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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 : Contemporary item #1415705 (stock #1436)
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The surface of this bowl is like glossy rust, shot through with various shades and glimmering with mottled colors, the base irredescent red. It is by rising star Hashimoto Tomonari and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled: Untitled Utsuwa (vessel). It is 13 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
After hand forming and sculpting the shapes, they are bisque fired, then glazed and fired again at a relatively low tempe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1424367 (stock #1498)
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A pair of cups in silver and blue with gold by rising star Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wood box complete with Shifuku and Shiori. Each is roughly 9.5 cm (4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and both are in new condition. There is quite a contrast, fascinating to hold and view. The silver is quite dry and heavily textured, reminiscent of Same-hada (Sharkskin) or Jakatsu (Scorpion and Snake) wares. However, the celadon is smooth and shiny, in a deep, absorbent color...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1444431 (stock #1723)
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A futuristic white Porcelain vessel from the Divergence series of Matsumura Jun which the artist says “can be used to serve sake or tea” It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) long and is in excellent condition, from the artist late 2020. Matsumura Jun was born in Chiba Prefecture on the outskirts of Tokyo in 1986. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2010, and graduated the Tajimi Municipal Ceramics Research Facility in 2015, then went on to the Utatsuyama Research Facility in Kanazaw...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1373220 (stock #1186)
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A flattened square vase made to stand free or hang by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Clouds and Waves Vase. It is 8-1/2 x 6-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches (22 x 17 x 4.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Morino 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 ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1377139 (stock #1205)
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Two shades of black form ethnic patterns on this hishigata vessel by Kiyomizu Rokubei dating circa 1960 nearly identical to figure 12 (page 85) of the catalog Yagi Kazuo to Kiyomizu Rokubei exhibited at the Muse Tomo in Tokyo in 2017. It is 18 x 13 x 24.5 cm (roughly 7 x 5 x 10 inches) and is in excellent condition. This came from the Rokubei family estate. No box
Kiyomizu Kyubei (1922-2006) was born Tsukamoto Hiroshi in Nagoya. He graduated from Nagoya Industrial High School (now the N...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1414544 (stock #1411)
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A stack of fused Bowls hollowed out as a vase by Satonaka Hideto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Utsuwa dating circa 1976. During the post war era a great amount of research was done in reviving ancient firing techniques, many potters and scholars working on medieval kiln excavations would unearth stacks of bowls and mounds of fused pots where kilns had collapsed during firing dating from the Heian period on to the age of the climbing kiln. These were well known to cer...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1414621 (stock #1414)
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Ethnic designs in brilliant crimson red decorate this ewer by Yoshikawa Mitsuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aka-e no Binshi (Red Decorated Server). It is 15 x 12 x 15 cm (6 x 4-3/4 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition. Together with the sake cups and sake pot, this would be a wonderful service set for two. Anyone wishing to purchase this group will receive a proper discount.
Yoshikawa Mitsuru was born in Kyoto in 1949, graduating the Kyoto Municipal Universit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1417822 (stock #1448)
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The surface of this bowl is like glossy rust, shot through with various shades and glimmering with mottled colors, the base irredescent 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. After hand forming and sculpting the shapes, they are bisque fired, then glazed and fired again at a relatively low temperature (...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438124 (stock #1637)
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A set of scalloped square plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in his signature crystalline green ash glaze over dabs of iron with thick white flowing across the surface at various angles. The paltes are 18 x 19 cm diameter (7 x 7-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired at cost.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1393728 (stock #1286)
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A cloud of terracotta clay floats over rays of white emanating down through the gray body of this object by Kawasaki Chitaru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Light Cloud. The complete lack of glaze accentuates the rich color of the clay body, tiny “tombo-no-me” (dragonfly eyes) salting the surface. It is 20 x 12.5 x 23 cm (8 x 5 x 9 inches ) and in excellent condition, with the artist name and date engraved on the side.
Kawasaki Chitaru (born in Hiroshima, 1938) has ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1401002 (stock #1317)
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A Pottery box by pioneering female artist Tsuboi Asuka made as a flowing roll of golden brocade inspired by traditional textiles enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19 x 15 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tsuboi Asuka was born in Osaka in 1932, but the family moved to Tokyo when she was 12. She graduated the prestigious and progressive Jiyu Gakkuen (A progressive girls School established in 1921) then moved to Kyoto in 1953, Kyoto, the cit...
