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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 : Vases : Contemporary item #835558 (stock #290)
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Hi-dasuki lines of red charring streak across the surface of this large Tokkuri Vase by Isezaki Mitsuru (b. 1934) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A smooth even profusion of bubbles welter about the clay, adding a tactile texture to the elongated body. The vase is over 20 inches (51.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Mitsuru was born to a family of potters, his father Yozan and brother Jun both very important in Bizen pottery. In 1998 Mitsuru was named a Prefectural Intangible C...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #837253 (stock #291)
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A heavily glazed early square pottery dish by Kimura Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The sandy clay appears to have been twice fired, the first firing unglazed with a simple ash burn later a very thick feldspathick glaze wiped on and re-fired. It is roughly 11 by 11-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (28 x 29 x 6 cm) and is in good condition, no chips or cracks but some color has soaked into the crackled white glaze. Originally from Mashiko, Kimura Ichiro (1915-1988) went to study ceramics...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #838264 (stock #293)
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Various designs rise from the surface of this bulb shaped vase by Kawai Toru decorated in the dore-e style of slip design. Gosu blue outside with tinges of rusty iron, accentuated inside with iron red. The vase is 9 inches (22.5 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in perfect condition. There is no box. Toru was born in 1941, the son of Kawai Takeichi. He apprenticed jointly under his father and Grandfather in 1964, making him the last disciple of Kanjiro Kawai, and it is he who seems to ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #851428 (stock #298)
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A large white-rimmed Tenmoku bowl by Pottery Master Kato Kohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dispersion of oil spots is perfect, with a crisp division between white and black. The bowl is 14-1/2 (27 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes with a Takashimaya Department Store Exhibition pamphlet from 1971. The box has a cracked (repaired) lid and has darkened with age, but still protects the bowl fine. Kato Kohei (also Kobei, 1893-1982) was b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #852075 (stock #299)
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Lavender cools on the sculpted natural form of this expressive White Hagi chawan by important Hagi artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 7 sides have been cut away, the last three violently torn leaving a grippingly scarred landscape behind. The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, work the artist is famous for. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, the same height and in perfect condition. Masano likely needs no intro...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #853402 (stock #300)
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A huge museum quality pottery vase by Konishi Yohei (b.1941) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tokoname Sen-Jomon Tsubo. The vase is 17-1/2 inches (45 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and weighs 14 kg (30 lbs). It is in excellent condition, dating circa 1990. Yohei was born the son of Konishi Yusen in Tokoname city, graduating the Tokoname Ceramics institute in 1959. He was first accepted into the Modern Japan Ceramics Exhibition (Gendai Togeiten) in 1960 and has since rac...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #855333 (stock #305)
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A truly Massive chozara Oribe Platter by important potter Ando Hidetake (b. 1938) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Relying entirely on sculptural presentation, the interior is devoid of any decoration, the heavily sculpted basin simply coated with glassy-green oribe glaze. Deep grooves have been cut from the slab of clay, the edges torn and ragged with dollops of green dripping from the base. On the underside in dark iron is the large character Hi (the first character in the artist...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #867017 (stock #310)
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Splashes of earthen color decorate the deep sides of this large open dish by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bowl is 15-1/2 (39 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10.5 cm) tall. The box is worn but still sturdy, and the bowl is in perfect condition. Koichi graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi. With a very impressive career, Koi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #867953 (stock #311)
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Enigmatic green and red florals capped by ascending butterflies alternate with bird images in the cathedral-like windows on the side of this large vessel by Kyoto artist Yamazaki Koyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating circa 1950. Koyo (1890-1979) studied under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, and was displayed consistently in many National and Local Exhibitions. He has been awarded four times at the Nitten, twice at the Nihon S...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #872691 (stock #312)
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A white carp floats effortlessly, ghost-like on the limpid green surface of this large receptacle covered in pale green by Yonezawa Hisashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Vase is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall and in fine condition and weighs five kilograms. Hisashi (b. 1931) was schooled as a painter at the Kyoto University of Art (Tech) before studying under both his own father (Yonezawa Soho) and Kusube Yaichi. He has been exhibited nationall...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #879132 (stock #313)
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A large sculpted image of the goddess of mercy Kannon cut from a solid slab of Iga clay by artist Kishimoto Kennin. The image is 12-1/2 inches (31.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition. The artists mark is engraved into the base of the back; there is no box. This artist has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms, and mov...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #881063 (stock #316)
