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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1359619 (stock #148)
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Once again Abe Anjin has lived up to our expectations with his revival of Momoyama period potting techniques, a field in which he is a forerunner.  Here is a squat bottle blasted with a Rorschach spatter, testing our inner perceptions.  All about the clay has been vitrified into a lustrous red,and the base is like textured stone, showing the extreme temperature with which it was fired. 
Size, D 22.5 cm   H 24.5  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Born in Osaka in 1938, the mys...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1359479 (stock #146)
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$260.00
Two distinct forms in blended Bizen clay by Wakimoto Hiroyuki and Yokoyama Naoki each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 
Size,Naoki, D 8.3 cm H 11.8  cm (Tokkuri) 
Size,Hiroyuki, D 8.8 cm H 14.2  cm
Condition, Excellent 
Wakimoto Hiroyuki is an outsider in the Bizen world. He followed in the footsteps of friend Kakurezaki Ryuichi, both originally of Nagasaki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1359478 (stock #145)
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A striking set by rising star Suzuki Taku enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Kuro-Sabi (Black Rust) Tokkuri and Guinomi respectively.  These display his famed rust glazes, which not only display remarkable color variations, but also textures, creating a pleasurable experience for both the eyes and the hands. 
Size, D 8.5  cm (Tokkuri)  H 13.1 cm (Tokkuri) 
Size, D 6.8 cm (Guinomi)  H 4.2  cm (Guinomi) 
Condition, Excellent 
Suzuki Taku is a r...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1359040 (stock #141)
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Two Guinomi sake cups and a Tokkuri by Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Sake-ki and dated 1998. The box contains two cups, one tall, one short , and one Tokkuri, all in similar design.The set was from a solo exhibition held at the Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, January 1998.The box contains the original exhibition invitation as well, and has been decorated with an image of the set by Shugo.
Size,(Tokkuri) D 6.7 cm   H 16.9  cm  ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1358304 (stock #135)
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A stoic old codger by Furutani Michio stooped at the shoulders and yet standing proud, like some old soldier on Remembrance Day.  This is a superb example of this important artists work, showing both his reverence for traditional form and the lengths he went ot reviving the traditions of wood fired kiln effects.  It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanaire. 
Size, D 13.8 cm   H 25.8  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1358302 (stock #134)
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$700.00
An organic form in mottled Bizen clay from the unorthodox artist Kawabata Fumio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Shizen Nerikomi Kaki.  The clay peels away in petals, like some primordial flower opening to the Jurassic sky. 
Size, D 23.8 cm   H 28.2  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Kawabata Fumio was born in Yokohama city in 1948, far from the traditional kilns of Bizen hundreds of kilometers to the west in Okayama...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1358301 (stock #133)
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Blue recedes from the wavering silver shore on this iconic form by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  Streaks of color, like the tide burbling back through the sand filled with oxygen and minerals.  Something very alive! 
Size, D 10.6 x 23.8  cm   H 25.4  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Morino 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 Ky...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1358186 (stock #132)
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A fantastic sculptured vase by the outlandish Fujioka Shuhei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Tochoki.  A frenzied stack of rugged corners like the fallen away sides of a mountain revealing the earth’s structure beneath a layer of green.  It is likely Fujiokasan is inspired by the brawny, rain drenched and forested mountains surrounding the town of Iga, where the Mountains formed a natural line of defense for the secret clans of Ninja who called the valley their home.  ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1357836 (stock #129)
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An enigmatic form by Tanoue Shinya like an something awash on alien shore opening to reveal organic blue, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  An excellent example of this artist and his Shell series. 
Size, D 15.4 cm ( 6 inches)  H 25.8  cm ( 10 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976,  He garnered a BA from Doshisha University in Theology, and after two years in a textile company, an Associate in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1356833 (stock #128)
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$1,250.00
An unusual and lovely Yakishime form by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seki Kaki (Unglazed Vase).  It offers us a quintessential look at his unorthodox forms and exquisite “Su-hada” gray tones.  A seminal work by this modern pottery icon. 
Size, D 16.9 cm ( 6.7 inches)  H 28.1  cm ( 11.06 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture in 1958, and apprenticed under Funaki Kenji at the age of 23...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1356795 (stock #127)
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$780.00
An excellent companion to the Hagi Chawan also by this artist, here is a precipitous mountain form covered mostly in drifts of white and thin veneer of glaze over its gritty clay surface.  The form is that of the mountainous spires of Yabake, on the Island of Kyushu south of Hagi.  The Vase comes with Exhibition panflet with very similar vases like this one.
Size, D 12.4 cm ( 4.9 inches)  H 28.8  cm ( 11.3 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Saka Koraizaemon XII was born in T...
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 : 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 : 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) 
Condit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1353940 (stock #106)
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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...