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100 year old Eiraku Kutani Bowl with original wood box         650 $     sold




Antique big porcelain bowl of Kutani ware made by greatest Eiraku Kutani at the end of the Meiji Era, around 1910.

All overglaze images and patterns are tastefully hand-painted in great colours.

The signature of the potter is written on the bottom.

We sell it with its original signed woodbox. Very good condition, no chips, no cracks.

Size: 10 cm height x 20,4 cm diameter.

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1880's Meiji Period Satsuma Dragon Teapot with eleven immortals     900 $



We offer this fine antique Japanese Meiji Satsuma Kyoto lidded teapot decorated with a dragon curled between eleven Immortals and dating 1880. This well decorated earthenware teapot stands on a narrow rounded unglazed foot with a recessed base and is of rounded shape with the dragon tail forming the handle and the neck and head forming the pouring spout. The teapot has a further smaller dragon forming the finial to the cover. The body of the teapot has a textured stipple finish and is hand decorated with eleven immortals or holy men set within a typical landscape and continuous around the body. The dragon has a grey scale design to the body with moulded and painted facial features and with gilded highlights. The teapot has a well defined character mark painted to the base.

The teapot is offered in fine presentable condition with some light rubbing and with a few minor losses to the pointed elements on the dragons head to the cover and to the spout. These certainly do not detract. A stunning example and a wonderful display piece to add to any serious collection!

Size: 17,6 cm height, 18,5 cm width.

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 Japanese Meiji Tanba Vase with Otagaki Rengetsu Poem     595 $



Are you looking for something delicate and special - than feel free to enjoy this unique flower vase with a poem of Japans most famous poet Otagaki Rengetsu written on it.

This is a 120 year old vase made of Tanba ware. It is signed on the bottom by the artist. I was unable to identify his name.

For a Meiji Period piece of art the vase has a distinctive form and a brilliant atmosphere.

Otagaki Rengetsu (1791 – 1875) was a Buddhist nun who is widely regarded to have been one of the greatest Japanese poets of the 19th century. She was also a skilled potter and painter and expert calligrapher.

Born into a samurai family with the surname Todo, she was adopted at a young age by the Otagaki family. She was a lady in waiting at Kameoka Castle from age 7 to 16, when she was married. However, her husband died in 1823. Otagaki joined the temple Chion-in and became a nun, taking Rengetsu ("Lotus Moon") as her Buddhist name. She remained at Chion-in for nearly ten years, and lived in a number of other temples for the following three decades, until 1865, when she settled at the Jinko-in where she lived out the rest of her life.


Though best known as a waka poet, Rengetsu was also accomplished at dance, sewing, some of the martial arts, and Japanese tea ceremony. She admired and studied under a number of great poets including Ozawa Roan and Ueda Akinari, and later in her life became a close friend and mentor to the artist Tomioka Tessai. A number of Tessai's works, though painted by him, feature calligraphy by Rengetsu.

No repairs, chips or cracks.

Size: 6,5'' height, 6,2'' width, weight 900 gram.

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Old Kutani Ware Tea Pot with Noh Lyrics - Meiji Period     295 $   sold


Tasteful and very fine Japanese Tea Pot of Kutani Yaki with painted lyrics written on it of the No (aka Noh or Nogaku) theatre.

Although it has already an age of more than 100 years its in great condition with no cracks or repairs. You can get a rare and delicate ceramic of the Meiji Period.

A tasteful gift for passionate lovers of the Japanese Culture - ready to use it for a tea ceremony. Don't miss out.

A historical note: together with the closely related kyōgen farce, Noh evolved from various popular, folk, and aristocratic art forms, including Dengaku, Shirabyoshi, and Gagaku.

Kan'ami and his son Zeami Motokiyo brought Noh to what is essentially its present-day form during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573) under the patronage of the powerful Ashikaga clan, particularly the third shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. It would later influence other dramatic forms such as Kabuki and Butoh. During the Meiji era, although its governmental patronage was lost, Noh and kyōgen received official recognition as two of the three national forms of drama.

By tradition, Noh actors and musicians only rehearse together once, a few days before the actual performance. Generally, each actor, musician, and chorus member practises his or her fundamental movements, songs, and dances independently, under the tutelage of a senior member of the school. Thus, the mood of a given performance is not set by any single performer but established by the interactions of all the performers together. In this way, Noh could be seen as exemplifying the medieval Japanese aesthetics of transience, exemplified by the saying of Sen no Rikyu, "ichi-go ichi-e", 'one chance, one meeting'.

Size: 10cm height x 10,5 width.

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Old Oni Hagi Hobin Tea Pot 19th century with sign     250 $


From our great collection of Japanese tea pots we offer you a superb Hobin tea pot, made during the Meiji period at the end of the 19th century.

It is slightly deformed, covered with rough Oni Hagi glaze and has fine crackle look with natural kiln cracks. It is signed on the bottom

Great antique condition with no cracks or repairs.

Ready to use.

Size: 3,4'' height, 3,9'' width.

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Bizen Ware Mizusashi Water Jar Meiji Era     1000 $

Extraordinary and more than one hundred year old water jar Mizusashi. It is signed by an unknown artist on the bottom.

This Bizen ware Mizusashi has a breathtaking shape and very good yellowish natural glaze called Goma. Great!

Mizusashi are containers of fresh water for replenishing the pot and rinsing bowls in the tea ceremony.

No chips or cracks, heavy weight 2,2 kg. Size: 5.5'' height, 7.92'' width.

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Beautiful Japanese Seto Mizusashi Meiji Period     650 $



Beautiful and slightly distorted masterpiece Mizusashi (water jar for tea ceremony) of dark Seto yaki with black and brown glaze. Around 1900, Meiji Period. No chips, no cracks.

Size: 18 cm height x 13 cm diameter on top.

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