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 : Contemporary item #1410012 (stock #1365)
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Delicious kiln effects are displayed across the surface of this triangular slab by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The three sides measure 33 x 36 x 41 cm (13 x 14 x 16 inches) and it is in excellent original condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Zen studies have refined the spiritua...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422117 (stock #1478)
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A lovely Tokkuri by celadon master Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Beishokuji Shinogi Tokkuri complete with the shiori and Shifuku. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in 1952 in Saitama, Minegishi Seiko studied under various masters in Nagano, Tochigi and Ibaragi, going solo at the young age of 22. He worked in Kohiki ware initially, but moved to celadon, and is considered one of a select few true masters of that form in Ja...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1438337 (stock #1519)
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Rusty Iron overlaid with Emerald Ash and milk white create abstract sumi-e patterns like a mid-century abstract expressionist masterpiece on the rough clay surface of this platter by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Ozara (Spring and Autumn Platter). The artist calls this combination of feldspar, iron and ash Shunju, which comes from a traditional phrase denoting a color for each season. It is 32 cm (12-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1425069 (stock #1504)
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A set of five long narrow plates by Minami Ayako enclosed in the original signed wooden box upon which is written the titles of each dish. Each dish is uniquely decorated, with Rimpa style waves, flowers in snow, a golden sun peering from behind clouds, the moon rising through the mist, or just swirling colorful clouds. A beautiful set perfect for tapas or small hors d’ oeuvres (or perhaps eel for the daring crowd). Each plate is 6 x 34.5 cm (2-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches) and all are in new condit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1379627 (stock #1146)
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Thick glaze clings to the amophic body of this tokkuri sake flask by female artist and force of nature Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri has a playful stance, slightly cocky and leaning, as if it wants to pour. Covered in thick, dripping ash glaze, a product of her legendary long firings, sometimes lasting ten days, it is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Koyama Kiyoko was the subject of the film Hi-Bi (2005) and is the pioneering fem...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1388429 (stock #1156)
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A trio of sculptural forms by Takano Moto-o dating from the formative years of modern Japanese crafts at the height of Sodeisha influence in the 1960s. These are being offered as a group for one price. One is distorted, like an apparition, or the world seen through an old pane of glass. The second is like a flute licking back; both in pure white. The third is a square basin with handles decorated with a geometric pattern. The piece on the left in the group photograph is 10 inches (26 cm) tal...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1388915 (stock #1263)
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An amorphic vessel covered in organic green by Sodeisha member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated the 20th day of April 1970. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A major retrospective of his life work was held this summer at the Shigaraki Togeinomori Museum. Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New Yor...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1424185 (stock #1497)
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A bottle decorated with biblical passages by Araki Takako fired at the kiln of Uchida Koichi enclosed in the original wooden box signed by KOichi. It is the introduction of Mary from the book of Luke. The slender bottle itself is very much in the style and color of Koichi, and one might venture to say he had a hand in its making. The biblical passage is the obvious work of Takako, and on bottom is engraved her signature. The vase is 23 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438121 (stock #1634)
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A set of five Ash glazed thick pottery slabs soaring upward at the corners like a pagoda roof by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakuzara (Square plates). Here he has used his signature blended Shirgaraki clay covered simply in vitrified green ash which pools beautifully in the center, allowing texture above but a smooth easy to wash surface in the center. They are roughly 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) square, and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438338 (stock #1645)
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Vivid dark ash forms emerald pools in the center of these 5 ogi-men (round fan) shaped slabs by Murakoshi Takuma. Size, shape, color, texture: these are perfect for showing off your signature dish with style. They are roughly 16 x 20 cm (6 x 8 inches), 2 cm (1 inch) thick and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired for 75 dollars.
Murakoshi Taku...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438122 (stock #1635)
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Anything will certainly taste better when served on one of these 5 luscious deep plates by Murakoshi Takuma which come enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Nanasun-zara Zen (Apring/Autumn 7-sun Dish set). The artist calls this combination of Feldspar, iron and ash Shunju, which comes from a traditional phrase denoting a color for each season; and the designation of nanasun (7 sun) is from the traditional unit of measure (Shaku-sun-bu-rin). They are roughly 20 cm (8 inches) ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401612 (stock #1325)
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A charred sake flask turned on a wheel then paddled flat by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Tokkuri. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has displayed consistently at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Japanese Crafts Exhibition) since 1961 and was...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438483 (stock #1647)
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Iron forms enigmatic characters like some mysterious Zen Koan under the ash and feldspar covering this set of 5 large walled plates by Murakoshi Takuma. Niku Jaga, the piping hot winter dish, would be fabulous served in them. They are raised ever so slightly on a wide foot ring, appearing to float just millimeters off the table. In actuality, these are more western size than Japanese at roughly 20 x 19 x 5 cm (8 x 7-1/2 x 2 inches). in excellent condition, from the artist over New Years. We...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1353249 (stock #1086)
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A very unusual work by the enigmatic artist Koinuma Michio of dark clay impressed with cryptic scribbling enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 x 7 x 6 inches (15 x 17.5 x 15.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Koinuma 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 intelligent, graduating ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1369626 (stock #1174)
A small celadon box by in the shape of an elephane by Akiyama Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zo Kogo. Kogo are used to carry Shaped Incense. It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (6 x 5 x 6.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Akiyama Yo was born in Yamaguchi, home of Hagi pottery) in 1953, but went to Kyoto to study at the Kyoto Municipal University of Arts in 1976. He has an impressive list of exhibitions both domestic and abroad. He was recipient of the prestigious JCS...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1374705 (stock #1191)
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One of three vessels by avant garde potter Kumakura Junkichi enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. First an industrial shaped box in green measuring 7 x 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. Second a bowl in namako glaze, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter. Last a Tsubo in green measuring 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches (16 x 11 x 21 cm). All are in excellent condition.
