Here are some photos of what I will have in my next firing. They are still unfired. Very small, about 2-5 cm. tall.
This is a bowl I bought this month. It is a tea bowl from the Kosobe kilns in the Takatsuki area of Osaka. This bowl is from the second in the line of Kosobe people that use this impressed seal which puts it in the 1791-1851 time frame. It is a Mishima type bowl and has 2 areas of kintsugi in it. Very beautiful and quiet bowl. Here is a site in Japanese that shows the signatures of the different generations. http://otokuinfomation.web.fc2.com/blog/index5627.html
I picked this up this week at an auction. It is a pot from the Momoyama period. The kamajirushi is listed in my blog post here, http://nanbanceramics.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/bizen-kamajirushi/
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.
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.