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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 : Pre 2000 item #1422715 (stock #1484)
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Every facet is unique on this natural torn shape by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanaike ‘Honoka’ or Fire Flower. It is much like a flower in clay, rising up from the bulb, the flowers placed into it the extension of the stalk. It is 32.5 cm (12-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422686 (stock #1483)
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Built up Crystalized ash glaze clings to the clefts of this bold form by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Shiho Hanaike (Iga four sided vase). It is 16 x 14 x 25 cm (6-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 10 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1422214 (stock #1479)
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A tall celadon vase by Minegishi Seiko complete with shiroi and Shifuku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Suiseiji Shinogite Somimi Hanaike (Crystal-Celadon Faceted Two-Handled Vase). It is 26.5 cm (10-1/2 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 ...
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 : Contemporary item #1422068 (stock #1476)
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Gorgeous flowing ash covers this small bottle form by Sawa Katsunori enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tokkuri complete with shiori and wrapping cloth. An eye of raw terracotta clay, where it rested on its side, is surrounded by thick green crystallized ash. A superb work by this artisan. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and in new condition.
Sawa Katsunori was born in Shigaraki, son of master potter Sawa Kiyotsugu, in 1980. Growing up among the kilns, he graduat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1421287 (stock #1473)
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A prototypical example of this artists most sought-after style, a ‘Scattered Blossoms’ vessel by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Funka Kabin (Scattered Flowers Vase). It is 22 cm (8-3/4 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition, dating from the late ‘70s.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living National Treasures Kondo Yuzo and Tomimoto Kenkichi at the Kyoto Municip...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1420918 (stock #1471)
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Exquisite kiln effects mark this Ujoyaki Tsubo by Imai Rikei from Aomori Prefecture enclosed in the original signed wooden box named Zuiha (Swirling wave). It is 33 cm tall, 29 cm diameter and in excellent condition. Imai Rikei was born in Aomori Prefecture in 1947, and fires in the Ujoykai traditional manner making use of the worlds longest climbing kiln (guiness book of world records, 103 meters long, you can see it on youtube). He has received a number of awards and exhibited with the Asah...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1420037 (stock #1468)
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Embers cling to the stone-like surface of this charred cylinder by Umehara Isamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Kakehana-ire. The slightest hint of crystalline green ash glaze turned to glass glimmers in the cleft on the side. From the back protrudes a bronze ring for hanging, in a form befitting the humble Japanese tea aesthetic. The vase is named Azemichi (the narrow path between rice fields). It is 18.5 cm (7-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1419987 (stock #1467)
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An organic cup with sculpted sides covered in crackled pale glaze with random windows of raw and blackened clay by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10.5 cm (just over 4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. His original forms and unique powerful glaze application strike a chord between nature, tradition and contemporary.
Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1977 took up an apprenticeship under the revolutionary Bizen artist Kakurezaki Ryuichi ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1419764 (stock #1465)
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A bottle form of rough red clay blasted with a profusion of colors running in rivulets over the heavily tactile surface by Nakagawa Jinenbo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Tokkuri. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakagawa Jinenbo (1953-2011) was always fascinated with Karatsu ware, and studied under the great Inoue Toya from the age of 24. Several years later he returned to his hometown to establish a climbing kiln of his own, wh...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1419395 (stock #1463)
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An early ball shaped vase by Kasama pottery legend Wada Morihoro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled: Desiai-fu Kusamon Tsubo. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and 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 Kiyomizu Rokubei as well as Living National Treasures Tomimoto Kenkichi and Fujimoto Masamichi (Nodo). He worked at a commun...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1419152 (stock #1461)
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Delicate white “Mountain Priest Flowers”, called Yamaboshi in Japanese (Kousa Dogwood) decorate this vase by Shimada Fumio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saiji Yamaboshi-mon Hishigata Bin. It is 25 x 9.5 x 35 cm (10 x 4 x 14 inches) and is in excellent condition. br> Shimada Fumio is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists working in porcelain in Japan today. He was born in Tochigi prefecture in 1948, and his work was accepted into the 21st Nihon Dento Kogeiten Nationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1418810 (stock #1457)
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Sunrise colors grow gradually lighter toward the top of this odd shaped vessel culminating in brilliant pink by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saidei Kaki. It is 31 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art under Kiyomizu Kyubei and Kusube Yaichi. Starting with the most difficult, he worked from Celadon, which relies ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1418634 (stock #1454)
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Pitted thick white glaze tinged with blue, gray, orange and pink and shot through with iron covers this dramatic form by Hayashi Shotaro torn from sandy orange clay enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Te-Oke Kaki. It is 30 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, retaining the original Shifuku wrapping cloth and Shiori card.
Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1418288 (stock #1452)
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A large open vessel decorated with squirrels in kaki-otoshi style by Shinkai Kanzan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 36 cm tall, 27 cm diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration.
Shinkai Kanzan was born the grandson of Seifu Yohei III in 1912 and was raised from a baby in the confines of the Gojo-zaka ceramic district of Kyoto, inducted daily into the realm of pottery by his father and grandfather. He graduated the K...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1417824 (stock #1449)
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A black Raku round Sake Cup by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Yohen Guinomi. It is 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) across, 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated with a masters from the Kanazawa University of Art in March 2017, then relocated to Shigaraki. A visit to hi...
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 : 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 : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1416981 (stock #1446)
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A very unusual three sided vase by Miyashita Zenji covered in pale glaze with vertical stripes of color enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Deisai Kaki and titled kizashikaze (Sprouting wind). What makes this vessel quite unique is the use of vertical design. The majority of his work employs horizontal patterns, and it was only in his last years that he began exploring vertical motifs in full, however this piece dates circa 1995 so is a very early example of this ideal. It is 37...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1416978 (stock #1445)
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Floral motifs decorate the pale glazed panels on this Oblong bottle by LNT Hamada Shoji covered otherwise in Kaki-yu brick colored glaze and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki-yu Tetsu-e Henko. A signature example of the works he performed in the 1930s and 40s. It is slightly larger than normal, 22 cm (8-3/4 inches) tall 8 x 15.5 cm (3-1/4 x 6 inches) square and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical Univ...
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 #1415765 (stock #1438)
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Inclusions burst and bubble out from the thick coating of ash which clings to the terracotta surface of this elongated form by Murakoshi Takuma from last years firing enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Chuki (Seving Vessel). Although the title here is tea pot, he does not specify tea, and in fact, knowing him, he probably would use it for Shochu (Japanese hard liquor). It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those eni...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1415732 (stock #1437)
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A black Raku Guinomi by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Kohen Guinomi. It is 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) across, the same height and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated with a masters from the Kanazawa University of Art in March 2017, then relocated to Shigaraki. A visit to his humble hom...
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 : Contemporary item #1415671 (stock #1435)
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I have been wanting to introduce this young artist since last summer, one of the most interesting young people I have recently met, who is able to get fantastic reactions through his Raku style firing process. This is a perfect example, a slice of sphere with rust red and blue patterns waving across the surface like gas clouds on some distant moon. It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes enclosed in a signed wooden box titled: Untitled. ...
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 : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1415415 (stock #1430)
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An elegant form in rich color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall 16 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (1933- 2009, Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Sai-yu Kutani glazes. Yasokichi, born Masahiko, went a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1415364 (stock #1428)
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A rare sake set by Kamoda Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haiyu Tokkuri-Hai Hitokumi (Ash Glazed Flask and Cups, 1 set). The Tokkuri is 13.5 cm (5 inches) tall, the cups are 6 cm (2-1/4 inches) diameter and all are in excellent condition dating circa 1965.
Kamoda Shoji is without a doubt one of the most important and influential ceramic artists of the 20th century. Born in Osaka in 1933, he studied initially at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art under to be Li...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1414922 (stock #1423)
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An elegant form in rich color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (1933- 2009, Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Sai-yu Kutani glazes. Yasokichi, born Masahiko, went a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masahiko graduat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1414871 (stock #1420)
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An unusual pattern of waves lap at the base of this elegant silver and blue vessel by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nami Jomon Kabin. It is 6 inches (16 cm) tall 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 : 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 : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1414577 (stock #1412)
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A black pipe reminiscent of both an ancient Japanese court cap and a industrial burner chimney by Shibata Shigeru dating circa 1978 enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro-yu Kaki, Okoru (Black Glazed Vase Titled Rise-up or Occurrence). This piece strongly shows the convention of the second generation Sodeisha members interest in form over decoration. It is quite large at 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shibata Shigeru was born in Tokyo in 1950, graduati...
