Edo Period Raku Chawan by the 10th. Kichizaemon Tan-Nyu sold
Sold! Impressing black Raku tea bowl of the Raku family, made and signed by the 10th Kichizaemon Tan-Nyu.
The signed box is labeled “10th generation”, which means Tan-nyu (1795-1854). The reverse side of the lid has an appraisal of the grand tea master of Omoto-Senke. A stunning tea bowl made from one of the most famous potter clans in Japan. Most pieces of Kichizaemon Tan-nyu are hold in museums.
Tan-nyu Raku was born the second son of Ryonyu, he succeeded as the 10th generation Kichizaemon in 1811. He was given the name Tan-nyu at his retirement in 1845 by Kyokosai, 10th generation Head of Omotesenke, Shoo Sosa (1818-1860).
The chawan has no cracks and repairs, only the lid of the wood box has a little crack.
Size: 2,9'' height x 4,6 in diameter.
Edo Period Kuro Oribe Chawan with artistic design sold
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay during the Edo Period with strong black ink glaze and a rarely seen patina.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. The chawan has a very rare 'decoration' with hanging persimmons (hoshikaki) scratched into the engobe and a tea room window inside and a plum blossom painted under the clear glaze. This is a typical Momoyama design, but the regular foot indicates that this bowl has been made during the mid Edo Period (between 1750 and 1800).
Great condition with no cracks or repairs.
Size: 2,9'' height x 5,4'' in diameter.
Important Hagi Chawan by 6th. Koraizaemon Shibei Saka sold
Here we present our second Hagi Chawan from the famous Koraizaemon family. We already offered and sold a Hagi Chawan made by the first Saka Koraizaemon some month ago, please see item number 0211 on our website.
This chawan was made by the 6th. Koraizaemon Shinbei Saka (1739 - 1803), accompanied by a wood box with the certificate and appraisal of the 11th Saka Koraizaemon.
Toujin-bue (Chinese flute) flat shaped tea bowl made of coarse, unfined clay with a high content of iron oxide. The rare glaze is a so called biwa (loquat)-yu glaze, typical for Shinbei Saka Koraizaemon. The rim is a little uneven (intentionally). The clay shows impurities. Over the clay a white engobe was applied with a straw brush and transparent ash glaze has been poured on top. The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced and has been used for many years as the stain inside and around the rim indicates. There are two old repairs in gold lacquer at the rim, where the gold is a little worn off and some fine hairline cracks complete a real aesthetic wabi sabi 'landscape'. A real cultural treasure of Japanese ceramics and tea ceremony. Of course no water leaks.
Size: 2,4'' height x 6,2'' in diameter.
Japanese Kuro-Oribe Chawan of Early Edo Period 995 $
Very beautiful Kuro Oribe Chawan of early Edo period:
Only very little distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving an unglazed 'window' on one side. The 'window' is decorated with chidori (clovers) flying over an irrigation wheelin iron oxide glaze which has then been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze. This is a typical Momoyama design. The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns. Inside the foot ring is a kiln mark (kamajirushi) in the form of a katakana ka: カ. Great item.
A good Japanese wood box and shipping included!!! Size: 8,5 cm height x 11,8 cm in diameter.
Japanese Edo Period Chosen Karatsu Chawan sold
Chosen Karatsu Chawan with a fantastic vivid glaze. It dates from the late Edo Period, no cracks, no repairs.
This traditional style was introduced by one or more potters brought from the Joseon Dynasty during the Japanese invasions of Korea. It features a black glaze placed under a white glaze which has been fired with straw. The two glazes run together and give a feeling of opposites.
The old box and shipping are included.
Size: 2,3'' height x 5,9'' in diameter.
Japanese Tea Ceremony Book from 1806 Bunka 2 495 $
Exceedingly rare early text on the Japanese Tea Ceremony - 210 years old. The only book of the tea ceremony in our family collection.
Profusely illustrated with woodblock images depiciting a wide variety of tea accoutrements.
A beautiful example of Japanese life and expression, and an exquisite addition for the discriminating collector of Japanese antiques and Tea Ceremony items.
Such old books about the tea ceremony are mostly hold in museums. We are proud to offer it here.
Japanese Black Oribe Chawan of early Edo period 995 $
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl - made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving 2 unglazed 'windows' on opposite sites. One 'window' is decorated with ivy or vine leaves. The other 'window' shows flying birds in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze. This is a typical Momoyama Era design.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.
Size: 8,2 cm height x 12,9 cm in diameter.
Storage box and shifuku included.
Shipping also included.
Japanese Edo Shigaraki Chawan with great atmosphere 450 $
Special offer: very old Shigaraki Chawan, hand shaped around the early 19th century (Edo Period). It has a great wabi sabi aura without chips, cracks or repairs.
A wood box is available for 50 $, a shifuku (silk pouch) for 30 $, box and shifuku together for 60 USD.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 12,6 cm in diameter.