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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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1147571 (stock #286)
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A striking Bizen Chawan of mixed clay by young artist Yokoyama Naoki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mixed earth is pulled and twisted out of shape; one can sense the plasticity with your eyes. The stretched earth is burnt red where it has been licked by flame, yet remains pale from the shadows of the kiln. The bowl is just less than 5 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Naoki has been displayed at the Chanoyu Zokei Ten at the Tana...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1146276 (stock #519)
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A fantastic circular box by one of Japans most sought ceramic artists Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966) enclosed in a box endorsed by his successor Kawai Takeichi. Stripes of black like the flying white streaks of a zen painting rip through the white glaze. It measures 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, by 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and is in excellent condition. The box reads
Kan-saku,
Shiro-yu Kokusu Bonshi
Takeichi Shiki
Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1145961 (stock #518)
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A fine rectangular box by one of Japans most sought ceramic artists Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966) enclosed in a box endorsed by the head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum, Kawai Koha. The slipware piece is engraved in the top with a circular crest of flower petals laid on a lattice-work field. The base is dark reddish clay covered in a rich brown, the design in dark ochre. It measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 by 3 inches tall (14 x 11 x 8 cm). There are several small nicks to the edges of the lid where it meets...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1145693 (stock #516)
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Who says the work of a woman potter is feminine? This is a powerful Iga work by Watanabe Aiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. There is nothing sedate about this work, charred and dripping with glassy green glaze, freckled with flying ash; the heavy lug handles jutting from the side slightly off kilter. The vessel is 7 inches (17 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Aiko established her first Anagama kiln in Shigaraki in 1994, and moved to Iga in 2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1145153 (stock #514)
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A stunning Globular Bizen vase like burnished bronze covered by a dusting of ash by living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu enclosed in an artist signed wooden box. The style is called Sangiri, and Toshu has pulled it off to perfection here, the keen characteristic suiting this artists work. It is likely an older (pre-war) work boxed later. The vase is 7 inches (17 cm) diameter, roughly the same height. There is a mark on the base, roughly 2 inches long. Toshu, (1906-1994) began working in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1144267 (stock #512)
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A rare Hagi Shiro-yu Hakeme Sara (white glazed and brushed dish) by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The slab has been formed and footed, then scraped leaving deep lines in the top, then glazed with the artists signature white. It is 16 x 10-1/2 x 2 inches (40 x 27 x 5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Masano likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagis most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1144246 (stock #511)
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Lavender clouds form on the surface of this superb pale kurinuki Hagi bowl like rain threatening on a foggy morning by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. In excellent condition, roughly 2 inches (5 cm) tall, slightly larger in diameter.
Masano likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagis most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 1990 item #1144056 (stock #510)
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The mouth of this Tetsu-yu Tokkuri by Ningen-kokuho Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) has been perfectly formed to pour from the best side, a very slight draw to the lip above the dashes of iron and black. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Koichi graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi. He established his own ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1143875 (stock #350)
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A large Kohiki Tokuri sake flask and two guinomi sake cups by Kondo Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes. So much play in the color, the Tokuri is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, the cups roughly 3 inches (8 cm) diameter. One of my personal favorites in our collection, and a wonderful cold summer sake set for two!
Born in 1945 in Nigata prefecture, a cold industrial city on the West coast of Northern Japan, Seiko would have been surrounded with utilitarian pottery as a child....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1143669 (stock #506)
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Encrusted in blue glass, this Iga Tokkuri by Furutani Kazuya is a pleasure to see and hold. It is 5 inches (12. Cm) tall, 3 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Kazuya (b. 1976) is one of Japan’s most promising young stars. He graduated the Yamaguchi College of Art in 1997, and spent a year at the ceramics research facility in Kyoto before returning to work under his father, Furutani Michio, in Shigaraki. His Father’s sudden...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1143210 (stock #505)
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Gold invites the cool drink covered in a yellow glaze on this fine tokkuri by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1142199 (stock #252)
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An outrageous and playful teapot of flower petal design by Matsuda Yuriko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Bursting with vitality and joy, each petal is shaped in the clay and uniquely colored. The pot is capped with a large red handle reminiscent of cocks comb with a large golden handle. It is 11 inches (26 cm) from handle to spout, the body 9 inches (18cm) Diameter, and 8 inches (17 cm) to the top of the lid handle. In perfect condition. Yuriko is an avid exhibitor, it is a won...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1141370 (stock #502)
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Namako glaze runs down, creating rivers flowing around the horns on the sides of this massive pot by Suzuki Kenji (1935-2010). Looking within one sees the volcanic explosions where the glaze pooled, bubbled and burst in the center. The vessel is 18 inches (45.5 cm) tall, roughly 13 inches (33 cm) square and weighs 20.5 kg (45 pounds). It is in fine condition. By size and structure it would be acceptable for display either inside or out.
This is from the Matsui family collection of Fush...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1140911 (stock #501)
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A family of Stonefish (Okoze), the deadliest fish in the world, swim across the pure white surface of this large Tsubo by Uchida Tadashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) diameter, 13 inches (34 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box is titled Tetsu-e Okoze-Mon Tsubo (Tsubo decorated with Okoze fish in Iron) and includes a thank you card from the artist to the collector. A label tied to the box chord states it was purchased from an exhibition at Takashi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1140767 (stock #248)
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A tall bottle vase deeply dragged and scratched by Yamada Kazu (Wasaku, b. 1954) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kazu was born in Tokoname city , one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters. He would have been influenced early on by his father, Yamada Kenkichi and uncle living National Treasure Yamada Jozan. He graduated the Osaka Art University before moving to Echizen ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1140575 (stock #499)
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A large sculptural vase by Eiraku Zengoro XVI (Sokuzen, 1917-1998) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s, an era when Japan was redefining its own views on art. This is an excellent example of work from that time. Born into traditional tea ware, Zengoro XVI was with the rest of his compatriots, experimenting with new ideas and new forms, unafraid of a dawning new era. This piece is 35.5 cm (14.5 inches) tall, 17 cm (7 inches) square and in fine condition. Born in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1140213 (stock #498)
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A celadon Rabbit by Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. One of two recent acquisitions of this artists work. It is 10 x 7 x 13.5 cm (4 x 3 x 6-1/2 inches) and in excellent 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 influence remains strong today. Works by him are in too many collec...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1140211 (stock #349)
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Pale glaze fades to fawn dappled lavender on the snow drift surface of this fine pottery box by Miwa Eizo (b. 1946-1999) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze blankets the draped form, leaving raw edges of sunburnt clay exposed. It measures 6-1/2 x 9 x 3-1/2 inches (17 x 22 x 9 cm) and is in perfect condition. Eizo was born the second son of Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu XI. He graduated the Private Musashino Art University and was a member of Japanese Traditioanl Cr...