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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1312014 (stock #876)
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An early flattened bottle form by Kato Sho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (19 x 7 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition, dating circa 1968.
Kato Sho (1927-2001) was born into the house of a potter, and graduated the Tokyo University of Art before branching out on his own. He made his National Debut at the Nitten in 1961. He has been since displayed nationally and internationally in the United States, Mexico and New Zealand among others. He ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1311920 (stock #875)
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A mist series pottery box by important contemporary artist Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 12.5 x 5 x 9 cm (5 x 2 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature. From there he studied at the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute of Ceramics, followed by a year at the Kyoto Municipal Institu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1310886 (stock #873)
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A fine example of Chosen Karatsu by important artist Nishioka Koju enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Nishioka Koju (1918-2006) was born in Saga prefecture, and after participating in kiln research began working in Karatsu style ceramics around 1950 in a kiln he built that was named by Koyama Fujio. To this kiln came Fujiwara Kei and Arakawa Toyozo, the latter from whom he received the name Koju....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1309988 (stock #872)
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A set of five concentric back glazed sake-cups enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Yagi Akira. They vary in size from 2-1/2 inches to 4 inches diameter (6.5 to 10 cm) and in excellent condition. For a similar (admittedly larger) set see “Contemporary Clay, Japanese Ceramics for the New Century “(2005) by Joe Earle.
This name is a must have in any collection of modern Japanese Pottery. Akira was born in Kyoto in 1955, son of avant garde Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) one of the fo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1308946 (stock #867)
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A large Tsubo by important Hagi artist Yamato Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Hagi Enpaku O-Tsubo. This large vessel is Similar to the works published in the first major anthology on Japanese contemporary pottery Gendai Nihon No Togei (volume 8, published 1984) and dates circa that era. It is 14 inches (35 cm) diameter 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
It is likely no collector of Hagi wi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1308857 (stock #866)
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White blossoms decorate a scattering of branches on the surface of this footed sweets dish by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled FunKa Daizara. It is 8 inches (21 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and is in excellent condition. The deeply impressed white patterns are striking against black.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living National Treasures Kondo Yuzo and Tomimoto Kenkichi at the Kyoto Mu...
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 : Contemporary item #1308295 (stock #865)
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A ceramic box by Nishibata Daibi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmon Tobako and exhibited at the 53rd Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. This piece was awarded at the prestigious event. It is 11 x 11 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 28 x 11.5 cm) and is in fine condition. Nishibata Daibi was born in Tachikui Village, Hyogu in 1976. After graduating the Law Department of Kyoto University, one of the countries most formidable schools, in 1999, the promising ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1305629 (stock #864)
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A set of four unusual small dishes enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959), one of Japans most famous 20th century artists. Iron reds underlie the pale earthen glaze, with a dollop of Oribe green on one side. Almost as if planned, the pieces have firing cracks filled with black lacquer, adding a fourth consideration to the standard essentials: form, design and glazing. Each dish is roughly 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter. As mentioned there are firing flaws a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1303489 (stock #861)
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Mystical heads adorn the four corners of this Persian-blue glazed open vase by Living National Treasure Kato Takuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 x 4 x 10 inches (11 x 13 x 25.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Kato Takuo, I am sure, requires no introduction. He was trained in ceramics by both his father, Kato Kobei, and at the Kyoto School of ceramics. He was soon accepted and consistently displayed at any number of National and International Exhibitions, and was name...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1302400 (stock #858)
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Natural glaze clings thick to the side of this faceted vase by female artist Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Shizen-yu Mentori Hana-ire. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Koyama Kiyoko was the subject of the film Hi-Bi (2005) and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan. Born in Sasebo, Nagasakin in 1938, she went to Shigaraki village, home of one of Japans Six Ancient Kilns (RokkoGama). Th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1301640 (stock #857)
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A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It comes wrapped in a silk bag with silk buffers in the corners of the box, purchased from an exhibition at Matsuzakaya Department Store Osaka. It is signed on the base, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1300712 (stock #856)
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A large black void by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mudai (untitled or without name). 18-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 18 inches (47 x 30 x 47.5 cm) and is in fine condition. Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
Kazuo is an exceedingly sought after Kyoto artist, one of the heirs of the original Sodeisha movement. Born in 1953, he studied economics at Doshisha Univesity while making a brief sojourn into the studio of Kiyomizu Rokubei. Ho...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1298926 (stock #854)
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Beads of silver cling to the rough blue lgaze of this small incense box by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 x 2 inches (6 x 5.5 x 5 cm) and in excellent condition. This is from his Mist series, undoubtedly one of his most popular motifs.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature. From there he studie...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1298600 (stock #852)
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A superb work by Japanese Living National Treasure Hara Kiyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1985. It is 14 inches (35 cm) diameter, roughly the same height and in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Hara Kiyoshi (b. 1936) was born in Shimane, and studied pottery under Living National Treasures Ishiguro Munemaru and Shimizu Uichi from 1954 before establishing his own kiln, first in Tokyo, then later in Saitama. He was ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1298466 (stock #835)
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An oblong vase decorated with unusual green accented by gosu red and blue by master Kawai kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box signed byhis daughter koha, former head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum. It is 9 x 5 x 6-1/2 inches (23 x 13.5 x 16.5 cm) and is in excellent condition Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Industrial Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1297612 (stock #850)
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A powerful Mimitsuki Karatsu Mizusashi by Nakagawa Jinembo (Jinenbo b. 1953) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Vicious white glaze, deeply fissured, supplants the fawn brown of the back, all over a very rough red clay filled with shiseki stones. The piece breathes energy, vivacious and playful it is a pleasure to view and use. The lid is similarly glazed, with hakeme brush marks inside. The piece is roughly 7 inches (18 cm) tall, the same diameter and in perfect condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1297009 (stock #848)
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molten ash streaks around the form of this superb Shigaraki Tsubo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1996 by pottery legend Furutani Michio. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in Shigaraki; graduating the Konan High School of industr...