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 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 large and powerful Bizen vase of cylindrical form decorated in traditional style with unglazed parts, burnt iron, incrustations from the firing including ash traces. Signed: Shi (司), same as yellow textile. Inscribed and signed kiri-box 司造. Around 1975. H 25 cm, D 12 cm. Condition: Perfect.