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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 : Plates : Contemporary item #1333294 (stock #965)
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An Oribe Dai-hachi footed basin by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 x 7-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (28 x 19 x 9 cm) and is in excellent condition. A few pre-firing chips are shown in the close-ups, glaze over-running theedges proof that they happened before the piece was fired.
Born in Tokoname, 1938, Koie Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility. In 1966 he established his own studio. Largely displaye...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1330304 (stock #963)
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A book of Yagi Kazuo works (number 203 of 800) dated 1969 with the cover inlaid with a ceramic work signed and dated Feb. 1967. Dozens of photographs of his work dating from the height of his fame as an avante Garde sculptor fill this 100 page book titled Simply “Yagi Kazuo”. The book comes in the original cover which is held inside a cardboard sleeve. The ends of the cover not encased in cardboard have yellowed some with age, but this does not affect the book within.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1330049 (stock #962)
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Alternating stripes of underglaze cobalt and applied gold decorate this small porcelain box made to hold incense by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 inches square (5 cm) 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1330048 (stock #961)
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Five 6-sided Gosu plates of red clay covered in foamy blue by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a period wooden box endorsed by his wife Kawai Tsune (the annotation dated 1975), in turn enclosed in a red lacquered wooden outer box. Each dish is roughly 19 x 21 cm (7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) across and all are in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) 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 Ind...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1329982 (stock #959)
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A bottle form vase by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter 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 Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the early 60s he worked as a guest profe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1329896 (stock #958)
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A large Plate by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mori-sara. Splashes of black supplant the rich red Mashiko glaze. It is 12 inches (31.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1329895 (stock #957)
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A seminal work covered in red with black waves by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 6-1/2 x 10 inches (25 x 16.5 x 26 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 Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the early 60s he wor...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1329808 (stock #957)
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An oblong Oribe dish with striated designs by Kato Shigetaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 11 inches (26 x 27.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Shigetaka was born the second son of Kato Tokuro in 1927. He graduated the Seto Industrial School of Ceramics and studied under his father. From 1959-1971 submitted annually to the Nitten where he received the Hokusho prize as well as the Modern Ceramics Prize among others. He also received the Japanese Ceramics Societ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1329526 (stock #955)
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A large organic Kurinuki Mizusashi in deep rich lavender glaze with ash charring by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 9-1/2 x 8 inches (25 x 24 x 20 cm) and in fine condition, dating circa 1995. Kaneta Masanao (born 1953) likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times including the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition, Nihon Tog...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1327152 (stock #954)
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A stellar display of Hidasuki covers the sides of this voluminous Bizen vase by Yamashita Joji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15 inches (38 cm) wide, 14 inches (37 cm) tall and in excellent condition, and retains the original exhibition label on bottom. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately. Yamashita Joji (b. Tokyo, 1947) lives in Okayama, but began his artistic career in the Vancouver Art School in Canada. Upon returning to Japan in 1971 he apprent...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1326835 (stock #954)
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Red Gosu floral designs surround radical splashes like overlapping branches in a forest on this large square platter by Hayakawa Yoshinori exhibited at the 44th Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition and is featured on page 66 of the catalog. It is 50 cm (20 inches) square, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall at the corners and in excellent condition.
Hayakawa Yoshinori was born in Shizuoka in 1946. He apprenticed in Mashiko under Yasuda Takeshi in 1972. Two years later he m...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1326822 (stock #953)
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A spectacular Shino Vase in deep murasaki and white by Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition. This piece is from the era in which Yasuo won the Japan Ceramic Society award (JCS) in 1979. Included is a catalog from Mitsukoshi Department Store and an advertisement for the Exhibition of JCS Award Winners.
Yasuo was born in Tajimi in 1941, one of the homes of Mino ware. He began his path ...
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 : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1322410 (stock #940)
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What a way to start the day, having your coffee or tea in a cup by a Japanese Living National Treasure. This is a Mashiko mug with Jomon Rope impressions and aka-e designs by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1322218 (stock #938)
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It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition. Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter.