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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1356088 (stock #122)
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A large bowl covered in rich Oribe green by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Chawan.  Asymetric lines scar the blanketed green body, the rim undulating like ripples on a pond around the misshapen form.  An excellent example of this important artists work. 
Size, D 14.2 x 15.1 cm ( 5.9 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1355820 (stock #121)
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A tall shizen-yu vase by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original wooden box signed underneath and titled Iga-Hanaire , named within the lid Roso by Sadamitsu (the old priest by Sadamitsu).  We see the slightly hunched over form is indeed reminiscent of an old priest, wrapped in robes of green and black and leaning on his staff.  This piece appears to have been buried quite deeply in ash, which clung charred and blasted base and has been ground off to create a new texture, like the water bu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1355660 (stock #120)
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A fine Bizen tokkuri embellished with nobori kiri by Abe Anjin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Kakyo Tokkuri...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1355494 (stock #119)
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The surface of this spiraling vessel has been shredded and scarred then covered in viscous copper glaze resulting in this stunning form by Kato Yasukage XIV (Shoji) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Oribe Hana-ire.  It has a very organic feel, both from the texture and the imperfectly torn sides coated with various thicknesses of green glass, like water running over a stone surface.  This is a great opportunity to acquire a very special piece by this artist. The fact he...
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 #1355266 (stock #117)
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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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1355239 (stock #116)
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Marbled clay ruptures in fissured vertical strands to become this amorphic naturel form by Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Neriage shoretsu Mon Hanaire.  This style is created by layering clay about a cylinder while turning the clay, then combing it before firing which allows the less compacted outer surface to split along the comb marks.  This is a technique developed by Kosei, and one of the reasons for which he would acquire such fame....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1355094 (stock #115)
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A singular design by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled humbly Iga Chawan.  The lack of pretense in the title does not match the superlative nature of the bowl.  Shiseki protrude around a great eye of black fire, a dramatic whip of pale glaze swiping from the sagging rim.  The bowl is slightly elongated, the shape creating both a tension in the form and an engaging vocabulary to the palms of the holder, making it an easy bowl to drink from.  This is a superlati...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1354999 (stock #114)
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A very unusual large Tsubo covered in iridescent metallic glaze over beige windows with millet white florals enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Testsu Sabi-yu Zogan Kusabana-mon Tsubo (Metallic Rust Glaze Tsubo Inlayed with Floral Motif).  This is certainly one of the more unique works I have seen by this important Mashiko artist.  The iron seems to shimmer in the light, not holding just the reds of rust, but blue and green and black, depending upon the light and angle.    Mar...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354462 (stock #112)
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A superb example of the chameleon versatility of Matsuzaki Ken is this red tea bowl dolloped with thick white glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kurogane Shino-Chawan.  It is strongly formed, with russet iron highlighting the borders between the fields of red and white glaze.  Truly a spectacular work. 
Size, D 12.4 cm ( 5 inches)  H 8.6  cm ( 4 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1354265 (stock #110)
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White, pink, blue, gray and lavender hues mix on the glistening surface of this incredible Hagi Mizusashi by important artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Hai-yu Kamahen Kurinuki Mizusashi.  The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, an approach the artist is famous for...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354205 (stock #109)
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Red highlights the gray and white of this Tea bowl by Kato Yasukage enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nezumi Shino Chawan.  Yasukage has cupped and misshapen the bowl into five subtly flattened sides, with an undulating rim forming five peaks, the pin-holed glaze burnt and licked crimson by the flames...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1354174 (stock #108)
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A double gourd covered in vivid colors ranging from white to black and including his coveted yellow by LNT Tokuda Yasokichi III enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hanaike and signed Kutani Masahiko.  Staring into this surface is like seeing the complexity of colors forming water ripples on an impressionist painting.  There is something very natural and unfiltered which captures the imagination.  
Size, D 11.5 cm ( 4.5 inches)  H  26.4 cm ( 10.4 inches) 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1353966 (stock #107)
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$950.00
Golden Camellia blossom all bout theoutside of this lovely wan-gata Chawan by the famous female artist Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinrande Chawan.  The pattern is created by applying gold foil to the surface before firing.  Here she has cut the gold foil into patterns of camellia blossoms, and applied them over red glaze to great effect...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1353940 (stock #106)
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$1,100.00
Ash and color abound in the clefts and plateaus of this spectacular large bucket shaped vessel by Tamba legend Nishihata Tadashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Oke-gata Hana-ire.  Raw clay slashed with dark shadows.  Opposite rivulets of green drip down the torn and scarred faceted sides, the occasional impressions of a waffle-faced mallet adding a sense of drama and spontaneity to the random order of kiln-nature.  This is a top quality work by this highly sought art...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1353067 (stock #105)
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$1,900.00
A spectacular work covered in iridescent green by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Mimitsuki Kaki.  The vessel is deeply scored and sculpted into a somewhat industrial form, two ears perk up from opposing sides over a belted center, the overall slabbed away in men-tori fashion.  Thick green seems to slide over thinner green, peeling away from the corners to reveal whiter edges.  It is signed on the base with his most flamboyant “Sho”. 
Size, D...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1352964 (stock #104)
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Two Guinomi sake cups and a Tokkuri by Kato Yasukage enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Tokkuri/Guinomi, Nezumi Shino Guinomi.  The cups are cool, one in white glaze tinged red, the other in blue-gray glaze tinged with a reddish-blue.  They are beautifully uniform in a misshapen way, allowing no favoritism to the drinkers...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1352479 (stock #102)
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Stratified color radiates about this late work by artist Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sai-Hafu Moyo Kabin.  Like ripples left by waves on the beach or wind in the dunes, the title means Colored Wave/Wind Patterned Vase.  It is an excellent example of this artist, at a size which makes it easily collectable. 
Size, D 11.2 cm ( 4.4 inches)  H 17.2  cm ( 6.8 inches) 
Condition: Excellent
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the fam...