Chanoyu Gallery
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1208010 (stock #C026)
Chanoyu Gallery
$6000.00
Yasuhara Kimei (Yoshiaki-1906-1980) was one of most avant-garde Japanese ceramic artists of the 20th century. Since being noticed in 1930s by Teshigahara Sofu (1900-1979), founder of Sogetsu School of Ikebana, majority of his production were Ikebana vessels. This piece was made for 5th Nitten (held in 1949), and is published in 16th Volume of History of Nitten (Nittenshi), p. 390, piece number 284 (book is not included- but photocopies or relevant pages are included). This piece is one of few ceramic pieces illustrated (out of few hundred exhibited)! Box is inscribed by Kimei that it was made for and exhibited at 1949 Nitten. Yasuhara Kimei work is in the Tokyo National Museum of Art, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo National Museum of Contemporary art and many works in the Sogetsu Museum of Art, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia and Auckland Art Gallery among others. Yasuhara was based in Tokyo and he was a major contributor to Nitten. This piece is made for use in Ikebana. Piece is in perfect condition, one tiny kiln flaw on the design; piece is 8 3/8” (21.2 cm) tall and 10 7/8” (27 cm) in diameter, stamped on base, original signed box (aging to the box).
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1198210 (stock #C025)
Chanoyu Gallery
$525.00
Rare 13th Omotesenke Iemoto Mujin Sōsa (1901-1979) Sokuchūsai Signed Box Thai Benni Annan Kogo This is an extremely rare Thai (Benni Annan) kogo in a box signed by 13th Iemoto of Omotesenke, Mujin Sōsa (1901-1979) [Sokuchūsai]. Kogo is probably 18th century, box was signed in 1960s or 1970s. The custom of writing on the boxes of important tea utensils is an old one, and such utensils are highly treasured. Kogo is made of porcelain like glazed clay with an enamel decoration depicting a red lion. Using Southeast Asian ceramics in tea ceremonies was always desired, and this is a perfect example. My guess is that this piece was brought to Japan in the 20th century, after which the box was authenticated/signed by Mujin Sōsa. Condition: Minor loss of enamel, few hairline cracks, two places of possible chips (places are smooth, it may have been sanded to perfection, or it was an imperfection from firing- I am really not sure). Small damage on the inside of the lid- at the Sokuchūsai’s kakihan (kogo was not packed properly, and enamel rubbed against the box). Size: 7/8” (2.3 cm) high, 2 3/16” (5.5 cm) wide, 1 5/8” (4.1 cm) long. Box is tied with yellow ribbon, which is the choice color for Omotesenke School of tea. If you need more information, please contact me.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1190726 (stock #C023)
Chanoyu Gallery
$95.00
Unusual summer (Hira Jawan) tea bowl painted by Gyokuzen, depicting a painitng of a Horse. Appears to be from the Meiji Period, c. 1900. Good condition, few chips on the rim, deposits of tea on the inside. Low fired earthenware, probably made in the Raku style in Kyoto. Dimensions:2 1/4” (5.6 cm) tall, 6 1/8” (15.5 cm) in diameter. Enclosed in wooden box.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1190725 (stock #C022)
Chanoyu Gallery
$120.00
Teiichi Oketani (b. 1935) is one of the most productive Seto potters. Bunrin Chaire, perfect condition, enclosed in original signed box and with silk shifuku. Piece is from early 1990s. Lid is resin, with gold leaf on the underside. Dimensions: 2” (5.3cm) tall,3 1/4” (8.6 cm) in diameter.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1190724 (stock #C021)
Chanoyu Gallery
$85.00
Raku tea bowl by Yoshimura Rakunyu I or II (second was born in 1929 and passed away in 1989). Good two toned glazed bowl, few small chips on the rim. Probably from 1950s. Enclosed in annotated (not artist signed) paulownia box. Dimensions: 2 7/8” (7.3cm) tall, 4 5/8” (11.5 cm) in diameter.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1190723 (stock #C020)
Chanoyu Gallery
$225.00
Suzuki Seiji (1946 - 1999) was the younger son of Suzuki Seisei (1914-1990), famous Nitten winning potter who revolutionized Seto. Seiji, like his brother Norifumi, studied under his father, and was a frequent exhibitor at Nitten and other ceramic exhibitions. Pot (Tsubo) could be used as a vase in a tea ceremony. This piece dates from mid 1970s. Dimensions: 7 1/4” (20.4cm) tall,3 3/4” (9.9 cm) in diameter. It is enclosed in the original signed box with artist’s biography (in Japanese). For more information on Seto, see Finest Ceramics in Seto, Seto City Museum, 2005.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1190722 (stock #C019)
Chanoyu Gallery
$145.00