Junkichi (1920-1985) began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and Internationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1379695 (stock #1222)
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An incense burner in the rare Utsutsukawa-yaki tradition by Yokoishi Gagyu (b. 1975) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The square form is covered in evening shades with white slip grasses blowing in the wind. It is 3 x 3 x 4-3/4 inches (7.5 x 7.5 x 12 cm) and in perfect condition.
Gagyu’s first exhibited piece at the age of 20 in 1955 took the governors prize at the Nagasaki Kenten Prefectural Art Exhibition. That was the beginning of a prestigious career prolific with awards c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1394282 (stock #1293)
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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 : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401613 (stock #1326)
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A hand sculpted sake flask by Kaneta Masanao coered in lavender tinted white glaze and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi is most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum and Museum of Modern Art Broo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402225 (stock #972)
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Ash forms enigmatic shapes on this exquisite cocoon shaped wall vase by Yamada Jozan IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 cm (3 inches) diameter, 6 inches(16 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamada Jozan IV was born into the house of third generation Living National Treasure Yamada Minoru in 1954. He graduated the Tokoname High Ceramics Course in 1973, before entering Osaka University of art. Disappointed with the university scene he left to work under his father, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1414487 (stock #1410)
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A life-size feminine image of a toilet slipper by Satonaka Hideto in light colored clay covered with Irabo glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Sakuhin and dating circa 1975. It is just over 9 inches (23.5 cm) long and in excellent condition. From the 1950s to the 1970s there was a deep interest in an earthy convention by young ceramic artists called Tsuchi no Aji (Taste of the earth), and this Irabo glaze may have been one of the most popular extensions of that aesth...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438484 (stock #1648)
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A surfer might feel quite at home on the swell of this set of 5 scalloping rectangular plates by Murakoshi Takuma covered in streaks of iron and cobalt under splashes of crystalline green and dollops of white. There is a great deal of tension, excitement, in both the shape and the decoration. These plates are alive. Each is roughly 25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches) rising up to 6 cm (2 plus inches) off the table and all are in excellent condition, from the artist over New Years. We have currently n...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443344 (stock #1704)
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A Sake kettle and hai (cup) of rough Shigaraki clay by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Karasuguchi Shuchu (Crow Beak Sake Service). This is made employing his signature rough Shigaraki blend covered with random iron and ash glazes. The bottle stands 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) tall plus the handle, and both are in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to mak...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1351725 (stock #1049)
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A bowl dating from the 1960s or early 70s reminiscent of the contemporary works of Lucie Rie and Hans Copper by Sodeisha Member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuyu Kaki (White Glazed Basin). It is 7-1/4 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Junkichi (1920-1985) began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New York...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1403230 (stock #1336)
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A circular basin engraved with enigmatic forms and moon-like crescents by Kato Reikichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside is smooth black glaze, while within is highly textured red and blue over white. Excellent for a summer flower display, it is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter, 5.7 cm (2-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kato Reikichi was born in 1953 the 22nd generation of an unbroken line of potters spanning back to the Keicho era in the Momoyama period....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1423973 (stock #1494)
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A Guinomi and Tokkuri by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in their respective original signed wooden boxes complete with Shiori and Shifuku. The deep well shaped cup rises vertically from the flat base, a dollop of hand crushed foamy feldspar glaze (this one he makes himself) clinging to the rim. The bottle is tall with a smattering of the same yellow green ash on one side, the opposite marked with distinct red hi-iro flame color. The Tokkuri is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, the cup 7.5 cm (3 inches)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1415491 (stock #1431)
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A deep oblong bowl decorated in abstract underglaze blue imagery with flashes of red by Shibata Ryozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sometsuke Aka-e Hachi dating circa 1995. It is 17 x 19.5 x 6.5 cm (6-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 3 inches) an is in excellent condition.
