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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 : Contemporary item #1399743 (stock #1304)
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Very different from the previous piece just listed, here the tide has pulled away from the rocks leaving htem slick and shiny, an igneous Toban platter by Iga master Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is random, like an act of nature, and pays tribute to the material while bringing the tradition into the 21st century. The plate is 45 x 30 cm (17-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka Co...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1399710 (stock #1305)
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A menagerie of 12 comic creatures grin back at us as we pour another cup of sake from this Tokkuri decorated by world renowned woodblock artist and painter Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original wooden box also decorated on all facets with the same humorous creatures as well as a self portrait on the lid captioned EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1399689 (stock #1303)
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Like a fossilized ammonite excavated from some dry desert pit, dry green glass leaves off to arid cracked earth on this swirling vessel by Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a powerful work with sensational textures. 26 cm (10 inches) diameter, rising from 7 to 11 cm (3 to 4-1/2 inches) high at the shoulder. Due to the convoluted shape and extreme temperatures there are stress fractures born from the firing process.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1395357 (stock #1296)
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A selection of three sake cups by Tanoue Shinya encapsulating the various characters fo this artists work. Each comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 700 dollars for all three or:
a) White W2.5(7cm) H2(5cm) 250.00
b) Blue W3.5(9cm) H2(5cm) 300.00
c) White W3(8cm) H1.5(4cm) 250.00
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976. He garnered a BA from Doshisha University in Theology, and after two years in a textile company, an Assoc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1394480 (stock #1294)
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One of the most popular artists, here is a chance to add a dish by Wada Morihiro in his signature cedar pattern enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saido Sugi Moyo Sara. It is 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches (26.5 x 22.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Wada Morihiro (1944-2008) was born in Hyogo prefecture and studied at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1967. He would study under Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Fujimoto Masamichi (Nodo). He worked at a communal kiln ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1394282 (stock #1293)
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A Tenmoku Hanging vase by the living master of that genre, Kimura Morikazu, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsuyu Kohen Kake-hana-ike. The lozenge form features two lug handles in the shape of a traditional Waniguchi Japanese Shrine Gong. It is 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches (19 x 16.5 x 5.5 cm) nd in excellent condition, retaining the original shiori and wrapping cloth.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, He esta...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1394223 (stock #1291)
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Squash flowers and dilapidated leaves decorate this huge basin by Miyake Yoji bearing a label for the 1997 Nihon Togeiten on the bottom and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Ginsai Kabocha-mon Hachi. A major work, it is 50 cm (20 inches) diameter, 14.5 cm (6 inches) deep and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1394212 (stock #1292)
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Grapes in lavender on white decorate this early cloth textured vessel by Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuno-me Budo-mon Kabin and dating circa 1981. A rare find, showing the development of this artists unique style. It is 25.5 cm (10 inches) diameter and 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 acc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1394045 (stock #1289)
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Elegant imagery in rusty orange decorates the yellow body of this small vase by important artist and Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A very difficult artist to find, this is a rare opportunity.
Tokuda Yasokichi I (1873 –1956)was born into a family of textile dyers in Ishikawa prefecture, but entered the ceramics world under the tutelage of his Brother Matsumoto Sahei, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Pre 2000 item #1394037 (stock #1288)
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An unusual image in deep aubergine color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ushi Okimono. It is 11 inches (28 cm) long and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1393753 (stock #1287)
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An oil spot vessel by the living master of that craft, Kimura Morikazu, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here the simple form with elongated neck is covered in a tight pattern of silver spots over black. A superb example. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, He established his first kiln in the Gojo Zaka area of Kyoto in 1947, moving to Fukui in 1976. He is...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1393728 (stock #1286)
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A cloud of terracotta clay floats over rays of white emanating down through the gray body of this object by Kawasaki Chitaru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Light Cloud. The complete lack of glaze accentuates the rich color of the clay body, tiny “tombo-no-me” (dragonfly eyes) salting the surface. It is 20 x 12.5 x 23 cm (8 x 5 x 9 inches ) and in excellent condition, with the artist name and date engraved on the side.