Suzuki Norifumi (1940 - 2007) was the elder son of Suzuki Seisei (1914-1990), famous Nitten winning potter who revolutionized Seto. Norifumi studied under his father, and was a frequent exhibitor at Nitten and other ceramic exhibitions. Pot (Tsubo) could be used as a small vase in a tea ceremony. This piece dates from the early 1990s. Dimensions: 5 1/2” (14.4cm) tall,3 1/4” (8.5 cm) wide and 2 1/2” (6.3 cm) long. It is enclosed in the original signed box with artist’s biography (in Japanese) and potter sealed cloth. Perfect condition, tape residue on the box (seen in the photos). For more information on Seto, see Finest Ceramics in Seto, Seto City Museum, 2005.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1185555 (stock #C017)
Chanoyu Gallery
$395.00
Murakami Jikai (1901-1985) was a long-term abbot of the large temple complex Rokuon-ji (Temple of the Deer Garden), most commonly referred to as the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji). Jikai was the abbot of the complex when a mentally ill acolyte burnt the temple to the ground on July 2, 1950. Jikai spearheaded the rebuilding process which was completed in the autumn of 1955. The events of this tragedy were recounted by Yukio Mishima in his acclaimed tale, Kinkaku-ji (The Temple of Golden Pavilion), published in 1956. The lid of this stoneware incense container (kogo), inscribed Rokuon (鹿苑), is a tribute to the famous temple complex. The container was made by Mashimizu Zoroku IV (b. 1933), sealed Zoroku on the bottom. Zoroku is an artist that hails from a family of potters in Kyoto that specialize in tea ceremony utensils. Sadly, Jikai died before the final firing of this piece. The lid of the box is inscribed by Kajitani Sōnin (1914-1995), head of Shōkoku-ji, the temple that oversees Rokuon-ji. Kogo dates from 1985, and is in perfect condition, in potter and Kajitani signed box. Photocopy of explanation in Japanese is included. Height 1” (3 cm), diameter 2 7/16” (6.5 cm).
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1182771 (stock #C015)
Chanoyu Gallery
$550.00
Yamamoto Genpō (1866-1961), was one of the most interesting Zen monks of the 20th century. He ended his career at an illustrious post as 632 Myōshin-ji, and 21st head of Myōshin-ji sect of Rinzai Buddhism. Even though he was legally blind for the most of his life, he is considered one of the best Zen calligraphers. Ceramic pieces by him are extremely rare. This one even more, for it has an unusually high foot, which is a sign that it was made for use with very distinguished guest. It is inscribed with a single character Okina (Old man), which becomes visible only after the tea had been drunk. Signed Hannya, an art name of his. Potter seal of Ozeki Sakajūrō V, a potter he sometimes collaborated with. Enclosed in plain period wooden box. 3 3/8” (8.6 cm) high, 4 ¾” (11.9 cm) in diameter. For more about Genpō see Seo, Audrey: The Art of Twentieth-Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters, Shambhala, 1998 and Dujin, Veljko: Zenmi – A Taste of Zen: Paintings Calligraphy and Ceramics from the Riva Lee Asbell Collection, Morikami Museum, 2011.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1182769 (stock #C014)
Chanoyu Gallery
$550.00
Kasumi Bunshō (1905-1998) was a long term abbot of Kaisei-ji in Nishinomiya (south of Kyoto) and was elected to be the 642th abbot of Myōshin-ji, and 29th head of Myōshin-ji sect of Rinzai Buddhism. He was a student of Nantenbō and Deiryū. This tea bowl, named “Mushin” (No Mind), is a rare piece. He brushed the single character for moon on the surface of kyo-yaki bowl in red enamel. His kakihan (handwritten seal) is on the bottom of the bowl. There is no potters seal or mark, possibly meaning he himself made it. Box is signed Nanten with his kakihan. This is an early piece, he used Nanten as his signature in the early 1960s. 2 5/8” (6 cm) high, 4 7/8” (12.1 cm) in diameter. For more about Bunshō see Seo, Audrey: The Art of Twentieth-Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters, Shambhala, 1998 and Dujin, Veljko: Zenmi – A Taste of Zen: Paintings Calligraphy and Ceramics from the Riva Lee Asbell Collection, Morikami Museum, 2011.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1182766 (stock #C013)
Chanoyu Gallery
$325.00
Yamane Seigan (1952- present) is one of the more interesting Hagi potters.Amongst other things he is a martial arts practitioner,and he is a self taught potter. He is famous for his blue hagi, and various avant-garde forms of hagi. This purse shaped vase was made in 2004, and is part of a small series of purse shaped vases. This piece comes in it's original artist signed box, and with artist biography (in Japanese). 6 ¼” (16.5 cm) high, 4 ¾: (11.9 cm) wide, 4” (10 cm) deep. In perfect condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1970 item #1182764 (stock #C012)
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Miyashita Zenju (1901-1968) was the father of Miyashita Zenji (1930-2012). Zenju was a famous Kyoto based potter, who had studied in Japan, China and Korea. Zenju was a central figure at the highly regarded juried Nitten annual exhibitions. This celadon like glazed small bowl (Hachi) is made to be used in a tea ceremony as kashiki (sweets bowl). 1 5/8” (4 cm ) tall, 7 5/16” (18.6cm) in diameter. This piece dates from the 1950s, it is enclosed in it's original signed box and with artist’s biography (in Japanese). It is in perfect condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1970 item #1182759 (stock #C011)