Shibata Ryozo (b. 1952) completed advanced studies at the Kyoto Municipal University of Arts in 1978 (his work was purchased by the university the previous year for its permanent collection). In 1993 he first exhibit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444093 (stock #1715)
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Crystalized molten green ash covers the craggy texture of this feldspar punctuated Kata-kuchi with matching Guinomi draped in iron by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Guinomi and Shuchu respectively. The abalone shaped server has a slightly offset spout which channels from the deep green pool in the center. An impression from the artist thumb makes for ease of grasping. The katakuchi is 17 x 11.5 x 7 cm (6-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches) the guinomi hefty at roughl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1431002 (stock #1569)
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A deep, perfectly formed bowl covered in plates of various colors, the signature style of Mukoyama Fumiya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kyo-mon Chawan (Border Pattern Teabowl). One of three in stock, each with unique designs, it is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Mukoyama Fumiya was born in Tokyo in 1960, graduating the Kyoto Ceramic Research institute before apprenticing in Hagi under 15th generation Sakakura Shinbei in 198...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438485 (stock #1649)
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Deep green irises pool in the center of these almond shaped bowl by Murakoshi Takuma threaded with streaks of iron. No one seems to achieve the clarity of green that he has mastered. These would be perfect for Oden that famous winter food. Each is roughly 17 x 14.5 x 6 cm (6-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches) and all are in excellent condition, from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired for ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444034 (stock #1714)
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Colors of the four seasons splash and mingle like a bright and textured tempest on this handled sake server (correctly called Te-tsuki Kata-kuchi) by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Shuchu. The handle is offset to the spout, which at first seems counterintuitive, but works out perfect when pouring. Our man Takuma has done his share of research into the ways of drinking (he prefers shochu these days), and this understanding and unusual approach explains...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1377719 (stock #1211)
Overlapping forms create an urban sprawl on the surface of this cubist-gourd by Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII (Masahiro). It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) square, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Although the first heads of the Kiyomizu family concentrated on traditional, popular objects and designs, Rokubei VII and VIII "took a radical turn" to produce abstract, geometric three-dimensional pieces which are either purely decorative, or combine function with distinctive, unexpected form...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Pre 2000 item #1383365 (stock #1239)
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A tall bottle of hand blown clear glass wth a swirling strip of red by Nakashima Yasushi. The top is ground to a smooth finish, and it wears a a dimpled, heavy glass, cap with matching red swirl caps. Signed on the base Y Nakashima. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakashima Yasushi (1938-2017) was born in Hyogo prefecture and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1962. While still at university he was accepted into the Mainichi Kogyo Design exhib...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1416401 (stock #1444)
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A recumbent form of grungy urban themes by Kato Kiyoyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1960s. It is 42 x 7 x 13.5 cm (16-1/2 x 3 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. The box has oxidized with age.
Kato Kiyoyuki was born in 1931, the heir to a long-established tile-making business in Seto. He studied ceramics at high school however his main interest lay in painting and sculpture, and it was only when he was in his late twenties that he began to work in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1432865 (stock #1590)
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A stone formed bowl covered entirely in platinum by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box accompanied by the shiori and Shifuku. The bowl is carved and torn from a block of clay, then textured with natural stones specially selected for their surface patterns, splashed with glaze and then covered in platinum, creating dry. Matte regions punctuated by glistening liqid spatters. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition from the artist ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438234 (stock #1641)
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A set of Lopsided Shunju bowls by Murakoshi Takuma making use of his signature Shigaraki clay with a slight amount of iron and heavy dollops of crackled green ash and thick white glaze. These are perfect for Japanese food, we use a similar ste at home for steamed or boiled vegetables, Niku-jaga or Sukiyaki. Each is roughly 16.5 x 13 x 6.5 cm (5 x 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) directly from the artist this winter. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, ...
