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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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #831532 (stock #287)
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Icy-blue meanders like a waterfall through the crags and crevices forming the sides of this elongated Oribe wall vase by young artist Ito Katsuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in fine condition, with a metal ring on back for hanging. Katsuhiko was born in Tsushima, Aichi prefecture in 1964, and raised in the heart of Mino ceramics. He apprenticed under Kato Shuntei in 1985. He has been displayed publicly at the Nihon Dento Togeiten (Nati...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #822068 (stock #285)
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A voluminous Tsubo of blistered dark clay by Furutani Michio enclosed in the original singed wooden box. The Tsubo is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #818380 (stock #282)
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An unusually large piece by Upcoming Bizen artist Wakimoto hiroyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Made as two slabs pushed together slightly ‚