Chanoyu Gallery
$425.00
Suzuki Seisei (1914-1990) was the first Seto artist to extensively experiment with non-traditional glazes, gaining the nickname “color magician”. Seisei won an award at Nitten in 1954, he then went on to become a judge there, and in many other exhibitions. He was one of the most popular and influential potters in Seto, and he worked very hard on promoting all Seto ceramics. Over the years, he produced a myriad of different designs and styles. This square plate, with a single translucent blue plum blossom decoration on white glaze is the type of ceramic never before produced in Seto and this earned him the nickname “Color Magician”. Piece dates from 1964, 1 1/8” (3cm) tall, 8 7/8” (22.6 cm) wide and 9” (22.8 cm) long. It is enclosed in original signed box with artist’s biography (in Japanese). His work is in all of the major museums and private collections in Japan. For more information, see Finest Ceramics in Seto, Seto City Museum, 2005.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1990 item #1179949 (stock #C010)
Chanoyu Gallery
$225.00
Asahi futaoki (lid rest) by Hosai Matsubayashi XIV (1921-2004), the late head and protector of the Asahi ceramics (clay is collected from the Uji region of Kyoto). Asahi has a long history dating back to Momoyama Period, and is primarily associated with production of tea ceremony utensils. Current head is his son, Yoshikane, who became Hosai Matsubayashi XV in 1995. At that time, Hosai XIV took artist name Yukoan. This piece is from the 1980s. Original signed box, sealed cloth, artist biography (in Japanese) included. Height 2 1/8” (5.4 cm), diameter 2 ¼” (5.7 cm). In perfect condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1970 item #1179948 (stock #C009)
Chanoyu Gallery
$250.00
Miyashita Zenju (1901-1968) was father of Miyashita Zenji (1930-2012). Zenju was a famous Kyoto based potter, who had studied in Japan, China and Korea. Zenju was a central figure at the highly regarded juried Nitten annual exhibitions. Set of yunomi (tea cups) with wooden lids. In accordance with Confucian tradition, one is larger than the other. Larger is 3 ½” (9 cm) tall, 3 1/16” (7.9 cm) in diameter, while the smaller is 3 1/8” (8 cm) tall, 2 7/8” (7.3 cm) in diameter. This piece dates from the late 1950s, it is enclosed in original signed box (box has woodworm damage). Cups and lids are in perfect condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1990 item #1179947 (stock #C008)
Chanoyu Gallery
$295.00
Iwabuchi Shigeya (1925-1995) apprenticed under two living National Treasures: Tomimoto Kenkichi and Kondo Yuzo. In 1955 he established Yuyu kiln in Kyoto and exhibited at major galleries and museums all over Japan, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Iwabuchi was also a teacher to many potters, including Richard Milgrim, Kishi Eiko and Kako Katsumi. This kogo is from 1985, and is shaped as two wheels from an ox cart, with a white flower on top. It is made for the Year of the ox (1985). Original signed box and artist’s biography (in Japanese) included. Glazed stoneware, signed on the bottom, in perfect condition. Height: 1 ¼’ (3.4cm), 2 1/2'” (6.6 cm) wide and 1 5/8” (4.3 cm) deep.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1179946 (stock #C007)
Chanoyu Gallery
$395.00
Suzuki Seisei (1914-1990) was the first Seto artist to extensively experiment with non-traditional glazes, gaining the nickname “color magician”. Seisei won an award at Nitten in 1954, becoming a judge there, and in many other exhibitions. He had been one of the most popular and influential potters in Seto, and he worked very hard on promoting all Seto ceramics. Over the years, he produced a myriad of different designs and styles. This piece, covered in brownish iron oxide rich glaze with orchid shaped blue translucent glaze was typical of his style from the late 1960s till his passing. This one dates to 1970. Vase is 9” (23cm) tall, and 3” (7.3 cm) in diameter. It is enclosed in original signed box, with potter sealed cloth and artist’s biography (in Japanese). His work is in all major museums and private collections in Japan. For more information, see Finest Ceramics in Seto, Seto City Museum, 2005.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1179944 (stock #C006)
Chanoyu Gallery
$265.00
Born and raised in Kyoto, Kawasaki Waraku VII (b. 1936) is a famous name in the tea ceremony circles. One of the artists working in the Raku style, he is known for making tea bowls and other implements for tea ceremonies. This warm looking brownish-amber colored futaoki (lid rest) is simple in nature, and perfect for tea ceremonies. Perfect condition, 1 7/8” (4.7 cm) tall, 2 1/8” (5.6 cm) in diameter. Comes in original signed box and artist sealed cloth.