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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 : Contemporary item #1174915 (stock #566)
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I have long been searching for the right item by this artist to offer on the site, and here it is: blossoms and black decorate this fine cloth-textured pottery box by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 4 inches (27 x 27 x 9.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
A similar workk by this artist was sold at Bonnhams in 209 for US$ 3,965 inc. premium
The artist is a famous Kasama potter, best known for his nunome pattern and exceptional designs...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1174564 (stock #563)
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A Sueki style tiered vase by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The cement like body exemplifies what we expect from Michio, crisp lines and geometric forms. It measures 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with new concepts after four decades. Born in the hectic war years in 1936, he is incredibly int...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1174403 (stock #562)
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How to describe the texture on this very unusual vase? It is porous, like a thick coat of lichen on the surface. This is one of the many unusual pieces we have come to expect from the artist Koinuma Michio, ever a surprise! The body is sculpted with thick undulating lines in relief, and covered with this earth-toned porous glaze. It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, 12 x 5-1/2 inches (31 x 14 cm) and is in excellent condition. It is stamped on the base by the artist and signed Koinuma Michio, S. 50...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1171746 (stock #558)
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Feldspathic inclusions burst from the red terracotta of this round Shigaraki mizusashi by important artist Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (18 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in Shigaraki; graduating the Konan High School of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1170402 (stock #554)
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A striking large and deep basin by Yamamoto Noriyuki decorated with rich gold and iron designs enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pattern is reminiscent of Ainu texties from the indigenous Northern Peoples of Japan. The dish is 13-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (34 x 27 x 9 cm) and in fine condition.
Born in Tottori Northern Japan in 1948, Noriyuki came under the influence of Mingei adherent Yoshida Shoya (1898-1972) at the age of 16, and this formed the basic principles of hi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1170254 (stock #553)
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Three lobes spiral toward the pinched mouth of this large vessel by important modern Hagi artist Yoshiga Hatao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The white hagi glaze is tinged with lavender and lightly crackled. THe vessel is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hatao was born into the Hagi pottery family of Yoshiga Taibi in 1943. He graduated the prestigious Tokyo University of Art, and the University bought his graduation piece. From 1968 he went on sabba...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1168946 (stock #550)
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A beautifully shaped green vessel by Miyashita Zenju enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It stands 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in fine condition.
Zenju (1901-1968) studied pottery in Japan, Korea and China, and is held in the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art as well as the Kyoto National Museum. Work by the artist was exhibited pre-war at the Bunten and Nitten National Exhibitions as well as the 1939 and 1940 World Exposition. Post war he put his...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1167434 (stock #546)
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This is a splendid example of the Persian work by one of Japans true ceramic masters, Kato Takuo (1917-2005), signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box titled Aoyu-kokusai Hanaike. The work surpasses the simplicity of the title, enigmatic black forms covered in rich blue glaze and clouds of gold highlights on the base and neck. The piece exemplifies the work favored by the artist leading up to his being given the most coveted title in Japan of living Nationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1167433 (stock #545)
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Enigmatic forms in black populate the oil spotted rust-colored body of this voluminous work by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box displayed at the 35th Nihon Kogei Kai Shinsaku Togei Ten (Japan Crafts Association Exhibition of New Ceramic Works) and published on page 8 of the catalog for that year (2007, catalog included). The vessel is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, roughly 1 foot (29 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Yasutaka was born into the pottery household ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1166557 (stock #392)
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Fissured white supplants the sand textured earth of this voluminous work by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box and displayed at the 28th Nihon Dento Kogeiten Traditional Crafts Exhibition and published on page 11 of the catalog for that year (1999, catalog included). A crescent of iron speckled earth spins out from the mouth, punctuated by a Kikko flower, the thick white feldspathic glaze sagging down toward the center, where a belt of raw clay peers out over the ice-co...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1166391 (stock #386)
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Frost covered flowers twist up through the snow covered surface of this voluminous work by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Variations in depth and the light absorbing textured white add a tactile dimension lost to more refined pottery. The thickly potted vessel is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall, roughly 9 inches (23 cm) square and in fine condition.
Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi in 1947. Although alwa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1166191 (stock #544)
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A striking Tetsu-yu Kakiwake Kabin by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box and accompanied by the original autographed exhibition catalog from 2007. The vessel is featured as item number 1 in the catalog, the star of the show and obviously very important to the artist to have earned such placement. It stands 16 inches (42 cm) tall, 11 inches (29 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Trea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1166097 (stock #297)
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A deep Choho-zara rectangular dish decorated with morning glories in dark rust and red over yellow with a black rim, a striking combination by Kyoto female artist Takagi Hoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Created from a heavy slab, the sides were raised and carved with wave patterns covered in white with a raw base chiseled out in long horizontal strokes. On the base is a worn piece of paper which gives the artists address and names the work, leading one to believe this was exhib...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1164723 (stock #324)
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A bold set of six contemporary White Bizen Beer Mugs, each entirely unique with slightly different hada by Kitano Katsuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Over the pale, sheer clay deposits of ash glaze, goma kasu and hi-iro scorching combine with smoky black staining for a very unique experience. Each cup is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall, 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and all are in perfect condition.
After graduating Nihon Daigaku (University of Japan) Katsuhiko worked...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1164504 (stock #545)
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I have long wanted to offer a significant piece by this artist, and here is a spectacular Nezumi Shino pair of vases by Wakao Toshisada enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Red tinged white waves boil over the Nezumi-gray arc of the base, a white waxing moon floating above. They measure 9 x 3-1/2 x 12-1/2 and 8-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (23 x 9 x 32 cm and 21.5 x 9 x 27 cm) respectively and are in perfect condition.
Toshisada was born in Tajimi, Gifu prefecture, home of Mino pot...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1163560 (stock #538)
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Yuteki black slips down over the pourous, crackled white of this bold work by Taniguchi Ryozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box is darkened with age.
Ryozo (1926-1996) studied initially under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. He was first accepted into the Japan Academy of Arts exhibition in 1948, and subsequently into the Nitten National exhibition in 1951 and exhibited there often after, receiving many prizes inclu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1163529 (stock #536)
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An exquisite Nerikomi basin by Shiobara Yoshio enclosed in the original signed wooden box exhibited at the 9th Nihon Togeiten National Exhibition. Nerikomi is the technique of working with layers of variously colored clays. This basin measures 17 inches (43 cm) diameter, 6 inches (16 cm) tall and is in fine condition. The original exhibition tag remains on the base with a note stating it was purchased for 400,000 yen (currently about 5,000 dollars) at that time. The original exhibition catalo...