Kawasaki Chitaru (born in Hiroshima, 1938) has ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1393630 (stock #1285)
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An exquisite hakuji porcelain bowl by Kawase Chikushi (Takeshi) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Botan Moyo Hai. The imagery of stylized peony are raised from the surface only visible by the shadow of white on white. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. A perfect theme for winter and celebrating the New year.
Kawase Chikushun II (born Junichi, 1923-2007) was a second generation Kyoto born potter, the son of Kawase Chikushun I (Chikuo, 1894-198...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1393414 (stock #1282)
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A signature work in gold Shino by Suzuki Tomio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yohen Kin Shino Hachi (Shimmering Altered Gold Shino Bowl). It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) diameter, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Suzuki Tomio was born in 1948 in Yawata, Kyoto, and has spent his life in the perfection of Shino glazing. He did not move for independence until establishing his own kiln at the age of 40. One of his most notable advances in Shino glazing is ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1393290 (stock #1281)
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An open basin in the shape of a tea bowl by female artist Okuda Tomoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Kohen Hanaire (Kiln altered Raku Vase). It has the feeling mas as if it has grown this way, out of some geologic process, than sculpted out of clay. Large and tactile it is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Okuda Tomoko studied under the great female avant-garde legend Tsuboi Asuka, and lived and worked in Tokoname for 20...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1393211 (stock #1280)
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A tea bowl by female artist Okuda Tomoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled American Raku Chawan. Large and tactile it is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Okuda Tomoko studied under the great female avant-garde legend Tsuboi Asuka, and lived and worked in Tokoname for 20 years, before returning to her home of Nara in 2014. With a great number of private exhibitions, her works have been exhibited at the Asahi Togeiten Ceramic Exh...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1393159 (stock #1279)
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The elegance of these works by Fukami has created a stir in the collecting world which has not abated over the last 25 years. Offered here a rare wing (or blade as some describe them) object by world renowned Fukami Sueharu dating circa 2006 enclosed in the original wooden box titled “Tenku”, signed and stamped by the artist. It is mounted on a wooden base, and comes with an artist designed metal stand (all fit in the box). The sculpture is 13 inches (33 cm) long and is in perfect conditi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1390523 (stock #1275)
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A spiraling form rises to a small opening creating this temporal vase by Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mouth is at an angle, allowing the viewer a unique image depending upon the angle from which it is seen. It is 5 x 9 inches (13 x 23cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka University of Arts Sculpture Department in 1999, moving on to advanced studies ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1390042 (stock #1274)
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A shell shaped swirling form by young female artist Takatsu Mio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5cm)wide, roughly 7 inches (18cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Takatsu Mio (b. 1976) was raised in Gifu prefecture among the scattered kilns of Mino. She graduated the Osaka University of Arts Sculpture Department in 1999, moving on to advanced studies which she completed in 2001. Her first exhibited works were in 1999, and then again in Tokyo in 2001. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1389990 (stock #1273)
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A covered box in red tinged shino glaze by Hori Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nezumishino Tobako. The pin-holed thick white glaze appears to be licked by the shadows of the flames, and on one side the artists finger prints are clearly visible as four molten points. The way the reds move like vapor across the surface it is as if it is still on fire. It is 10 inches (28cm) long and in excellent condition.
Hori Ichiro (b. 1952) graduated the Tajimi School of Ind...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1389950 (stock #1272)
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An original boxed set of three dishes by 20th century legend Kitaoji Rosanjin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Hira-Mukozuke 3. Each has been brushed with two wide swatches forming a cross in iron under the thick red tinged shino glaze. They are 13 cm (5-1/2 inches9 diameter each, and in excellent condition.
Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) They say adversity is the mother of invention, and Rosanjin can be said to epitomize that expression. Born during the tumultuous...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Pre 2000 item #1389662 (stock #1271)
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The tiger strides in his multicolored coat, an okimono by Living National Treasure Kato Takuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24.5 x 8 x 11 cm (9-1/2 x 3 x 4-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Kato Takuo (1917-2005) was trained in ceramics by both his father, Kato Kohei, and at the Kyoto School of ceramics. He was soon accepted and consistently displayed at any number of National and International Exhibitions, and was named an Intangible Cultural Asset (Living Na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1389239 (stock #1266)
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Wow! Is what comes to mind the first time you see this daring silver glazed organic Kake Hana-ire by Okumura Hiromi. The clay folds about onto itself, forming a seed-like pod, with an opening in the top and wings extending out both sides. A wire loop is affixed to the back for wall hanging. A signed and stamped wooden plackard by the artist accompanies the piece. It is 11 x 14 x 5 inches (28 x 36 x 13 cm) and is in fine condition.
Okumura was born in Kyoto in 1953, and was thus from...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1388915 (stock #1263)
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An amorphic vessel covered in organic green by Sodeisha member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated the 20th day of April 1970. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A major retrospective of his life work was held this summer at the Shigaraki Togeinomori Museum. Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New Yor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1388754 (stock #1261)
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An otherworldly form from the age of Sputnick by important artist Morino Taimei exhibited at the 1959 Nitten National Art Exhibition and published in the Nittenshi (vol. 22). It is signed in romanized characters H. Morino (His given name is Hiroaki). It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 15 inches (38 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
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 befor...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1388443 (stock #1257)
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A rare work by Sodeisha founding member Yamada Hikaru of a torn vessel engraved with enigmatic characters. It is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamada Hikaru (1924-2001), was born into the family of layman potter and priest Yamada Tetsu, and raised in Gifu after the family home was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake. At the age of 20 he entered the Kyoto ceramics research facility, 15 years junior to those who had inspired the great Mi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1388429 (stock #1156)
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A trio of sculptural forms by Takano Moto-o dating from the formative years of modern Japanese crafts at the height of Sodeisha influence in the 1960s. These are being offered as a group for one price. One is distorted, like an apparition, or the world seen through an old pane of glass. The second is like a flute licking back; both in pure white. The third is a square basin with handles decorated with a geometric pattern. The piece on the left in the group photograph is 10 inches (26 cm) tal...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1388308 (stock #1048)
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A set of five yunomi by Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kao no Aru Yunomi. Each cup has a small face on one side, pale glaze covering all but that smiling fellow and the foote. Each cup is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Osamu was, along with Kumakura Junkichi, Hikaru Yamada and Yagi Kazuo, one of the founding members of the influential Sodeisha (Crawling Through Mud Association), a group of revolutionary post war ceramic artists whose influenc...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1386884 (stock #1252)
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An optical illusion forms as a colored bubble in this glass plate when viewed from the side by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Blown-Glass Dish. It is 10 x 5-1/2 x 1 inches (25 x 14 x 2.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi prefecture in 1932, and graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) in 1973 Kogeisho-Prize and 198...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1386883 (stock #1251)
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A textured glass leaf by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Garasu-ban”. The artist has created ripples leading out to the edge, like water reflected in a pool. It is 10 x 8-1/2 x 1/2 inches (21 x 27 x 1.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi prefecture in 1932, and graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) in 1973 K...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1385617 (stock #1249)
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An exquisite Venetian glass vase by Yasuda Taizo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Lace pattern vase. A web of hair thin qhite is woven into the clear glass hemmed by bars of gold. It is 16.5 x 7 x 17 cm (6-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). Yasuda Taizo was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1972. He studied Glass making at the Toyama Prefectural Glass Research Facility, graduating there in 1994, and continued working in Toyama until 1997, when he established his own studio. However it ...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1384337 (stock #1248)
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Silver over green, white, blue and brown on black by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Suiban (Basin). It is 12-1/2 x 8 x 5 inches (32 x 20 x 12.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Kobayashi Mitsugi, was born in Aichi prefecture in 1932, and graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) in 1973 Kogeisho-Prize and 1980 Governor of Tokyo Prize as well as the T...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383843 (stock #1246)
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Tiger stripes of crackled gold over veins of red, yellow and green on black by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Taste of an Autum Day. It is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall, 8 x 9 inches (20. X 23 cm) round and in excellent condition.
Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi prefecture in 1932, and graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) in 1973 Kogeisho-Prize ...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383573 (stock #1245)
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This dark form representing a flower wears its areola at a randy angle like an Aussie slouch hat. It is by Azuchi Tadahisa and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Hanabira Kaki. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Azuchi Tadahisa was born in Takayama in 1947, and became a farmer after graduating university. In 1978 he began producing glass works in his off time, learning the craft under Kotani Shinzo of the Kurashiki Glass tradition.....
All Items : Artists : Glass : Pre 2000 item #1383368 (stock #1241)
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A lidded bottle of hand blown blue glass with a white stripe swirling up to a ball-lilke bung of clear with a white center by Nakashima Yasushi It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall plus the lid, and in excellent condition. Perfect for chilled summer sake, signed on the base Y. Nakashima.
Nakashima Yasushi (1938-2017) was born in Hyogo prefecture and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1962. While still at university he was accepted into the Mainichi Kogyo Design exhibition. He beg...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Pre 2000 item #1383365 (stock #1239)
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A tall bottle of hand blown clear glass wth a swirling strip of red by Nakashima Yasushi. The top is ground to a smooth finish, and it wears a a dimpled, heavy glass, cap with matching red swirl caps. Signed on the base Y Nakashima. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakashima Yasushi (1938-2017) was born in Hyogo prefecture and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1962. While still at university he was accepted into the Mainichi Kogyo Design exhib...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383254 (stock #1238)
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A drinking set covered in gold foil and Rimpa inspired florals by Kuroki Kuniaki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tebuki Glass Shuki and named inside Kinasi Korin. There are two cups, a Tokkuri sake flask, and two chopstick holders, one saphire the other ruby. The Tokkuri pot is 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and all is in excellent condition. Kuroki Kuniaki was born in Miyazaki prefecture in 1945. He began his career employed straight out of school by the Yamaya Glass Company in...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383253 (stock #1237)
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Scales of color overlap in the crystal basin of this oblong form by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mosaic Mon Sara (mosaic pattern dish). It is 8 x 6-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (21 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi prefecture in 1932, and graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) in 1973 Kogeisho-Prize and 1980 Go...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383219 (stock #1236)
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A pool of green and gold veined with black and spotted with white on a morphic form by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 x 6 inches (20 x 15 x 4 cm) and in excellent condition. Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi, graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) 1973 Kogeisho-Prize and 1980 Governor of Tokyo Prize as well as the Tokusen-Prize at the Nitten National...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Pre 2000 item #1383214 (stock #1235)
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Crimson petals seem to swirl about a vortex of yellow fading to white on the overall black glass surface of this plate by Nakashima Yasushi enclosed in the original signed wooden box and exhibited at the 19th Nihon Dento Kogeiten exhibition (catalog included). It is 14 x 16 inches (35.5 x 41.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. It is titled Anba Unmo Nami-Uchi Sara, Roran no Hana. (I believe he is using the first two characters as “ateji” meaning Amber Mica Waved Dish, Orchid Flowers).
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1382030 (stock #1234)
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An exquisite lidded ginger jar wrapped with a writhing dragon by Ibata Katsue. The artist mark is placed in a raised cartouche, like an old wax seal, on the side, and the dragons seem to reach for it like it was the pearl of Buddhist wisdom. It is roughly 8 inches (19.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. This piece is from a private collection of modern art and was purchased from the artist. There is no box.
