All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1356133 (stock #TRC1658)
The name “Tobe-ware” first appeared in historical documents in the mid-18th century, though the tradition itself dates back well over 1,000 years. Within this style can be found an abundance of fine porcelain and celadon works as well as works painted with dark ferrous glazes—such as the piece featured here.

The creator of this fine work Sakai Yoshito (b. 1931) has been the main figure in maintaining the Tobe-ware tradition in modern times...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1356112 (stock #1100)
A squat traditional form by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Uzukumaru Tsubo. The piece is an excellent example of traditional Shigaraki and Iga Uzukumaru vessels. It is 7-1/2 inches (18 cm) tall, 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) Diameter and in excellent condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1356087 (stock #1099)
A very unusual jar covered in crinkled metallic green glaze with a wooden lid covered with cloth wrapped in a net of orange chord made to hold tea leaves by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The appearance is deceptively large. Spectacular kiln effects live up to this artists reputation. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall plus lid. And in excellent condition....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1356057 (stock #TRC1657)
One of my personal favorite shapes for a chawan, the wa-nari (sometimes pronounced rin-nari) appears firmly grounded and balanced at all times. With round curving surfaces so natural in the hand—they conjure images of ripe fruit waiting to be devoured.

This piece was produced by Koizumi kiln in Aichi Prefecture, most likely by the head potter Kato Shineda—though it only bears the seal of the kiln and not the potter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355982 (stock #1098)
A red storm swirls across the pitted surface of this superb Shino Kakehana Vase by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Mimitsuki Kakehana-ire. It is a versatile work, perfect for the tea room. Made to stand freely, it can rest perfectly on the chigai-dana or insde the Tokonoma, a dash of color glowing in the intimate shadows...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1355902 (stock #0367)
Momoyama Gallery
$1,800.00

Here is the next chawan from our collection of items of Human National Treasures: a wonderful Seto chawan by legendary artist Munemaro Ishiguro (1893-1968), enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

In 1918, Ishiguro Munemaro set his goal of becoming a ceramist after seeing a spotted tenmoku tea bowl at Tokyo Art Club...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355846 (stock #1097)
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 : Pre 2000 item #1355733 (stock #1345)
Dragon's Pearl
$1,400.00
An elegant and impressive charger of stoneware decorated in the mirror with a scale-like pattern in iron covered with a translucent ash glaze surrounding the centre, which is covered by a toned green glaze. The underside with the same semi-clear ash glaze. The shape of the charger is slightly convex. Fully marked in the bottom with impressed the sign for Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919–2007), designated as Living National Treasure by the Japanese Government in 1996...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1355710 (stock #1096)
Crackled Celadon glaze covers the rich red clay of this Beishoku Chawan by Furukawa Toshio enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating c. 1989. It is an excellent example of this medium. The bowl is 5-1/4 inches (13 cm)diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in Kyoto in 1949, he graduated Osaka University of Art design department before entering the Kyoto Municipal Ceramics Research Facility...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1355572 (stock #TRC1648)
This remarkable tea bowl is from the kilns of Yoshida Shuen (1940-1987)—an apprentice of Miwa Kyusetsu (1910-2012) who was awarded the status of Living National Treasure in 1983. It features a warm milky beige glaze with light umber accents and shows a bit of exposed clay on the kodai (foot) where the artists seal is located.

Hagi-yaki has a tradition stretching back over 400 years and is a high-fired stoneware type of pottery...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355454 (stock #118)
Quality Chadogu
$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. In 1998 Mitsuru was named a Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property for Okayama...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355266 (stock #117)
Quality Chadogu
Sale Pending
There is no doubt about the superlative nature of the deep celadon glazes used by Living National Treasure Nakajima Hiroshi, and this vessel is no let down.  A darkly crackled rich green covers this sake flask which comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled modestly Seiji Tokkuri.  Up from the base drive two fingers of rich red clay, the blanks left by the artists fingers when he dipped the bottle in glaze.  This adds a strong sense of connection between the artist and user. 
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1355110 (stock #KSSC#3)
Albdeo 3 Studio
$645.00
Large, robust Shigaraki chaire by internationally recognized potter, Kanzaki Shiho. Fired for 10 days in an anagama kiln, this Shigaraki chaire has a wonderful coating of ash with some rich hi-iro fire color on the back and foot. The chaire is signed on the foot and comes complete with its shifuku, silk bag, lid and signed box. The chaire measures 8cm x 7.6cm and is in its original condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1354884 (stock #22048)
Large porcelain bowl by Susan Filley (contemporary, working in Chapel Hill, NC). Signed "S.Filley" bottom. 13 1/4" across, 5" high. In excellent condition. Susan Filley is an internationally exhibited studio potter who has been working mainly in porcelain for over 30 years. Her works are in the collections of the Shiwan Museum in China, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, etc.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1990 item #1354879 (stock #22049)
Large bottle shaped vase by Cynthia Bringle (American, born 1939). In excellent condition. Signed "Bringle" on the bottom. 10 1/2" high. Artist and ceramicist Cynthia Bringle has lived and worked in Penland North Carolina, where she has her studio and gallery, since 1970. Her works are in the collections of the Asheville Art Museum, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Mint Museum in Charlotte NC, etc.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354798 (stock #1043)
A spectacular work by Maeda Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iro-e Kin-gin-sai Mentori Hachi (Faceted Bowl with Gold, Silver and Colored Decoration). It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 5-1/4 inches (14 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948) graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1975where he received instruction from Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi and Tamura Koichi as well as Asano Akira. He has ...
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. His work was displayed for the first...