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 small mouth. The rounded sides are rendered in broad and roughly carved bands running anti-clockwise. The colour of the piece changes from redish brown over grey to a dark metallic brown w. minute specks of lighter coloured material. Artist’s mark in the bottom: Shibuta. Document for the piece. Made in 2004. Condition: Excellent...
Tokkuri, Sake Decanter, Mashiko-yaki, by Tagami Munetoshi. Kaki (persimmon) glaze with ichimatsu (checkerboard) pattern of red & green overglaze enamel decorations of snow on bamboo grass (yuki mochi sasa) & stripes. H. 5.5"(14cm) x Dia. 3.375"(8.5cm). Volume = 13oz(380cc.)
Tagami Munetoshi (b. 1972) is the son of Tagami Isamu and grandson of Sudo Takeo. He is the 5th generation of potters in Mashiko’s Hinatagama (Hinata Kiln) founded during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) by Sudo Yujiro...
Exquisite firing effects mottle the surface of this tokkuri sake flask by Konishi Toko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is more than 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
$110 - or Best Offer - Inventory being renewed
A splendid tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) made by a Bizen potter named Buyo Shin, born in 1936.
Bizen pottery is a more than one thousand year old tradition, characterized by a usually reddish, strong ironlike body, which is traditionally unglazed but may feature ash glaze from wood firing.
After having studied with famous potter Fujiwara Rakuzan (1910-1996), Buyo Shin established his kiln in the city of Bizen in 1968.
This nicely fired small Mashiko style tokkuri (sake pourer) with red over glazed enamel designs was made by Hamada Tomoo, the grandson of the great Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji, through his father Hamada Shinseki. Tomoo has become a noted potter in his own right. Tomoo has worked to revitalize the Mashiko tradition with newer, more original works, such as this tokkuri. It is 4 1/4" high and 3" wide from the widest part. The artist name and seal are inside of the original wood box...
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...
Offered is a large Otto Heino (1915 - 2009) wood-fired stoneware bottle with the highly sought after semi-matte pale yellow glaze with brown speckles. The piece is 16 ½” tall by 8” and in excellent condition without chips, cracks or repairs. The bottle is incised on the base with “Otto + 02”. Heino and his wife, Vivika, spent about 15 years developing the formula for the once-lost ancient yellow Chinese glaze popular during China's Chin Dynasty from A. D. 265 to 420...
This splendid tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) was made by one of Japan’s most talented contemporary female potters: Watanabe Aiko. Though she usually makes Iga-yaki (Ika ware), this time, she has challenged herself to create potteries from Echizen clay. This particular piece is part of a series of works made with that clay. The Echizen pottery tradition, from the ancient Echizen province (current Fukui prefecture) is considered one of the six oldest in Japan...
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"