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Crystallized feldspar bursts out from the terracotta sides of this early mentori vase by Koyama Yasuhisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is stamped on the base Koyama and measures 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall, 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and is in fine condition. The box lid is dated inside Showa 44 (1969), the same year Koyama Yasuhisa opened the first half submerged Anagama kiln in Shigaraki. Born in Shigaraki, Yasuhisa began at the prefectural industrial research facility before ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #882708 (stock #318)
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Cranes and gold filigree decorate the incandescent blue of this meticulously formed tall dish enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kawase Junichi (Kawase Chikushun II, 1923-2007), father of Kawase Shinobu. The dish is 11-3/4 inches (30 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Junichi was born eldest son into the Kyoto pottery family of Kawase Chikuo. He graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Art as well as apprenticing under his father. In 1949 he moved to ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1990 item #888099 (stock #323)
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rta A bold work by 20th century potter Shimizu Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Red Rocet. The platter is 16 inches (40.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Jun was born in Osaka in 1951, graduating the Osaka City Industrial Institute (Metalworking) in 1969, upon which time he moved to the Kyoto Ceramics Research Facility. Avoiding the political world of National competition, Jun concentrated on Local events as a forum for exposure, beginnin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #896580 (stock #326)
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Unusual in its use of a base pattern beneath the color, here is a large Kutani receptacle by Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi (Masahiko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The tinge of yellow circling inside the rim is also a rare and highly sought feature in the artists work. The basin curves up, rising from a small foot with a steady graduation of both color and form inside and out, striking as it is perfect. The box is signed Masahiko, dating the piece prior to his succee...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #905219 (stock #329)
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The thickly potted blue sides are splashed with silver on this large sculptural vessel by important Kyoto artist Morino (aki) Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 11-1/2 inches (29.5 cm) tall and in perfect 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #914996 (stock #337)
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Haunting shapes are scraped into the raw clay like some ancient Nazcan riddle on this huge ball vase by Sato Kazuhiko. The vase is 15-1/2 inches (40 cm) tall, 17 inches (43 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. There is no box. Kazuhiko (b. 1947) is a widely displayed artist and author of many books on the ceramic arts. For more information on this artist see Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections (1993). Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #915271 (stock #338)
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A proud striated egg shaped orb floats above the square block forming the base of this sculpture by Matsumoto Hideo covered with enigmatic graffito. The object is 12-1/2 inches (31.5 cm) tall, 4 x 7 inches (11 x 18 cm) at the base, and is in excellent condition. This piece was purchased from an exhibition held in October, 1993, and a copy of a Newspaper article introducing the exhibition is enclosed with the piece. Hideo has been widely represented in Museum exhibitions throughout Japan. He w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #915480 (stock #339)
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Maple leaves swirl in a vortex on this large rectangular platter by Ando Hidetake enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Rich iron leaves seem to float on or just below the surface as if floating in a pond, the suction from a surfacing carp drawing down, pulling the leaves around it. Excellent for display or use, it is 17 x 10-1/2 inches (43 x 26 cm) and is in excellent condition. Hidetake was born third generation into a Mino pottery family in Gifu prefecture in 1938. He began an appren...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #915551 (stock #340)
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The bodacious designs dominating the bold forms of Miyake Yojis work have drawn him many fans, one of which is this gallery owner, and this is a fine example enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 12 x 6 x 9 inches tall (30 x 15 x 23 cm). 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 Traditional Crafts) ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #921362 (stock #351)
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Sitg White crystalline glaze clings to the purple pitted sides of this fantastic set of 3 Mentori Shu-hai sake cups made especially for an exhibition in 2004 by Kato Toyohisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Enclosed is the original exhibition invitation showing a similar set. 1 cup is 5 inches (12 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter; the others are roughly 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter. Toyohisa was born in 1962. His work is both original and fresh and h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #932645 (stock #350)
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Lavender clouds form on the surface of this cool White Hagi chawan by important artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A deep scar istorn from one side, the white frosted with pale color like rain threatening on a foggy landscape. The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, an approach the artist is famous for. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Masano likely needs no intr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #932834 (stock #351)
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A fine Nerikomi work by Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei (1927-2003) enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. The surface has a soft sheen, like the effect of being carved from gray marble. It measures 17 x 12 x 3 inches (43 x 30.6 x 7 cm), in perfect condition. Matsui was born in 1927, beginning his ceramic studies in 1946. In 1957, he became a priest at the Getsusoji Temple, where in 1960 he built a kiln so he could research traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean ceram...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #933257 (stock #352)
