Seto and Mino Ceramics by...

An inspired outpouring of colorfully glazed and eccentrically shaped ceramics from Mino delineates the glories of the Momoyama period (1568-1615), remembered as a golden age for all the arts throughout Japan. Continuing throughout the Edo period (1615-1868), Seto set the standard for fine glazed pottery to such an extent that the term Setomono (Seto things) […]

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Nothingness: Talk to a St...

An excellent collection of skillfully executed script and verse, Nothingness: Talk to a Stone is a work of art in its own right. This beautifully crafted book celebrates the masterful calligraphy and writings of Tetsuzan Shinagawa, complemented by the poetry of many other Eastern scholars and calligraphy masters. The book seamlessly integrates these timeless poems with the […]

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Kamakura-Bori Lacquered &...

This is a very rare two-colour Kamakura-Bori brooch in the form of a Japanese Wild Poinsettia flower. Exciting and lyrical in its interpretation, this beautifully executed, lacquered and carved brooch dates from the 1900s and has a sterling pin back of the time. Condition: Excellent. Dimensions: 2-½”w x 1-¾”h x ½”d.

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Japanese Ojime and Ivory ...

Ojime are handcrafted decorative beads which originated in Japan as early as the 16th century. Strictly speaking the word bead is superfluous as Ojime itself means cord fastener bead. They are typically between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter with a vertical hole from top to bottom, and are made from fine metals, ivory, […]

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Chinese Kingfisher Feathe...

Very little is known about these ornaments other than the craft. The use of bird feathers has been prevalent in many cultures since ancient times, but no culture/people has refined the use of one bird’s feathers as beautifully and exquisitely as the Chinese have done with the iridescent Kingfisher Feather. From large, ornamented, lacquer panel screens, […]

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Kamakura-Bori Lacquered &...

A very rare Kamakura-Bori lacquered and carved brooch in the form of a Cherry Blossom, (Sakura). The Cherry Blossom is Japan’s most popular and meaningful symbol, and is rooted deep in the Japanese psyche. Elegant in its simplicity, and dating approximately 1890, with a sterling “barrel clasp” pin back, it is signed by the artist. […]

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Ben Owen - Jugtown Earthe...

Benjamin Wade Owen (1905-1983) – An Overview I personally met Ben Owen just after I joined the design faculty at the University of North Carolina. Jean Crawford, an educational colleague, who wrote a wonderful book on Jugtown, and the Owen legacy, introduced me to him. So the pieces being sold came from my personal connection […]

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Ben Owen-Jugtown Earthenw...

Benjamin Wade Owen (1905-1983) – An Overview I personally met Ben Owen just after I joined the design faculty at the University of North Carolina. Jean Crawford, an educational colleague, who wrote a wonderful book on Jugtown, and the Owen legacy, introduced me to him. So the pieces being sold came from my personal connection […]

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Japanese Antique Celedon ...

A fine pair of antique celadon scroll weights, (Fuchin), in the shape of stylized plum blossoms, (Ume), with typical five petaled design accented with Imari Blue centers, and strung on purple tassels. The Plum Blossom is revered as one of the “Three Friends of Winter”, along with the Pine tree and Bamboo (sho-chiku-bai). Both are […]

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1920's Japanese Incense C...

A 1920s-30s Incense container in Mulberry wood for the tea ceremony. Simply beautiful, and beautifully simple in its execution. While this type of container will often be plain, as it is used during the warmer months in Japan, this special Kogo is inlaid with a 16-petal Chrysanthemum, (Kiku), which is the crest of Japan’s Imperial […]

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1930's Hand Painted Japan...

This is a unique and lovely resist-dyed, and hand printed Japanese kimono from the 1930’s. Colors are an intense jade green, deep blue, and silver, with red printed design. Lining is a vermillion cotton with a textured light khaki silk bottom border. The piece is in excellent condition with no spots, stains, or tears, and […]

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Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) ...

One of the Eight Immortals, Chang Guo Lao, with his /Case of Phoenix Feathers, which he used to forecast futures. This piece is glazed in a Jade green with pale blue on his robe. Early 20th/c. Good details and color, no chips, repairs or crazing. Pieces are identified and dated by the motifs used and […]

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