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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1348509 (stock #075)
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A spectacular Shino Chawan featuring clouds of red over crackled and fissured white by Japan Ceramic Society award (JCS) winner Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  The form is organic, the rim ebbs and flows like salt-foam on the tide...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1348314 (stock #073)
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An incredible mixture of colors glisten like the walls of a Limestone cave in the hills of Akiyoshidai, the karst regtion south of Hagi where the important artist Kaneta Masanao created this bowl, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  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 #1347845 (stock #072)
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$3,100.00
An austere form calling to mind the strictness of form and years of practice required to master the way of tea by Ningen Kokuho Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Kuro Chawan.  A flash of light strikes out on the front.  Like staring at the burning wick of a candle it makes all around it seem dark.  Beyond, that dark charring fades out to bitter greens and lively textures, one can imagine the beauty of staring into the bowl at the vibrant, frothy drink. 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1347844 (stock #071)
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When you hold this piece in your hands, first contact, you get it.  A Rey unusual and organic form by Isezaki Koichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hikidashiguro Chawan.  It has been a pleasure to watch over the last 30 years the reinvigoration in pottery in Japan, an explosion of innovation which seems exponential.  It continues to blossom bigger every year.  The potters are so technically skilled and taking an original approach to the ceramic arts.  Isezaki Koichiro i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1346531 (stock #066)
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$690.00
Thick ash colors the surface of this superb chawan by Kawamoto Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled hai-yu chawan( Ash glazed tea bowl),
Like encrustations on some Roman glass bottle dredged up from two thousand years of slumber, the glaze is porous and thick.
Size, W 14.2  cm ( 5-1/2 inches)  H 8.6  cm ( 3-1/2 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1346003 (stock #061)
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Dawn breaks over snow laden boulders, the shadows waxing lavender on this spectacular incense burner by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Haku-yu Kamahen Kurinuki Koro. This style of digging the work out of the clay rather than forming the clay on a wheel has been a signature of this artists work for more than two decades...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1345612 (stock #057)
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A faceted bowl by Hamada Shinsaku exhibiting the superb sense of design to be expected of this illustrious lineage enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shio-yu Tetsu Sabi Mentori Chawan (Salt Glazed Iron Faceted Tea Bowl).  The form is very much in the Mingei taste, A beautifully turned wan-gata with thick walls which have been sliced away, creating an architectural quality.  To this is added a dusting of salt which textures the surface.  Like many great bowls it must be held to ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1344169 (stock #049)
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$690.00
ash blasted and bursting with inclusions, this chawan tea bowl by Otani Shiro comes with everything you could want from this representative Shigaraki potter.  Over a terracotta clay burnt ash gray a smattering of pale flying ash provides the backdrop for molten drips of foggy green and yellow shizen yu glaze.  The shape conforms beautifully to the palm, showing the master skill of this important artist. 
Size, W 12.8 cm ( 5-1/4inches)  H 9.9  cm ( 4 inches) 
Condition, Excellen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1343644 (stock #048)
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Like the iridescent moon itself, this teabowl seems to glow softly from beyond the twilight blue, a luminescence not reflected, but born from within.  It is an exceptional work by Maeda Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Iro Chawan.  (Colored Tea Bowl) 
Size, D 11.8 cm (4-3/4 inches)  H 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Maeda Masahiro (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1342775 (stock #046)
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A deep bowl pelted with bluish-green salt glaze revealing patches of combed white by Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ai-Shioyu Kushime Chawan. The form is composed, rising perfectly from the heavy base to the light rim. The glaze has crawled and settled into lights and shadows, capturing that effect so sought in salt glazes, wth the added feature of the comb marks in the clay, which add a sensory dimension not restricted to vision...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1341990 (stock #041)
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Staring into the garden through a window in the lattice wall, bamboo, rising gracefully from the mossy floor, rustles slightly in the breeze. This scene is captured perfectly on this chawan by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gozu Zogan Kusabana Mon Wan. The Jomon rope impressions for which he is so well known create the sense of lattice-work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1341816 (stock #040)
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A black cloak is draped from the shoulders of this mysterious character lurking in the shadows of the tea room by legendary potter Hori Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seto-guro Chawan. Matte over much of the surface, someplaces the blackness shines like midnight through the fog, the rough sandy texture of the clay reveals itself to the hands more than to the eye, adding a sense of intimacy when holding the bowl...