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 #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 : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1414455 (stock #1409)
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A sculpture in black glaze by Yoshitake Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sakuhin B and dating circa 1980. Very much in the vein of this important avant-garde organization, it has a great deal of presence compacted into a small space. A nearly identical work is published in the book: Sodeisha, 35th Anniversary (Sodeisha, Sanjugoshunen Kinenhan, 1983) which is titled Suikan (Inebriated). Interestingly, Suikan is also a homonym for water pipes. The sculpture is roughly ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1414152 (stock #1406)
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Dark glaze covers this beautifully crafted Koro from Kawai Kanjiro dating circa 1936 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11.5 x 9 x 8.5 cm (4-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches) excluding the lid and is in excellent condition. The lid is of exotic hardwood with an agate finial, and is a later addition (Kanjiro did not make lids for his koro). For similar examples see the Katsukawa collection published in the biblical tome by the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art.
Kawai Kanjiro wa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1414119 (stock #1405)
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Fresh out of the oven, here is a delicious treat to start the new year right, a crusty dancing form by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Mimitsuki Hana-ire. Not only does the vase itself feel alive with movement, but the encrustations of ash and glossy molten ash glaze seem to be still in formation, as if it is still settling in the kiln. It is 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in perfect condition.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1414078 (stock #1404)
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the silhouette of birds flit through the branches of the forest which rises up in white trunks on the verdant green of this flower receptacle by Yamaguchi Yoshihiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kasai Ju-in Mon Hanaike. The pebble textured surface is very unusual for Kutani ware, and bridges the glitzy world of porcelain and the more matte world of ceramics. The soft palette allows the vase to work in any decor, the abstract lines seeming to grow up randomly, without intent...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1412764 (stock #1399)
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A very unusual covered urn made to hold fresh water for the tea ceremony of pristine white clay splashed with rivulets of emerald Seihakuji glaze by Tokuda Junko (Yasokichi IV) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seihakuji-yu Mizusashi dating from 2003. More commonly we see the pieces made in the vein of her father’s style, and I am proud to be able to offer this piece which is both feminine and quite unique to her. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1412517 (stock #1396)
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This burnished finish is one of the signature effects of Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu seen on this fluted gourd enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen-yaki Hyotan Hanaike. Here the blue-gray clay is covered in charred red mottles, like the natural patterns on a dried gourd, the smooth sangiri surface intentionally marred with occasional rough patches. A masterpiece and true evidence of the mastery of Toshu, one of the greatest artists to revive the tradition after t...
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 : Pre 2000 item #1411536 (stock #1389)
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A serving dish in the rare Utsutsukawa-yaki tradition by Yokoishi Gagyu (b. 1975) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The ovoid is covered in November shades over which has been applied in white slip a field of dried grasses blowing in the wind. It is 278 cm (10-1/2 inches) diameter and in perfect condition.
Gagyu’s first exhibited piece at the age of 30 in 1955 took the governors prize at the Nagasaki Kenten Prefectural Art Exhibition. That was the beginning of a prestigious car...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1411390 (stock #1387)
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A cascade of flowers descends from a branch hanging into the dark matt night of this large pate by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Funka-sara. In the upper right a white intrusion on the dark surface, is that a crook in the tree…or perhaps the corner of the rising moon? It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition dating circa 1980.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living Na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1411358 (stock #1386)
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Reminiscent of an excavated Haniwa figure of a house, this museum quality vase is by Koinuma Michio and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Tsubo. It is an iconic work by this eclectic artist, whose work is entirely unique and easily discernible. It is 27.5 cm (11 inches) square, 37 cm (14-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contempora...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1411171 (stock #1384)
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A slightly more austere work completing this tea set by Kanzaki Shiho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Chawan and named inside the lid Amidha-Do (Hall of Amitabha). Here the artist has refrained from over-decoration, allowing the natural color and texture of the terracotta clay to dominate. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.3 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition, dating circa 1990.
