J R Richards

Los Angeles, CA

About J R Richards

At J R Richards, we source primarily Ancient and Contemporary Ceramics. Much of my current inventory includes Ancient Chinese Pottery, and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. I have spent the past 20 plus years traveling around Asia (Hong Kong, Kyoto, Korea, Mainland China) with an eye towards beautiful objects that will stand the test of time. My intention is to locate pieces that don’t necessarily get pigeonholed as either “Chinese”, or “Japanese” per se, but rather to identify beautiful objects that are made from these amazing cultures that have a long history of outstand...Read More

J R Richards

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Kato Takahiko
21st Century Japan Bottles
Ceramic
A beautiful all natural ash glaze sake flask by Japanese contemporary artist Kato Takahiko (born 1952 - ). With original signed wood box.
Harada Shuroku
2010- Japan Vases
Ceramic
A textured bottle shaped vase by internationally known ceramic artist Harada Shuroku (b. 1941- ). A course and rough clay body, fired in the ancient tradition using an anagama kiln....
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Antiquities
A Neolithic pot dating to the Majiayao Culture (circa 2500 BC). Machang type. All natural pigments with a frog pattern design.
Harada Shuroku
2010- Japan Vases
Ceramic
A beautiful handcrafted ceramic vase by well respected Japanese potter Harada Shuroku (b.1941 - ). The wood firing results in bringing out the organic color effects that are the gif...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Sculptures and Carvings
Ceramic
A pair of painted Han Dynasty pottery figures of male attendants. Arms lost to age and deterioration. All original pigments. Measures: 25" tall.
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Antiquities
Pottery
Tang dynasty white pottery prancing horse. (618-907A.D.) TL Tested from Oxford Authentication. Measures: 23" tall X 23" length X 10" depth.
Kakurezaki Ryuichi
21st Century Japan Bottles
Ceramic
Here is another Kakurezaki Ryuichi beauty. This Bizen tokkuri sake flask is characterized by the flow of green glaze over the red and natural clay body. Four sided and standing on th...
Antique 19th Century Korea Furniture
A 19th century Korean wedding chest. Opening from the front revealing the storage space that was once used for blankets or garments. The chest is adorned with iron fittings that are...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Figurative Sculptures
Pottery
A Tang dynasty (618-907A.D.) Figure known as a Lokapala. In Buddhism, lokapala refers to the four heavenly kings, and to other protector spirits. Standing 18" tall x 7" w...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Antiquities
Pottery
This is a Tang Dynasty Guardian official with Sancai Glazes. The three colored glazed figures are prized objects, and only the very top officials of the Tang Dynasty were given acces...
Han Dynasty Glazed Jar
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Ceramics
Pottery
Han Dynasty glazed jar, 206 BC-220 AD. Originally glazed in a deep green, but thru oxidation and moisture, the glazed has turned to a silky iridescence. Measures: 17.5" tall.
Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Antiquities
Pottery
Measures: Standing 20" tall x 21" in length, this N. Chi Dynasty (550-577 A.D.) horse and rider. Made as one piece, with the rider and horse. This is a very stylistic examp...

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