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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 1980 item #1175441 (stock #560)
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Limestone green decorates the dark clay of this large Tsubo by Kimura Morinobu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Something about the rough edge of the standing lip in comparison to the running smooth wet sides is striking. Simple yet hard to take ones eyes from it. The Tsubo is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter. Morinobu (b. 1932) was born into a pottery family in Kyotos Higashiyama pottery district. He attended the Kyoto Municipal School of Art graduating from t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1175898 (stock #562)
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Gold leaf covers the yellow porcelain sides of this proud Ten-moku bowl by pioneering female artist Ono Hakuko. The bowl is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The box is not the original box,and is not signed.
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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1176090 (stock #563)
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Ash is blasted around from the charred front of this amazing Tsubo by Harada Togetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. What an amazing looking piece, highlighting all the best in Bizen qualities. The first time I spotted this piece I could not halt my expressing something about the godlike nature of Feces (oddly?!) It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Harada Togetsu (b. 1917) began potting in earnest late in life, in the early 60s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1176739 (stock #566)
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A large and fantastical work by Morino Taimei with pited blue glaze spattered with silver enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is 12 x 6-1/2 x 13 inches (30.5 x 16.5 x 33 cm) and in fine condition.
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 National Exhi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1181264 (stock #569)
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A large Ginsai (Silver-glazed) vessel by Hiraga Taeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The unusual shape compounded with the advancing decoration of silver is both eye-catching and disconcerting. It stands 31.5 x 13.5 x 43.5 cm tall (12-1/2 x 5 x 17-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Hiraga Taeko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1948, a pioneering female artist who has served as mentor to a young generation of artists from her kiln in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa near Tokyo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1181268 (stock #570)
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A Ginsai (Silver-glazed) vessel by Hiraga Taeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kawara Mon Kakehana (Hanging Vase patterned with roof tiles). The unusual shape compounded with the advancing decoration of silver is both eye-catching and disconcerting. It measures 10 x 5 x 25 cm (4 x 2 x 10 inches) and is in fine condition, with a metal ring on back for hanging.
Hiraga Taeko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1948, a pioneering female artist who has served as mentor to a yo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1181381 (stock #572)
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A dramatic basin brutalized by the elements by Shigaraki Master Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Representative of this artists work, the lip has split with heat, one edge blasted off, and the entire charred and buried in ash. The dish measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) deep, 29 cm (12 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. While living at a Buddhist temple he...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1183993 (stock #585)
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Clay drapes like rusted steel forming this intriguing ichirin-sashi vase by Terada Minoro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is five inches diameter, the same height and in excellent condition.
Minoru was born into a potting family in Seto city in 1936, entering into the BizanToen Ceramics facility in 1958, where he worked and studied for 10 years before establishing his own kiln. He is held in the Stockholm National Museum, among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1184831 (stock #586)
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A small gold wrapped vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches ((14 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in excellent 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 research. She was awarded the JC...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1185429 (stock #592)
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A breathtaking white form of draped porcelain by Nagae Shigekazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box with the original Daimaru Department Store exhibition invitation. Light patterns are almost indiscernible on the surface, incredibly detailed and crisp when viewed close-up. What is surprising about this work is the weight, incredibly light. The piece measures 16 x 16 x 5 inches (41 x 41 x 12 cm) and is in excellent condition. Due to fragility this piece will require special shipping c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1186394 (stock #G601)
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A large mizusashi extolling thevirtues of True Momoyama Bizen by Abe Anjin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The iron like quality of the work comes from the temperature at which Anjin fires, 200 degrees higher than most Bizen potters. Scars and interconnecting symbols harken back to the days of group firing and kiln marks. The piece is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Very rare!
Born in Osaka in 1938, the mysterious recluse be...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1188722 (stock #G602)
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A horse prances around the stables in the unique world of Suzuki Goro, an Oribe vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made in the form of a thatched circular building, the neck almost like a tall chimney. Perhaps it is not simply a stable at all, but a blacksmiths, and the horse is ready to be re-shoed. Every piece tells a story with this unusual artist. The vase measures 11-1/2 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Goro has...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1189236 (stock #604)
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A furidashi sweets container and Chakin for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The furidashi is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and both are 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1189336 (stock #605)
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A grand vase by Morino Taimei covered in rich pitted blue glaze freckled with sky and golden clouds enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is quite large, heavily potted 11 x 6 x 13 inches (27 x 15 x 32 cm) and in excellent condition
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 Hokutos...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1191768 (stock #615)
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White slip dots the surface of this handsome Vase by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
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 Municipal University of Art, graduating in 1957. That same year his work was accepted into the New Masters of Crafts ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1192551 (stock #616)
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White dots pattern the scalloped swirling form of this vase by Kitamura Junko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kitamura Junko learned under the tutelage of Suzuki Osamu and Kondo Yutaka of the influential Sodeisha. Like Mashiko artist Shimaoka Tatsuzo, her work is influenced by Jomon pottery, however her approach is very different. After impressing patterns into the clay with bam...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1192593 (stock #617)
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A bottle form vase by important 20th century artist Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 4 x 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (10 x 11.5 x 19 cm) and in excellent condition.
Volumes have been written about pioneering artist Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) and I am sure he needs no introduction. His birth on Independence Day seems to have been a portent of things to come. He was the son of the ceramicist Yagi Isso, and grew up surrounded by the characters of the Goja-zaka potter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1193274 (stock #620)
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A superb Uzukumaru tsubo by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Shell marks, kutsuki, ash blasting. The piece is 7-3/4 inches (19.5 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. While living at a Buddhist temple he experienced a profound connection with a Korean Tea Bowl, and began potting. He is highly acclaimed and somewhat reclusive, avoidin...