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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 #1221049 (stock #677)
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The surface of this rough slab is like an eroded plain with rivulets of glass running to a clouded pool in the center, signed along the edge and enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Sugimoto Sadamitsu. It is roughly 20-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 3 inches (52 x 21.5 x 8 cm) and in perfect condition.
Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Ze...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1218434 (stock #666)
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Red highlights the salt glazed body of this multifaceted tsubo by Seto Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Enseki-yu Tamentori Tsubo. Like stepping stones stomach scales of a snake climb in concentric arcs about the body of the base, the white covering most with red highlighting the edges. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Seto Hiroshi (1941-1994) studied pottery under Living National Treasures Tomimoto Kenkichi and...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1218296 (stock #665)
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A Hakuji Mentori Vase by Takenaka Ko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ko (born 1941) apprenticed under future Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo before establishing his own kiln in 1970. He was the recipient of one of Japans most prestigious awards, the JCS award (Japanese Ceramics Society) in 1980. He was designated an Intangible Cultural Property of Kyoto in 1995 (Mukei Bunkazai or pre...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1218180 (stock #664)
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A Hakuji Mentori Hachi by Takenaka Ko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ko (born 1941) apprenticed under future Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo before establishing his own kiln in 1970. He was the recipient of one of Japans most prestigious awards, the JCS award (Japanese Ceramics Society) in 1980. He was designated an Intangible Cultural Property of Kyoto in 1995 (Mukei Bunkazai or prefectu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1217827 (stock #663)
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A charred Tsubo blasted with ash by Takahashi Rakusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It reflects the style of early Shigaraki, with an engraved crosshatch belt circling the flaring mouth. The piece is 8 inches (21 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition but for one tiny nick in the base.
Born in Shigaraki in 1900, Rakusai was considered one of the true masters of Shigaraki and Iga-yaki, along with Naokata and later Michio. He worked toward the revival...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1217767 (stock #662)
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Tombo-no-me (Dragonfly eyes) burst out all over the the surface of this terracotta Shigaraki vessel splashed with green ash-glaze by Takahashi Rakusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in Shigaraki in 1900, Rakusai was considered one of the true masters of Shigaraki and Iga-yaki, along with Naokata and later Michio. He worked toward the revival of Kamakura and Muromachi wares like this piece, and came to ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1217225 (stock #659)
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Although I do not often use the term, this is a masterpiece by Iga artist Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Even under the glaze the texture of the clay is clearly visible, rivulets of green glass arching around the body with slashes of color over the red terracotta. It is thin walled and quite light beguiling the size. The Tsubo is 15 inches (38 cm) tall, roughly 13-1/2 inches (35 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be acc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1216523 (stock #655)
A set of five E-Karatsu Mukozuke by Nakazato Tarouemon XIII enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Radically brushed birds rise up into the sky, framed by a vertical bars of iron; inside soft earthen white. Each is roughly 3 inches (8 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, bearing the Tarouemon three star mark on the base.
Nakazato Shigetoshi was born in 1930 the third son of Living National Treasure Tarouemon XII (Muan) of Karatsu fame. He was first ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1211913 (stock #651)
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A powerful Chossen-Karatsu mimitsuki hanaire flower vase by Nakagawa Jinembo (Jinenbo b. 1953) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Licks of blue fire rim the blast of pale white covering the upper reaches of the dark earth. The shape is hammered and beaten by the flame, shinshoku wear from the extreme heat beginning to degrade the lip. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a masterpiece by this highly ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1211807 (stock #650)
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A masterpiece of contemporary clay by one of its true paragons, Furutani Michio, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Very much what we would expect from this artist, it is blasted with a river of ash flowing like a waterfall down the front to disappear into the dark, ash charred haze near the base. Opposite feldspathic inclusions called Shiseki bubble out of the clay between rivulets of the molten ash. The piece is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Mic...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1204800 (stock #638)
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Thick ash colors the surface of this superb six sided dish by Kawamoto Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Like encrustations on some Roman glass bottle dredged up from two thousand years of slumber, the glaze is porous and thick. It is roughly 8 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters. He studied in Kyoto at the same institution as Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji. Returning to work at the family kiln, he was l...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1204038 (stock #637)
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Enlightenment through contemplation of a stone! Here is one to contemplate, an exceptionally large black void by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mudai (untitled or without name). It is 24 x 12 x 15 inches (61 x 31 x 39 cm) and is in excellent condition. Two marks are visible in the glaze where it was propped in the kiln for firing. These would tell the artist later where to place the stones to support the object in the correct position (I recall an event in ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1200405 (stock #634)
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A small gold wrapped cup in green by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 inches (5.5 cm) diameter, 1-3/4 inches (4.5 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 award...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1199337 (stock #631)
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A tower of geometric in silver and red by Kawano Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pebble textured surface and straight lines of the side are juxtaposed by the irregular and angular patterns of silver, like the outline of stones leading to a temple cast in shadow across the sides. The vase is 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in fine condition.
Eichi was born in Osaka, 1943, and was raised in the post-war era of huge change. He studied in the p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1198461 (stock #628)
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White Shino glaze clings like ice and thick snow to the crenellated precipices of this sculptural vase by Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Huge swaths of clay have been violently torn away, the raw clay charred red where it is not covered by the crawling white glaze, as if the glaze were not applied with heat, but had settled there after a violent mountain storm. This is a monster; the vase is 15 inches (36 cm) tall, and weighs roughly 25 pounds (11 kg) in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1196251 (stock #624)
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A large white Oni-Hagi tea pot by contemporary potter Shibuya Deishi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The handle is bundled vine. The glaze crawls to reveal dark iron or bare terracotta in flashes of color beneath. Below is earth-toned Hagi glaze spattered with ash and surmounted by the thick white for which the artist is known. It is roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter and in new condition.
Shibuya Deishi has been the head of the Hagi Industrial Ceramics Association for some ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1193734 (stock #621)
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A fine Tokkuri by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 6-1/4 inches (16 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 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, avoiding the public spectacles often needed to make one in...
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...