Ibata Katsue was born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, in 1958. She graduated the Na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1381017 (stock #826)
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A spectacular faceted work by Ueda Mitsuharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Mentori Kabin. It is 9 x 11 x 11 inches (28 x 24 x 28 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Born in Fukuoka in 1957, and studied initially pottery in Tamba under Ogami Tsuyoshi before entering the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic Research Facility, which he finished in 1983 followed by a year studying glazes in the Shiga Prefectural Kiln. That same year he entered the Koga Tea Culture Research...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1381011 (stock #1232)
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A Yuteki Tenmoku chawan in sumtous colors, dark blues within, midnight drizzling to sunrise pinks and sunset oranges on the side by Kimura Moriyasu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kimura Moriyasu (b. 1935) studied pottery initially at the Kyoto Ceramics Research Facility (which turned out such masters as Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro) and then under his brother Kimura Morikazu. He is well known for his use of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1381010 (stock #419)
Scraped cut and beat out of form with looping ribbons of clay for handles, here is a mizusashi which certainly does not let down; everything we have come to expect from this popular Japanese artist enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is heavily potted, creating a bold, lively experience. The piece is 8 inches (21 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and in perfect condition.
This artist has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, I...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1380980 (stock #1231)
Recondite scribbling decorate the unglazed surface of this pure white vessel by Kato Kiyoyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Vase. The title is as open to interpretation as the decoration. In keeping with that the addition of a black lacquered lid allows it to double as a mizusashi water urn for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Signed in a scraffitto cartouche on the base, it is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall, 7-3/4 inches (19.5 cm) diameter at the base. Kato Kiyoyuki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1380934 (stock #1230)
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A squat form quintessentially Kishi Eiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1997. Purchased from the artist, it is 21 x 14 x 19.5 cm (8-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Kishi Eiko was born in Nara in 1948, and largely trained in the Ceramic Institute of Tekisui Museum. She was first exhibited in 1981 at the Women’s Association of Ceramic Art and was awarded that year. She took the grand prize at the 1985 Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, and from the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1380931 (stock #1228)
A low-fired sculpture in the shape of a lotus petal by avant garde artist Igata Nobuyuki decorated with only the pin holes (su-ana) of the glaze on top, bold stripes beneath. It is a startling work. It is 29 x 38 x 12.5 cm (11-1/2 x 15 x 5 inches) and is in fine condition. This piece is from a private collection of modern art and was purchased from the artist. There is no box.
Igata Nobuyuki (b. 1952, Tokoname) graduated the Tajimi University of Art Advanced studies in 1978. From then...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1380930 (stock #1227)
ReCreations, a sculpture of assembled ceramic shards by Yorigami Munemi in soft earth tones. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter, 28; cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition. This piece is from a private collection of modern art and was purchased from the artist. It comes in an unsigned wooden box.
Yorigami Munemi was born in Kyoto in 1944, but went to Tokyo to study gardening at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, graduating in 1967. Two years later he apprenticed in ceramics under Y...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1380929 (stock #1226)
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Enigmatic designs in free flowing black and rigid lines impinge on the yellow square of this raised plate by Kim Hono. It is 24 x 25 x 4 cm (9-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches), signed underneath. This piece is from a private collection of modern art and was purchased from the artist. There is no box but one could be had for an additional fee.
Kim Hono was born in Seto City Aichi Prefecture in 1958, and graduated the Prefectural Ceramics School in 1977, then taking up apprenticeship at a lo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1380873 (stock #1131)
A vase with open “wing” by avant garde potter Ando Ikuko in rough pale clay dating circa 2000. It is 21 x 12 x (H)19.5 cm. This piece is from a private collection of modern art and was purchased from the artist. There is no box.
Ando Ikuko was born in Aomori Prefecture, the Northern-most province on Japan’s main Island of Honshu in 1970. She graduated the Iwate University in 1992, and finished advanced studies at Joetsu University of Education in 1994. Following she worked three...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1380005 (stock #1224)
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A very rare early sculpture by Imaizumi Masato (now Living National Treasure Imaizumi Imaemon XIV) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen to no Kakawari Kata (In Relation to Nature) Plate III. Paper thin shards are embedded in the un-glazed disc of raw white Kaolin clay, a powerful expression indeed on our relationship with the natural world. It is 11 inches diameter and in excellent condition.
