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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 #658955 (stock #108)
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An unusually large Tetsu-mon Vase by Ningen Kokuho Shimizu Uichi over 13 inches (33 cm) tall enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Dispersed over the pin-holed white glaze are diametrically opposed red and black iron dashes of color. A vase with huge presence. 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #659549 (stock #112)
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A circle of raw clay dominates this Bizen Tokkuri covered in a wash of pale green natural ash glaze by Fujimori Toshi (b. 1945) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The flask is roughly 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Toshi was born in Bizen in 1945, and grew up during that period when Bizen was a dying art and was one of those that stood up to bring back the tradition before all was lost...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #659555 (stock #115)
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A stunning silver glazed Tokkuri by artist Kozuru Gen (b. 1938) in the original signed kiri wood box. The vase is completely covered in silver or platinum glaze with sansai like yellow and green in spontaneous crystalline dabs set in extra drippings of thick silver about the circumference. Countering this strength of character is faded orange, adding a subtle suggestion inside the mouth of the bulbous Tokkuri form. The vase, which dates circa 1980, is 7 inches (18 cm) tall...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #661216 (stock #119)
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Enigmatic script in Doro-e raised design decorates the sides of this simple white glazed chawan by 20th centiury Master Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by his wife Tsune. Brief tinges of subdued red appear through he cloudy white glaze. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches ((10 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #661513 (stock #120)
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Vase by Wada Morihiro (b. 1944) enclosed in the original wooden box. The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in perfect condition, Circa 1980. Wada was born in Hyogo prefecture and apprenticed under Kyotos Tomimoto Kenkichi before moving to his current location in 1976...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #665108 (stock #126)
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A Bizen bowl by Japanese Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed Shiho Kiri box. A hint of Hidasuki licks the rim, with a small but poignant blast of ash on one concentrated face. The basin is over 8 inches (21 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #669902 (stock #139)
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Latticed windows of gold shine softly through the translucent blue glaze of this shapely vase by Kutani Master Matsumoto Saichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, and in excellent condition, dating circa 1985, a time of upheaval in the artist life where he established a wood fired climbing kiln in his new home village of Yoshinodani. Saichi comes from a distinguished line of potters, his Father being Sahei and grandfather Sataro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #675632 (stock #147)
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A large footed Aka-dobe dish by Tamba artist Noboru Ogami (b 1929) in the original signed wooden box with accompanying catalog Shokiten in which the piece was published. The deep dish is covered in dark brick colored glaze, the slightly warped rim curving in to a column cut through with triangle shapes resting on wide foot. It measures 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) in diameter, stands 7 inches (18 cm) to the rim and dates to about 1980...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #678093 (stock #155)
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A sizable rectangular platter covered in pale mottled earth-toned glaze by Shigeya Iwabuchi (1925-1993) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A simple slab of clay, 1 inch (2.2 cm) thick, curled up in the corners. The simplicity is refreshing, the disparate surface natural and cool to the eye. It measures 16 by 11-1/2 inches (40 x 30 cm) and is in perfect condition. Shigeya was born in 1925 in Kyoto...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #681849 (stock #161)
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A red earthen cylinder inlayed about the rim with dragonflies by JCS award winner Imai Masayuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dragonflies (also called Katsumushi, or insect of victory) are inlayed into the red clay with white and buff clay, covered with resist, and a thin iron slip applied over the remainder of the vase. The slip color is so closely matched to the underlying brick-red clay one cannot see the difference. The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) dia...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #682667 (stock #162)
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Soft lavender and blue meld on the surface of this fine koro by Yamazaki Koyo (1890-1979) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece features a rosewood lid inlayed with a polished agate pull. The shade of glaze is so unusual, thick as one might expect of Mingei, yet incredibly delicate like the robins egg colors produced by China. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) wide, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Koyo studied under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, and was displayed consistently...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #682921 (stock #163)
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A large color splashed charger by one of Kyotos more original artists Tsuboi Asuka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel has a narrow foot with steadily rising sides creating a light airy feel; sheet white clay covered in green glass interspersed with runs of opaque shadow. Perfect for a service of summer fruits, or as a shallow basin for an arrangement of summer flowers. It is just less than 16 inches (40 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Asuka, originally of Osaka, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #684975 (stock #164)
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A mysterious mottle of color drifts like smoke around the surface of this Bizen Tsubo shaded with clouds of natural pale green ash by Hibata Koken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 14 inches (35.5 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in fine condition. It is a hefty piece weighing in at about 12 kilograms including the box. Koken (b. 1921) has been displayed on a National level at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition), Nihon Togei Ten (Jap...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #685251 (stock #165)
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An unusual bit of Seto ware by important artist Kato Sho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Enigmatic windows in the smooth black coating reveal icy-pale glaze and one streak of raw sandy earth baked red. The bowl is quite large, and very pleasing to hold, slightly tapered so as to concentrate the aroma rising from the freshly whipped tea. The piece is signed alongside the kodai Sho-saku. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall, roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter and in perfect condition, dating...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #689783 (stock #171)
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A heavily potted Ash-glaze vase by Seto potter Kato Shinya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The geometric patterns collide and dance off each other, gray on white, a piece well representing the artistic endeavors of the era in which it was created. The vase is quite large, 13 inches tall, 8-1/4 inches diameter and in excellent condition. Shinya was born into the family of Seto potter Kato Sakusuke in 1940, and graduated the Tokyo University of Art sculpture division in 1964, follow...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #696953 (stock #174)
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A tall stem-footed Hagi flower vessel enclosed in the original wooden box by Yamato Yasuo. It was created in that postwar age when once again expression was finding a voice in Japan, and the early avant-garde potters such as Yamato Yasuo and Kumakura Junkichi were reaching beyond tradition as a means of verbalizing their interpretation of Japan in a new age. Here enigmatic shapes rise from the slightly striated Hagi clay, the entire covered in pale blue tinged glaze with outlines of iron and s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #697132 (stock #175)
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A squat and belted Hagi Mizusashi covered in thick pale blue-tinted glaze by representative artist Yamato Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. An early work by the artist, the glaze is softly crackled, lying thick in the grooves left by the artists fingers. Pinched handles barely escape the sides. The piece is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Outside the box is signed Shoroku, inside Yasuo-saku. Yamato Yasuo was born in 1933 to a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #709128 (stock #180)
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Purple glaze slides down over mustard sliding down over crackled cream, a startling combination from Uno Ninmatsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Running down freely in front, it is channeled through deep crosshatched scores in the sides. It is unclear which of the Ninmatsu brothers made the piece, but likely is the work of the fourth son, Uno Sango (1902-1988). The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 7-1/2 (19 cm) inches wide and 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) thick. Sango was exhibited at the ...