Here are the pieces I will be putting into my Etsy store in the coming week.
Here are the new items I will be putting into my Etsy store this week. The obi is my favorite.
I have the pleasure to work with Daniel Gundlach from The Language of Cloth. I will send more than 20 pieces from my Etsy store to him and during his annual Christmas pop-up store in San Francisco, 650 Guerrero Street. He will display them along with textiles from South East Asia.
Here is a partial list of what I will send.
Here is what I will be putting into my Etsy store next week.
2 very interesting bowls.
The first one is a gokki tea bowl. kohiki, from the first part of the Richo/chosen period. It is very unusual to see slip ware from that period.
The second one has a pedigree. It was owned by the Mito branch of the Tokugawa clan. It is from the very beginning of the Richo/chosen period, older than the bowl above.
Here is another from the closing antiques store.
It is a Hagi tea bowl from about the Taisho period, about 1912-26 period.There is an impressed seal that is of this guy, http://hagi.jp/~y-kaji/modules/xfsection/article.php… . He is the younger brother of Miwa Kyusetsu, 三輪休雪 The seal is of 節夫, Sadao in Japanese pronunciation. Nice glaze with a lot of evidence that there was rice ash in the clear glaze. You can also see it here.
Here is the second batch of the textiles I bought last month and will be putting into my Etsy store. There are about 5 kimono that look like they are from the 1950′s-1960′s and from the same person. All are similar in design and size.
This is a tea bowl done the Douhachi family in Kyoto, see this for a Japanese page, this for an English explanation, under the ‘Later Edo period’ section. It is from the 3rd. to 5th. in the lineage so it is from the latter part of the Edo period.
Some things to notice about it are that the glazing is signed as well as the bowl. The bowl is difficult to discern but it is an impressed seal of ‘道八’ douhachi. The glaze signature I can’t read. Very nice, no chips. You can also see it here.
This is a magnificent example of a Ko Seto tea bowl from the end of the Muromachi/beginning of the Edo period. It doesn’t have any chips. The glaze is largely fly ash with lots of discoloration from flying debris. There are some kama kizu type areas that are interesting. They look like flying debris from when the wood was thrown into the kiln. I would say this is a museum quality bowl. It is certainly far nicer than any bowl I saw recently at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco recently. I will be putting it on Ebay but I suspect it is a little too shibui for there. This is from the store that is closing down.
A couple of interesting pieces today.
The first is a Chosen bowl. I have photographed it before but here is a new look at it. very nice.
The second is a natsume by Fujishige who is somehow associated with Sen no Rikyu. Natsume go over my head but here are some pictures of details on this one. It is a solid Edo period piece.