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Spectacular Hi-iro defines this sake set by Konishi Toko II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Various shades of color scorch the undecorated flame licked raw earth. A pleasure to drink from in every aspect, every cup offering a new facet. The tokkuri is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall, cups 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) diameter and all is in perfect condition. Toko, of course, learned from his father Toko I (1899-1954) and was succeeded by his own son Toko III.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #944252 (stock #358)
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A massive pottery platter with dramatic slashes of color on pale glaze by Warren McKenzie purchased at an exhibition held in Tokyo in 1989 (photocopies of catalog accompany the sale). Potters from around the world come to work and study in Japan, and these offerings were very possibly fired here in Mashiko judging by glaze and style. This platter is 18 inches (46 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Warren McKenzie is one of American Pottery’s most influential figures. A proponent of the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #946757 (stock #360)
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A large Oni-Hagi Enpaku Tsubu by important Hagi artist Yamato Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Hagi Enpaku Tsubo. This large vessel was chosen by the artist to represent himself in one of the first important anthologies on modern Japanese Pottery, Gendai Nihon No Togei (volume 8, published 1984) and is visible on page 66 of the book. Obviously a defining work in the artists mind. The pot is 14-1/2 inches (36.3 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in perfect cond...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #947572 (stock #360)
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Hidashiki straw lines char deep red into the raw clay sides of this smooth Bizen vase by Yamamoto Soshu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Soshu is the wife of the eldest son of Yamamoto Toshu.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #957948 (stock #364)
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A very large Kutani Vase decorated by eccentric Zen Priest and painter Shimizu Kosho enclosed in the original sgned wooden box. The outer surfaceis covered in genuine gold, overwhich has been brushed the decorative calligraphy reading……Hana mushin Maneku chocho, mushin tazuneru shin. The box lid is attributed within to having been fired at the Kutani Shoryu kiln by Kosho himself, and the pot is signed on the base Ryu. The vase is over 12 inches (31 cm) tall, 9 inches (22 cm) diameter and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #969989 (stock #369)
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A traditional open mouthed Tsubo by Living Prefectural Treasure Takahashi Rakusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece shows all the details of the middle ages, with a pattern of waves incised about the shoulder and a wide open mouth. Green glass shizen-yu glaze covers one side, raw earth opposite baked red with shiseki feldspar ships bubbling out from the surface. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall, roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition. Born in Shigaraki i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #970539 (stock #372)
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A large Hidasuki Bizen Table by Shibaoka Nobuyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Two large circles beyond the burnt-straw remains gives the effect of the moon reflecting off water viewed through a rush of bamboo. The table is 17-1/2 by 9-1/2 by 4 inches (44 x 24.5 x 10 cm) and is in excellent condition. Nobuyoshi was born in 1950, the son of Ikkai. He graduated the Bizen Industrial High School and went on to apprentice at the Bizen Ceramics Research Institute followed by traini...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #971884 (stock #375)
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Here is a quintessential piece by Master Mashiko Potter and Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. The subtlety of the wide faces is a pleasant contrast with the rich iron frame of the narrow sides and top. A cluster of leaves in a zen circle underscored or shaded by tapering rails under heavily crackled clear glaze, a snowy white belt running across the scene is what we see. However there is more to this vase, a subtle textur...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #972549 (stock #376)
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Another venture into the roots of modern ceramics with this large Tsubo by Nakajima Kiyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1940. The crackled cram colored glaze is etched through with scrolling vines from which hang wide leaves and bunchesof small flowers. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition. Nakajima Kiyoshi (1907-1986) was born in Kyoto and graduated the Kyoto Ceramics Research Facility in 1923. He was first exhibited nationally at the 1930 Kok...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #973927 (stock #379)
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A charming baluster form vase decorated with a ring of drying fish by Katsuo Seiryudo (1907-1984) in the original signed wooden box. The hirame (flat fish) are unglazed except for an iron like underglaze used to draw the details, and shiny black dots for eyes. The contrast between the unglazed fish and white ceramic is unexpected and pleasing, in that ordinarily it would be opposite. The vase measures roughly 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) in diameter and height, and bears the artists cartouche-like sta...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #974096 (stock #380)
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A spectacular Shigaraki vase by Tani Seiuemon (b. 1913) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Huge chunks of ash cling to the front of this Shigaraki vase, the broken and melted rim has fallen and lies embedded on the shoulder. Shinshoku wares like this Shigaraki piece, where the fire has eroded but not destroyed the work, are highly prized fortheir wabi-sabi. The blackened and charred clay is covered with rivulets of green glass ash glaze; a spectacular combination. The vase is 11 inc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #974831 (stock #379)
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A slight deviation from the norm, here is a scroll depicting the character Tsubo by Shigaraki artist Koie Ryoji in liquid strokes, the outer lines dissipating into the paper canvas. Ink on paper in a dark cloth border and unusual metal glazed ceramic rollers. It measures 19 1/2 by 42 inches (49, 5 x 107 cm) and is in fine condition.
