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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1351609 (stock #095)
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An assortment of sake cups by some of Japans most sought artists representing pottery traditions from throughout the country.  Higashida Shigemasa, Kato Tsubusa, Kato Yasukage, Koie Ryoji, Kakurezaki Ryuichi, Matsuda Yuriko, Takeuchi Shingo and Yamada Kazu, all forerunners in their genre and these bowls representing their most popular styles.  We have carefully screened and selected each work as a masterpiece unto itself, and feel very confident you will agree.  Bon Appetite! 
Matsuda ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1351604 (stock #094)
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$650.00
At the heart of the Japanese aesthetic is asymmetry, and this is an excellent example of that, a wavering tea bowl titled Oribe Chawan by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Size, D 12 cm x 13.8 cm ( 4.7 x 5.5 inches)  H 9.2  cm ( 3.6 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Born in Tokoname, 1938, Koie Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility. In 1966 he established his own studio...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1351603 (stock #093)
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$850.00
A stylish Tsutsu Chawan by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Chawan On top, and named within Shinobi-Mono by Tachibana Daiki, Priest from Daitokuji Temple.  The Zen master has chosen an interesting name in Shinobimono.  It means “That which is hidden or unseen”; hidden like the nature of Zen, Buddhist law, or the final destination on the path of Tea.  It also was another name for Ninja, the famous families of spies and assassins of Japan, whose most fa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1351506 (stock #092)
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$1,450.00
Three finger strokes create enigmatic shapes like bent autumn grass or the rushing of a water fall on the dark side of this vase by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakeai-yu Kabin.  Above a pale millet dusts the rim, meetingthe dark glossy glaze at the shoulder. 
Size, D 11.5 cm ( 4.5 inches)  H 22.1  cm ( 8.7 inches) 
Condition, Excellent , The box with some age
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1351427 (stock #091)
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A very desirable work with a swish of resist creating a white floral streak on the rich red and black of this contemporary Mashiko form by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in a box annotated by his son Shinsaku and titled Kaki-yu Nuki-e Kabin, Shoji-saku.  The form is iconic Mashiko, with a strong sense of the utilitarian, a keynote of the Mingei movement which Shoji represented.  A spectacular example of this artists work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1351175 (stock #090)
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Like a mirror of the soul, the ovoid forms of Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi III flash with brilliance, vivid color explodes, while the darkness seems infinite, impenetrable and reflecting only the world around it.  Here is a fine example of his work, pale blue blends through green into soft yellow before plummeting into darkness. The body of the vessel has been brought up to a very narrow neck, just wide enough to receive one flower before flaring out at the top...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1350995 (stock #089)
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$850.00
There is something very alive about this sculptural tea bowl by the famed artist Ajiki Hiro, a blossoming to life like fresh shoots breaking through the last winter snow, the warmth of the earth lying beneath pale glaze.  The Kodai (foot) is verylow, not much more than a flat spot on bottom, making it very comfortable to hold.  It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Shino Wan, and is covered by a stamped paper cover decorated with a sketch of a recluse staring out fr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1350854 (stock #088)
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A virtual textbook on Yohen firing effects. Tamadare, Shinshoku, koge and others decorate this spectacular tea bowl by Fukioka Shuhei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Chawan and named inside Shizanro (Fuka-yama Michi or Deep Mountain Path).  This could be a reference to the five peaks which make up the rim, a traditional form codified in the mid Edo period by the Raku family of potters. It rests on a wari-kodai split foot, unusual for Iga-ware...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350853 (stock #087)
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$790.00
A torn opening and zen-like slash creates a dramatic pairing on this otherwise austere shape by Miwa Ryosaku (Miwa Kyusetsu XII) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakehana-Ire (Hanging vase).  This combination of static form and calligraphic movement, like a Zen Brushwork, gives off a strong sense of immediacy, a fleeting sense of the moment which is the essence of Ichigo Ichie at the heart of the Tea ceremony.  As well it is this tension between tradition and artistic drama wh...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350852 (stock #086)
