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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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1113468 (stock #465)
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Oni Shino Vase by Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze tinge blends from green to yellow to red, the colors blending as the entire surface slides liquid down the sides. Super-high-firing technique allows the various ash and fledspar glazes to melt and combine into a glass surface unseen in other potters. This is a masterpiece of that style. The vase is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Nahiko was not only an accomplishe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1111626 (stock #229)
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A flamboyant vase by Kawai Toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled: Gosu Mentori Ashitsuki Tsubo. Outside the vase is covered in Gosu blue, inside contrasted with iron red. The shape is all Toru, an artist who took the work of Kanjiro and moved beyond, as represented in this large tri-legged tsubo. The vase is 14 inches (35 cm) tall, roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter and in perfect condition.
Toru was born in 1941, the son of Kawai Takeichi. He apprenticed jointly unde...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1110124 (stock #321)
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Charred ash deposits are baked into the side of this large Tsubo by Shigaraki Representative Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Rivulets strike out from the heat blasted face, the coloring pleasing on all sides. The Tsubo is 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter, 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Shiro (born 1936), of Shigaraki, was a student of Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi and Kiyomizu Kyubei. He established his first kilns, a noborigama climbing ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1108340 (stock #202)
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A large Mimitsuki Vase covered in deeply fissured celadon glaze by Suzuki Sansei (b. 1936) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The translucent glaze is like that of an agate, shattered with heat, the crackling wide in the thick pale bluish green fog. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (13.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition.
Mitsunari began with a six year apprenticeship under Kawamura Seizan and has received innumerable awards over his 40 year career. He has ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1108339 (stock #354)
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Green covers the rounded edges of this perforated vessel by Yagi Akira enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dish is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
This name is a must have in any collection of modern Japanese Pottery. Akira was born in Kyoto in 1955, son of avant garde Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) one of the founding members of Sodeisha. Akira was voted one of the 20 most important living artists by Honoho, Japans premier print...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1104178 (stock #451)
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A stunning kinrande work by important Kutani artist Yamamoto Shigeyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. How has he so expertly defined the pattern, as it swells and shrinks on its way down the curvaceous form? The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Shigeyoshi (b. 1931) was born in the hotspring town of Ishikawa prefecture and was eheavily influenced by his grandfather the first generatin Kitajima Bunsen. He apprenticed under several people, starting wi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1103863 (stock #450)
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Pale lavender dapples the torn surface of this kurinuki vase by important artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This style of digging the work out of the clay rather than forming the clay on a wheel has been a signature of this artists work for two decades. The vessel is roughly 5-1/2 x 8 inches (20 x 14 cm), 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Masano likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagis most well known names, he has been display...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1103670 (stock #449)
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A pair of men-tori gourd shaped sake flasks by Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. One flask is decorated in blue with bamboo and the characters Sei-Fu (pure wind). The second is dated in blue and pink with pomegranates with the inscription “For the use of Yuzo, October 27, 1976”. Both are signed on the base. It is likely these came from the artists own personal collection. Each stands roughly 5 inches (13 cm) tall. There are two fractures vis...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1103295 (stock #448)
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An Exquisite rugged Hagi vase by Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981) enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box in turn enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. A swatch of pale slip circles the dramatically textured oni-clay peppered with fine silica stones, a strong statement. The red earth is revealed around the base, accentuating the dynamics of the pot. It is roughly 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Kyusetsu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1102954 (stock #447)
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Dials decorate the iron and slip dripped sides of this square Tsubo by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. iron underlies the circular windows of impressed rope designs over top of which runs dribbles of white slip. Very much representative of this artists work, it is just under 4 x 4 x 8 inches (9.5 x 9.5 x 19 cm) and in excellent condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Ham...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1101151 (stock #445)
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White splashes into the pale terracotta of this large basin by world renowned artist Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed kiri-wood box. The bowl measures almost 12 inches (28.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and is in excellent condition, stamped on the base with the character Su in a square cartouche.
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 grou...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1100895 (stock #444)
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Graffito is scratched into the white crackled glaze of this bowl by world renowned artist Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. See also the previously listed bowl by the same artist.
Junkichi began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New York and the int...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1100818 (stock #443)
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Graffito is scratched into the white crackled glaze of this bowl by world renowned artist Kumakura Junkichi (1920-1985) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. See also the vase by the same artist we will be listing next.
Junkichi began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and International Exhibitions including the Japan Art Festival, New York and the international Arts and C...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1076248 (stock #434)
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A stunning work by Shigaraki Legend Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box inside the lid of which is scrawled a nude figure and the epitaph NY 5/24/06. It is known that when in New York at an exhibition in 2006 the artist was entertained at a gentlemen’s club and was purported to have had a very good time. This is likely a reference to that event. The vessel is 14 inches (35 cm) tall, 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Tsujimura Shiro was born i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1076009 (stock #433)
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Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up in the capitulating form of this tall Shigaraki vase by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze runs down in tremulous glass drips over the charred and blackened surface scored and scarred. It is Zen! The vase is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. Whil...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1075264 (stock #431)
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Iris leaves spring into the dark iron sides of this vase by Kawano Eichi (b. 1943) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 2 x 9 inches (5 x 22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in Osaka, Eichi apprenticed under the 6th Kiyomizu Rokubei in Kyoto. He has displayed often at the Nitten National Exhibition as well as with the National New Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Shin Kogei Ten). He was awarded the Kyoto City Governors Prize, and served as...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1064230 (stock #426)
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A most extraordinary glaze like green velvet covers this tall bottle form vase by modern Japanese pottery master Imai Masayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1970. The long tapering from is expertly rolled at the mouth, the soft absorbent textured glaze lying perfectly smooth over all. The hada, or feeling of the surface is unlike any I have ever seen, and a drop of water is instantly absorbed by the porous surface. The vase is 16 inches (45 cm) tall and in excellent ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1063377 (stock #424)
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A dark charred Chosen Karatsu kamahen Mimitsuku Mizusashi by Nishioka Koju (b. 1918) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. All is deeply coated in thick burnt ash. Red shows through rivulets of dark olive burnt to the side of the body. The raw clay is visible through the thick ash drips on one side. It has a custom black lacquered wooden lid and is in fine condition but for the handle on the lid, which was broken and repaired. It is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (17.5 cm) diamete...