Asian Art Auction

June 18, 2010

LOT 31
Complete Set of Five Blue and White Tea Ceremony Utensils, 19th Century
  • Complete Set of Five Blue and White Tea Ceremony Utensils, 19th Century
  • Complete Set of Five Blue and White Tea Ceremony Utensils, 19th Century

31

Complete Set of Five Blue and White Tea Ceremony Utensils, 19th Century

Includes a tea pot (cha bin), cooling down bowl (yu zame), and three tea cups (sen cha wan), all made by Kyoto potter Dohchi (3rd or 4th generation). Includes three original wood boxes, each signed and sealed twice
length 5.1" — 13 cm.
Tea cup with boy and ox signed and sealed by Tomioka Tessai (1737-1924), dragon tea cup signed and sealed by Suzuki Shonen (1849-1918)

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $960

About artist/note:

While only the tea cup with bull and ox bears Tessai’s signature and seal, the other two cups depict typical ‘Tessai’ subject matter and style .

Provenance:

Private Toronto Collection of Japanese Works of Art

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Ceramics: Blue and White