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A large slab of clay has been bent, torn pinched, and wrent into an abstract dish by Contemporary artist Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dish is 57 by 26 cm (22-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. There are some minor dings and dents to the wooden box lid. It is likely that Ryuichi needs no introduction, one of the most well known of Bizen potters, he is interestingly originally not from Bizen but far off Nagasaki, which seems to have gifted...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #979657 (stock #388)
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Striking black flashes of oil-spot glaze surface on this Tetsu-yu Tessai Tsubo by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The speckeled Rust red-orange body is like looking on fire or smoldering coals from a distance. The pot is 14 inches (35 cm) tall, 12 inches (30 cm) diameter and in fine condition, purchased at the Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery Exhibition in 2006. Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi in 194...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #984422 (stock #393)
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A huge pottery bowl splashed with color by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box inscribed as having been displayed at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Traditional Crafts Exhibition. The basin is 17 inches (44 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in fine condition. Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi in 1947. Although always involved in pottery, he began his official apprenticeship in the plastic arts under his fa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #984536 (stock #394)
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A superb example of the work of Kimura Morinobu enclosed in the original sgned wooden box. The cream colored crackle glaze is speckeld with flecks of iron an ishihaze with five Zen circles around the circumference, subtly calling to mind the Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto Musashi). The deep crevaces in the glaze and heafty load of the bowl are a pleasure to behold. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Morinobu (b. 1932) was one of the born into a pot...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #985184 (stock #396)
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Dark green veins score the rough green surface of this large Mashiko Tsubo by Kotaki Etsuro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 10 inches (26 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Etsuro was a potter born in 1933, who, although beginning in the traditional world of Mashiko pottery at the kiln of Hamada Shoji. After a rief period of self study, he entered in 1965 in training under future National Treasure Tamura Koichi. Thus steeped in the most t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #985508 (stock #396)
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Reversing feathers pattern this unusual bowl titled Murasaki-Shino with a texture similar to Raku on hard fired body by Nara artist Shino Yaichiro dating from the early 1980s and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Very large in the hands, the bowl is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
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A radical contemporary footed slab by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ashitsuki Nobe-zara. It is covered in Oribe green and red with a large blackened moon-like exclamation point in the fringe, pale white bleeding in about the edges. The slab is 51 x 21 x 6 cm (20 x 8-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in perfect condition. Born in Tokoname, 1938, Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility. In 1966 he establi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #993682 (stock #403)
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A large Egg shaped Zogan vase by Kobayashi Seiji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Enigmatic lines score the oblong body, the map-like surface filled with blue, green and silver. Seiji is best known for this Zogan technique, and this work is a superb example. It measures 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) long, 7 inches (18.5 cm) tall and is in perfect condition. Seiji (b. 1945) studied initially at the Nagoya Research Facility. He moved to Kasama in 1979. In addition to a long list pf privat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #994278 (stock #404)
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A jagged metallic shard has embedded into the lavender shaded side of this deep Shiro-Hagi Chawan by Miwa Kazuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The sheered metallic ring gleems softly gold in the light, a stark contrast against the moon-like glow of the body. The bowl is both sculptural and functional, the best combination. It measures 4 inches (10.5 cm) deep, 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and is in perfect condition. I hope you will take time to see the box being offered by his b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1001070 (stock #405)
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An exquisite four-lobed seafoam-green Tsubo by Miyashita Zenju enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The form is perfection with opposed ribs on each of the lobes, single on two lobes, and double on the lobes with handles. It stands 9 inches (23 cm) tall and is in excellent condition. Zenju (1901-1968) studied pottery in Japan, Korean and China, and is held in the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art as well as the Kyoto National Museum. He was a leading figure in Kyoto art circles, and he pa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1055211 (stock #407)
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An unusual vase with rough, pebble textured pink glaze over scratched in cranes by one of Japans most important post-war artists, Shinkai Kanzan, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The shape and the design are exactly what we would expect from Kanzan, the coloring going even a step beyond. The texture is like unpolished jewels, the inside of a geode; very pleasing to the hands. The vase is 20.5 cm (8 inches) tall, 18 cm (7inches) diameter and in prefect condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1056355 (stock #409)
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A boxed set of three bowls titled Sanyu-chawan (The Three Friends), each enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes wrapped in signed shifuku by Nakazato Shigetoshi (E-karatsu), Yamato Yasuo (Hagi) and Hayashi Kotaro (Shino). Each is a masterpiece by the brightest stars of their generation, Kotaro, the light of Shino, Shigetoshi, who worked tirelessly to revive ancient Karatsu traditions, and Yasuo, who almost single-handedly brought Hagi into the modern era.
