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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1275112 (stock #793)
An early piece from the Mudai series by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Unlike his later works which featured stone-like glazes, this glaze is soft and crinkled on the surface, like an undersea life form. It is 15-1/2 x 8 x 10 inches (39 x 20.5 x 25 cm) and is in excellent condition. Kazuo is an exceedingly sought after Kyoto artist, one of the heirs of the original Sodeisha movement...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1275111 (stock #556)
Who would imagine on a visit to the far reaches of Shikoku you could run into one of Japan’s preeminent masters of Shizen-yu Natural Ash Glaze?! That is exactly what will happen if you make your way to the upper reaches of the Shimanto River in Kochi prefecture, where you will find Takeyoshi Hirokazu and his Dragon kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1275030 (stock #792)
Lug handles hang gently from the side of this blue-glazed Hagi vase by Richard Milgrim enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in New York in 1955, Richard travelled to Japan in 1977 where he spent a year researching various ceramic traditions here. Returning to Japan in 79, he apprenticed under Iwabuchi Shigeya, and began studying the Way of Tea at Urasenke...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1274776 (stock #790)
A Mashiko vase by Hamada Shinsaku enclosed in the original signed wooden box measuring 3-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (9 x 18 cm) and in excellent condition.
Born the second son of Hamada Shoji in Tokyo, at a very young age his father moved the family to Mashiko, where he would start one of the most successful kilns of the 20th century propagating the Mingei philosophy of function as the basis for art. Shinsaku worked closely with his father, slowly taking over the reins from the early 70s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1274324 (stock #573)
A huge ice-cold blue tinged slab by Suzuki Kenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box perfect for an aray of Sashimi! It is 66 x 28 cm (26 x 11 inches) and is in fine condition. The four half-round feet were added after the firing.
Born into a long line of Kyoto potters, Suzuki Kenji studied initially (as did his brother Takuji) of course under his father Suzuki Kiyoshi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1273216 (stock #262)
A fine mottling of Hi-iro flame marks colors the bright terracotta of this large kataguchi bowl by Shigaraki artist Sawa Kiyotsugu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Goma and SHiseki blend on the smoke darkened rim, traveling down the fire side, with the opposite a brilliant display of oranges. The makers sign is carved into one of three deep divots on the base. The bowl is roughly 11 inches (26.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition dating circa 1975. Kiyotsugu (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1272642 (stock #632)
An important work exhibited at the Nihon Shin-Kogeiten by Kawano Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The body is incredibly thick, and shows the technical skill for which Eichi has become known. How many of these models came out of the kiln cracked or split before he perfected it? The box is titled Kuro-ten no Utsuwa (Vessel with black dots) and inside the lid is written the name of the exhibition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1272124 (stock #789)
A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a dark burn on the rim define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1271834 (stock #708)
An angular pottery form covered in Seto glaze by Kawamoto Taro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pierced sides are reminiscent of an oki-goro (an incense burner placed over a dish in which incense burns). It is 18 x 8 x 9 inches (46 x 20 x 23 cm) and in excellent condition, consistent with works dating from the later 80s.
Kawamoto Taro (b 1955) graduated Aichi prefectural art university in 1977...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1271061 (stock #679)
A massive abstract Oribe Chozara slab by Wakao Toshisada enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 22 x 13 x 3 inches (56 x 32 x 8 cm) and is in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
Toshisada was born in Tajimi, Gifu prefecture, home of Mino pottery, in 1933. He was first recognized at the New Crafts exhibition of 1960, the same year he was first exhibited at the Central Japan Art Exhibition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1270780 (stock #787)
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A sake set by Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shugo Shuni Sono Ni, Aka-e and dated 1999. The box contains two cups, one tall and thin, one short and stout, and one Tokkuri, all in similar design. The set was from a solo exhibition held at the Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, January 1999. The tokkuri is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1270767 (stock #786)
An unusual shape by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original wooden box titled Shio-yu Hensei Tsubo. It is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall, 7 x 4 inches (17 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with new concepts after four decades. Born in the hectic war years in 1936, he is incredibly intelligent, graduating the economics department of Osaka University, t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1270477 (stock #785)
A voluminous Tsubo by Yamato Yasuo enclosed in the original wooden box titled Hagi Bisai Kohiki-kake Tsubo and dating circa 1990. It is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
It is likely no collector of Hagi will need an introduction to this innovative artist. Yamato Yasuo was born in 1933 to a long line of Hagi potters. He learned under his father Harunobu and grandfather Shoroku. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1270244 (stock #783)
A large hanging vase by Wada Morihiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saido Sugi-mon Kake-hana-ike dating circa 1983. It is 16 inches (40.5 cm) long and in fine condition.
Wada was born in Hyogo prefecture and apprenticed under Kyotos Tomimoto Kenkichi before moving to his current location in 1976. He has been displayed at the Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition), Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) Gold medal at the Florence Intern...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1269696 (stock #782)
A Thickly glazed spirally faceted Shino Tsubo by Hayashi SHotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1985. It is 15 inches (37 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is perhaps one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established his own kiln in 1974. Since then his list of exhibitions an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1268964 (stock #780)
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 : Pre 2000 item #1268807 (stock #778)
A huge Open Tsubo by Kozuru Gen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 x 15 x 13 inches (31 x 38 x 34 cm) and weighs 12 kg (27 lbs) without the box. Due to size and weight this piece will require special shipping consideration. Gen (b. 1938) has operated a kiln in both Fukuoka Japan as well as in Topsfield Massachusetts, and has participated in too many national and international exhibitions to mention. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Kyoto Museum of Modern ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1268571 (stock #775)
An unusual form Zogan (inlayed) vase by Okumura Hiromi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1992. It is 17-1/2 inches (44.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. This is the same year he was awarded the Honor of Excellence at the Kyoten.
Okumura was born in Kyoto in 1953, and was thus from an early age inducted into the avant-garde world of pottery being created at that time by the founders of Sodeisha and their influence. He graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art ...