Born in 1948, Hideki Nishijima is one of Japan's foremost contemporary ceramic artists. He has won Japan's top ceramic prizes, including the Japan Crafts Prize and the Japanese Traditional Crafts Prize. This art deco vase with swirling lines is an examle of his superb artistry. Signed and in the original box, the characters read; HIDEKI, RYU MITSU willow kiln) TSUBO (vase) and KURO SAI SEN KOKU BUN (carved black colored lines). c.1988. (diameter 13½" x 14½") (diameter 34cm x 36cm)...
A Banko ceramic vase fired at the famous Banko Kilns in central Japan in 1989 (it says 'Heisei Gan' on the bottom meaning 1989), recently known for museum quality art deco vases. The kilns had their start in the Edo Period (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). This sensational modernistic piece is signed by Hiroshi Shimizu and in its original box. Shimizu, born in 1944, is from a long line of legendary Banko artists. His father was declared a human cultural asset by the Government...
Excellent Hidasuki Bizen Yunomi by renowned potter Tozo Konishi. This piece has 3 Kanji Japanese character that make this yunomi (tea cup) unique. Mr. Tozo have received several prizes. The most remarkable award: Toyo Kaneshige prize in 1988. Size: 3" (7.5 cm, width) X 2.75" (7 cm, height).To make hidasuki ware, pieces are wrapped in straw soaked in brine (salt water) and placed into saggars prior to firing...
Nice Mingei tea bowl signed. Simple but very elegant tea bowl showing a greenish glaze. It is hard to appreciate the elegance and feel of this bowl from images. Perfect for everyday use. Condition: Good. Width: 5" (12.5 cm). Height: 3.6" (9.2 cm) Weight: 430 gr
Fantastic Shino Ware tea bowl with great feel. It has a design featuring mountains and pine trees which symbolize longevity. The bowl has a milky-white glaze showing ash marks in the glaze. It has the characteristic nest holes (suana).The citron skin finish (yuzuhada) is highly favored by Tea Masters. Condition: Excellent. Height: 3.2" (aprox 8 cm). Width: 5" (12.7 cm). Weight: (730 gr).
Japanese Sake cup - Hagi ware with box - Beautiful blue glaze work of Seigan Yamane. The cup has the maker's signature mark stamped on the bottom. Height: 2.0" (5 cm). Diameter: aprox 2.5" (6.5 cm). Condition: The cup has a chip in the edge cover by the glaze, apparently made during the manufacturing process (please, see photos).
A beauty!! Black Seto Chawan. This chawan is made by Seto-based potter Sugiura Yoshiki(1915-?), it reads Yoshiki on the base.
Nice shape. Perfect to enjoy powered green tea (all season). Very good condition (please see photos). Width: 4.6". Height: 2.3". Weight: 0.59lb (270 grs).
Hagi ware tea bowl by "Deishi Shibuya", with box. Very thick glazing outside of the bowl and smoother glazing inside. It is a wonderful work of arts for all year and every day leaf tea drinking. Hagi ware is known for its rustic simplicity and its ability to keep heat. Condition: Very good. Width: 3.7" (9.5 cm). Height: 4" (10 cm). Weight: 580 gr.
Hagi Yaki tea bowl by "Deishi Shibuya". Very thick glazing outside of the bowl and smoother glazing inside. Very usable work of arts. Hagi Yaki is known for its rustic simplicity and its ability to keep heat.
Condition: Very good. Width: 4.9". Height: 4.0". Weight: 840 gr.
Amazing Japanese Hagi Yaki Guinomi - Sake Cup - by SEIGAN YAMANE. Good detail with colorful glazes. Seigan Yamane works of Hagi City in the Kosaian Kiln. Box with artist's signature. Condition: Excellent.
Diameter aprox: 2.6" (6.8 cm). Height: 2" (5 cm). Hagi Yaki is known for its rustic simplicity and its ability to keep heat.
Bizen "Hidasuki" Sake set (tokkuri and ochoko) with box.
Condition: very good. Height(tokkuri):5.25" (13.4 cm). Width: 3.25" (8.3 cm). Weight: 1.23 lb (560 grm).
To make hidasuki ware, pieces are wrapped in straw soaked in brine (salt water) and placed into saggars prior to firing. During the firing process, the straw burns away, leaving a 'flash' of sodium vapor on the surface of the pot, which causes a slight glaze formation...
This MINGEI tea bowl has a beautiful design of bamboo leaves.
The meaning of the word MINGEI, used throughout the world, is "Arts of the People" It was formed by combining the Japanese words MIN (for all people) and GEI (art).
Very good condition (please see photos). Width: 4.8". Height: 2.9". Weight: 7.76 oz (220 grs)
Beautiful Bizen pair of guinomis by Toko Konishi. Blue Bizen is rare.It has very fine texture. To make hidasuki ware, pieces are wrapped in straw soaked in brine (salt water) and placed into saggars prior to firing. During the firing process, the straw burns away, leaving a 'flash' of sodium vapor on the surface of the pot, which causes a slight glaze formation. These glaze flashes turn the light colored stoneware, and show the areas where the straw was in contact with the body...