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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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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) 
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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...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1351506 (stock #092)
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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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1350853 (stock #087)
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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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1349770 (stock #082)
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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 inches) 
Condition, Ex...
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...