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Enigmatic lines score the martian landscape of this large slab platter by innovative Japanese artist Teramoto Mamoru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The slab measures 53.5 x 16.5 x 5 cm (21 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches) and is in perfect condition. The box itself is a testament toteh value placed on it by the artist, double the thickness of a usual box and of a fine grade of kiri. The moonscape style is haunting, and Mamoru is a must for any modern Japanese ceramic collection.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1058751 (stock #416)
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The glaze on this sculpted form by The Bear of Echizen Kumano Kuroemon (also Kurouemon) is covered in the most fantastic crustations of glaze. Thick white over scarred red over shatterd black on an unconventional shape the artist has titled marukawara (round tile). It has Tomo everything, Artists history, wrapping cloth, with his ubiquitous calligraphy all over the signed box. The piece is 29 x 17 x 8 cm (11-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in perfect condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1059615 (stock #417)
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The sides are scorched from flame on this large, flattened ball form tsubo by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The raw Shigaraki earth is scored with strikes from a paddle and deep gouges from the artist fingers. The Tsubo is roughly 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, the same diameter. Born in Tokoname, 1938, Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility. In 1966 he established his own studio. Largely displayed and pri...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1062235 (stock #421)
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Graffito scrawls through the silver lining of this fine Chawan by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The rackish wave on the outside saunters away from the dip of the silver inside the rim, creating a very playful complexion. The bowl is 12.5 cm diameter, 7.5 cm tall and in perfect condition. An article clipped from a catalog shows a very similar bowl priced at the time at 200,000 yen.
Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten Natio...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1062433 (stock #422)
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A set of five Ginsai (silver decorated) Mukozuke bowls by Kyoto artist Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The blue is his signature color, silver and gold wavelets surrounding the silver basin. Striking, at the same time complimentary, everything we have come to expect from this artist. Each bowl is roughly 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. The box as well is like new. Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten Nationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1062499 (stock #423)
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Silver streaks the thickly potted blue sides of this large squared bottle vessel by important Kyoto artist Morino (aki) Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 10 inches (21 x 11 x 25 cm) tall and in perfect 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1063377 (stock #424)
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A dark charred Chosen Karatsu kamahen Mimitsuku Mizusashi by Nishioka Koju (b. 1918) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. All is deeply coated in thick burnt ash. Red shows through rivulets of dark olive burnt to the side of the body. The raw clay is visible through the thick ash drips on one side. It has a custom black lacquered wooden lid and is in fine condition but for the handle on the lid, which was broken and repaired. It is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (17.5 cm) diamete...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1064230 (stock #426)
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A most extraordinary glaze like green velvet covers this tall bottle form vase by modern Japanese pottery master Imai Masayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1970. The long tapering from is expertly rolled at the mouth, the soft absorbent textured glaze lying perfectly smooth over all. The hada, or feeling of the surface is unlike any I have ever seen, and a drop of water is instantly absorbed by the porous surface. The vase is 16 inches (45 cm) tall and in excellent ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1075264 (stock #431)
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Iris leaves spring into the dark iron sides of this vase by Kawano Eichi (b. 1943) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 2 x 9 inches (5 x 22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in Osaka, Eichi apprenticed under the 6th Kiyomizu Rokubei in Kyoto. He has displayed often at the Nitten National Exhibition as well as with the National New Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Shin Kogei Ten). He was awarded the Kyoto City Governors Prize, and served as...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1076009 (stock #433)
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Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up in the capitulating form of this tall Shigaraki vase by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze runs down in tremulous glass drips over the charred and blackened surface scored and scarred. It is Zen! The vase is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) 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. Whil...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1076248 (stock #434)
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A stunning work by Shigaraki Legend Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box inside the lid of which is scrawled a nude figure and the epitaph NY 5/24/06. It is known that when in New York at an exhibition in 2006 the artist was entertained at a gentlemen’s club and was purported to have had a very good time. This is likely a reference to that event. The vessel is 14 inches (35 cm) tall, 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Tsujimura Shiro was born i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1100818 (stock #443)
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Graffito is scratched into the white crackled glaze of this bowl by world renowned artist Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. See also the vase by the same artist we will be listing next.
Junkichi began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New York and the international Arts and C...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1100895 (stock #444)
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Graffito is scratched into the white crackled glaze of this bowl by world renowned artist Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. See also the previously listed bowl by the same artist.
Junkichi began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New York and the int...