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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1263512 (stock #521)
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This is a stunner; a piece exemplifying the style of this incredible artist! Radical black florals decorate the rich iron sides of the bowl, tapering ever so slightly closed toward the top to help trap the aroma of the green tea within. Imagine the color contrast of dark earth-tones with the foamy maccha inside! It comes enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box endorsed by Kawai Koha, current head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum. The bowl is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) in diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383843 (stock #1246)
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Tiger stripes of crackled gold over veins of red, yellow and green on black by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Taste of an Autum Day. It is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall, 8 x 9 inches (20. X 23 cm) round and in excellent condition.
Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi prefecture in 1932, and graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) in 1973 Kogeisho-Prize ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1377253 (stock #1207)
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A rare sculptural basin by Kiyomizu Kyubei dating from the late 1950s signed on the base Yo. Very heavy, it is 11 x 8 x 9 inches (28 x 20 x 23.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. This came from the Rokubei family estate. No box. Early works by Kyubei are rare because, according to the catalog: Yagi Kazuo to Kiyomizu Rokubei (exhibited at the Muse Tomo in Tokyo, 2017) “he changed names several times and is said to have destroyed the works he produced in those days. Judging from the ceramic...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443870 (stock #1711)
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The best sake related piece I have ever seen by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Tokkuri. The draping curves and weep of color is superb, and sets this above all others. Michio has long been inspired by archaic forms, and this is reminiscent of the roughly 5000-year-old Jomon Venus (a National Treasure) unearthed in Chino, Nagano prefecture. His coloration seems derived from ancient Sue-ki ware, and he goes to great lengths to erode the pots, allott...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1441147 (stock #1671)
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An incense burner in white porcelain clay by Morino Taimei (Hiroaki) with silver lid of overlapping butterflies signed Sozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Koro. It is 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm) diameter, and in excellent condition. Koro by this artist are extremely rare.
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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1289443 (stock #821)
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A superb sculptural work of horizontal facets stacked upon each other in twisting obelisk by Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a masterpiece by this artist. It is 17 inches (43 cm) tall, 8 x 8-1/2 inches (20 x 21 cm) and in excellent condition. An identical shape is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and published in the book “Contemporary Clay, Japanese Ceramics for the New Centruy” by Joe Earle.
Matsuzaki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1147574 (stock #265)
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A striking large Han-zutsu Shino bowl by Kato Kageaki (Keishu) with cotton buffer and silk bag enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Linear forms lie shadowlike below the thick pitted shino glaze burnt red on the edges, the body torn and cut creating a vivacious landscape for the senses. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in perfect condition. It comes wrapped in a custom fitted silk bag with a central cotton tuft, showing the high esteem and value l...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1380934 (stock #1230)
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A squat form quintessentially Kishi Eiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1997. Purchased from the artist, it is 21 x 14 x 19.5 cm (8-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Kishi Eiko was born in Nara in 1948, and largely trained in the Ceramic Institute of Tekisui Museum. She was first exhibited in 1981 at the Women’s Association of Ceramic Art and was awarded that year. She took the grand prize at the 1985 Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, and from the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1318101 (stock #911)
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Enigmatic figures and impressionist sweeps decorate this Suzuki Goro inverted edge flower basin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Suzuki Goro has a list of shows and prizes too lengthy to go through, but the highlights are, Nitten National Art Exhibition, Nihon Shin Kogei Ten (New National Crafts Exhibition), Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Modern Crafts Exhibition), Asahi Togei Ten-(First of Show and governors p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1367434 (stock #1138)
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Five for silver… Six for gold… Seven for the secret….Suzuki Goro is counting crows surrounding the epitaph in the center of this Kuro-Shino Kataguchi bowl enclosed in the original signed wooden box. In the center we hear the words of Noguchi Ujo’s 1921 hit song “Karasu naze naku no? Karasu ha yama ni kawai nanatsu no ko ga aru kara yo…” (Why does the crow call? It calls for seven lovely children in the mountains…). As with everything there are many allusions in the lyrics, and ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1350190 (stock #1066)
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Dollops of clay braced with rackish designs by legendary artist Suzuki Goro, seemingly poured out into the shape of a tea pot and mug, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Inside the lid of the teapot the artists has created a self portrait. The Tea Pot is 21 x 15 x 19 cm (8-1/2 x 6 x 7-1/2 inches), the cup 11 x 16 x 12 cm (4-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches) and both are in excellent condition. A highly unusual couple, perfect for morning tea.
Suzuki Goro has a list of shows and prizes t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1141370 (stock #502)
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Namako glaze runs down, creating rivers flowing around the horns on the sides of this massive pot by Suzuki Kenji (1935-2010). Looking within one sees the volcanic explosions where the glaze pooled, bubbled and burst in the center. The vessel is 18 inches (45.5 cm) tall, roughly 13 inches (33 cm) square and weighs 20.5 kg (45 pounds). It is in fine condition. By size and structure it would be acceptable for display either inside or out.
This is from the Matsui family collection of Fush...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1347063 (stock #1060)
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A set of 8 sake cups by members of Sodeisha enclosed in a singular compartmentalized wooden box titled Yose-hai and signed Sodeisha followed by the Sodeisha stamp. Sodeisha (Crawling Through Mud Association) is a group of revolutionary post war ceramic artists whose influence remains strong today. Artists in this set include: Suzuki Osamu, Toba Yoshimasa, Kanaegae Kazutaka, Kawamura Sachiko, Yoshitake Hiromu, Inoue Midori, Nakanishi Kosuke and Tsuji Kanji.
Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001) was, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1429026 (stock #1542)
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A simple cylindrical for with fluted rim decorated with sagging drapes of red, creating a deceptive impression of shape by Suzuki Osamu (Kura) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Kabin. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) tall, 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Included is a custom made black lacquered lid, allowing it to double as a narrow Mizusashi for the Japanese tea ceremony.
Osamu was born in Gifu prefecture in 1934, and graduated the Tajimi Technica...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1444617 (stock #1725)
A faceted gourd shape of twisting lobes in soft green celadon by Sodeisha legend Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001) was, along with Kumakura Junkichi, Hikaru Yamada and Yagi Kazuo, one of the founding members of Sodeisha. He studied pottery at the Daini Kogyo Gakko in Kyoto. In 1948 he helped to establish Sodeisha. He received the JCS award in 1959 (and was granted the ra...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1411800 (stock #1393)
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Enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Roku-yu Sara. Each is roughly 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Suzuki Tetsu (b. 1964) was born and raised in Tajimi, Gifu prefecture, home of Shino and Oribe wares. He attended the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Research facility, finishing his apprenticeship in 1988 and moving to study under his Father, Suzuki Osamu. Three short years later he was accepted into the 38th Nihon Dento Kogeiten Traditional Crafts Exhib...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1393414 (stock #1282)
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A signature work in gold Shino by Suzuki Tomio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yohen Kin Shino Hachi (Shimmering Altered Gold Shino Bowl). It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) diameter, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Suzuki Tomio was born in 1948 in Yawata, Kyoto, and has spent his life in the perfection of Shino glazing. He did not move for independence until establishing his own kiln at the age of 40. One of his most notable advances in Shino glazing is ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438120 (stock #1633)
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A set of five small dai-zara elevated dishes by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunju Ko-zara Zen (Spring/Autumn Small Dish Set). These small dishes are created as a shallow basin on a thick foot, covered with a combination of feldspar, iron and natural ash glazes. The shallow bowl shape is perfect for soy, sauces or small hors d’oeuvres. Despite the soaring sense, the weight of the base keeps the bowl from tipping when dipping something into it. They ar...