Modern Japanese Ceramics Pottery Contemporary
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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1399874 (stock #1306)
An unusual Suiteki Water Dropper by Avant-garde artist Fujihira Shin enclosed in a cloth bound box typical of Department Store Exhibition sales signed by the artist dating circa 1987 titled Suiteki, Fukuju Muryo (Waterdropper, Unbounded Fortune). The same four characters guard the four corners of the work itself. Is it a square Enso Zen image? Or perhaps a traditional wooden sake cup overflowing with joy? Whatever it is, it is up to you to decide. The piece measures 11.5cm (4-1/2 inches) sq...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1399743 (stock #1304)
Very different from the previous piece just listed, here the tide has pulled away from the rocks leaving htem slick and shiny, an igneous Toban platter by Iga master Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is random, like an act of nature, and pays tribute to the material while bringing the tradition into the 21st century. The plate is 45 x 30 cm (17-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka Co...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1399710 (stock #1305)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A menagerie of 12 comic creatures grin back at us as we pour another cup of sake from this Tokkuri decorated by world renowned woodblock artist and painter Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original wooden box also decorated on all facets with the same humorous creatures as well as a self portrait on the lid captioned EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1399689 (stock #1303)
Like a fossilized ammonite excavated from some dry desert pit, dry green glass leaves off to arid cracked earth on this swirling vessel by Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a powerful work with sensational textures. 26 cm (10 inches) diameter, rising from 7 to 11 cm (3 to 4-1/2 inches) high at the shoulder. Due to the convoluted shape and extreme temperatures there are stress fractures born from the firing process.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1399585 (stock #1301)
A rectangular platter decorated with silver tinged white and gold tinged red plum blossoms over off-green glaze by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kohaku no zu Chohozara . It is 26.5 x 50.5 cm (10-1/2 x 20 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Banura Shiro was born the fourth son of Living National Treasure for Lacquerware. His sensitivity to textures may stem from that exacting influence. Although his older brother succeeded the family tradition (another...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1399515 (stock #1300)
A low bowl of heavily textured blue “volcanic” glaze inscribed with two iron rings by Lucie Rie stamped inside the tiny foot ring LR. This is from a Japanese collection of modern pottery and comes in a kiri-wood box. It is 13 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 4 cm (2 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Lucie Rie was an Austrian-born British ceramics artist. Rie’s works, usually consisting of hand-thrown pots, bottles, and bowl forms, are noteworthy for their Modernist forms and her use o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1399471 (stock #1299)
A high footed bowl of white with dark glaze dripping down from chattered texture on the flaring side by Lucie Rie stamped inside the foot LR. This is from a Japanese collection of modern pottery and comes in a kiri-wood box. It is 13.5 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter, 7.2 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Lucie Rie was an Austrian-born British ceramics artist. Rie’s works, usually consisting of hand-thrown pots, bottles, and bowl forms, are noteworthy for their Modernist forms and h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1395682 (stock #1298)
Autumn grasses spring up from the dark earth hidden in twilight mist on this vessel by Shino legend Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1997. The dark gray clay is supplated with white painted with the design in resist, then covered in rest, and another dipping in thicker crawling white, all evenly controlled so as to not drip, showing the mastery of the craftsman. It is 32 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Tamaoki Yasuo was born in Tajim...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1395474 (stock #1297)
A rare large vessel by Kato Tsubusa combining his early extruded sculptural techniques with function and form while showcasing both the pure white plastic porcelain and lustrous Mediterranean green of his signature celadon glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 40 cm (15-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. A perfect vessel to encapsulate this artists repertoire.
Kato Tsubusa was born in the home of Shino, Tajimi city. However after working some in pottery, he ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1395357 (stock #1296)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A selection of three sake cups by Tanoue Shinya encapsulating the various characters fo this artists work. Each comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 700 dollars for all three or:
a) White W2.5(7cm) H2(5cm) 250.00
b) Blue W3.5(9cm) H2(5cm) 300.00
c) White W3(8cm) H1.5(4cm) 250.00
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976. He garnered a BA from Doshisha University in Theology, and after two years in a textile company, an Assoc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1395310 (stock #1295)
An exciting work by Wada Morihiro in colorful inlays enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled dating circa 1998, when he was at the peak of his career and popularity. It is 15 x 12 inches (38 x 30 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Wada Morihiro (1944-2008) was born in Hyogo prefecture and studied at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1967. He would study under Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Fujimoto Masamichi (Nodo). He worked at a communal kiln in Kochi, on the is...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1394480 (stock #1294)
One of the most popular artists, here is a chance to add a dish by Wada Morihiro in his signature cedar pattern enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saido Sugi Moyo Sara. It is 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches (26.5 x 22.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Wada Morihiro (1944-2008) was born in Hyogo prefecture and studied at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1967. He would study under Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Fujimoto Masamichi (Nodo). He worked at a communal kiln ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1394282 (stock #1293)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A Tenmoku Hanging vase by the living master of that genre, Kimura Morikazu, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsuyu Kohen Kake-hana-ike. The lozenge form features two lug handles in the shape of a traditional Waniguchi Japanese Shrine Gong. It is 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches (19 x 16.5 x 5.5 cm) nd in excellent condition, retaining the original shiori and wrapping cloth.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, He esta...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1394223 (stock #1291)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
Squash flowers and dilapidated leaves decorate this huge basin by Miyake Yoji bearing a label for the 1997 Nihon Togeiten on the bottom and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Ginsai Kabocha-mon Hachi. A major work, it is 50 cm (20 inches) diameter, 14.5 cm (6 inches) deep and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1394212 (stock #1292)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Grapes in lavender on white decorate this early cloth textured vessel by Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuno-me Budo-mon Kabin and dating circa 1981. A rare find, showing the development of this artists unique style. It is 25.5 cm (10 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an independent artist three years later in Mashiko. In 1979 his work was acc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1394045 (stock #1289)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
Elegant imagery in rusty orange decorates the yellow body of this small vase by important artist and Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A very difficult artist to find, this is a rare opportunity.
Tokuda Yasokichi I (1873 –1956)was born into a family of textile dyers in Ishikawa prefecture, but entered the ceramics world under the tutelage of his Brother Matsumoto Sahei, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Pre 2000 item #1394037 (stock #1288)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An unusual image in deep aubergine color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ushi Okimono. It is 11 inches (28 cm) long and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1393753 (stock #1287)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
An oil spot vessel by the living master of that craft, Kimura Morikazu, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here the simple form with elongated neck is covered in a tight pattern of silver spots over black. A superb example. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, He established his first kiln in the Gojo Zaka area of Kyoto in 1947, moving to Fukui in 1976. He is...