Chinese Shiwan (Shekwan) ...

Mud figures primarily come from the pottery centers of the Shiwan area in Guangdong Province, as well as other regions of China.  Many of these pottery makers created figures in unusual poses depicting everyday life with concentration on facial expressions and much more refined than the vintage and contemporary mud figures. Here is depicted is […]

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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi | ...

Descriptive Qualities: This beautifully painted doll feature a contemporary approach to portraying bamboo, (Take), which is a symbol of prosperity, purity and innocence in Japan. “Take ni ki o tsugu” meaning putting bamboo and wood together, is the basis for the motif rendered on this tall, thin figure. Bamboo appears in many ancient tales and […]

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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi | ...

Descriptive Qualities: This beautifully painted doll feature a traditional approach to portraying bamboo, (Take), which is a symbol of prosperity, purity and innocence in Japan. “Take ni ki o tsugu” meaning putting bamboo and wood together, is the basis for the motif rendered on this tall, thin figure. Bamboo appears in many ancient tales and […]

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Set of Five Japanese Silv...

Set of five Japanese solid silver Kashikiri sweets and fruit cutters. These gorgeous silver desert forks are in the shape of a tied knot at the top with brushed gold accents, and stamped 925 silver on the back of each piece. Used by guests at Japanese tea ceremony. Condition: Excellent. Dimensions: 4-0”L . Comes in […]

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Houan Nakazato 'Winter' T...

Nakazato “Winter” Tea Bowl: Taroemon XIII, (Houan Nakazato). From the Nakazato family kiln, (kama), in Karatsu, on the southern Island of Kyushu, this beautiful, classically-shaped tea bowl, (Usucha), for thin tea, has a warm, grey glaze, with the bowl’s interior showing a smooth crackled surface. The Bowl has a “kiln-kiss” on the shoulder, which gives […]

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Houan Nakazato, (Toroemon...

This is a Karatsu-Yaki Sake Cup by Taroemon XIII, (Houan Nakazato). Purchased at the the Nakazato family kiln, (kama), in Karatsu, on the southern Island of Kyushu, this beautiful, classically-shaped Sake cup has a warm, white glaze, with the bowl’s interior glazed white, with brown feathering of the lip which run over into the exterior […]

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Japanese Pottery & Porcel...

This wonderful and unusual pair of Pottery & Porcelain Sake Cups were made for hot beverages having a double wall to keep the Sake warm. Each has a wonderful hand/feel, with a textured pottery base and multi-color basket finish on the exterior body, (red clay with dark brown color gradation ), and a smooth fine […]

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Japanese Ohata Kaki Red G...

This beautiful Japanese Sake cup is finished in a iron-rich Kaki red high fired glazed, which is quite think. It is beautiful proportioned and sitting on a low foot, incised stamp of the maker inside the foot. One can appreciate the clay used as the foundation of the piece. Condition: Excellent with no chips, cracks […]

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Tadahiko Nakanishi Summer...

This pair of beautifully hand formed Chawan (tea ceremony bowl), Akahada Summer Style by Tadahiko Nakanishi. All of his works are made from local clay that’s dug and processed near his studio, leading to an unusual rustic aesthetic. This wide-topped and short silhouette tea bowl is finished with a thin white paste and with carved […]

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Neriage Ware | Wheel and ...

This vase was made using the “Neriage” technique, which is unique to Japan and which derives from the traditional technique of creating patterns with colored clay. Neriage is made by kneading together or piling up different colors of clay. All sorts of patterns can be produced depending on the method used to combine the clay […]

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Japanese Sake Cup | Simul...

As an introduction to this pottery technique, bento boxes which are made from thinly shaved perfectly straight wood are held together with pegs or fashioned joints. This Sake cup simulates this age old construction with the thin pottery pieces overlapping and held together with buttons/dowels representing the joint, or union of the two sides, (see […]

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Japanese Hagi-yaki Single...

Hagi-yaki pottery, which has been made for over four centuries, blossomed and has been famous to this day for making all types of Japanese pottery. The charm of Hagi-yaki pottery lies in the texture of the clay and unglazed surfaces, and in this case the bottom of the piece and foot. This results in another […]

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