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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 : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1189236 (stock #604)
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A furidashi sweets container and Chakin for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The furidashi is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and both are in fine condition.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1188722 (stock #G602)
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A horse prances around the stables in the unique world of Suzuki Goro, an Oribe vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made in the form of a thatched circular building, the neck almost like a tall chimney. Perhaps it is not simply a stable at all, but a blacksmiths, and the horse is ready to be re-shoed. Every piece tells a story with this unusual artist. The vase measures 11-1/2 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1186394 (stock #G601)
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A large mizusashi extolling thevirtues of True Momoyama Bizen by Abe Anjin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The iron like quality of the work comes from the temperature at which Anjin fires, 200 degrees higher than most Bizen potters. Scars and interconnecting symbols harken back to the days of group firing and kiln marks. The piece is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1185925 (stock #595)
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A small gold wrapped cup in red by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 inches (5.5 cm) diameter, 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his research...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1185429 (stock #592)
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A breathtaking white form of draped porcelain by Nagae Shigekazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box with the original Daimaru Department Store exhibition invitation. Light patterns are almost indiscernible on the surface, incredibly detailed and crisp when viewed close-up. What is surprising about this work is the weight, incredibly light. The piece measures 16 x 16 x 5 inches (41 x 41 x 12 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1184832 (stock #587)
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A small gold wrapped cup by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his research...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1184831 (stock #586)
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A small gold wrapped vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches ((14 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his research...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1183993 (stock #585)
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Clay drapes like rusted steel forming this intriguing ichirin-sashi vase by Terada Minoro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is five inches diameter, the same height and in excellent condition.
Minoru was born into a potting family in Seto city in 1936, entering into the BizanToen Ceramics facility in 1958, where he worked and studied for 10 years before establishing his own kiln. He is held in the Stockholm National Museum, among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1181381 (stock #572)
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A dramatic basin brutalized by the elements by Shigaraki Master Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Representative of this artists work, the lip has split with heat, one edge blasted off, and the entire charred and buried in ash. The dish measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) deep, 29 cm (12 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1181268 (stock #570)
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A Ginsai (Silver-glazed) vessel by Hiraga Taeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kawara Mon Kakehana (Hanging Vase patterned with roof tiles). The unusual shape compounded with the advancing decoration of silver is both eye-catching and disconcerting. It measures 10 x 5 x 25 cm (4 x 2 x 10 inches) and is in fine condition, with a metal ring on back for hanging...
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...
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 #1176090 (stock #563)
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Ash is blasted around from the charred front of this amazing Tsubo by Harada Togetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. What an amazing looking piece, highlighting all the best in Bizen qualities. The first time I spotted this piece I could not halt my expressing something about the godlike nature of Feces (oddly?!) It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Harada Togetsu (b. 1917) began potting in earnest late in life, in the early 60s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1175898 (stock #562)
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Gold leaf covers the yellow porcelain sides of this proud Ten-moku bowl by pioneering female artist Ono Hakuko. The bowl is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The box is not the original box,and is not signed.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1174915 (stock #566)
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I have long been searching for the right item by this artist to offer on the site, and here it is: blossoms and black decorate this fine cloth-textured pottery box by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 4 inches (27 x 27 x 9.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
A similar workk by this artist was sold at Bonnhams in 209 for US$ 3,965 inc. premium
The artist is a famous Kasama potter, best known for his nunome pattern and exceptional designs...
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.
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 int...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1174403 (stock #562)
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How to describe the texture on this very unusual vase? It is porous, like a thick coat of lichen on the surface. This is one of the many unusual pieces we have come to expect from the artist Koinuma Michio, ever a surprise! The body is sculpted with thick undulating lines in relief, and covered with this earth-toned porous glaze. It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, 12 x 5-1/2 inches (31 x 14 cm) and is in excellent condition. It is stamped on the base by the artist and signed Koinuma Michio, S. 50...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1170402 (stock #554)
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A striking large and deep basin by Yamamoto Noriyuki decorated with rich gold and iron designs enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pattern is reminiscent of Ainu texties from the indigenous Northern Peoples of Japan. The dish is 13-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (34 x 27 x 9 cm) and in fine condition.
Born in Tottori Northern Japan in 1948, Noriyuki came under the influence of Mingei adherent Yoshida Shoya (1898-1972) at the age of 16, and this formed the basic principles of hi...