Imaizumi Masato succeeded as Imaemon XIV in 2002, heir to a century’s lon...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1379695 (stock #1222)
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An incense burner in the rare Utsutsukawa-yaki tradition by Yokoishi Gagyu (b. 1975) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The square form is covered in evening shades with white slip grasses blowing in the wind. It is 3 x 3 x 4-3/4 inches (7.5 x 7.5 x 12 cm) and in perfect condition.
Gagyu’s first exhibited piece at the age of 20 in 1955 took the governors prize at the Nagasaki Kenten Prefectural Art Exhibition. That was the beginning of a prestigious career prolific with awards c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1379627 (stock #1146)
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Thick glaze clings to the amophic body of this tokkuri sake flask by female artist and force of nature Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri has a playful stance, slightly cocky and leaning, as if it wants to pour. Covered in thick, dripping ash glaze, a product of her legendary long firings, sometimes lasting ten days, it is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Koyama Kiyoko was the subject of the film Hi-Bi (2005) and is the pioneering fem...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1378500 (stock #1220)
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A spectacular Shino Vase in deep murasaki and white by Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Henko. It is 14-3/4 inches (39 cm) tall, roughly 7-1/4 inches (18.5 cm) diameter and 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 followed the footsteps of a number of ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1378184 (stock #1216)
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A spectacular large basin covered in fissured green with tinges of red by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji O-zara. It is 16-1/4 inches (42 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
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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. H...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1378038 (stock #1215)
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Bursting with life, this vessel by avant-garde Shinkai Kanzan was exhibited at the Nitten National Art Exhibition in 1982. Titled Kitsune to Minori no Monogatari, Kabin (Vase, The Tale of Fox and Fruition), the sly creature slinks through fruit laden vines in a path of dark through the light gray glaze covering the simple open form. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden. It is quite large, measuring 30 cm (12 inches) diameter, roughly the same height and is in excellent condition. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1378037 (stock #1214)
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Every shade between mustard and aubergine fades into the deepest blue on the sides of this ovoid form decorated with enigmatic relief-work by Shinkai Kanzan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nishiki-ka Kabin. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shinkai Kanzan was born the grandson of Seifu Yohei III in 1912 and was raised from a baby in the confines of the Gojo-zaka ceramic district of Kyoto, inducted daily into the realm of pottery by his father a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1377821 (stock #1213)
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A deformed-vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII (Masahiro) formed as a closed cylindar then cut to allow the clay to mis-shape during the firing process. It is covered in dark glaze with highlights of yellow. It is 10-1/4 inches (20 cm) diameter, 11-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Although the first heads of the Kiyomizu family concentrated on traditional, popular objects and designs, Rokubei VII and VIII "took a radical turn" to produce abstract, geometric three-dimensional piec...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1377719 (stock #1211)
Overlapping forms create an urban sprawl on the surface of this cubist-gourd by Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII (Masahiro). It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) square, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Although the first heads of the Kiyomizu family concentrated on traditional, popular objects and designs, Rokubei VII and VIII "took a radical turn" to produce abstract, geometric three-dimensional pieces which are either purely decorative, or combine function with distinctive, unexpected form...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1377672 (stock #1210)
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An urban landscape split by a drooping plane by Kiyomizu Masahiro (Rokubei VIII). It is 19-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 11 inches (49.5 x 29 x 28 cm). Firing flaws in the corners of the towers accent the work, the degradation of from a characteristic of the artists work, often purposefully introduced to create tension. Although the first heads of the Kiyomizu family concentrated on traditional, popular objects and designs, Rokubei VII and VIII "took a radical turn" to produce abstract, geometric three-dimen...