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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #394259 (stock #YA-23)
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This water jar, "mizugame," stands 60cm (23.5") high with a mouth diameter of 55cm (21.5".) The rich brown glaze is decorated front and back with freely poured ladle splashes of black slip. A band of 5 incised lines runs about 7cm below the rim of the jar. The decoration is similar to Tamba wares at first glance, but a look at the unglazed bottom reveals not the red clay of Tamba, but a yellowish-light brown clay from Seto or elsewhere. Water Jars like this one were a standard object outside of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #394656 (stock #YA-24)
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An antique flask much like a tokkuri used for transporting sake, the "abura" (oil) "dokkuri" (flask) was used to transport oil products. H.27cm (10.5"), Body Dia.16cm (6.25".) This one is from the old Echigo (present-day Niigata Prefecture) which had stores of oil used for heating and lighting that were shipped up the Japan Sea coast north to Hokkaido. This example is wonderfully pitted with oil over a white glaze, produced at one of the no longer existent folk kilns of the Echigo region. It's u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #394855 (stock #YA-17)
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Imari ware porcelain soba choko with underglaze cobalt blue pattern of "azami" (thistle.) Mid-late Edo Period (1600-1868.) H.6cm (2.3") Dia.7cm (2.6"). A playful rendering of a thistle adorns both sides of this soba choko, with bands around the bottom of the cup. Some minor glaze crazing and cracks, but overall fine condition. Soba choko were initially used for small food items, much like mukozuke or ko-zara are used in today's presentation of Japanese cuisine. Not until later in the Edo Era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #395351 (stock #YA-42)
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$75.00
A canning jar from an early American pottery. H.8.5'x Base Dia.5". This 19th century canning jar (pot) has a rich brown glaze (Albany slip?) and exhibits the simple beauty of traditional functional pottery. It makes a wonderful flower vase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #402968 (stock #YA-1)
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Early Meiji Era Soba Choko with landscape design painted in underglaze cobalt blue on porcelain. Average height of 6cm and average diameter of 7 cm. Though widely attributed to Arita kilns; by the late Edo and Early Meiji Periods, porcelain soba choko were also being made in Seto, as well as at kilns further north in Tohoku. This set of 5 features a typical land/seascape scene of a hut and the sea with a boat and birds flying overhead. All cups are in good condition featuring the same pattern.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #402989 (stock #YA-4)
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Imari ware soba choko (soba noodle dipping cup) from the mid-late Edo period (1600-1868.) Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue painting of "takenoko" bamboo shoot pattern. H.5.5cm(2.17") x Dia.7.5cm(2.95"). A crack in the rim has been repaired using synthetic gold and lacquer. Soba choko were originally used for small morsels of food much like the mukozuke is used in today's Japanese place setting. It was not until later in the Edo Period that they were made specifically for use as noodle dippi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #403005 (stock #YA-34)
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$325.00
Mashiko ware vase with long neck coated in black glaze, and overglaze painting of camelia flowers on body, ca. 1960's. H.48cm(19") x Dia.23cm(9"). A fine example of vintage Mashiko ware that might have graced the tokonoma of a local Mashiko family home, this vase conveys an elegant shape while retaining its simple rustic background. Mashiko wares became popular through the work of National Living Treasure Hamada Shoji, who settled in this agricultural pottery town in the 1920's. Prior to Hamada'...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #787480 (stock #SC-CD)
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“Sacred Clay” (Red Lightning World, 2006) brings together three highly acclaimed artists in an intimate and improvisational dialogue that gives voice to our primal origins within the earth, and breathes life into all things created of the earth; our vesels, our instruments, ourselves. Ceramic Artist Rod Kendall of Olympia, WA creates ceramic versions of traditional ethnic instruments from the modern and ancient worlds as well as his own unique creations. Native-American cedar flutes, Afric...
All Items : New Century : Ceramics : Contemporary item #819931 (stock #MY.K.1)
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Mashiko-ware kyusu (side-handled teapot), new. A finely crafted artisan ware in the tradition of Mashiko folk pottery. The orange-brown "kaki" glaze is a staple of traditional Mashiko ware that is used infrequently these days. It is made from the locally mined Oya stone. Drips of Mashiko-guro (Mashiko black) adorn the shoulders of the pot. Volume is 3 cups/750ml. H.4.5"(11.5cm) x W.7.5"(19cm.) The town of Mashiko is located about 70 miles northwest of Tokyo, in Tochigi Prefecture. Although ther...
