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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1290889 (stock #824)
Viscious ash and charring cling to the side of this spectacular Mizusashi by Konishi Heinai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall, the same diameter and in fine condition.
Konishi Heinai (1899-1991) was born into a family of farmers in Ehime on the Island of Shikoku. In 1925 he fell head over heels in love with Raku-yaki and it was in the world of pottery he chose to leave his mark...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1290516 (stock #823)
A large sculptural dish like a bean pod by Nakashima Harumi covered in white with swirling designs. It is 31 x 9-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (79 x 24 x 12 cm) and is in fine condition. There is currently no box.
Born in Gifu in 1950, Harumi graduated the Osaka University of Arts Design department in 1973 and has since embarked on an illustrious carreer in sculptural ceramics. This culminated in the Too many Public and Private exhibitions to list, he is held in the collection of the V&A...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 1980 item #1290514 (stock #822)
Harmony (wa) is sculpted in various forms in deep characters on this large Toban pottery slab by founding Sodeisha member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed woodn box made as a gift to the governor of the 1970 Osaka World Exposition. It is 16 x 20 x 2 inches (50 x 40 x 5.5 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1289443 (stock #821)
A superb sculptural work of horizontal facets stacked upon each other in twisting obelisk by Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a masterpiece by this artist. It is 17 inches (43 cm) tall, 8 x 8-1/2 inches (20 x 21 cm) and in excellent condition. An identical shape is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and published in the book “Contemporary Clay, Japanese Ceramics for the New Centruy” by Joe Earle...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1287903 (stock #820)
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Lines of burnt straw scar the surface of this voluminous work by Yamamoto Yuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17-1/2 inches (45 cm) tall, 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25.5 cm) at the base and in excellent condition.
Born the son of Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu, Yuichi was raised among the clay and kilns of Bizen, at a vital time when Bizen was devastated by the war economy, and the dramatic years of growth and research following...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1287458 (stock #818)
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 #1286521 (stock #816)
An unusual twisted form covered in natural ash glaze by Mashiko die-hard Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 x 5 x 11-1/2 inches (13 x 13 x 29 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1286154 (stock #419)
Scraped cut and beat out of form with looping ribbons of clay for handles, here is a mizusashi which certainly does not let down; everything we have come to expect from this popular Japanese artist enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is heavily potted, creating a bold, lively experience. The piece is 8 inches (21 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. This artist has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1286078 (stock #815)
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A wild work by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The large work is of torn and scarred Iga clay, covered with a dusting of natural molten ash. It is 11-1/2 inches (23 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) across and in fine condition.
Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1285487 (stock #814)
A piece by Suzuki Seisei dating circa 1985 enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsuyumon Kabin. It is 11-1/2 inches (29.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1284804 (stock #813)
Gold highlights the floral splash on this bottle form Mashiko vase by Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 x 4 x 9-1/2 inches (11 x 11 x 24 cm) and in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1283429 (stock #812)
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Yellow glaze covers this roughly formed Tokkuri by Multi-discipline Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo; ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1283038 (stock #811)
Green Glazed Hakeme Mashiko Vase by Matsuzaki Ken Modern, Japanese, Pottery, ceramic 800.00 Twists of slip underly the glass-like green glaze on this square bottle form by Mashiko artist Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 x 5 x 7 inches (13 x 13 x 18 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa Univers...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1282627 (stock #810)
Enigmatic traces from the craftsman’s fingers wisp through the rich red on the side of this mug by Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1282057 (stock #809)
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A silver mist box with glass lid by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 4-1/2 x 3 x 4-1/2 inches (11.5 x 7 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
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. From there he studied at the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute of Ceramics, followed by a year at the Kyoto Municipal Inst...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1281909 (stock #808)
A large bucket shaped Mizusashi with two part black lacquered lid by Tamba artist Ogami Noboru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ogami has received numerous awards in local and National Exhibitions including the prestigious Nitten and the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten National Exhibitions. His works have been purchased by the Office of foreign affairs as gifts to diplomats. For more on this artist see the article published ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1281400 (stock #807)
A large bowl covered in black glaze with a pattern of stripes under crystalline glaze on one side by Kato Sho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Kato Sho (1927-2001) was born into the house of a potter, and graduated the Tokyo University of Art before branching out on his own. He made his National Debut at the Nitten in 1961. He has been since displayed nationally and internationally in the United S...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1281319 (stock #806)
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...