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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 : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1369542 (stock #1173)
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Gold shatters like a broken mirror on the body of this superb porcelain incense burner by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Kinsai Koro. The pattern is created by applying gold foil to the surface before firing, and called in Japanese Kinsai. Gaps in the application create designs like broken ice. This piece is 9 cm (3 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition. For an identical piece see the book Koro Meihinten (Jap. 1984) image...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1369427 (stock #1172)
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A striking color combination of rust on brilliant Gosu blue by Kawai toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gosu Tetsu nagashi Memezara. Perfect under a yunomi or for serving small sweets with tea, each dish is a solid slab, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) square and all are in excellent condition.
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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369384 (stock #1171)
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A modernist form in white decorated with a simple zen circle by Yoshikawa Masamichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Utsuwa (vessel) and dating circa 1985. The minimalist approach is a feature of this artists work, and accentuates the aesthetic Mono-no-aware (p an awareness of impermanence)and the circle on front seems to remind us “keep it simple”. It is 11 x 16 x 18 cm (4-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 7 inches) and in excellent condition.
Yoshikawa Masamichi was born in Ka...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1369347 (stock #1170)
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Five Oribe plates of elongated rectangular form splashed with red by important contemporary potter Yamada Kazu and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakuyu Oribe Choho-zara. Kakuyu-oribe is a style developed by and unique to Kazu. Each is roughly 15 inches (38 cm) long and all are in excellent condition.
Kazu was born in Tokoname city, one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters. He would have been influenced early on by his father, Yamada Kenkichi and uncl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1369211 (stock #1169)
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Five completely unique bowls by important contemporary artist Yamada Kazu showing five unique aspects of Mino-ware enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Meshiwan, Shino, Hikidashi guro, Oribe, Kiseto, Kakuyu Oribe and dating circa 2000. Each is roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and all are in excellent condition.
Kazu was born in Tokoname city, one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters. He would have been influenced early on by his father, Yamada Kenkichi and...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369109 (stock #1168)
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An open mouth sings in French on the side of this flattened bottle by preeminent Avant-Garde potter Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakushi-mon Henko. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 7 x 2-3/4 inches (18 x 7 cm) and is in excellent condition. Dating circa1950. For a nearly identical piece see: Crafts in Everyday Life in the 1950s and 1960s (Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, 1994).
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potte...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369067 (stock #1166)
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A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a shinshoku fissure filled with glaze on one side define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata prefecture, ...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368992 (stock #1163)
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A stellar work by one of my all time favorites, Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seki Hana-ire. Seki-ware is an unglazed style of firing, where all decoration is left to the natural and haphazard conditions in the kiln. A challenging way to work, and one in which Michio excelled. Here the kiln effects are spectacular, ash over vitrified encrustations almost curling off the surface. The vessel is 21 cm (8 inches) tall, 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368909 (stock #1162)
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A wonderful traditional form perfectly executed by landmark artist Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nezumi-Shino Hanaire and dating circa 1988. Autumn grasses wave against the late evening sky, white against the dark red oxide. It is 25 cm (10 inches) tall, 11.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368832 (stock #1161)
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A very unusual architectural shape by Takauchi Shugo covered in winnowing blue salt glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shio-yu Mentori Tsubo. This artist does have a surprisingly wide range, and this piece certainly proves that. Adept at Shino, Oribe, Mashiko styles and others, he is a tough one to nail down and even more difficult to acquire, his pieces proving very popular at exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of his masterpieces. It is 27 x 26 x 23....
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 #1368569 (stock #1155)
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There is no doubt about the superlative nature of the deep celadon glazes used by Living National Treasure Nakajima Hiroshi, and this vessel is no let down. A creamy blue crackling glaze covers this artful form which comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Seiji Tsubo. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Nakajima Hiroshi was born in Hiroshima in 1941. He became an independent potter in 1969 in Yano, Sag...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1368524 (stock #1154)
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A deep black glazed bowl perfect for winter tea by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his student and titled Seto Guro Chawan. The subtleties difficult to discern, there are two distinct colors of black, with shiny, and one matte. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata pr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368414 (stock #1152)
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A fulling block form draped with ochre glaze over charred olive shades by Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Shino Hana-Ike which is in turn enclosed in a black lacquered wooden double-wood storage box. It is a very traditional shape in Japanese pottery. This is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. A superlative example of this artists work.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368238 (stock #1150)
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A tall squared vase inlayed with the silhouette of trees against the evening sky by Saeki Moriyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zogan Jumoku Moyo Kabin and dated 1991. This artists fascination with trees against the sky is inspiring. He has chosen to imbue his works with memories of the perfect sunset, with an autumn morning or late afternoon in winter. This piece is quite large, 18 inches (45.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Saeki Moriyoshi was born into the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368114 (stock #1149)
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An exquisite ash encrusted form by Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box retaining the original exhibition card from Central Gallery. Here he draws inspiration from ancient shapes, while bringing them into the modern era with a stepped base and advanced firing techniques leading to exquisite kiln effects. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall, 6 inches 815.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the bo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368110 (stock #1148)
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Mottled clay in lively matt colors blends on this square bottle by Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Fuhakuji Henko. It is 12 x 15 x 13 cm (4-3/4 x 6 x 5-1/4 inches) and in excellent condition.