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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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1990 item #660560 (stock #117)
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Impressed rope designs under black swirls create a dynamic sense of movement on this huge charger by Ningenkokuho Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 16 inches (40 cm) diameter and 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall; in perfect 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 patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulti...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1064348 (stock #428)
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The bodacious designs dominating the bold forms of Miyake Yojis work have drawn him many fans, one of which is this gallery owner, and this is a fine example enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is 19-1/2 inches (50 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration, and the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing him...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #984422 (stock #393)
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A huge pottery bowl splashed with color by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box inscribed as having been displayed at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Traditional Crafts Exhibition. The basin is 17 inches (44 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in fine condition. Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi in 1947. Although always involved in pottery, he began his official apprenticeship in the plastic arts under his fa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #728247 (stock #196)
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Smooth translucent green covers the perfect form of this huge receptacle by Sakai Yoshito enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 20 inches (30 cm) diameter, 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Yoshito has displayed and been awarded at the Issuikai (receiving the Issuikai prize among others), Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition) Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (Traditional Japanese Arts and Crafts Exhibition) and the Nitten (receiving the Mombudaijin Prize). T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #855333 (stock #305)
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A truly Massive chozara Oribe Platter by important potter Ando Hidetake (b. 1938) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Relying entirely on sculptural presentation, the interior is devoid of any decoration, the heavily sculpted basin simply coated with glassy-green oribe glaze. Deep grooves have been cut from the slab of clay, the edges torn and ragged with dollops of green dripping from the base. On the underside in dark iron is the large character Hi (the first character in the artist...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #835558 (stock #290)
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Hi-dasuki lines of red charring streak across the surface of this large Tokkuri Vase by Isezaki Mitsuru (b. 1934) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A smooth even profusion of bubbles welter about the clay, adding a tactile texture to the elongated body. The vase is over 20 inches (51.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Mitsuru was born to a family of potters, his father Yozan and brother Jun both very important in Bizen pottery. In 1998 Mitsuru was named a Prefectural Intangible C...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1246368 (stock #732)
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A huge Shallow basin decorated with grape vines in various colors on an earthy base by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 49 cm diameter, 10 cm tall (20 x 4 inches) and is in fine condtion. Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
Shiro was born the fourth son of Living National Treasure for Lacquerware. His sensitivity to textures may stem from that exacting influence. Although his older brother succeeded the family tradition (an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #658955 (stock #108)
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An unusually large Tetsu-mon Vase by Ningen Kokuho Shimizu Uichi over 13 inches (33 cm) tall enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Dispersed over the pin-holed white glaze are diametrically opposed red and black iron dashes of color. A vase with huge presence. Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic arts under Ishiguro Munemaro. His work retains some principal elements of his teachers style while i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1394223 (stock #1291)
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Squash flowers and dilapidated leaves decorate this huge basin by Miyake Yoji bearing a label for the 1997 Nihon Togeiten on the bottom and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Ginsai Kabocha-mon Hachi. A major work, it is 50 cm (20 inches) diameter, 14.5 cm (6 inches) deep and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1308535 (stock #865)
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A museum worthy masterpiece by important Tamba artist Ogami Noboru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is certainly eye-catching at 25 inches (63 cm) diameter and is in fine condition, dating from 1989, the same year he was awarded by Hyogo for his efforts to revive Tamba-yaki and protect its heritage. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Ogami Noboru (1929-2002) graduated the Kansai Gakuin University in 1951, and began his career in the Okuma Seitosho ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #914996 (stock #337)
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Haunting shapes are scraped into the raw clay like some ancient Nazcan riddle on this huge ball vase by Sato Kazuhiko. The vase is 15-1/2 inches (40 cm) tall, 17 inches (43 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. There is no box. Kazuhiko (b. 1947) is a widely displayed artist and author of many books on the ceramic arts. For more information on this artist see Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections (1993). Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #660374 (stock #116)
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A huge Yakishime vessel by modern ceramicist Mihara Ken (b. 1958) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This piece has an almost haunting presence, the hada sandy and rough, you would think it could crumble in your hands, yet is fired so hot it rings like a bell when tapped. The dark grays and raw earth tones add to that sense of mystery, like something ancient discovered in a dark cave. The vase is 14-3/4 inches (37.5 cm) tall and 11-1/4 (28.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Ke...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1366922 (stock #1134)
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A striking large Tsubo in silvered Bizen ware by innovative Bizen artist Matsui Tomoyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Ginsai Tsubo and dating circa 1990. It exhibits all the features of great Bizen, the smooth clay struck with flashes of darker color. The sense is that of seeing a Bizen Tsubo in an old tintype photograph, a most unique approach. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) diameter, 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Matsui Tomoyuki is one of t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1980 item #713058 (stock #187)
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A rat in clear glaze applied over gold, blue outside by Matsumoto Saiichi in the original signed wooden box. The cup is 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Saichi comes from a distinguished line of potters, his Father being Sahei and grandfather Sataro. Both were prominent figures in Kutani. Upon graduation from the Kanazawa Institute of Fine Art, he followed in the footsteps of so many greats like Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro by studying in Kyoto at the National Ceramic Res...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1280259 (stock #802)
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A strong form has been carved from this block of rough shigaraki clay, a seven sided vessel absent of glaze yet filled with the vibrant colors and textures of the kiln. It is an early work by Shigaraki star Kohyama Yasuhisa amd comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 7 inches (18 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) across and is in fine condition.
Yasuhisa was born in Shigaraki and grew up among the kilns. After working in ceramics design and industrial kilns, he est...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1376854 (stock #798)
An unusual long inverted pottery cone on a silver plated base by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gengama Senmon Kabin. It is 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Rokubei began experimenting with these fluted froms in the 50s, and what he called “Gengama” glazes around 1960. My guess is that this piece dates circa the early 60s. I have never seen another example like this with a metal base.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1353326 (stock #1031)
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A pointed tower in burnt gray clay by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki. Here the artist has joined three slabs into an unconventional horn, slotted on one side to accept a flower. A single camellia blossom in rich red, a few green leaves against the gray body in the dark corner of a Tea Room would be incredible. It is 11 inches tall and in fine condition.
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture in 1958, and apprenticed under Funaki Kenji at the age of ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #925165 (stock #352)
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Just about every facet of Bizens beauty is covered on the sides of this large mimitsuki vase by Kawabata Fumio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Burried in a bank of ash during firing, the piece shows spectacular hi-iro and the dark charing at the base where the ash stuck punctuates the surface like an exclamation point. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Fumio was born in Yokohama city in 1948, far from the traditional kilns of...