All Items : New Century : Ceramics : Contemporary item #820217 (stock #MY.Y.G)
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Mashiko-ware yunomi (tea cup),new. Volume is 8.5 oz/240 ml. H.3.5"(9cm) x Dia.3"(7.75cm.)A hand-thrown finely crafted artisan ware in the tradition of Mashiko folk pottery. Over a white glaze is a traditional pattern known as "sansui," (literally, mountain & water) landscape painting. This pattern was used in other folk potteries as well, such as Shigaraki, Seto, & Soma; and has been a traditional pattern in Mashiko since the 19th century. It was popularized by the Folk Craft Movement as this t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #823259 (stock #GG.J.2)
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Wood-fired Jar by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.9"(23cm) X Dia.11.25"(29cm) X Mouth Dia.5.875"(15cm.) A lustrous Shino glaze covers the top half and one side of the pot, while the lower portion displays the effects of wood-firing. The lugs on the shoulders are inspired by Japanese "chatsubo" (tea leaf storage jars) of the 16th century. Please see the enlargements for multiples views, surface textures, and effects from wood-firing. There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceram...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #998586 (stock #AA-1)
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Hamada Shoji saku (made by Shoji Hamada,) Ryuukyuu Kamado (Okinawa Kiln,) Aka-e Chawan (Red overglaze enamel Tea Bowl,) 1972. H. 3”(7.75cm) x Dia. 4.5”(11.5cm.) Footring diameter 2”(5cm.) Weight 13.5oz(384g.) Signed wooden box included. Okinawan motif and color palette (red, green, ochre on white background) on bowl with 9 facets around (see enlargement #2, bottom view.) Small areas of glaze loss around rim (see enlargement photos & comments below) measuring from 30mm to 2.5cm in length....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #998824 (stock #AA-2)
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Kogo (Incense Container) by Kawai Takeichi; Kyoto, 1972. Dark green glaze. 2.25"(5.75cm) square x 1.75"(4cm) high. This piece was acquired on a visit to the Kawai pottery on August 9, 1972 and has had one owner since then. Kawai Takeichi (1908-1989) is the nephew of legendary Mingei (Folk Craft) Movement potter Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966;) who along with Yanagi Soetsu, Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach, and others were the first-generation leaders of this movement. Kawai Takeichi began his apprecticeshi...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1062098 (stock #YC-155)
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Yunomi, Tea Cup, by Hamada Shinsaku; Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture. ca. 1990-1995. H.3.125"(7.75cm) x Dia.3"(7.5cm.) With signed wooden box. "Yunomi - Shinsaku." Hamada Shinsaku is the second son of National Living Treasure, Hamada Shoji and successor of the Hamada kiln. He is the father of Hamada Tomoo, who is currently gaining international popularity as representative of the 3rd generation of Hamada potters. Shinsaku was born in 1929 and apprenticed to his father to become a master potter high...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1063590 (stock #LL-1)
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Tea Bowl, Matcha Chawan, by Lee Love of Mashiko (& now Minnesota.) H.3.5"(9cm) x Dia.5"(12.5cm.) Mashiko black (mashiko- guro,) white (nami-jiro,) and brown/persimmon (kaki) glazes. Gas-fired, ca. 2005. This Ido-gata (well-shaped) bowl was fired in Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture, where Lee had completed a 3-year apprenticeship to National Living Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo. It features a lustrous Mashiko-guro (Mashiko Black) glaze highlighted by areas of the traditional kaki (persimmon) glaze widely ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1113331 (stock #GG.BR.1)
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Black Raku Chawan, Tea Bowl, by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. Pinched & carved with notched foot. Individually gas-fired to 1900 - 1950 F (1038-1065 C.) H.2.5"(6.5cm) x Dia.4.375"(11cm.) There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in his 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 enco...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1113332 (stock #GG.BR.3)
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Black Raku Tea Bowl, Matcha Chawan, by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. Thrown & carved, individually gas-fired to 1900-1950 F (1038-1065 C.) H.2.5"(6.5cm) x Dia.3.25"(10.75cm.) There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in his 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 pr...