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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 1970 item #1388308 (stock #1048)
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A set of five yunomi by Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kao no Aru Yunomi. Each cup has a small face on one side, pale glaze covering all but that smiling fellow and the foote. Each cup is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1377253 (stock #1207)
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A rare sculptural basin by Kiyomizu Kyubei dating from the late 1950s signed on the base Yo. Very heavy, it is 11 x 8 x 9 inches (28 x 20 x 23.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. This came from the Rokubei family estate. No box. Early works by Kyubei are rare because, according to the catalog: Yagi Kazuo to Kiyomizu Rokubei (exhibited at the Muse Tomo in Tokyo, 2017) “he changed names several times and is said to have destroyed the works he produced in those days...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1377139 (stock #1205)
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Two shades of black form ethnic patterns on this hishigata vessel by Kiyomizu Rokubei dating circa 1960 nearly identical to figure 12 (page 85) of the catalog Yagi Kazuo to Kiyomizu Rokubei exhibited at the Muse Tomo in Tokyo in 2017. It is 18 x 13 x 24.5 cm (roughly 7 x 5 x 10 inches) and is in excellent condition. This came from the Rokubei family estate. No box
Kiyomizu Kyubei (1922-2006) was born Tsukamoto Hiroshi in Nagoya...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1376917 (stock #1203)
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A rare experimental vase from the 1950s by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI replicating the traditional form of three bamboo cuts used in Tea, in dark clay covered in ethnic designs. It is 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches (22 x 14 x 37.5 cm) in excellent condition. This style was particular to the sixth generation Rokubei and an early work like this is a true rarity. This came from the Rokubei family estate. There is no box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1376854 (stock #798)
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An unusual long inverted pottery cone on a silver plated base by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gengama Senmon Kabin. It is 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Rokubei began experimenting with these fluted froms in the 50s, and what he called “Gengama” glazes around 1960. My guess is that this piece dates circa the early 60s. I have never seen another example like this with a metal base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1374705 (stock #1191)
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One of three vessels by avant garde potter Kumakura Junkichi enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. First an industrial shaped box in green measuring 7 x 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. Second a bowl in namako glaze, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter. Last a Tsubo in green measuring 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches (16 x 11 x 21 cm). All are in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1373518 (stock #1188)
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A dish by preeminent avant-garde artist Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haku Ogi Kashizara dating from the 1960s. The plate is ribbed like the surface of a folding fan, thus the name. It is roughly 7 inches (17.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1372578 (stock #1184)
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A lidded ceramic box in olive splashed with color by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a custom made wooden box signed by his daughter Kawai Koha. It measures 11 x 11 x 9.2 cm (4-1/4 x 4-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches) and is in fine condition.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) 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 #1351725 (stock #1049)
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A bowl dating from the 1960s or early 70s reminiscent of the contemporary works of Lucie Rie and Hans Copper by Sodeisha Member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuyu Kaki (White Glazed Basin). It is 7-1/4 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1347670 (stock #1064)
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A striking design on this square plate by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23 cm) square and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1337807 (stock #998)
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Red and green crystallize in torrents on the sides of this bottle vase by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hills of Okayama. His research led him to create this highly decorative yet wildly natural glaze he came to call Hishhoku Nanban Yaki.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1337565 (stock #996)
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A spectacular Iga Tsubo by Shimizu Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Bidoro, Tombo-no-me, tobi-hai, shiseki…the surface is an exploration of kiln affects, every slight turn bringing new surprises. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) diameter, 17 inches (43 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Shimizu Hiroshi was born the grandson of the first generation potter Shimizu Rakuzan in Mie prefecture in1941. He began work...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1330048 (stock #961)
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Five 6-sided Gosu plates of red clay covered in foamy blue by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a period wooden box endorsed by his wife Kawai Tsune (the annotation dated 1975), in turn enclosed in a red lacquered wooden outer box. Each dish is roughly 19 x 21 cm (7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) across and all are in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Ind...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1329896 (stock #958)
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A large Plate by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mori-sara. Splashes of black supplant the rich red Mashiko glaze. It is 12 inches (31.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1323269 (stock #941)
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A faceted bottle-form vase with ukibori designs by Kawai Takeichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (27 cm)tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Kawai Takeichi (1908-1989) studied the art of pottery under his legendary uncle Kawai Kanjiro in Kyoto from the age of 19. He stayed with Kanjiro for many years, one of his most loyal supporters, and the two were very close. He founded his own kiln in 1953, and participated in many private and publ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1322218 (stock #938)
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It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition. Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1317866 (stock #908)
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A large plate with Jomon Rope impressions by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (31 cm) diameter and n excellent condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo. In 1996 he...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1315498 (stock #894)
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A beautiful example of Shoji’s flattened bottles with resist-glazed patterns in a rich rust-colored Kaki-yu enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Hamada Shinsaku. This has everything we would expect from Shoji. It is 7 x 12 x 20 cm (3 x 5 x 8 inches) and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever c...