All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1358302 (stock #134)
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$700.00
An organic form in mottled Bizen clay from the unorthodox artist Kawabata Fumio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Shizen Nerikomi Kaki.  The clay peels away in petals, like some primordial flower opening to the Jurassic sky. 
Size, D 23.8 cm   H 28.2  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Kawabata Fumio was born in Yokohama city in 1948, far from the traditional kilns of Bizen hundreds of kilometers to the west in Okayama...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1358012 (stock #1120)
A simple contemporary form by leading proponent of modernism in Japan, female artist Araki Takako, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19.6 cm (8 inches) diameter, 14 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box has some water stains.
Araki Takako (1921-2004) was born daughter of a Zen priest in Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture between the cities of Osaka and kobe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1357836 (stock #129)
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An enigmatic form by Tanoue Shinya like an something awash on alien shore opening to reveal organic blue, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  An excellent example of this artist and his Shell series. 
Size, D 15.4 cm ( 6 inches)  H 25.8  cm ( 10 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976,  He garnered a BA from Doshisha University in Theology, and after two years in a textile company, an Associate in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1357348 (stock #1114)
A work published on page 9 in full page color in the anthology "Toh" by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The shape is reminiscent of the Haniwa pottery figures found buried in the tombs of the Kofun period in ancient Japanese history. The glaze even appears as if it has been infused wth minerals by centuries in the soil and worn away by natural decomposition. It is 12 x 17.5 x 32 cm (5 x 7 x 13 inches) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1356833 (stock #128)
Quality Chadogu
$1,250.00
An unusual and lovely Yakishime form by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seki Kaki (Unglazed Vase).  It offers us a quintessential look at his unorthodox forms and exquisite “Su-hada” gray tones.  A seminal work by this modern pottery icon. 
Size, D 16.9 cm ( 6.7 inches)  H 28.1  cm ( 11.06 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture in 1958, and apprenticed under Funaki Kenji at the age of 23...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1356795 (stock #127)
Quality Chadogu
$780.00
An excellent companion to the Hagi Chawan also by this artist, here is a precipitous mountain form covered mostly in drifts of white and thin veneer of glaze over its gritty clay surface.  The form is that of the mountainous spires of Yabake, on the Island of Kyushu south of Hagi.  The Vase comes with Exhibition panflet with very similar vases like this one.
Size, D 12.4 cm ( 4.9 inches)  H 28.8  cm ( 11.3 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Saka Koraizaemon XII was born in T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355846 (stock #1097)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$895.00
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A soft pallet of blurred pastels blend between gold risers on this elegant form by Yoshita Yukio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saishoku Kinsai Hanike and dating circa 2002. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Yoshita Yukio is the fourth generation head of the Kinsan Kiln in Kutani, specializing in Kinsai and Yuri-Kinsai wares. Unlike standard Kutani wares, he uses a pallet of soft, earthy or pastels with accents in gold to create a new appeal...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355454 (stock #118)
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$1,200.00
Rivulets like stalagmitic sprouts weap from the crystallized walls of this squat Tsubo by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni-Shino Tsubo Hanaire.  Pealed back lunettes reveal the rough clay surface beneath, adding a sense of drama to the piece; putting it firmly in the natural world where asymmetry and imperfection reign.  A seminal work by this important artist whose influence will be felt for coming generations...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355308 (stock #1094)
An iconic representation of this artists work, a large hidasuki Tsubo of red clay marked with burnt straw by Isezaki Mitsuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Tsubo. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter, 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Mitsuru (b. 1934) was born to a family of potters, his father Yozan and brother Jun both very important in Bizen pottery...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1354797 (stock #1092)
A red Sado Mumyoi-yaki Tokkuri (Shuchu) by Living National Treasure Ito Sekisui V enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Sekisui V (Yoichi) is the 14th generation of the family to follow in the pottery tradition. His father, Ito Sekisui IV, died when Yoichi was only 19. Upon completion of studies at Kyoto University in 1966, he returned to his hometown of Sado to succeed the lineage...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1354542 (stock #306)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A massive Shigaraki Tsubo by Kanzaki Shiho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Spectacular keshiki resulting from the combination of multiple kiln affects and textures. The Tsubo is 19-1/2 inches (50 cm) tall, 15 inches (38 cm) diameter and in perfect condition, dating circa 1990. Due to size the cost of shipping will be figured separately from the list price.
Kanzaki (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1354178 (stock #1089)
A Sueki style tiered vase by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chomon-ko (sculpted Tsubo). The cement like body exemplifies what we expect from Michio, crisp lines and geometric forms. It is 24 cm (10 inches)tall and in excellent condition.
Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with new concepts after four decades...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1352788 (stock #1083)
Ash runsin rivulets from the top of this small vase by reclusive artist Tsuboshima Dohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pale green runnels meander over raw clay studded with tiny inclusions. This creates a very natural feel, more like a moss or water covered stone than a piece of pottery, and would be very at home in the solitary confines of the tea room, a single camellia draping rom the rim. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in Osaka, 1929, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1352467 (stock #1082)
A swirling faceted vase fraught with Hi-iro flame marks by Yamashita Joji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Henko dating from 1994. The coloring varies from ash gray to pale yellow to rich reds and blacks playing across one side, the other is austere Bizen reddish-brown, like polished rust. A wave pattern circles the vessel dividing top and bottom into two distinct textures, the top pebble-textured with ash, below the water-line is clear and smooth clay. It is 12 inches ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1351978 (stock #632)
An important work exhibited at the Nihon Shin-Kogeiten by Kawano Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The body is incredibly thick, and shows the technical skill for which Eichi has become known. How many of these models came out of the kiln cracked or split before he perfected it? The box is titled Kuro-ten no Utsuwa (Vessel with black dots) and inside the lid is written the name of the exhibition. The vessel is 9-1/2 x 20-1/2 x 5 inches (24 x 52 x 12.5 cm) weighing 22 pounds (...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350890 (stock #969)
A proud form of a fulling block inscribed with a wave pattern in the raw clay of the base and covered in ame-yu glaze by Inoue Toya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Inoue Toya (1942-2013), graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1966, having spent his student years excavating ancient Karatsu shards and researching their techniques. He apprenticed under the multifaceted potter Nushi Ensai...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350397 (stock #1069)
The flame licked form blossoms from the table top, sprouting flowers from the hollowed center, capturing them like snow flakes in the palm, an unusual work by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Honoka Kaki (Iga Fire Blossom Vessel). The surface shows patterns of flying ash which have clung to the flesh burnt orange by the conflagration and wrinkled like a Halloween pumpkin in November. Something about this piece calls to this season, the colors and textures...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350189 (stock #1059)
A lobed rounded form covered in a smattering of ash by Sugimoto Sadamitsu and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Hanaire. Beginning from a round base, Sadamitsu has indented and creased the sides of this vase to form three faces, but allowed the top to remain a relatively intact circle. It was placed within the kiln to take the brunt of the inferno on the beak, and a subsequent blast of flying ash clings to the peak on two adjoining sides. Looking inside the vessel fr...