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Iron drapes about the rim of these bean-shaped ash-glazed Mukozuke shallow bowls with flat bottom and vertical sides by Murakoshi Takuma. Mukozuke (literally on the side) are exactly what they sound like, dishes used to serve seasonal side-dishes in traditional Japanese tableware. These are roughly 13 x 16 x 5 cm (5 x 6 x 2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1417430 (stock #1447B)
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Very little in life equals the joy of sipping from a gnarly “Sampson Cup” by the eccentric potter Murakoshi Takuma. Here is one from his most recent firing, which features cobalt along with the iron under the thick ash and feldspathic glazing. Cobalt is a recent addition to his clay art, and we are lucky to have acquired a couple pieces before they were all snatched up. The weight is pleasing, and the texture is a thrill for the senses. A real guy’s mug! It is 15 cm tall, slightly obl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438239 (stock #1642)
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A set of five thick slab discs by Murakoshi Takuma, the best kept secret in the Japanese hospitality industry. The clarity of his glaze is simply perfection. I am sitting here writing this set up, the sun is shining through the window just on the dish, an occasional cloud altering the quality of light allowing me to ponder the crazing of the fissures, the faint shadows in ripples in the clay accentuated by the varying depths of the glaze punctuated throughout with white pearls of molten shisek...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1372173 (stock #1145)
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Precision cuts create bursting fireworks on the surface of this vase by Kitamura Junko enclosed in the orginal signed wooden box titled Hanaire. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Kitamura Junko learned under the tutelage of Suzuki Osamu and Kondo Yutaka of the influential Sodeisha. Like Mashiko artist Shimaoka Tatsuzo, her work is influenced by Jomon pottery, however her approach is very different. After impressing patterns into the clay with bamboo and firing once wi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438174 (stock #1639)
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A set of small wan-gata ash glazed bowls with splashes of iron flaring over the rim by Murakoshi Takuma. 12 cm diameter (5 inches), 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) deep and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. These are surprisingly regular in shape, unusual for this artist known for his eccentric throwing practice. Still, the clay is blended with a great deal of shiseki, causing these white foamy bubbles on the surface unique to Shigaraki clay. Up the sides we can feel the fin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1368606 (stock #1157)
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Balancing the scales and industrial shape by Sodeisha star Takano Moto-o enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Utsuwa (Receptacle) and dating from the height of Sodeisha influence in the 1960s. It is 12 x 15 x 12 cm (5 x 6 x 5 inches) and in excellent condition.
Takano Moto-o was born into a Kyoto pottery family in 1934, and although trained as a potter of tea ceramics, moved into the world of sculpture, entering Sodeisha in 1966, and would exhibit with the avant garde...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401533 (stock #1322)
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A faceted vase by Hamada Shinsaku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kake-ai-yu Mentori Kabin (Faceted vase with two glazes). It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall, 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shinsaku was born the second son of Hamada Shoji in Tokyo, at a very young age his father moved the family to Mashiko, where he would start one of the most successful kilns of the 20th century propagating the Mingei philosophy of function as the basis f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1406948 (stock #1351)
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A very unusual work by the challenging artist Nakata Atsushi covered in red lacquer with modern designs enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled URUSHI TEA BOWL. It is 11.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 cm (4-1/2 x 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches) and is in New condition.
Nakata Atsushi was born in Toyama in 1968, and studied in the blossoming field of videography at Osaka University of Art however chose the path of potter after working at a friends kiln while at school. He graduated in 1992, then apprent...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438320 (stock #1643)
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An evocative thick slab curling up to form a basin on a circular solid clay foot elevating the contents 7 cm (3 inches) off the table. The artist fingers are clearly visible in the base forming deep impressions about which the cobalt and feldspar meander in rivulets. This piece is about as good as you can get, the entire nearly covered in white with underlying green glass and cobalt pooling dark in the center, bits of raw earth exposed like snow relinquishing the harsh winters grasp on a high ...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1424016 (stock #1495)
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A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in red and black lacquer, the lacquer thin enough to allow highlights of the tiger-striped grain to show through. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns. A perfectly fitted black lacquered lid with elegant finial covers the bowl. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, signed on the base and comes in her red paper box with shiori card.
Tanaka Eiko was born in Aichi Prefecture in 19...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1372137 (stock #1119)
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A set of two sake cups and a tokkuri by legendary Shino artist Ando Hidetake enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Vertical lines of iron rise up the rough sandy clay seen through the misty drifts of thick molten feldspar. A superb example of the traditional Shino aesthetic. The bottle is 6 inches (16 cm) tall and all are in excellent condition
Ando Hidetake was born third generation into a Mino pottery family in Gifu prefecture in 1938. He began an apprenticeship under Kato Toku...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1369056 (stock #1165)
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A beautifully executed dish decorated with the Tessen (metal Fan) plant by Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinsai Nuki-e Tessen Moyo Kakubachi. The plate is 9 x 9-1/2 x 1 inches (23 x 24 x 2 cm) and is 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 accepted into the Dento Kogei Shinsaku Ten (New Exhibition of...