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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1302400 (stock #858)
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)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1301640 (stock #857)
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1300712 (stock #856)
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1299625 (stock #855)
A large traditional Tsubo by Sakai Nao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Shiseki stones and Tombo-no-me glint and protrude from the surface of the very wet clay, interrupting the soft lines like fine hairs left, traces of the artists fingers as they swept about the coil built jar. It is 14-1/2 inches (36 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1299362 (stock #855)
An exceptionally large black void by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mudai (untitled or without name). It is 17 x 13 x 22 inches (43 x 33 x 56 cm) and is in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item
Kazuo is an exceedingly sought after Kyoto artist, one of the heirs of the original Sodeisha movement...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1298926 (stock #854)
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1298600 (stock #852)
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1298521 (stock #851)
An Ash crusted bottle with lid by Mito Yasuo exhibited at Gallery Enju in 2005 enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Futa-tsuki Bin (Lidded Bottle). It comes with the original exhibition invitation from 2005. 6-1/2 inches (16..5 cm) diameter, roughly the same height, and in fine condition. Mito Yasuo was born in Tokyo in 1949, and completed graduate studies in Buddhist history at Otani University in Kyoto in 1976...
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...
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. He was born in Shigaraki; graduating the Konan High School of industr...
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. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum and Museum of Mod...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1296368 (stock #845)
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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. A list of exhibitions and awards would be much too long but includes the Japan Ceramics Society Gold pr...
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.
The youngest winner ever at the 13th National Ceramic Exhibition (Nihon Togeiten), Ichino Hiroyuki is a powerhouse in Tamba, bringing that long forgotten corner of Japan’s ceramic rea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1296016 (stock #843)
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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. Sakiyam...
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. Born in Sasebo, Nagasaki in 1938,...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1295906 (stock #841)
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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. It was purchased from the artist.
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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 ...