Seto-yaki | Japanese Nood...

Throughout Asia, noodle making is an art form, and delicious soup broths are part of the culture where recipes are handed down through many family generations. This noodle bowl is beautifully proportioned with the “straw-striped” design in red, blue, green, and yellow on a white porcelain background. On the interior rim each straw-strip is carried […]

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Seto-yaki | Glazed Tea Cu...

This set represents a set of six, (6,) Seto ware tea cups with a “straw-striped” design in red, blue-green, and yellow on a white porcelain background. The white glazed background is unevenly dripped to form an irregular edge before it reaches the bottom of the sides of the cup. The base of each cup is […]

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Yasuko Ozeki Pottery | Su...

Shown is a beautifully formed tea bowl. The finished interior is coated with a shimmering silver lustre glaze on the inside and a brown glaze exterior. The bowl’s interior silver glaze will fade to a warmer tone over time but can be returned to it’s original condition by polishing, if preferred. The Japanese love to […]

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Yasuko Ozeki Pottery Bowl...

Shown are two, (2), bowls in a triangular shape finished with a shimmering silver lustre glaze on the inside surface and black glaze exterior. The bowl’s interior silver glaze will fade to a warmer tone over time but can be returned to it’s original condition by polishing, if preferred. The Japanese love to see the […]

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Yasuko Ozeki Pottery Sauc...

Represented are four, (4), very high fashion, pottery saucer / serving plates with pinched rim. Each piece is finished with a shimmering silver lustre glaze on the inside surface, and natural unfinished brown pottery on the exterior. The bowl’s interior silver glaze will fade to a warmer tone over time but can be returned to […]

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Iga-yaki | Ceramic Oval M...

This item specifically relates to the Ceramic Oval Moon Serving Plate noted in another listed item. Shown is one of five, (5), serving dishes, (usually pickles, etc.), beautifully thrown with an irregular formed rim and natural two-tone glaze from the Japanese Mie Prefecture. The brown glaze is complimented with a lighter snow-white glaze to form […]

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Iga-yaki | Ceramic Oval M...

Shown is one of five, (5) serving plates beautifully thrown with an irregular formed rim and natural two-tone glaze from the Japanese Mie Prefecture. The brown glaze is complimented with a lighter snow-white glaze to form the natural random design. On the bottom of each piece one can feel the natural ribbing of being hand […]

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Japanese Bamboo Basket | ...

A charming antique Japanese, smoked bamboo, (susutake), fruit basket (morikago). Morikago were shallow baskets for the attractive arrangement of colorful fruits of the season, to be displayed in the Tokonoma during the practice of the Sencha or Tea Ceremony. The body is twill-plaited, (ajiro-ami), and is reinforced by double wall plaiting of the rim with […]

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Japanese Basket | Unusual...

The basket offered here is very tightly woven, is nicely detailed, and is in excellent condition for its age. The only wear visible is on the trim/edging, which used to be lacquered black to accentuate the rim of each piece. It is a two-part piece, and allows for general small storage. This type of basket […]

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Japanese Lacquer Sumi Wri...

Suzuribako became an important item to the calligrapher in the 17th/century, (Shodō-ka), in everyday life, and is additionally found in the study, (shoin), which is a tatami-room dedicated to the reception of guests in a traditional residence, (shoin-zukuri). This beautiful set comes complete inside of a lacquered wood storage box with lid. Included are one […]

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Kokeshi: Its Traditions &...

This 153 page paperback book was edited by Noboru Yamanaka, (b.1896), and published by the Hoikusha Co., Ltd., Osaka Japan. This book contains beautifully photographed images of Sosaku,(Creative), Kokeshi, with a small section on Dento, (Traditional), Kokeshi dolls. Even though there is no English information included, the photographs of Creative dolls represent the most prominent […]

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Japanese Erotic Fantasy i...

Shown is a large ceramic shell that separates into two pieces, one of which has a three-dimensional carving of a couple, in traditional Japanese street clothing, having sex. “Tale of Genji” and other romances were the most common sources of imagery involving the depiction of ‘Shunga’. The piece is primitively painted, with amusing expressions, and […]

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