All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1267315 (stock #771)
A pair of thick Oribe slab dishes heavily raked and splashed with green by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are 8 inches (20 cm) square each and in fine condition.
Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1980 and has taken Japan by storm after graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Art and an apprenticeship under Kakurezaki Ryuichi. A true rising star in the Ceramics world
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1267271 (stock #1045)
Dragon's Pearl
$480.00
A rounded, oblong tea-tray of wood decorated with an abstract pattern in different types of colored lacquer including grays, gold, silver, red and darkish tones. Some incised patterns as well. A highly aesthetic object for use or decoration by the upcoming lacquer artist Shiichiro Fujino (b. 1972 in Shiga), based in Kanazawa. Japan, 2012. L 32 cm, W 26 cm. For additional information see: “ INSPIRED SHAPES “ Contemporary Designs for Japan’s Antcient Crafts by Ori Koyama. 480
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1267233 (stock #AOJ4641)
The Kura
$500.00
Lanterns dance in merriment on the supple paper of this numbered 1994 lithograph by Joel Stewart. Somehow he has managed to capture light in the image; it seems to glow from within as you may see from the photo of it hanging in our tearoom Tokonoma. It is signed and numbered, measuring 16-1/2 x 23 inches (42 x 59 cm) and is of course in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1267232 (stock #770)
Autumn’s fallen leaves decorate this open vessel by Nishikawa Minoru enclosed in the original wooden box and exhibited at Takahimaya in 1995. Included is the original catalog from the exhibition featuring a full page photo of this piece, number 16, titled Aki Hibiki (Echos of Autumn). It is quite large at 12 inches (30.5 cm) diameter, 12-1/2 inches (31 cm) tall and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1267231 (stock #769)
Fish with attitude decorate this Oribe glazed vessel by Nishikawa Minoru enclosed in the original signed wooden box including the original Takashimaya exhibition invitation from 1995. It is 14 inches (35.5 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nishikawa Minoru graduated the Kyoto research facility in 1946, moving under the tutelage of Kusube Yaichi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1267136 (stock #306)
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 : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1267004 (stock #628)
The feldspar covering this unusual torn and ragged form by Hayashi Shotaro is dominated by fire-colored red. It is quite an amazing thing to behold. The body is hollowed out from a solid block of clay, the sides cut away into an abstract star shape which has then been gouged, scraped and torn, then capped by a delicate umbrella of red-orange. It is 8 inches (19 cm) diameter, 7 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1266977 (stock #767)
A tall bamboo shaped vase covered in crisped green ash glaze by Hayashi SHotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Take-tsutsu Hana-Ire. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, roughly 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is perhaps one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1266976 (stock #766)
Red tinges the deeply fissured celadon on this massive basin by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Benisai Hachi (Celadon with red flamed Basin). Rising from a narrow foot, the piece seems to float in the air, gold and red shining through the cracks in the fissured glaze. It is 18 inches (46 cm) diameter, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size and weight this piece will require special shipping consideration...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1266823 (stock #751)
An unusual Hakuji vase by Miyagawa Kiyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall, 5 x 7-1/2 inches (12 x 19 cm) at the base, and in excellent condition.
Kiyoshi was born in Osaka in 1943 and attended the Kyoto University of Art, Ceramics division, after which he studied under both Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo and Kiyomizu Kyubei...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1266744 (stock #763)
A large pulled, rolled and torn Oribe slab dish covered with translucent green by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24 x 11 inches (61 x 28 cm) and in fine condition.
Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1980 and has taken Japan by storm after graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Art and an apprenticeship under Kakurezaki Ryuichi. A true rising star in the Ceramics world
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1266703 (stock #AOJ4637)
The Kura
$950.00
I have long wanted to offer some work of renowned artist Joel Stewart and the current exhibition we are running has given me that opportunity. Here is a 2006 etching with hand watercolor titled Sakura Noir which was exhibited at the CWAJ print show in Tokyo that year. It is 24-1/2 x 29 inches (61 x 75 cm) and is of course in fine condition, we have one signed and numbered, also a rare artists proof (pictured) I have been able to talk him out of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1266481 (stock #1036)
Dragon's Pearl
$580.00
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.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1266430 (stock #762)
A superb Kutani vase made by Kitamura Takashi of the Chikuryu kiln and decorated by Shimizu Kosho enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1989. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kosho (1911-1999) was a unique and prolific artist-priest studied in the eccentric painting style associated with Nara. He was long time abbot of the massive Todai-ji temple complex in Nara, home of the great Buddha...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1266326 (stock #761)
An enigmatic figure inside a lunar circle and a brief verse decorate this guinomi and tokkuri by Shimizu Kosho of Todaiji in Nara. A paper enclosed states the cup was made by Okuda Yasuhiro and decorated by then Head Priest of Todaiji Shimizu Kosho for restoration of the Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji. The tokkuri is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall. The cup is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7 cm) tall and in fine condition. The decoration on both pieces was performed by Kosho...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1266320 (stock #760)
An Enso and short verse are carved into the exquisite wood grain of this round obon serving tray by Shimizu Kosho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The four character poem reads simply, “Seated among flowers, Drunk on the moon”. It is 15-1/2 inches (39.5 cm) diameter, 1 inch (3 cm) tall and in fine condition. The image was painted by Kosho, and carved at the Yamanaka Oshima Lacquer Studio.
Kosho (1911-1999) was a unique and prolific artist-priest studied in the eccentric pai...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Contemporary item #1265988 (stock #AOJ4683)
The Kura
$950.00
I have long wanted to offer some work of renowned artist Joel Stewart and the current exhibition we are running has given me that opportunity. Here is a 2001 etching titled Beginnings which was exhibited at the CWAJ print show in Tokyo that year. It is 28 x 35-1/2 inches (71 x 90 cm) and is of course in fine condition, signed and numbered. I am starting with this one because I love the color so much, that in fact I gave a copy of this to my wife for her Birthday last year. There is a powerf...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1265919 (stock #759)
A serene gem in dappled earth tones by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Signed on the base it is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata prefecture, he was at Waseda University in 1941 when he was summarily drafted into the Army. After the war he attended t...