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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1294069 (stock #832)
An organic form by Ikegami Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bitchu Obuje. It is 8-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 9 inches (21.5 x 19 x 23 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1293870 (stock #831)
A Jomon patterned vessel by iving National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1293660 (stock #830)
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A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a dark burn on the rim define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1293471 (stock #829)
Blasted and dripping with ash, a spectacular Iga Mizusashi by Tanimoto Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A shell juts from raw rippled wood lid like it was sticking up from the ripples of sand on a beach. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall 18.5 cm (7 inches) diameter and in fine condition. Born in 1958 the son of Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, Yo was raised among the kilns and has always had his hands in clay...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1292904 (stock #828)
A silver mist box by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 6 x 4 x 4 inches (9.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1292668 (stock #827)
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A bold form by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi covered in oil spot (tenmoku) glaze and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 inches diameter, 3-1/2 inches tall and dates circa 1970.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic arts under Ishiguro Munemaro...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1292194 (stock #826)
A spectacular faceted work by Ueda Mitsuharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Mentori Kabin. It is 9 x 11 x 11 inches (28 x 24 x 28 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Mitsuharu was born in Fukuoka in 1957, and studied initially pottery in Tamba under Ogami Tsuyoshi before entering the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic Research Facility, which he finished in 1983 followed by a year studying glazes in the Shiga Prefectural Kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1290889 (stock #824)
Viscious ash and charring cling to the side of this spectacular Mizusashi by Konishi Heinai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall, the same diameter and in fine condition.
Konishi Heinai (1899-1991) was born into a family of farmers in Ehime on the Island of Shikoku. In 1925 he fell head over heels in love with Raku-yaki and it was in the world of pottery he chose to leave his mark...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1290516 (stock #823)
A large sculptural dish like a bean pod by Nakashima Harumi covered in white with swirling designs. It is 31 x 9-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (79 x 24 x 12 cm) and is in fine condition. There is currently no box.
Born in Gifu in 1950, Harumi graduated the Osaka University of Arts Design department in 1973 and has since embarked on an illustrious carreer in sculptural ceramics. This culminated in the Too many Public and Private exhibitions to list, he is held in the collection of the V&A...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 1980 item #1290514 (stock #822)
Harmony (wa) is sculpted in various forms in deep characters on this large Toban pottery slab by founding Sodeisha member Kumakura Junkichi enclosed in the original signed woodn box made as a gift to the governor of the 1970 Osaka World Exposition. It is 16 x 20 x 2 inches (50 x 40 x 5.5 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1289443 (stock #821)
A superb sculptural work of horizontal facets stacked upon each other in twisting obelisk by Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a masterpiece by this artist. It is 17 inches (43 cm) tall, 8 x 8-1/2 inches (20 x 21 cm) and in excellent condition. An identical shape is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and published in the book “Contemporary Clay, Japanese Ceramics for the New Centruy” by Joe Earle...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1287903 (stock #820)
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Lines of burnt straw scar the surface of this voluminous work by Yamamoto Yuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17-1/2 inches (45 cm) tall, 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25.5 cm) at the base and in excellent condition.
Born the son of Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu, Yuichi was raised among the clay and kilns of Bizen, at a vital time when Bizen was devastated by the war economy, and the dramatic years of growth and research following. He began making pottery in 1959, at...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1287458 (stock #818)
Lavender tinges the fawn sides of this superb ceramic box by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (30 x 16.5 x 16 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Masano likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi is most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum and Museum of Modern ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1286521 (stock #816)
An unusual twisted form covered in natural ash glaze by Mashiko die-hard Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 x 5 x 11-1/2 inches (13 x 13 x 29 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1286154 (stock #419)
Scraped cut and beat out of form with looping ribbons of clay for handles, here is a mizusashi which certainly does not let down; everything we have come to expect from this popular Japanese artist enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is heavily potted, creating a bold, lively experience. The piece is 8 inches (21 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. This artist has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, Iga and...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1286078 (stock #815)
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A wild work by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The large work is of torn and scarred Iga clay, covered with a dusting of natural molten ash. It is 11-1/2 inches (23 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) across 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 view of the arts to new realms, a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1284804 (stock #813)
Gold highlights the floral splash on this bottle form Mashiko vase by Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 x 4 x 9-1/2 inches (11 x 11 x 24 cm) and in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo;...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1283429 (stock #812)
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Yellow glaze covers this roughly formed Tokkuri by Multi-discipline Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo; ...