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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.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1108402 (stock #461)
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Blown ash speckles the lightly burnt earth of this gourd shaped Shigaraki vase by Takahashi Shunsai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition, stamped on the base Shunsai...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1152535 (stock #528)
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A fantastic purple tinged shino bucket vase with unusual handle by Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is created in a series of steps, steps up the face of the sides with cut away segments, steps up and around the rim leading to the peaks and juxtaposed by a natural almost flame-shaped handle intimating a branch thrust through the sides. All is covered in a thick crawling shino glaze highlighted throughout with purple tinged red...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1164504 (stock #545)
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I have long wanted to offer a significant piece by this artist, and here is a spectacular Nezumi Shino pair of vases by Wakao Toshisada enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Red tinged white waves boil over the Nezumi-gray arc of the base, a white waxing moon floating above. They measure 9 x 3-1/2 x 12-1/2 and 8-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (23 x 9 x 32 cm and 21.5 x 9 x 27 cm) respectively and are in perfect condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #993276 (stock #402)
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A radical contemporary footed slab by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ashitsuki Nobe-zara. It is covered in Oribe green and red with a large blackened moon-like exclamation point in the fringe, pale white bleeding in about the edges. The slab is 51 x 21 x 6 cm (20 x 8-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in perfect condition. Born in Tokoname, 1938, Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1057858 (stock #410)
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Enigmatic lines score the martian landscape of this large slab platter by innovative Japanese artist Teramoto Mamoru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The slab measures 53.5 x 16.5 x 5 cm (21 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches) and is in perfect condition. The box itself is a testament toteh value placed on it by the artist, double the thickness of a usual box and of a fine grade of kiri. The moonscape style is haunting, and Mamoru is a must for any modern Japanese ceramic collection...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1341790 (stock #1024)
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An undulating band of gold like an elaborate Nihsijin-ori obi (sash) seems to bind the layers of torn dark clay forming this stacking box by Nakamura Takuo (Baizan III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is comprised of three parts, inside decorated with bright patterns, outside austere but for the sig-sagging line of patterned gold. One is reminded of the antique mens Haori jackets, which were only ever decorated on the inside, always a dark color out...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1287458 (stock #818)
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Lavender tinges the fawn sides of this superb ceramic box by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (30 x 16.5 x 16 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Masano 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 : Vases : Contemporary item #853402 (stock #300)
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A huge museum quality pottery vase by Konishi Yohei (b.1941) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tokoname Sen-Jomon Tsubo. The vase is 17-1/2 inches (45 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and weighs 14 kg (30 lbs). It is in excellent condition, dating circa 1990. Yohei was born the son of Konishi Yusen in Tokoname city, graduating the Tokoname Ceramics institute in 1959...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1425628 (stock #1508)
The surface of this bowl is like polished rust, shot through with various shades and glimmering with mottled colors, the base iridescent red. It is by rising star Hashimoto Tomonari and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled: Untitled Utsuwa (vessel). It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1181264 (stock #569)
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A large Ginsai (Silver-glazed) vessel by Hiraga Taeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The unusual shape compounded with the advancing decoration of silver is both eye-catching and disconcerting. It stands 31.5 x 13.5 x 43.5 cm tall (12-1/2 x 5 x 17-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Hiraga Taeko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1948, a pioneering female artist who has served as mentor to a young generation of artists from her kiln in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa near Tokyo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1174564 (stock #563)
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A Sueki style tiered vase by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The cement like body exemplifies what we expect from Michio, crisp lines and geometric forms. It measures 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1062499 (stock #423)
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Silver streaks the thickly potted blue sides of this large squared bottle vessel by important Kyoto artist Morino (aki) Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 10 inches (21 x 11 x 25 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1176739 (stock #566)
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A large and fantastical work by Morino Taimei with pited blue glaze spattered with silver enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is 12 x 6-1/2 x 13 inches (30.5 x 16.5 x 33 cm) and in fine condition.
Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1409487 (stock #1363)
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An ever-folding band of gold flecked fabric patterned with colors and waves like an elaborate obi (sash) seems to bind the cloak of rough dark clay forming this vase by Nakamura Takuo (Baizan III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Atop a gilded Karasu-guchi finial, a tradtional shape called a Crows Mouth, provides the top and a spattering of ash sprays out a random pattern against the rigid form. It is 21 x 7.5 x 31 cm (8 x 3 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1164723 (stock #324)
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A bold set of six contemporary White Bizen Beer Mugs, each entirely unique with slightly different hada by Kitano Katsuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Over the pale, sheer clay deposits of ash glaze, goma kasu and hi-iro scorching combine with smoky black staining for a very unique experience. Each cup is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall, 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and all are in perfect condition.
After graduating Nihon Daigaku (University of Japan) Katsuhiko worked...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1281319 (stock #806)
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A crinkled metallic glaze covers this chawan Tea Bowl by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #727167 (stock #194)
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Birds flit playfully in the rich foliage of a fiery maple on the front of this flattened ovoid vase by Nakamura Toshito enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The odd triangular opening is perfect for flower arrangement, offering place for larger branches to rest in the corners. The ovoid form appears to be hand formed, the clay raked and covered in white with hand-painted scenery in enamel over. The vase is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Toshito was simultaneou...