Artist: ITO SUIKO (1894-1980) Description: A pale blue porcelain vase decorated with translucent geometric patterns. Born in Kyoto, the artist studied under Ito Tozan I and II. He showed at the Teiten and established his own kiln in 1934 (Gojozaka). In 1964 he became a judge for the prestigious Nitten. Date: 20th century Condition: Fine condition Notes: Signed on the base with the artist's seal. Size: 13" x 5"
Artist: FUJII SHUMEI (born 1936) Description: A large and important Arita porcelain vase of bulbous form with a short neck decorated with a floating leaf design. The artist, now retired, has exhibited regularly at the Nitten (Japan Art Academy) as well as at the British Museum in 2000. Date: 20th century Condition: Fine condition Notes: With the original signed wooden storage box. Size: 13.5" x 13.5"
Artist: YASHIMA BOSHU (born 1925) Description: An ovoid bronze ribbed vase with a special 'benido' (mottled red) applied patination. Born in Toyama, Boshu was a pupil of Masahiko Katori. He has received numerous awards for his metalwork at the Nihon Kogeikai (Japan Traditional Art & Craft Exhibition) where he serves as a judge. Date: 20th century Condition: Fine condition Size: 12"x 8"
Artist: GYOKUSENDO V (1901-1992) Description: A copper vase with a hammered pewter inlay made by Gyokusendo V (Kakuhei Tamagawa). The artist hails from the Gyokusendo dynasty (now in its 7th generation)from Niigata. Established in 1816, they are the most famous craft family in Japan devoted to hand-beaten copper and silver work. Date: mid 20th century Condition: Fine condition Notes: With the original signed wooden storage box. Size: 8"x 8"
Artist: NAOMITSU Description: A pair of very well cast bronze sculptures of hares. Signed on one of them by the maker: NAOMITSU. Date: Taisho period: 1912-1926 Condition: Fine condition Notes: Price is for the pair. With the original signed wooden storage box. Size: 7.5" x 5" and 5" x 5.5"
Artist: YAMAMOTO JUNMIN (1888-1962) Description: A bronze incense burner in the form of a goose in modernist style. Made from cast and patinated bronze with gilt eyes. Signed by the maker: JUNMIN. The artist lived in Nara and graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He studied under the sculptors Asakura Fumio and Katori Hozuma...