chawan, with Ash Glaze, by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.3"(7.5cm) x Dia.4.375"(11cm,) Foot ring dia. 2.25"(5.75cm.) The ash glaze in the bowl brings out a blue-green color that is excellent for matcha! For Premium Organic Matcha and high quality leaf teas, please visit our Charaku Fine Japanese Tea site, www.charaku-tea.com. There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1059761 (stock #GG.FO.1)
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Wood-fired Lid Rest, Futa-oki, shape of bamboo node, used in cha no yu (Tea Ceremony) by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.1.875"(4.75cm) x Dia.2.25"(5.75cm.) For Premium Organic Matcha and high quality leaf tea, please visit our Charaku Fine Japanese Tea site, www.charaku-tea.com. There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1059763 (stock #GG.CW.14)
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Fuyu Chawan, Winter Tea Bowl. Wood-fired with Shino Glaze. H.4.25"(10.75cm) x Dia.4.125"(10.5cm), Foot ring dia. 2.5"(5.75cm.) Used to drink matcha in the winter season, this deep bowl with straight sides retains the tea's heat and warms the hands. There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1059968 (stock #GG.KOGO.3)
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Kogo, Lidded Incense Container, in shape of apple. Saggar-fired with grass wrapped around kogo to create "hidasuki" effect. H.1.5"(4cm) x Dia2.25"(5.75cm) There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea practitioners who complimented his work and encouraged him to produce Tea wares. Their introd...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1059973 (stock #GG.V.2)
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Wood-fired flower vase by George Gledhil; Payette, ID. Attached lugs in style of "mimi-tsuki" (ears attached) "kabin" (flower vase) of Iga-yaki. H.6.375"(16cm) x Dia.3.75"(9.5cm.) Inspired by Japanese Iga ware. H.6.375"(16cm) x Dia.3.75"(9.5cm.) There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea p...