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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1260871 (stock #744)
An interesting Tanzaku Shaped slab of colorful clay mounted onto aluminum hanging hardware by Mihara Ken enclosed in a signed box (carboard) dating from 1996 titled Ritsu. It is 7 x 6 x 36 cm (3 x 2-1/2 x 14 inches) and is in fine condition. A Tanzaku is a pillar shaped paper card upon which is traditionally written poetry.
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 #1260641 (stock #743)
Thick molten ash clings to the body of this natural form vase charred and blackened on one side, rivulets of glaze running like lava down another, a seminal work by veteran Shigaraki artist Minagawa Takashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 x 13 x 20 cm (4-1/2 x 5 x 8 inches) and is in fine condition.
Takashi was born in Shigaraki in 1930, and raised among the many kilns in the valley...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1260388 (stock #742)
This natural form is charred and blackened, rivulets of glaze running like lava down the side, a seminal work by veteran Shigaraki artist Minagawa Takashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15 x 13 x 19 cm (6 x 5 x 8 inches) and is in fine condtion.
Takashi was borni in Shigaraki in 1930, and raised among the many kilns in the valley...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1252934 (stock #741)
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A spectacular Oni Karatsu Vase by Inoue Toya of the Kyozan Kiln enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall 6 inches (16 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Inoue Toya (1942-2013), graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1966, having spent his student years excavating ancient Karatsu shards and researching their techniques. He apprenticed under the multifaceted potter Nushi Ensai. In 1969 he opened his own kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1252450 (stock #740)
A flattened Bizen form by Shibuta Toshiaki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 27 (11 inches) tall, 12 x 25 cm (5 x 10 inches) and is in fine condition. Born in 1957, Toshiaki graduated the Musashino Art University in 1980, and has since displayed at the Okayama Ken-ten, (awarded) Issui-kai and Modern Forms in Tea Ware exhibition at the Tanabe Museum (awarded) among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1251271 (stock #739)
Pure elegance is a great way to describe the work of Fukami Sueharu, an artist who has drawn much attention for his winged objects over the last ten years. Here is a koro incense burner of that same style enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condtion.
The name of Kyotos Sueharu (b. 1947) is synonymous with seihakuji celadon...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1248309 (stock #735)
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A plate textured and colored like a fragment of old rolled tatami mat cover by Kato Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Very playful, it is 24 x 33 cm (10 x 13 inches) and in fine condition. Known equally in the ceramic world as in the world of sculpture and design, Kozan has been awarded many times Born in Seto in 1948, he opened his first kiln in 1970 specializing in multi-colored glazes. In 72 he moved the kiln, and in 73 received the Osaka Good Design prize...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1247084 (stock #734)
A fine Iga-yaki Tsutsu Chawan by Tsujimura Kai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kai was born in Nara, son of Tsujimura Shiro, in 1976, making him one of the younger artists we have offered. Although of course growing up surrounded in pottery, he began apprenticing in earnest under his father in 1995, establishing his own studio in 2000.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1246494 (stock #733)
Pastel earth tones color this spontaneous form by Kawamoto Taro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 25 x 28 x 28 cm (10 x 11 x 11 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Kawamoto Taro (b 1955) graduated Aichi prefectural art university in 1977. He has been exhibited and awarded at many national and international events including the Chunichi Kokusai Togei-ten (Grand Prize twice), Florence International Ceramics Exhibition and the Asahi Togei-ten (Asahi Ceramics Prize)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1246368 (stock #732)
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A huge Shallow basin decorated with grape vines in various colors on an earthy base by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 49 cm diameter, 10 cm tall (20 x 4 inches) and is in fine condtion. Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
Shiro was born the fourth son of Living National Treasure for Lacquerware. His sensitivity to textures may stem from that exacting influence...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1246126 (stock #731)
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A dynamic Oribe Koro by Kato Kuniya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 x 12 x 16 cm and in excellent condition. Born into a pottery family in Tajimi in 1940, he studied under Nineno Sakuzo and in Kyoto under Tsuji Shindo before establishing his own kiln in 1970...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1244688 (stock #730)
A visceral experience awaits in the ragged sides of this Mentori Oribe Mizusashi by Kato Kuniya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19 cm diameter, 17 cm tall and in fine condition.
Born into a pottery family in Tajimi in 1940, he studied under Nineno Sakuzo and in Kyoto under Tsuji Shindo before establishing his own kiln in 1970...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1244047 (stock #728)
An intriguing form by Takeuchi Shingo titled Zogan Hento (An Inlaid Strange Vase) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 18 x 19 x 24.5 cm and is in fine condition, dating circa 2002...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1243943 (stock #727)
Medaka fish swim among the natural bubbles and shadows on this gohon glazed plate by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 30 cm (12 inches) square and in perfect condition.
Shiro was born the fourth son of Living National Treasure for Lacquerware. His sensitivity to textures may stem from that exacting influence. Although his older brother succeeded the family tradition (another branching into paper arts), Shiro, after graduating the Kyoto University of Fine...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1243680 (stock #726)
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A sculptural Green form by Yamazaki Akira (Yamazaki Koyo II, b. 1927) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kujaku-yu Tori-tsubo (Peacock Glazed Bird Shaped Vase). The vase is 11 x 6 x 6 inches (28 x 15 x 14 cm) and in fine condition, signed on the base Akira.
Akira’s father, Yamazaki Koyo (1890-1979), was displayed and awarded consistently in many National Exhibitions and is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Boston and Bern Museum of Art Switzerland amo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1243208 (stock #725)
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A lidded vessel of diamond form decorated with a circle and square viewed through vertical blinds of changing colors beaded with silver dew by Kondo Takahiro. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box enclosed inside a red lacquered outer wooden box (Niju Tomobako) dating circa 2002. The piece measures 7-1/2 x 4 x 10 inches (19 x 11 x 25 cm) and is in perfect condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1241563 (stock #724)
Thickly encrusted glaze charrs the surface of this large vase by Kawamoto Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 23 cm (9 inches) tall, 12 cm (5 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters. He studied in Kyoto at the same institution as Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji. Returning to work at the family kiln, he was later adopted by Kawamoto Rekitei, a famous decorator of pottery. In 1953 he gained first recognition, acc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1237953 (stock #719)
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A wild work by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original singed wooden box. The large work is of torn and scarred Iga clay, covered with a dusting of natural molten ash pooling as glass in the crevices. It is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter, 13-1/2 inches (34.5 cm) tall.and in fine condition.
Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique...