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Lot 0001
Sakuma Totaro
(Japanese, 1900-1976) Late 1940s, two important documented stoneware pieces by Mashiko folk potter, including a multi-color dip and ladle-glazed tea bowl and large deep bowl with turquoise and persimmon-glazed highlights, tea bowl 3 x 5 in.; large bowl 16 x 4-1/4 in.; with four reproduction images of period photographs of Totaro Sakuma
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 0002
Sakuma Totaro
(Japanese, 1900-1976) early 20th century, important early documented mold-shaped square stoneware bowl, turquoise glaze with trailed brown flower and tendril design, 10 x 3 in.; with four reproduction images of period photographs of Totaro Sakuma
Estimate: $300 - $600
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Lot 0003
Large Stoneware Sake Fermentation Jar
Japanese, possibly made in China or Southeast Asia, old jar with paddle decoration and stamped seal mark reading "Red Cloud Wine Fruit Sake" purportedly from a de-assessed Japanese sake museum, good old surface, 20 x 13 in.,
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 0004
Collection of Six Okinawan Dachiban
or Hip Flasks Japanese, flask with incised fish on blue background by Tomo Miyagi, son-in-law and heir to Jiro Kinjo (1912-2004; 1985 National Living Treasure), 4 x 5 in., good condition; five flasks from the Tsuboya kilns, 1950s to 1970s, largest 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 in., one with minor chip to spout
Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 0005
Important Mishima Style Chawan
(Tea Bowl) Japanese, hand-formed Mishima style, slip-inlaid tea bowl with seal for Eiraku with cloth bag and tomobako, including inscriptions for "tea bowl" and "Eiraku-made" on box lid top and bottom, 3 x 4-3/4 in.,
Estimate: $600 - $900
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Lot 0006
Three Pieces Mingei Stoneware
Japanese, large ovoid covered jar from Onta pottery village with characteristic chatter-mark design under brown glaze, 9 x 8-1/2 in., good condition; ovoid vase/jar in persimmon brown with drip patches of black and tan over shoulder with calligraphy inscription to base, possibly Tamba, 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 in., minor chip to bottom of mouth rim; octagonal vase with pinched square neck in dark brown glaze with pressed mark to bottom, possibly Mashiko, 7 x 5-1/2 in., good condition
Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 0007
Two Boxed Chawan or Tea Bowls
Japanese, Asahi-yaki bowl from Uji, Kyoto with reference on accompanying tomobako to "gohan chawan" or Yi Dynasty Korea because of the pinkish color with slip inlay, faint inlaid signature to base partially filed down, 3 x 5-1/2 in.; iridescent hand-formed black raku bowl with incised seal to base in unsigned lacquered box, 3-1/4 x 5-1/4 in., (four pieces)
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 0008
Two Boxed Early Chawan or Tea Bowls
Japanese, large Seto bowl with thick Shino-style glaze and underglaze iron Kyoto pagoda and bridge, with incised mark to base, reading of accompanying tomobako indicates the potter is Kato Kagetsugu of 26th generation, in old wrapping cloth, 3 x 5-3/4 in.; Hagi bowl, probably mid-Edo period, with pinched side and notched foot, in unsigned box, 3 x 5 in., (four pieces)
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 0009
Iga and Shigaraki Stoneware Vases for Chabana Flowers for Tea Ceremony
Japanese, strong, squat Iga jar with great kiln effects including scorch marks koge, natural flowing vitrified ash glaze bidoro and fire color hi-iro, with rope pattern nawame to shoulder, indecipherable mark to base, with new wood box signed by Robert Yellin of e-yakimono.net, 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 in., kiln flaws; tall narrow Shigaraki vase in tomobako with unread inscription to top, 9-1/2 x 3-1/2 in., good condition, (four pieces)
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 0010
Important Large Shigaraki Tea Storage
Jar Japanese, Meiji period, possibly earlier, large ash-covered jar with prominent rim, characteristic stone-burst inclusions and silica pebbles over entire surface, formed in three sections, with turning rings evident, 18-1/2 x 14 in., kiln flaws; smaller tea storage jar in brown stoneware with blue/black glaze, 11 x 8 in., good condition, (two pieces)
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 0011
Four Old Mingei Tokkuri Sake Flasks
Japanese, 20th century, large porcelain Arita blue and white flask with peony design, 15 x 9 in., chip to foot; porcelain blue and white flask with flower and rock design over crackle glaze, 11 x 6-1/2 in., good condition; flask in green and ivory glaze with extensive crackle, possibly Shigaraki, 10 x 6 in., good condition; white-necked flask over persimmon body, possibly Seto, 12-3/4 x 7 in., good condition
Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 0012
Seven Pieces Old Bizen Stoneware
Japanese, pinched-bottle tokkuri sake bottle with applied Daikoku figure to indentation, great old patina, 8-1/4 x 4 in., chip to mouth; gourd-shaped vase/tokkuri with old surface and impressed mark to base, 9 x 5 in., good condition; small tsubo jar with nice ash deposit to shoulder, 4 x 3-3/4 in., good condition; small tokkuri with lengthy kanji inscription incised to body, 5-1/4 x 3 in., good condition; three unusual sembei-zara plates with a detailed impression of a peony flower and foliate rim, possibly for tea ceremony use in kaiseku meal, 4-3/4 x 1/2 in., good condition
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 0013
Five Covered Stoneware Jars
Japanese, late 1940s, five covered stoneware jars in various shades of brown: one with chatter mark decoration from Onta pottery village, 7 in., professionally repaired crack to body; one lighter tan/brown glaze with bluish-white glaze patch and drips on top and side, 7 in., 1 in. chip re-glued to bottom edge of top; other three possibly Mashiko, 4-1/2 to 12 in., good condition
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 0014
Two Stoneware Jars
Japanese, 1940s, two stoneware jars with brown/black glaze, one with wide body and large mouth with nuka rice husk glaze descending down the body in a spiral, unknown pottery, 9 in.; one with shaped spout and small protrusions in the clay body, perhaps Tamba, 9-1/4 in.
Estimate: $300 - $600
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Lot 0015
Six Pieces Studio Pottery
Japanese, mostly mid-20th century, including raku porcelain, soft paste porcelain and stoneware, four with marks to bottom, vases 6 in. to 10 in.,
Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 0016
Six Stoneware Chawan or Tea Bowls
for Chadō The Way of Tea Japanese, two Mishima-style bowls with slip inlay and hakeme-slip brush mark to inside of one, V-cut to foot of another, both 3-1/2 x 5 in., good condition; Inuyama bowl in green and red enamel decoration with nice old surface, 3 x 5 in., chip to inside lip; possibly Hagi bowl with Zen calligraphy inscription, 3 x 5 in., good condition; temmoku glaze bowl with high foot in Chinese style, 2-1/2 x 4-3/4 in., good condition; hare‘s fur glaze bowl with nice flowing blue/brown glaze, 3 x 4-3/4 in., good condition;
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 0017
Three Large Stoneware Beer
Fermentation Jars Japanese, large ovoid jar with wax-resist stencil kanji to shoulder referring to use of the jar for beer making, 16 x 13 in., kiln flaws; similar ovoid brown-glazed jar without decoration, 16 x 13 in., kiln flaws, minor chip to mouth; smaller ovoid jar from Okinawa Prefecture with prominent lip and small lugs, 13 x 11 in., kiln flaws, one lug with crack
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 0018
Three Large Stoneware Tea or Food
Storage Jars Japanese, spouted jar with persimmon glaze for liquid storage of oil or soy sauce, 14 x 11 in., minor glaze chips to spout, glaze missing under rim; large ovoid jar in natural ash glaze with lugs, probably for tea leaf storage, 14 x 12 in., chips to mouth rim, losses, kiln flaws; similar ovoid jar without lugs, 14 x 12 in., losses to mouth rim, repairs, extensive hairline cracks over body, kiln flaws, hole to base for lamp
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 0019
Three Pieces Kitchen Stoneware
Japanese, 19th century, old Seto katakuchi pouring bowl, Edo period, nice old surface, 4-1/4 x 9 in., good condition; Shigaraki bowl in white and green glaze, 4-1/2 x 9-1/2 in., good condition; large suribachi or mortar for grinding and mincing food in bright persimmon glaze, 5-1/2 x 10-1/4 in., chips to rim
Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 0020
Three Pieces Mingei Stoneware
Japanese, 20th century, old tokkuri sake flask in brown stoneware with white slip over top, sake house name in kanji over slip, 11 x 8 in., slip losses, chip to foot; large gourd-shaped vase/flask with cord tie to center, ash glaze over salmon body with bold kanji signature incised to base, 13 x 9 in., good condition; plate with brushed pine tree design to front and incised mark to bottom, 12-1/4 x 2 in., good condition
Estimate: $400 - $600
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