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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 : Pre 2000 item #1326700 (stock #952)
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A very unusual white glazed Mizusashi by Shimizu Uichi enclosed in a double wood signed box titled simply Haku-yu Mizusashi. The black lacquered lid is made in two parts, hinged with silver butterflies. It is 10 x 7 x 4 inches (25 x 18 x 11 cm) and in excellent condition.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic arts under Ishiguro Munemaro. His work retains some principal elements of his teachers s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1325774 (stock #949)
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An exquisite deep blue covers the dark iron-rich clay of this Shino Vase by Kato Toyohisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ash Purple “no” Glaze Vase. Here he plays with sound, substituting the character for purple (shi) for the usual character Shi in Shino. It is 11-1/2 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Toyohisa was born in 1962. His work is both original and fresh and his challenging pursuit of Mino ceramics is evident in both his contemporary pieces ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1323684 (stock #943)
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An exquisite pottery form by Kawase Takeshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Hori Hanamoyo Sara. The fluted edge rises around a central garden filled with scrolling florals. It is 14 inches (35 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Kawase Takeshi (1953-2007) was born the second son of Kawase Chikushun II in Kanagawa prefecture. He began in the family kiln, eventually breaking off to establish his own kiln in 1986. He was the subject of a television show in 1999, a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1323269 (stock #941)
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A faceted bottle-form vase with ukibori designs by Kawai Takeichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (27 cm)tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Kawai Takeichi (1908-1989) studied the art of pottery under his legendary uncle Kawai Kanjiro in Kyoto from the age of 19. He stayed with Kanjiro for many years, one of his most loyal supporters, and the two were very close. He founded his own kiln in 1953, and participated in many private and publ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1321801 (stock #936)
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A ceramic koro incense burner, the stone-like body decorated with a portion of a red ring by Sato Kazuhiko enclosed in the original wooden box with all the exhibition paraphernalia. It is 8-1/2 x 4 x 8 inches (21.5 x 10 x 20 cm) and is in excellent condition. This piece was exhibited at Tokyo’s Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi in 1994 and was published in the December edition of the magazine Fujin Gaho that same year. A copy of the article on the artist is enclosed and the original Exhibition labels a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1321498 (stock #935)
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Shizen-yu ash glaze and deposits crust the surface of this large Shigaraki Tsubo by Hoshino Ryosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ryosai was born in Fukuoka, on Japan’s Southern Main Island in 1939, and was raised during the impoverished war years. Perhaps it is this will to live instilled through hardship which invigorates so much of this dynamic artists work. He is held in the collecti...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1320849 (stock #929)
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This is a spectacular Tsubo by Furutani Michio showing a plethora of his trademark Anagama Kiln effects. It is 16 inches (41 cm) diameter, 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in Shigaraki; graduating the Konan High School of industrial Arts, he moved to further his studies (like so many g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1320665 (stock #928)
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A sometsuke vase titled Time and Space by Kondo Takahiro published in the retrospective hard cover book “Kondo Takahiro ‘91-‘99” and enclosed in the original signed wooden box with exhibitions labels attached. It is 21 x 14 x 17 cm (8 x 5-1/2 x 7 inches). This piece was used as the cover of the book which is included with the sale.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1320539 (stock #924)
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Gold seems to shatter into a thousand shards on the deep green surface of this large vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition. From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his researc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1319094 (stock #919)
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Hi-dasuki lines of red charring streak like the Nazca Lines across the surface of this large Tokkuri Vase by Isezaki Mitsuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 19 inches (48 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Due to size the cost of shipping made need to be accrued separately.
Isezaki Mitsuru (b. 1934) 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 Cultural Proper...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1318617 (stock #914)
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Swirling designs of color show the distinct touch of one of the 20th century’s greatest potters Kawai Kanjiro on this large bowl enclosed in a signed kiri-wood box. It is 8-1/2 x 11 x 2-1/2 inches (21.5 x 28 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition. It comes enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Kawai Takeichi (Buichi), his longest and most intimate student.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1318338 (stock #912)
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A large footed Bizen slab by Isezaki Shin exhibited at the 13th Nihon Togei Ten in 1995 enclosed in the original signed wooden box and retaining the original exhibition labels. It is 52 x 51.5 x 8.5 cm (20 x 20-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. This is the same year he was awarded at the 42nd National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. Shin Isezaki (b. 1965) is the second son of important Okayama Prefecture intangible cultural property Isezaki Mitsuru. Studied under his father from ...
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 : Cups : Contemporary item #1318044 (stock #910)
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Copper greens splash this bold chawan by Kojima Kenji enclosed in the original signe wooden box. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Kojima Kenji was born in Aichi prefecture in 1953, and graduated the Tokoname Ceramics High School in 1971. He moved to Iga where he studied and was immediately accepted into the Asahi Togeiten Ceramics Exhibition. The following year he moved to Okayama, where he would remain 5 years studying Bizen and the complexi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1316560 (stock #898)
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A flying lid defines the style of the eclectic artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter 6 inches tall and in perfect condition.
The name of Kyoto's Sueharu (b. 1947) is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. He has been displayed numerous times at the prestigious Nitten, Nihon Togei Ten (National Japanese Ceramic Exhibition) and Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Japanese Modern Crafts Exhibition) among others. He is held in the Yale U...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1314586 (stock #891)
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A massive Oribe Bottle by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Bin. It is 15 inches (38 cm) diameter, 19-1/2 inches (50 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Shotaro is one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established hi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1314174 (stock #887)
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Rich rivulets of stunning green crystallize on the surface of this tokkuri sake-bottle by important Mino artist Hayashi Kotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bottle is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kotaro was born in Gifu prefecture, and graduated the prefectural ceramic facility. He was displayed at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition), Asahi Togei Ten Ceramics Exhibition and Chunichi Kokusai Togeiten among othe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1313680 (stock #885)
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Flame shapes fan up on the sides of this trumpeting bottle by Funaki Kenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (16.5 x 19 x 24 cm) and is in fine condition. Funaki Kenji (b. 1927) was born the son of potter Funaki Michitada (1900-1963) in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. Michitada had been a follower of the Mingei movement closely associated with its founders Kanjiro, Shoji and Leach. Kenji trained under his father in both the traditional styles of Fujin...