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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1297612 (stock #850)
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1297077 (stock #849)
A fine rendering of this traditional form by Sakai Nao, an up and coming female artist from Shigaraki. It is 12-1/2 inches (31 cm) tall, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition. The price includes a new custom made signed wooden box. Sakai Nao was born in Osaka in 1983, and fell under the tutelage of Aoki Katsuyuki while still studying in Lower School. Her first solo exhibition was held at the young age of 20 in Osaka (2003)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1297009 (stock #848)
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1296892 (stock #847)
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Yellow tops this Elephant foot shape by Yanagihara Mutsuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1991. It is 18 inches tall, 11-1/2 inches diameter and in excellent condition. Yanigahara Mutsuo (b.1934) was raised in Seto, and studied in Kyoto along with contemporary Morino Taimei with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. His work is largely sculptural, and his choice of colors is his reflection on the decadence of Japanese society...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1296513 (stock #846)
A large organic Mizusashi in deep rich lavender glaze by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 9 x 8 inches (23 x 22 x 20 cm) and in fine condition, dating circa 1995.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi is most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1296368 (stock #845)
Enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1998. It is 16 x 10 x 12 inches (40 x 25 x 30 cm) and is in fine condition. Yanigahara Mutsuo (b.1934) was raised in Seto, and studied in Kyoto along with contemporary Morino Taimei with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. His work is largely sculptural, and his choice of colors is his reflection on the decadence of Japanese society...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1296261 (stock #844)
A fine large work by Tamba powerhouse Ichino Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 2001. The sculpted basin is an excellent example of this artist’s emphasis on contrast between, clay, glaze and patterns. It is 35 x 14 x 11 inches (89 x 35.5 x 28 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1296016 (stock #843)
A large work of what looks like wave rippled sand by Sakiyama Takayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1995. It is 70 x 26 x 23 cm (27-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 9 inches) and is in fine condition. This piece was purchased at the 4 person group exhibition held at Daimaru Department store and contains the original invitation card (upon which this piece is featured) and lable.
Recently part of the San Antonio Museum exhibition of 50 selected works by modern artists...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 2000 item #1295988 (stock #842)
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A thick glazed tokkuri and chokko cup by Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri has a playful stance, slightly cocky and leaning, as if it wants to pour. Both are covered in thick, dripping ash glaze, a product of her legendary long firings, sometimes lasting ten days. It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Kiyoko was the subject of the film Hi-Bi (2005) and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1295906 (stock #841)
A massive Bizen Sculpture befitting any Museum collection by Kawabata Fumio exhibited at the 11th Nihon Togeiten National Pottery Exhibition in 1991 (Catalog included) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 23 x 13-1/2 x 19 inches (58 x 34 x 48 cm) and is in fine condition weighing 18 kilograms (40 pounds) not including the box. The exhibition label remains attached to the base...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1295494 (stock #840)
Pink and gray hues are highlighted in the charred shino glaze on this tapering form by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Manyosai Hanaire. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition. This Manyosai style is one of his signature pieces, a glaze he developed himself, and highlights of pink are especially prized.
Shotaro is one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception. He ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1295291 (stock #839)
A Bizen sculpture by Wakimoto Hiroyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from 2005. It is 12 inches (30 cm) long and in fine condition. The open front, reminiscent of a Buddhist koro incense burner or some industrial metal-workers implement, contains a flower frog also of the same Bizen clay and signed.
An outsider in the Bizen world, Hiroyuki followed in the footsteps of friend Kakurezaki Ryuichi, both originally of Nagasaki. He graduated the Osaka University of Art Text...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1295155 (stock #838)
Thick iron wrinkles like rain streak the clouds of white feldspathic glaze on this bold form by Tsukamoto Haruhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall, 8-1/2 x 6 inches (21.5 x 15.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
Tsukamoto Haruhiko (b. 1959) was raised among the kilns of the Mino region,and turned toward ceramics at a young age, studying conversely under both Nonaka Shunsei and Asai Reiji. He established his own kiln in 1985, capturing the worlds ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1294677 (stock #836)
A draping curtain of dark torn Bizen clay folds over the enigmatic form of this vase by Kaneshige Kosuke enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Texture varies from chattered extrusion to long, combed lines. Soft shades of color glow on the sides of the dark clay. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) wide and in excellent condition, dating circa 1990.
Kaneshige Kosuke was born in 1943, third son of Bizen pillar Kaneshige Toyo. He studied from an early age with his...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1294517 (stock #835)
A vase in the form of a bamboo plug with a window cut out covered in thick shino glaze by Tsukigata nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata prefecture, he was at Waseda University in 1941 when he was summarily drafted into the Army. After the war h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 1980 item #1294139 (stock #833)
Pure quiet and calm is embodied in this white Hagi crystal by important female artist Miwa Hanako enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miwa Hanako was born the grand daughter of Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu XI, daughter of Kyusetsu XII who has sought to incorporate sculpture into the realm of traditional Hagi ware. She was raised surrounded in the world of Hagi-ware. She graduated ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1294069 (stock #832)
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An organic form by Ikegami Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bitchu Obuje. It is 8-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 9 inches (21.5 x 19 x 23 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1293870 (stock #831)
A Jomon patterned vessel by iving National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter 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 patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo. ...