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Iron infuses the draperies of crystlized Shino glaze covering this traditional bottle shaped vase by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni-Shino Tsubogata Hanaire.  A fold in the side adds asymmetry and a sense of immediacy to the piece, taking away the sense of creation and putting it firmly in the natural world where nothing is perfect (except perhaps the scent of a plum blossom!).  This is a quintessential work by this important artist whose work will remain...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1349973 (stock #085)
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$1,050.00
RARE! Oribe vessel covered in pale earth-tones scribbled with natural motifs by Suzuki Goro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Narumi Oribe Natsume. Evidencing the great value placed upon the work, it comes wrapped in a silk bag bound with silk chord, inside a the original signd wooden box enclosed in a lacquered Niju-bako double wood storage case...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1349834 (stock #084)
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$1,600.00
A jagged metallic shard in gold has embedded into the snow-bank sides of this deep shiro Hagi Chawan by Miwa Kazuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiroi Mau Wan (White Dancing Bowl). The sheered metallic ring gleems softly gold in the light, a stark contrast against the moon-like glow of the body...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1349833 (stock #083)
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A spectacular work of charred dark clay by legendary potter Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Kuro Bizen.  The angular form rises from a triad of block feet flaring out before breaking upon three sharp points at the shoulder, a narrow neck rising with a slight flare.  Dark upon one side clings blue-gray ash separated from the raw dark clay by a thin bead of pale brown color.  Texture, form, color, this one has it all! 
Size, D 8.8 cm ( 3.5 inc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1349770 (stock #082)
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$950.00
Ash crusts a thin veil over the richly textured Shigaraki clay of this amazing Tsubo by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Uzukumaru.  I see an abraded rock face weeping water somewhere deep in the mountains of Japan, a journey in the mind inspired by the unpredictable billowing of melted ash blasting though the kiln, touching each pot in a unique way and leaving its indelible mark. 
Size, D 18.5 cm ( 7.3 inches)  H 15.5  cm ( 6.1 inche...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1349407 (stock #081)
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$690.00
A tasteful work by the youthful star Tsujimura Yui showing a talent far beyond his years enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes titled simply Ido Chawan.  The pale glaze crawls across the surface, creating a sense of drama over this very austere form.  The rim dips and curves, a playful accent to the otherwise sedate work, made to suit the stately confines of the tea room. 
Size, D 15.3 cm (6 inches)  H 8.3  cm ( 3.3 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Tsujimura Yui...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1349351 (stock #080)
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A playful Sake Set by Sawa Katsunori, each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Tokkuri and Oribe Guinomi respectively.  The capricious brush has worked over the various colors creating crosscurrents among the various themes which play off of each other .  The perfect compliment to the charms of a good bottle of sake. 
Size,The Tokkuri: is W 9,8  cm ( 3.9 inches)  H 16.0  cm ( 6.3 inches)  Size, Guinomi: is W 5.8  cm ( 2.3 inches)  H 5.2  cm ( 2.05 in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1349349 (stock #079)
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Black, black, BLACK!  This is the word with Isezaki Koichiro and these two splendid works enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Kuro Sake Tsugi and Kuro Sake Nomi (Black Sake Pourer and Black Sake Cup respectively).  The granular clay is a step away from standard Bizen, but the blasting of ash gives it away.  The rims seem to be worn away, as if the flames have caused them to degrade.  An undulating scar like a wave seems to intimate the waves of spirits that will pour forth. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1349348 (stock #078)
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Ash-glaze and blasted with fire color of foggy green and yellow shizen yu glaze ,in this sake set showing the secret to the Furutani family's pottery. Each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden box (titled Shigaraki Tokkuri and Iga Guinomi respectively).   
Size, The Tokkuri: is W 9.8  cm ( 3.8 inches)  H 12.9  cm (5.1 inches)  Guinomi: is W 6.9  cm ( 2.7 inches)  H 5.8  cm ( 2.3 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Kazuya (b...