Size: Diameter 10.2cm height 13cm
Mori Tozan has risen above the ranks to become an influential Bizen ceramic artist. He has received numerous awards and his work constantly evolves in design and technique. This tokkuri is one of his mid period works.
From a private Honolulu collection and authenticated by the premier appraiser of Asian art in the Pacific, a Bizen ware tokkuri and two cups by Jun Isezaki (born 1936), named a Living National Treasure of Japan in 2004; includes original separate tomobako for tokkuri and cups; tokkuri is 5.3 inches (13.5 cm) high; cups are each 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) high.
Rivulets of green glass are blasted around the raw clay surface of this intriguing sake vessel by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen-yu Tokkuri. It is 6 inches (15 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and is in fine condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. While living at a Buddhist temple he experienced a profound connection with a Korean Tea Bowl, and began potting...
A fine Bizen tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) by renowned contemporary potter Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b. 1950).
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The tokkuri is in perfect condition. It is signed and comes in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 13.8 x 9 cm (5.5 x 3.6 in)
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Charming sake bottle (TOKKURI) of modern Bizen-ware. The surface has the characteristic roughness and earthen colours for this type of stoneware. It has large grey patches covering the front of the body. Signed in the bottom w. the artist’s mark. Original kiri-box signed: NAKAMURA Shinichiro. Also includes documentation and sealed cloth for the piece. The piece was made around 1985. H 13 cm. Condition: Perfect. * Nakamura Shinichiro (b...
A squat vase of conical form in modern style decorated with an fine, spotted, olive glaze over a delicate hare fur glaze in tenmoku-style by well-established, ceramic maker Koji ARATA (b. 1938). He is working in Kasama, a popular pottery area, not far from the other well known pottery area of Mashiko. The piece is stamped w. the artist’s seal in bottom. Fitted box with full paper. Heisei, ca. 2000. H 18.5 cm, D 13 cm. Condition: Perfect.
Tokkuri, Sake Decanter, by Sachiko Furuya; Honolulu, HI. Black, White, Bamboo Ash glazes. H. 4.75"(12cm) x Dia. 3.25"(8.25cm.) Sachiko Furuya hails from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. There, she studied pottery with Yukio Matsuura, making primarily tea wares for practitioners of the Omotesenke School of Tea. She also attended the College of Arts at Nihon University (Tokyo,) Suidobara Fine Arts Academy (Tokyo,) and has a Studio Art degree from Clark College in Dubuque, Iowa...
Wood-fired Tokkuri, Sake Decanter, by John Benn; Harstine Island, WA. Natural Ash Glaze. H. 6.75"(17.25cm) x Dia. 4.25"(11cm.) Shell wadding remains on body.
John Benn studied with F. Carleton Ball and Ken Stevens at the U. of Puget Sound in Tacoma, and with Howard Shapiro and Sandra Simon in the MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1976, he built his first wood kiln...
Tokkuri (Sake Decanter) or Kabin (Vase) bu John Miller; Portland, OR. Temmoku & Nuka glazes, Iron Slip. H.5.25"(13.25cm) x Dia.3.375"(8.5cm.)John Salgir Miller was born in Elmira, NY, in 1974 and earned his BFA in ceramics and illiustration from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He has been inspired the mingei aesthetic and by the work of Shoji Hamada since he began studying ceramics in high school...
An attractive and well-sculpted modern, bottle-shaped vase of Bizen-ware. The body of the vase tapers upward to end in a short neck w...
A modern, tokkuri-shaped vase of heavily thrown Shino-ware with thick white, partly covering, glazed over which are powerful, brown splashes. The body with raised tapering bands that turn clock-wise. The piece was made by artist Tsukamoto Haruhiko (b. 1959).* Fully signed kiri-box with artist’s seal and signature. Made in the 1980's. H 15.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
* Tsukamoto Haruhiko was born in Mino in 1959, and is now based in Gifu prefecture. Tsukamoto does not come from a traditional pot...
Nomura Junko (1965-) - Sake Flask
Glazed ceramic (Bizen)
H: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in) / D: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in)
Nomura Junko, born in Ichikawa (Chiba Pref.) in 1965.
She studied in Tokyo, Fukui, and Okayama. Has been a studend of Abe Anji (Bizen). Living and working in Niiza (Saitama Pref.)
Inscription on the original box: Bizen Tokkuri
Double gourd form tokkuri, bottle with rich temmoku and tetsu-yu glazes. The foot is glazed and the remains of wad impressions are present on the foot, but smooth to the touch.
Stoneware and glazes
7.25" x 4.5"
Functional, decorative and food safe
This finely fired tokkuri (sake bottle) was made by Isezaki Koichiro, son of the current Living National Treasure for Bizen wares, Isezaki Jun. Koichiro is a popular and very talented younger potter who has taken influences from his father, Jeff Shapiro, and Kakurezaki Ryuichi and made them his own with very strong and creative results. This is a finely fired tokkuri with many nice firing effects. The artist’s signature is on the side of the original wood box and his mark is on the bottom o...
Rotund temmoku bottle, vase or tokkuri with a carved "grasses" design around the form
Stoneware and glaze
6.5" x 6"
Functional, decorative and food safe
This is a very nicely fired large sake bottle by Morimoto Yoshinobu. The bottle is fired in the style of Abe Anjin, one of the greats of contemporary Bizen style pottery. Morimoto studied with Abe Anjin before setting up his own studio. It is 6” high and 4” from the widest part. The artist’s signature is on the top of the original wood box. It is in excellent condition.
Tsukigata originated the name Oni Shino for the dark, powerful style of firing of this fine sake bottle. He studied with Arakawa Toyozo, one of the all time greats of 20th century Japanese ceramics. He was widely published and exhibited during his lifetime. His works are quite rarely seen outside of Japan. It is 5 ½” high and 4” from the widest part. The artist’s signature is on the bottom of the sake vessel and on the top of the original, fitted wood box. It is in excellent conditi...
Broad and full formed bottle vase with my partridge feather (yamatorige) glaze over temmoku
Stoneware and glazes
8" X 7"