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.
Large Shell Dish by Koike Shoko
Please refer to our stock # 1505 when inquiring.
A quintessential large basin titled Kai no Hachi (Shell Bowl) by legendary female artist Koike Shoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with Shiori and Shifuku wrapping cloth. It is covered in pale white glaze with highlights in gray and silver, and just a few touches of iron. The sculpted dish measures roughly 41 cm (16 inches) diameter, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) at the highest point, and is in excellent condition.
Due to size and fragility, the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Koike Shoko was born in Beijing China in 1943, her family returning to Japan shortly thereafter, where she graduated the prestigious Tokyo University the Arts in 1969. Her work is instantly recognizable, included in the collections of the V&A London, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum, Musee national de ceramique Sevres France, The Musee Tomo in Tokyo, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum as well as The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo which holds 6 pieces. She is the recipient of the JCS award, one of the most important awards offered to a Japanese ceramic artist. For more see “New Forms New Voices” (New Orleans Museum of Art 2017), “Japanese Ceramics for the 21st Century” (Walters Art Museum 2014), “Touch Fire” (Smith College Museum of Art 2009) or “Soaring Voices” (Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park 2007).
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