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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1283429 (stock #812)
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1282057 (stock #809)
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1281310 (stock #805)
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A superb Haiyu Ko-gama Chawan by Ueda Naokata enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ueda Naokata (1899-1975) succeeded the name Naokata from his father in 1931. He was the first person named intangible cultural property of Shiga prefecture and his efforts to revitalize traditional Shigaraki firing techniques are incalculable...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1281206 (stock #804)
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Beads of silver mist cling to the torn dark sides of this Chawan by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original wooden box dating circa 2002. It is 10.5 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and in fine 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1280732 (stock #803)
A fine ash blasted fresh water container for use in the Japanse Tea Ceremony by Ueda Naokata enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 7 x 8 inches (16.5 x 18 x 20 cm) and is in fine condition, with a custom black lacquered lid.
Ueda Naokata (1899-1975) succeeded the name Naokata from his father in 1931. He was the first person named intangible cultural property of Shiga prefecture and his efforts to revitalize traditional Shigaraki firing techniques are incalculable. Ac...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1280259 (stock #802)
A strong form has been carved from this block of rough shigaraki clay, a seven sided vessel absent of glaze yet filled with the vibrant colors and textures of the kiln. It is an early work by Shigaraki star Kohyama Yasuhisa amd comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 7 inches (18 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) across and is in fine condition.
Yasuhisa was born in Shigaraki and grew up among the kilns. After working in ceramics design and industrial kilns, he est...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1279722 (stock #801)
Ash clings to one side of this charred and blasted Bizen vase by Inari Saku enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 11 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Inari Saku was born in Onomichi, Hiroshima in 1948. He graduated the prestigious liberal arts division of Aoyama Gakuin Universtiy in 1974 before apprenticing under future living national treasure Fujiwara Yu in Bizen, establishing his own kiln in 1986. He eschews the world of public exhi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1279614 (stock #800)
A bold work by Sakata Keizo (14th generation Deika) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a powerful piece, boldly crafted and thick with ash and kiln deposits. The black lacquered lid is custom cut to fit the piece, covering perfectly the opening from which thick ash forms beads. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in fine condition. The lid is stored in its own separate compartment in the box.
Sakata Keizo (1949-2004) was born the son of the 13th g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1279519 (stock #799)
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A combination of craftsmanship and superb firing affects define this large Bizen platter from the O-gama kiln of Konishi Toko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1275757 (stock #798)
An unusual long inverted pottery cone on a silver plated base by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gengama Senmon Kabin. It is 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Rokubei began experimenting with these fluted forms in the 50s, and what he called “Gengama” glazes around 1960. My guess is that this piece dates circa the early 60s. I have never seen another example like this with a metal base.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one ...
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. Born in 1953, he studied economics at Doshisha Univesity while making a brief ...
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. Here the thick natural glaze has encrusted the surface, powder in some places, beads of glass in others, with the foot darkly charred black on one side where it was buried i...
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. His first private exhibitio...