Kanzaki Shiho (1942-2018) preferred firing his kiln for ten d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1410987 (stock #1373)
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A spectacular square vase of undulating misty mountain forms in colored clay by important ceramic artist Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The colors break from rich dark blue through the green spectrum to yellow and black. It is signed on bottom. The vase measures 29 x 22 x 28 cm tall (11-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 11 inches) and is in excellent condition. Included is the original box cover written by Zenji.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Mi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410845 (stock #1381)
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A beautiful combination of grays and lavenders covers the natural sculpted form in sunset color Hagi clay by legendary artisan Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Kurinuki Hanaire dating circa 2000. It is 30 x 24 x 23 cm (12 x 10 x 9 inches) and is 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410803 (stock #1380)
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A breathtaking work in perfect green porcelain glaze by Shimada Fumio enclosed in the original sined wooden box titled Seihakuji Budo-cho mon Tsubo (Celadon Tsubo Carved with Grape Designs). It was exhibited at the Shimada Fumio Sakuto 40 Shunen ten and Gendai Kogei Fujino Ten (2014). The vase is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter, the same height, and is in excellent condition.
Shimada Fumio is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists working in porcelain in Japan today. He was born in Tochigi p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410798 (stock #1379)
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Everything you could want in firing effects decorate the various sides of this Iga Tsubo by Tanimoto Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 23.5 cm (9 inches) diameter, 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in 1958 the son of Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, Yo was raised among the kilns and has always had his hands in clay. He first began exhibiting in 1982, and in 1984 moved to Europe where he studied oil painting and sculpture (in Spain), and set up a p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1960 item #1410650 (stock #1377)
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An iconic square bottle by one of the most important Japanese artists, Kawai Kanjiro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The fawn spotted white glaze is decorated with Gosu floral patterns in blue and red with a rich iron red at the mouth, the raw clay revealed at the base. It is 12 x 12 x 18 cm tall (roughly 5 x 5 x 7 inches) and in excellent condition dating likely from the height of his career, 1940s-50s.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada S...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1410615 (stock #1376)
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A signature Kaki-yu vase with resist designs on the patchwork rust-colored sides by Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki-yu Yubi-e Kakubin dating from the 1970s. An excellent example of his mature style, it is 4 inches (10 cm) square, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1410508 (stock #1375)
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A signature work decorated with finger twirls of poured glaze over the pale-colored sides of this bottle form by Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Monda Kakubin dating from the 1960s. It is 4 inches (10 cm) square, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition. What appear in the photographs to be at first glance three chips in the edge are in fact crawling in the glaze, see the last close-up for details.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410306 (stock #1372)
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A slender ash encrusted form by Kido Akihiko mounted with a metal ring for hanging and enclosed in the original singed wooden box. It is 12 inches (31 cm) long and in excellent condition. We are coming into the seasn when a single red camellia and a few green leaves are all that is needed, and this vase is perfect for that.
Kido Akihiko was born in 1956, and studied pottery initially in Mashiko at the Tsukamoto Kiln before moving to Bizen in 1976, entering the Sanrei-gama in 1978. He h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410167 (stock #1369)
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A Fluted floral form in signature sand textured clay by Sakiyama Takayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 2000. It is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Sakiyama Takayuki (b. 1958) graduated the Osaka Art University in 1981. In 1984 he exhibited for the first time at the Nitten National Exhibition. He established his kiln in Shizuoka in 1987, and was accepted into and prized at the National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togeiten) for the first time i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410101 (stock #1368)
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A vase with a carved-comb surface of white clay by Sakiyama Takayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled dating circa 1998. It is 9 x 7 x 15 cm (3-1/2 x 3 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Sakiyama Takayuki (b. 1958) graduated the Osaka Art University in 1981. In 1984 he exhibited for the first time at the Nitten National Exhibition. He established his kiln in Shizuoka in 1987, and was accepted into and prized at the National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togeiten) ...
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 : Cups : Contemporary item #1409596 (stock #1364)
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An exquisite black clay guinomi from Tokoname engraved with white lines by Shibata Yoshiaki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2-1/2 inches (7 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yoshiaki is credited with having discovered the secret of this black clay, now in use by any number of atists in Tokoname. He was born in 1946, and apprenticed under Living National Treasure Yamada Jozan, becoming one of his top pupils. He established his own kiln in 1965 producing tradition...
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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1408943 (stock #1359)
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Molten glaze in volcanic plumes extending from a yellow blast wrap tendrils around this exquisite Bizen vessel by Baba Takashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Yohen Tsubo. The kiln effects are spectacular, covering the blackened Bizen clay with yellows, charcoals and a myriad of natural tones. It is quite large at 15 x 13 x 9-1/2 inches (38 x 33 x 24 cm) and is in new condition. Depending upon destination, special shipping consideration may be required.
At 36, Ba...
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...