An interesting, heavily sculpted vase of stoneware in the shape of a “pilgrim flask” covered all-over in an attractive dark-blue glaze that runs thin at the upper edges. Signed Kawai Hikishi (b. 1944), a student of the world-famous Japanese ceramic artist Kawai Kanjiro (1890–1966), one of the leading forces in the Mingei Movement started by Bernard Leach and Hamada Shoji. Accompanied by a signed kiri-box. Made ca. 1975. H 20 cm, W 16.5 cm. Condition: Perfect
A very elegant and pretty, small ikebana basket for flower arrangement, made of finely woven bamboo in traditional form with a large, double-handle. Exquisite quality with the use of very narrow slivers of toned, bamboo. Together with the original, black, lacquered insert of bamboo. Signed Jin in the bottom. Morigami Jin (b. 1955). Original carton box with original papers. H 37 cm, W 20 cm. Condition: Perfect.
Bottle shaped vase of porcelain with an attractive decoration consisting of stylized scroll-pattern in a pinkish, under glaze red. Made by the potter Tanaka Ikko (b. 1934), one of the most famous porcelain makers of studio pieces in contemporary Japan. Tanaka is usually known for delicate pieces in thin porcelain. Participated in numerous exhibitions and various national art competitions. Showa, c. 1980. H 23 cm, D 8 cm. Condition: Perfect.
An elegant and very expressive figure of a grey hound in bronze with dark-brown patina. A fine sculpture in naturalistic style. Signed: Yoko-e * with engraved seal. Including signed inscribed kiri-box. Japan, ca. 1960. H 23.5 cm, L 26.5 cm. Condition: Flawless.
* Yoshizumi Yokoe (1887–1962). Important maker of bronze sculpture in the early modern period in Japan. Many public exhibitions in the early Post-War period. Participated in the 1st UNESCO Art Exhibition in 1957. He lived and worked ...click for details
A pair of modern raku, tea bowls ‘Sun and Moon’ types the first with gold on the interior, the other with silver. Made by Shoraku, 3rd generation from Kyoto. Impressed raku seal mark. Inscribed and sealed kiri-box with papers. Late Showa, ca. 1980. Moon, diam:17 cm. Sun, diam: 14 cm. Condition: Very fine with minimal wear to inner surfaces due to use.
A bronze figure of kneeling young. The bronze has a fine dark patina. Very fine, expressive sculpture in naturalistic style characteristic of human representation in the Post-War period. Signed: Yoshiake.* Japan, ca. 1960–1970. H 22.5 cm. Condition: Excellent.
* Tatekawa Yoshiake (b. 1918). He began his training as a sculptor at the College for Fine Arts in Tokyo in 1940 where he remained for a period of 4 years. Since then he has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the prestigio ...click for details
A small, rounded incense box (kogo) of “silver 900” also called “white silver”. The piece is decorated all-over with chrysanthemum. Made by Ryuun. The inside and bottom surface has a dull finish. Fitted and inscribed kiri-box. Japan: 20th cent. Showa, circa 1950. D. 7 cm. H. 4,5 cm. (2,8 x 1,77 inches). Condition: Excellent.
A large, heavy-thrown vase of Shigaraki ware in the characteristic raw-fired and brow mottled chamotte clay. It has been covered w. splashes of running whitish glaze running dark-grey w. drops and encrusted cinders to finish it off. On one side the lip and shoulder have been compressed to leave a rustic and highly attractive impression for the viewer. Signed on the bottom with an impressed seal and two, deep parallel lines which indicate the maker’s mark. Japan, Showa, first half of 20th cent. H ...click for details
A very attractive Koransha vase of porcelain in Art Deco style decorated with a symmetrical and overlapping pattern in various tones of under glaze blue. Rims at foot and mouth decorated with painted rings in soft gold. Signed with the bamboo mark for Koransha, Tokyo. Dating from the 1930s. H 17 cm, D 16 cm. Condition: Perfect.