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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 #1204800 (stock #638)
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Thick ash colors the surface of this superb six sided dish by Kawamoto Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Like encrustations on some Roman glass bottle dredged up from two thousand years of slumber, the glaze is porous and thick. It is roughly 8 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters. He studied in Kyoto at the same institution as Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1200405 (stock #634)
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A small gold wrapped cup in green by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 inches (5.5 cm) diameter, 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) tall 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 carried on his research...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1192593 (stock #617)
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A bottle form vase by important 20th century artist Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 4 x 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (10 x 11.5 x 19 cm) and in excellent condition.
Volumes have been written about pioneering artist Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) and I am sure he needs no introduction. His birth on Independence Day seems to have been a portent of things to come...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1191768 (stock #615)
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White slip dots the surface of this handsome Vase by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto. He studied under Living National Treasures Kondo Yuzo and Tomimoto Kenkichi at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art, graduating in 1957...
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1152534 (stock #373)
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Dark iron forms like Rimpa-stylized flowers float to the surface of the crystalline white glaze on this large shino bowl by Hayashi Kotaro (1940-1981) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The deeply folded and pitted feldspar glaze clings thick to the pourous clay, the dark iron rings haunting like stones frozen on the shore of a river. The bowl is roughly 9 inches (22.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1143836 (stock #508)
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A pair of yunomi cups in pale glaze, the side gashed out of which peak a red bodied crab by Sasaki Niroku enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The larger is 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and both are in fine condition. Niroku Yaki was established in Ehime by the son of a tile maker in the late 1800s. Struck by the beauty of Iki-ningyo from Kumamoto, Niroku I (1857-1935) began a journey around Japan studying sculpting and pottery before returning to Ehime to establish his kiln. Niroku w...
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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1139982 (stock #497)
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A celadon figure of a dragon by Suzukio Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Very unusual, the box form creature stands on two four flat feet, tail popping up out of the top on one side. A brilliant example of the work of this important Avant-garde artist. It is 4 x 3 x 4 inches (10 x 7 x 9 cm) and in fine condition.
Osamu was, along with Kumakura Junkichi, Hikaru Yamada and Yagi Kazuo, one of the founding members of the influential Sodeisha (Crawling Through Mud Associatio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1139957 (stock #496)
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Slashes of feldspathic glaze run over rich iron, in a style the artist calls Flowing Clouds, a large work by important avant-garde artist Yasuda Zenko. This is larger than a nearly identical piece held by the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga (titled Ryuun, 1976, one of 20 by this artist in the museum collection). Due to size and weight this will likely require shipping by private air freight, to be assessed separately.
All pieces currently being listed from the Yasuda line are from the Matsu...