Elegant Irabo glazed chawan by Takatori legend, Miraku Kamei. This chawan has a Chinese influenced form while being made and glazed in the Takatori style. The flowing irabo ash glaze contrasts nicely against the reddish takatori fine clay.
This chawan is in excellent, unused condition, measures 5" x 2.8" and comes complete with its original, signed box.
Classic Shigaraki chawan by veteran wood fire potter, Takahashi Rakusai IV. This is truly a classic example of the Rakusai style and has vivid hi-iro flashing about the chawan while the face is painted in a fine coat of ash...
Unique and bold Raku influenced Kyogenhakama chawan by Nyoitera Haryo of the Nyoisanzin temple kiln and possibly dating to the late Edo or Meiji period. This Raku influenced chawan exhibits a generous form flanked by a series of circular impression over which a Raku glaze that has transmuted to a wide range of colors...
A pair of iron glazed, paddled (tataki) teabowl, both with hand cut feet. The left chawan glazed in temmoku with a tetsu-yu glaze over and the right bowl glazed in an alkaline clear with my saffron, iron yellow glaze over. Both bowls are tabi-chawan style and feel good in the hand.
Stoneware and glazes
Each bowl approximately 4.5" x 4"
Functional, decorative and food safe
Very large Oribe teabowl that was thrown and tataki paddled with texture into an oval form. There are two tones of green from the oribe on the bare clay and over areas of poured white slip. The foot is tooled by hand, off the wheel, to go with the form of the bowl.
Stoneware, slip and glaze
6.5" x 4.75" x 3.9"
Functional, decorative and food safe
Brilliantly glazed, Chinese influenced shishayu (copper red) vase made in Japan, circa 1950 - 1960. This vase owes its inspiration to Ming and Ching period of China and is made of porcelain and then heavily glazed in a multi-dimensional shinshayu glaze. Though it comes with the original signed box and is prominently signed, the maker is at this point, unidentified.
This vase is in excellent condition, measures 8.75" x 4" and comes with its original signed box.
Sophisticated, yet naturalistic set of five, hand made, hand cut leaf plates with red enamel leaf designs under a washed gold gilt surface. This Rimpa influenced set for casual or kaiseki use are by veteran Kyoto Kiyomizu potter, Heian Seiun and most likely date to the 1960s...
This rich and substantial pot is by Mashiko potter Hyuga Munetoshi, a one time student of the Hamada kiln (?). Glazed in an exceedingly rich tessha/kaki iron glaze the pot has wax resisted decoration of flowers on either side of the pot. Intended for use as both a tsubo and mizusashi, this pot is a great example of modern Mingei influenced Mashiko pottery. The glaze is far more complex and rich than the photos convey and will not disappoint in person...
This classic Mingei hanaire is by Mashiko potter Hyuga Munetoshi, a one time student of the Hamada kiln (?). Glazed in an exceedingly rich tessha/kaki iron glaze the pot has wax resisted decoration of flowers on either side of the pot. Created for both function and decoration , this pot is a great example of modern Mingei influenced Mashiko pottery. The glaze is far more complex and rich than the photos convey and will not disappoint in person...
Evocative blue decorated henko bottle vase with fluid brush decoration and sgrafitto decoration prominently signed; SEIRAN. The cobalt decoration sits on an almost ash style glaze with spots of blushed areas, similar to Hagi pottery. I have not been able to find out anything about the potter, but the brushwork and use of space suggests a full time potter, used to working in this particular style.
This henko is in perfect condition with its original signed box and measures 8" X 8.5" x 6".
Porcelain smoking set by Kutani master, Suda Seika II (1892-1971). Using sometsuke underglaze blue and iro-e overglaze enamels, the two pieces are matched in motif of two koi, chest to chest. Circa 1960.
Box; 11.5 x 10 x 4.5 cm
Dish; 11 x 2.4 cm
Both are in perfect condition with original signed box
Charcol fired, yakishime tsubo with "hana", flower designs incised on the pot by Otani (Yano) Shin-ichi
27 x 24cm
In perfect condition with original signed box and stamped cloth
Wonderful yakishime Shigaraki chawan by veteran potter; Tani Seiemon.
12.8 x 9 cm
Perfect, unused condition with signed box and stamped tea cloth
Large, robust E-Shino chawan with painted underglaze iron landscape by (Shino) Yaichiro. Prominently signed; YA. Wonderful, velvety Shino glaze surface.
13.7 x 9cm
Perfect condition, NO BOX. Appears to by unused.
Hagi chawan by Kaneta Masanao with Zenga calligraphy adorning the bowl by an unidentified Zen priest. The bowl reads; MEISHU, Bright Jewel.
12.5 x 8.5 cm
Perfect, unused condition, NO BOX
Profusely illustrated exhibition catalogue on Raku Chojiro. Hundreds of photos, attested boxes and multiple views.
Furutani Michio Shigaraki mizusashi with original signed box and cloth and exhibition sticker on the bottom of the box.
21cm tall by 20cm wide
In perfect condition
A group of five volumes of the Japanese ceramic magazine, Honoho Geijutsu; #35/37/40/41/77. Each volume profusely illustrated, mostly in color with 178 pages and English captions to many of the photos. Each issue has several in depth articles as well as profiles of a wide variety of potters and a section on pottery techniques in the back of each volume...