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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047557 (stock #NC-2)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Matsu (pine) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.8.5"(21cm) x W.4.0"(10cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) The pine symbolizes "evergreen" and was a popular motif for celebratory occasions such as weddings and New Year's. It is one of the "Three Friends of Winter," which also includes plum and bamboo. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countri...
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 : 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #993724 (stock #FI-8a,b)
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Paper mache Daruma Dolls from Tamashima district of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture by Ono Ichi, ca. 1972. Pair or single, smaller (FI-8b): H. 4.875"(12.2cm) x W.3.5"(9cm.); larger (FI-8a): H.5.25"(13.25cm) x W.3.375"(8.5cm.) Painted paper mache. These dolls were made in 11 sizes ranging from 11 - 45cm. The small one here is the second smallest size made, known as "9-go", and the larger is an "8-go" size. Condition notes: The larger Daruma is intact but there are cracks in the paper and a number...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #993718 (stock #FI-4)
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Takamatsu Yomeiri Ningyo; Clay Bridal Trousseau Dolls from Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku Island. Set of 5 depicting auspicious images: Happy Couple, Dog, Rabbit, Ebisu with Tai (Sea Bream,) Dog with Tai. H. .75" to 1.125" (2cm-2.75cm) x W. .875" to 1.375" (2.25cm - 3.5cm;) painted clay, ca. 1972. Condition notes: .75cm paint chip on back of Ebisu, paint chipped away on fish of Dog with Tai figure. Others all in excellent condition. Takamatsu Yomeiri (Bride entering marriage) Ningyo (...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #993577 (stock #FI-9)
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Akebi Hato Guruma, Vine Pigeon on Wheels; Nozawa, Nagano Prefecture. L.4.75"(12cm) x W.2.375"(6cm) x H.2.5"(6.5cm.) ca. 1972, woven akebi vine. The region of Nozawa has long been known for vine weaving craftsmanship, producing utilitarian items like hats, baskets, and teapot trivets. Vines were sourced from nearby mountains and then bleached naturally in local hot springs. In the late Edo Period (1600-1868,) during the Tempo Reign (1830-1844;) these techniques were used to begin creating folk to...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #993356 (stock #FI-2)
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Kubi Furi Tora; Bobbing Head Paper Mache Tiger from Nishi-Oodera, Okayama Prefecture. H.6.5"(16.5cm) x L.6.25"(16cm) x W.2"(5cm.) Painted paper mache, ca. early 1970's. Excellent condition WITH ORIGINAL BOX. Paper mache folk crafts were popular in Nishi-Oodera since the mid-late Edo Period (1600-1868.) This particular style of tiger with high hip, curled tail, heavy black stripes, and fierce countenace has been produced since about 1897. This tiger image has been sold in the Inland Sea region as...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #993352 (stock #FI-1)
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Hirosaki Hato Bue, Clay Pigeon Whistle from Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. Painted clay; L.6"(15cm) x H.4"(10cm) x 2.5"(6.5cm.)ca. 1970's. Condition very good, small paint chip on left eye (see enlargement #3.) The hato bue has been a popular folk toy of Aomori, and other regions of Japan, since the Edo Period (1600-1868.) In particular, it is said that the fuedal lord of the Hirosaki district allowed local roof tile- making potters to use the fuedal kilns to make additional functional wares and f...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #992928 (stock #FI-10)
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Tsuchi Ningyo, Clay Doll. Kintaro with Giant Carp. ca. early 1900's. H.4.25"(11cm) x W.3.375"(8.5cm.) Signed on bottom "Yano." Body is 100% intact and in good condition, but most of the paint has flaked off of the fish. The origins of this doll are unknown, as clay dolls were produced all over Japan since the early Edo period (1600-1868.) Most were influenced by the Fushimi Dolls made in Kyoto, and large production was even made in the far Northeast of the Tohoku region (such as Tsutsumi, Miyagi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #992746 (stock #FI-6)
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Matsue Hariko Koma, paper mache horse from Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. H.3.25"(8.5cm) x L.3"(7.5cm) x W.1"(2.5cm). Ca. early 1970's, made by H. Kimura. Painted paper, straw tail. Matsue paper mache dates back to the Edo Period (1600-1868) and has a wonderful robust charm. The horse, in this rural area, is a symbol of good harvest. Matsue is known in the West as the long-time Japanese home of writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904.)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #992742 (stock #FI-5)
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Matsue Hariko Tawara Ushi, Paper Mache Ox Carrying Rice Bales from Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. Ca. early 1970's. Made by H. Kimura. L.3.375"(8.5cm) x H.2"(5cm) x W.2.375"(6cm.) Matsue paper mache dates back to the Edo Period (1600-1868) and has a robust charm. In this rural area, the Ox signifies a good harvest. Matsue is known in the West as the long-time Japanese home of writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904.)
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #865590 (stock #YC-122)
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Mashiko-ware yunomi (tea cup),new. This is a kata (mold) made yunomi, refered to in the local Mashiko dialect as a "mambo" yunomi. It has been a standard production item in Mashiko for many years. This cup features an "ame" (yellow - wheat gluten) glaze with an open medallion featuring a blue brushworked "sasa" bamboo leaf pattern. Volume = 6 oz/180ml. H.3.125"(8cm) X Dia.3.125"(8cm.) The town of Mashiko is located about 70 northwest of Tokyo, in Tochigi Prefecture. Although there is evidence of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #823261 (stock #GG.TP.1)
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Tea Pot by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.6"(15.25cm) X W.5"(12.75cm.) 3 cup (750ml) Capacity. This tea pot features a warm blue glaze over a body textured with chattermarked incisions. The interior is glazed in white. Pours well. Please see enlargements for ultiple views and stationary handle positioning. 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 i...
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 : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #823255 (stock #GG.J.1)
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Wood-fired Jar by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.12"(30.5cm) X Dia.12.5"(32cm) x Mouth Dia.6.75"(17cm.) This pot has a wonderful surface texture from paddling, and the lugs on the shoulder are inspired by Japanese "chatsubo" (tea leaf storage jars) of the 16th century. See enlargements for multiple views, surface textures, and firing effects. 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 l...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #823254 (stock #GG.V.1)
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Wood-fired, faceted vase by George Gledhill; Payette, Idaho. H.8"(20cm) X Dia.5.25"(14cm.) See enlargements for flashing details. This pot is rugged and organic, with wonderful fire effects. 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #820912 (stock #SF-43)
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Hanging Vase (J. kakehanaire) by Sachiko Furuya. Bamboo Ash Glaze. H.6"(15.25cm) X Dia.4.625"(12cm). 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 Dubuque, Iowa. She has exhibited her work in galleries and mu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #820911 (stock #SF-40)
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Hanging Vase (J. kakehanaire) by Sachiko Furuya. Bamboo Ash Glaze. H.5.5"(14cm) X Dia.3.625"(9.25cm). 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 Dubuque, Iowa. She has exhibited her work in galleries and m...