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By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1354250 (stock #1052)
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The conflagration seems to spin out from the center of this large Bizen plate by Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun titled Bizen O-hira-bachi. Rich red like the flames of the kiln burn in the center of the ash encrusted rim, while hidassuki lines of salt burn patterns into the surface. It is 15-1/2 inches (40 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts un...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401612 (stock #1325)
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A charred sake flask turned on a wheel then paddled flat by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Tokkuri. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has displayed consistently at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Japanese Crafts Exhibition) since 1961 and was...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1354797 (stock #1092)
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A red Sado Mumyoi-yaki Tokkuri (Shuchu) by Living National Treasure Ito Sekisui V enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Sekisui V (Yoichi) is the 14th generation of the family to follow in the pottery tradition. His father, Ito Sekisui IV, died when Yoichi was only 19. Upon completion of studies at Kyoto University in 1966, he returned to his hometown of Sado to succeed the lineage. His work was displayed for the first...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Pre 2000 item #1389662 (stock #1271)
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The tiger strides in his multicolored coat, an okimono by Living National Treasure Kato Takuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24.5 x 8 x 11 cm (9-1/2 x 3 x 4-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Kato Takuo (1917-2005) was trained in ceramics by both his father, Kato Kohei, and at the Kyoto School of ceramics. He was soon accepted and consistently displayed at any number of National and International Exhibitions, and was named an Intangible Cultural Asset (Living Na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368110 (stock #1148)
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Mottled clay in lively matt colors blends on this square bottle by Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Fuhakuji Henko. It is 12 x 15 x 13 cm (4-3/4 x 6 x 5-1/4 inches) and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1405001 (stock #1349)
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An unusual tall bottle form vase by Tokuda Masahiko (Tokkuda Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 31.5 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, the spiraling neck in blue fading through yellow to deep aubergine. It is signed on the base Kutani Masahiko.
Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1404578 (stock #1348)
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An exquisite vessel by Bizen legend Yamamoto Toshu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Meipin. The form is perfection, covered with a dusting of ash revealing a flame colored eye on one side, everything about the proportions timeless. This is a piece I could wax on for hours about, but will leave that up to the viewer. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Yamamoto Toshu (1906-1994) began working in a pottery at the age of 15. 12 years later (1933)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1322218 (stock #938)
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It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition. Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1225785 (stock #568)
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Rings pattern the surface of this large slab Bizen platter by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen O-zara. The squared edges are ragged and torn, giving the piece a natural, not sculpted feel. It is 17 x 17 x 2 inches (43 x 43.5 x 5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has display...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1268964 (stock #780)
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A Kakehana hanging vase by Living National Treasure Miwa kyusetsu XI enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition.
Kyusetsu was born the third son of Miwa Setsudo, and studied first with his Brother and father, and later (at the age of 31) with Kawakita Handeishi. He was named an intangible cultural property in 1983 (Living National Treasure). Works by him line the shelves of some of the most important ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368569 (stock #1155)
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There is no doubt about the superlative nature of the deep celadon glazes used by Living National Treasure Nakajima Hiroshi, and this vessel is no let down. A creamy blue crackling glaze covers this artful form which comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Seiji Tsubo. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Nakajima Hiroshi was born in Hiroshima in 1941. He became an independent potter in 1969 in Yano, Sag...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1352858 (stock #986)
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A tall vase by Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki Hana Kusa-bana Mon Ho-To (Written Flowers, Floral Pattern Square Vase). This is a superb example of the design aesthetic for which this artist was designated a Living National Treasure. It is 10-1/2 inches 827 cm) tall and in fine condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope pa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1266976 (stock #766)
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Red tinges the deeply fissured celadon on this massive basin by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Benisai Hachi (Celadon with red flamed Basin). Rising from a narrow foot, the piece seems to float in the air, gold and red shining through the cracks in the fissured glaze. It is 18 inches (46 cm) diameter, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size and weight this piece will require special shipping consideration. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1414922 (stock #1423)
An elegant form in rich color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (1933- 2009, Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Sai-yu Kutani glazes. Yasokichi, born Masahiko, went a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masahiko graduat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1415374 (stock #1429)
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An elegant form in rich dark aubergine with a flash of color about the long spiraling neck by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Hanaire (vase). It is 20cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (1933- 2009, Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Sai-yu Kutani glazes. Yasokichi, born Masahiko, went a step further than many National Tr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1415415 (stock #1430)
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An elegant form in rich color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall 16 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (1933- 2009, Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Sai-yu Kutani glazes. Yasokichi, born Masahiko, went a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354798 (stock #1043)
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A spectacular work by Maeda Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iro-e Kin-gin-sai Mentori Hachi (Faceted Bowl with Gold, Silver and Colored Decoration). It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 5-1/4 inches (14 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948) graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1975where he received instruction from Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi and Tamura Koichi as well as Asano Akira. He has ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #756027 (stock #223)
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A true work of art by the most sought after of all Japanese potters, Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966), enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box dating from the 1940s. It is covered in an unusual green glaze with swirling deco design on the shoulder, spinning flowers in the center like an iron dragon. The depth of the soft swirls around the neck is phenomenal. That contrasted with the crisp clarity of the iron design on the unusual green field make this vase very desirable. It is exper...