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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1348573 (stock #077)
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An open bottle draped with ochre glaze over charred blacks by Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Shino Kannon Hana-Ike.  Kannon, the protector deity in Buddhism, is quite often seen meditating in white robes whith a bottle alongside.  A superlative example of this artists work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1348571 (stock #076)
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An unusal form by Ito Motohiko of rectangular shape with undulating wave top like the gold clouds on a traditional screen,, emblazoned with young pine branches by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Wakamatsu Mon Kabin (Cloth Textured Pine Motif Vase).  This is just in time for New Years displays.  Pine is one of the traditional motifs displayed at New Years as it is ever-green, and represents consistency and strength through the cold winter months.  The sapl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1347217 (stock #067)
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The thickly potted blue sides are splashed with silver on this gorgeous vase by important Kyoto artist Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled soheki kabin (blue vase).   
Size, W 21.4  cm ( 8-1/2 inches)  H 24.8  cm ( 10-1/4 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1346529 (stock #065)
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This piece comes off like it has been buried in a volcano, incredible igneous encrustations cover the sides, with molten ash, bidoro, goma, kutsuki and a host of other firing effects all present on its diminutive form.  It is by the young artist Tsujimura Kai, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hana-ire.  
Size, W 12.8  cm ( 5-1/4inches)  H 15.2  cm ( 6 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Kai was born in Nara, son of Tsujimura Shiro, in 1976, making him o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1346405 (stock #064)
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Shadows of flame exhume the granular qualities of the clay on this superb Sekki (unglazed) Bottle by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  Exquisite, on one side the clay is ash gray, the opposite lively earth tones, and between is an abrupt scorched-land of shadow and color, like that violent moment between awake and sleep. 
Size, W 11.6  cm ( 4-1/2 inches)  H 16.5  cm ( 6-1/2 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1346403 (stock #063)
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A lobed bottle form vase by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Ichiriin Sashi.  The surface is fissured like a block of shattered ice the color of a carribean lagoon.  About the opening a hint of rust defines the rim.  A blue sapphire…  
Size, W 11.2 cm ( 4-1/2 inches)  H 15.9  cm ( 6-1/4 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1346004 (stock #062)
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$950.00
Something about the pattern on this Kinsai vase by Ono Hakuko screams vintage, like a classic episode of the partridge family.  There is a great deal of life about it, some type of inner joy, the gold repetition like the lights reflecting off a mirrored ball.  It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri-Kinsai Hana-tate. 
Size, W 8.5  cm ( 3-1/2 inches)  H 24.0  cm ( 9-1/2 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1345800 (stock #058)
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Once again Abe Anjin has proved his mastery of traditional form with this superb rendition of Momoyama styling enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Hanaire,signed on base as well inside the vase...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1345611 (stock #056)
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A multi faceted Vase by Hamada Shinsaku coated in swipes of blue-salt glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shio-yu Ai Henko (Salt Glazed Blue Vase).  On one side is a blown blue spatter like Jackson Pollock, yet on the opposite fingers traces like Shiraga Kazuo.  The rich blues are punctuated by dustings of rust.  Either side is a pleasure. 
Size,W 15.8 cm ( 6-1/4 inches)  H  cm ( 8-1/4 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Born the second son of Hamada Sho...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1345053 (stock #055)
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$1,850.00
A seminal work by Wakao Toshisada adorned with the quintessential elements of this artists work, a moon in gold over silver flowers on a gray Nezumi-Shino fold-textured ground.  It comes in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Nezumi Shino Hanaike.  Although I am not a botanist, I imagine the yu-gao (bottle gourd flower, called the face of evening in Japanese) opening to reveal its splendor to the rising moon, visible through the drying autumn grasses.  A superb examp...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344896 (stock #053)
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Spectacular kiln affects dapple this playful form by artist Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanire.  Ash has encrusted the base so thickly he has had to grind it off, this happens when the piece gets buried up to a point in the ash on the kiln flooror up against a wall, and the works come up together this cooled encrustation.  That combines with the natural sunrise colors or “Hi-iro” of the clay, and the glassy green beads wrapping around the jocula...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344571 (stock #052)
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Loss for words, this is what happens when you free this darkly gleaming 10 sided mizusashi by Ogawa Machiko from the confines of its austere signed paulownia storage box titled Haku Kin Sai Mizusashi (White gold Misusashi).  Taking the delicate half ring handle, lift the white-gold gilded wooden lid to reveal the surprisingly thin walls, which have been sliced away outside in the mentori style, leaving ten distinct facets, all covered in liquid white gold over a base of white gold with pale blu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344175 (stock #050)
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A beautiful gosai colors of yellow, purple blue white and green on this Kutani tsubo by Tokuda Yasokichi III...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1342445 (stock #044)
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This Tsubo by Tsujimura Kai is amazing and all attitude. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen-yu Tsubo. Green ash has poured in a torrent around the form, settling into glossy black around the base on one side and tingeing the rim with charcoal fingers. Huge eyelets create bulge from the surface on one side, evidence of how it rested on its side in the kiln. This is one not to be missed, and one we will be hard pressed to let go...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1342154 (stock #043)
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Rich and Charred, the Ochre glaze has a texture which delights the bearer on this vessel by Living National Treasure Kato Kozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiseto Hanaire. Unlike the more monotonous works typical of Ki-seto, this has been darkened by ash and fire, testament to the storms in the kiln, and reminiscent of that rugged strip from which Mino-ware is born sandwiched between the violent coast and volcanic interior of central Japan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1341748 (stock #039)
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Silver waves ripple like the summer seas around the Mt. Fuji like cone of this iconic form by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ginsai Namijo Mon Henko (Silver Wave Pattern Vessel). The unsual base of white lends this piece a singular quality among his repertoire, and would be a wonderful compliment to other works by this esteemed artist...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1341357 (stock #034)
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An Oribe vessel covered in pale earth-tones scribbled with nudes by Suzuki Goro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Yahichida Tsubo. A crow perches on the base like a signature cawing out GORO! Yahichida was a style of Oribe popular in the Momoyama and early Edo periods. That said it is likely that they did not decorate with such audacious flair back then...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1340846 (stock #029)
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Hayashi Shotaro is one of Japan’s preeminent potters, and he has outdone himself again with this mouthwatering work decorated with a pagoda in dark iron silhouette against an iron red sky fading to darkness at the rim. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Manyou Yamato-ro Henko (Manyo is his signature glaze and Yamato-ro refers to imagery of old Japan). This piece was shown at his exhibition celebrating 45 years of potting, and is featured in the catalog image number 19...