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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 1960 item #1440926 (stock #1667)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A mid century vessel by Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsu Zogan Hana Tsubo dating from the heydays of Sodeisha in the 1950s to early 60s. The vase seems to wear a necklace of Kikko hexagons. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall, 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan. He was born into the family of potter Yagi Isso, a noted specialist in fine Chines...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1436378 (stock #1608)
There is an unequivocal sincerity in the work of Fukami Sueharu, and here is an exceptional large cylinder vase draped in the purest celadon green wrapped in a stamped cloth pouch and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 52.5 cm (20-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Large works by this artist are few and far between, and this would certainly become a focal point in any collection.
Fukami Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. Born in Kyoto in 1947, he grad...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441158 (stock #1672)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$3,300.00
Sale Pending
A spectacular Mizusashi fresh water container by Bizen Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Kaneshige Kosuke titled Bizen Yahazuguchi Mizusashi. A fabulous range of colors plays across the surface, all natural kiln effects resulting from heat, cold, clay content and placement. The receptacle is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and comes with a custom made black lacquer wooden lid.
Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967) is one of...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1434815 (stock #1597)
A colorful spray decorates the white glazed body of this bowl by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box titled Hakuji Hana-e Wan (White Glazed Bowl with Floral Design) annotated by his daughter (and former head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum) Kawai Koha. The bowl is set on a tall foot, with rough sandy edges surrounding the base. It is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter,10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1441392 (stock #1677)
A spectacular silver and gold lid covers this small basin by Tomimoto Kenkichi enclosed in a wooden box titled Aka-e Tsutsugata Yunomi and annotated within: Made by Tomimoto Kenkichi Sensei in 1925 signed by Tsujimoto Isamu (for more on him see below). The cup is covered inside with creamy white, outside in red with decoration of gold plum blossoms. It is surmounted by a solid silver lid pierced with leafy vines and peaked with a gold chrysanthemum. The cup is 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) diameter and...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1436712 (stock #1614)
A moon-like orb awash in an atmosphere of rust and oxide by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply (as with all his works) Untitled. It is 27 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from this young and important artist. A similar piece went into the collection of the V&A in London last year.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since childhood. He graduated w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1436424 (stock #1609)
A large Seki-ware container by the eccentric artist Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Konron (Kunlun in Chinese). This is the name of a mythical Mountain Range in Chinese Folklore. His architectural forms are fired at high temperature with random salt deposits creating an austere Axel Vervoot atmosphere. A ritual like composition adds to the sense of weight and history of this piece. It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) tall, 35.5 cm (14 inches) diameter and in excellent ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441202 (stock #1673)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$2,200.00
Sale Pending
A fabulous vase in the form of a rice pestle by Bizen Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Kine-gata Hanaire (Vase in the Shape of a Pestle). A fabulous range of colors plays across the surface, all natural kiln effects resulting from heat, cold, clay content and placement. The vase is 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition. It comes with a custom made black lacquered wooden outer box to protect the original box.
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1436766 (stock #1615)
A ribbon of iron glaze rises up like a swirling flame, a quintessential work by female artist Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Work 1602. The very talented Tatsu Mio spends many days refining the shape of each piece she makes, and her output is thus very low. It is 43 cm (17 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this summer.
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka Univer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441203 (stock #1674)
Expressive mysterious symbols float on the surface of this green glazed plate by 20th century pottery legend Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his wife Tsune titled Seiji Sara. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Industrial Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1437509 (stock #1619)
A masterpiece by Kato Shigetaka, this bowl is very powerful, and I am not one to wax too longingly on individual pieces. In short: he nailed it with this bowl which comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Chawan. It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kato Shigetaka (1927-2013) was born the son of legendary revivalist Kato Tokuro, his older brother the legendary rebel Okabe Mineo. Shigetaka graduated the Seto Industrial ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1437524 (stock #1621)
Playful bands of white and red alternate with raw clay on this fabulous large vessel by Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Tsubo. It is 33 cm (13 inches) tall, 14 x 15.5 cm (5-1/2 x 6 inches) at the base and is in excellent condition.
Tamaoki Yasuo was born in Tajimi in 1941, one of the homes of Mino ware. He began his path to professional ceramicist at the Tajimi Industrial High School, and a stint at the Gifu Ceramics Research institute, where he foll...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441210 (stock #1675)
A simple small circular container covered in rust colored speckled Gosu glaze by 20th century pottery legend Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his daughter Koha titled Gosu Futamono3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Industrial Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own kiln ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1437939 (stock #1627)
A seminal work by Shigaraki legend Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here you will find no overt extension of the self, no insertion of ego, no attempt at distraction, only the true mastery of this artist and his ability. Absolute perfection in form shows his mastery of throwing, blemish-less surface his time spent preparing and purifying the clay, and superlative flow of natural ash his skill at placement in the kiln and the firing process. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall,...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1440144 (stock #1661)
An odd shaped bottle by Koie Ryoji and Alex Terma (Spanish potter b. 1946) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1990 and titled Sakuhin, Alekusu Teruma (Work, Alex Terma). This is a very rare gassaku, a collaboration by both artists, a conversation between East and West. It is reminiscent of the distinctive Yatsure (Broken) Tea accoutrements which are made to emulate the Japanese aesthetic of age and decay (wabi-sabi). It is 28 cm (11 inches) diameter, 23 cm (9 inches) tall and in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1440838 (stock #1665)
A very rare Mashiko platter by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji decorated with a poem cradled in an offset ring forming the mika-tsuki or third day moon by poet Shimizu Hian. The poem alludes to the red fruit of the Omoto plant which grows ripe and round like a stone in this transient world. It reads: Akaki mi no omoto no Hotori Dainaru Maruki kono yo no ishi okitari, and is signed by the 76 year old man Hian meaning it was made either in 1958 or 59 (depending upon whether Hian was going ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1441127 (stock #1669)
A very unusual domed box shaped vase by Morino Taimei decorated with green dots and purple numbers on a rich textured blue enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iro-e Tabimakura (Colorful Travel Pillow). It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) square, 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall excluding the handles, and is in excellent condition, as can be seen there is a water stain in the upper right corner of the box lid.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten N...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1441147 (stock #1671)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$1,200.00
Sale Pending
An incense burner in white porcelain clay by Morino Taimei (Hiroaki) with silver lid of overlapping butterflies signed Sozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Koro. It is 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm) diameter, and in excellent condition. Koro by this artist are extremely rare.
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 ...