An Amazing Shigaraki flattened form with offset neck covered in pools of liquid green crystal and dark encrustations of ash by Furutani Hirofumi, head of the Churoku-en. This piece truly shows the best of what Shigaraki has to offer, in the exposed raw terracotta clay, the molten ash glaze, the Hi-iro color of flame, and the build up of dark ash deposits. Every viewing angle is unique...
An evocative image of a lone Priest on begging rounds by Japanese actor and Manzaishi Ashiya Kogan, ink on paper in silk border with black lacquered wooden trollers. He has managed to capture both the solitary life o fthe mendicant priest, as well as an ephemeral sense of the fleeting world and our time in it. This is a most interesting commentary on Japanese life, proof that Buddhism and religious influence are not strictly things of the past...
Measures 11" tall and 3 3/4" across the bottom. Looks to be wood fired stoneware, partially glazed.
This has the initials JM. Date , artist unknown. It measures 16" tall and 9.5" wide. The woman gymnast is popping out of the flat background. A table top or small floor piece.
A set of five Yo-hen Cups by Iga artist Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Exquisitely formed, with a wide stable base featuring four slight arches rising slightly from the table, creating a sense of light weight despite the wide bottom. There are small cuts of clay taken from the sides and the entire is covered in white slip revealing highlights of the underlying clay at the ridges...
Large Leafed Vines are silhouetted against age darkened silver on this striking covered basin by Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A segment of vine serves as a handle on the lid and it appears to float above the table on three ribbon feet. It is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter, 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Banura Shiro (1941-2001) was born the fourth son of influential Lacquer Artist Banura Shogo...
Gorgeous vase by Michigan Studio Potter Karen Clark Antrim. In the Arts & Crafts style the vase measures 10 3/4" tall and 3" across the top. Two hairline firing cracks on the top rim that do not interfere with the integrity of the piece. Incised signature on the bottom.Her studio is Cat tail Pond studio. She fires on site and using Raku, Horse hair and Pit firing methods.
JUAN JOSE ASENCIO (b. 1959) Cuban-American Sculptor
This is a unique work (1/1), beautifully executed in Conceptual Minimalist Abstract form by this very individually creative artist. It has been finished in a patinated bronze tone. It is placed in a rounded base. It is signed, numbered on dated "96" on the side of the sculpture...
This is wonderful, Matching, Four-Piece set made with Carved White Jade and solid 14K Yellow Gold...
Hattakitkosol Somchai (Thai, 1934-2000)
Polished nickel sculpture mounted to a polished stone base, signed and numbered 17/100 on the underside
HEIGHT: 14 INCHES
LENGTH: 11 INCHES
WIDTH: 5 INCHES
TOTAL WEIGHT: 16 LBS, 8 OUNCES
Hattakitkosol Somchai was born in 1934 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up...
Not to save the best for last, but this piece by Nagae Shigekazu is simply breathtaking. The pattern of light and dark squares which drives direct lines across the distended quadrilateral form hails images of the Ichimatsu-moyo pattern at the Katsura Rikyu imperial palace. The lyrical curves of the vessel itself are in sharp contrast to the extreme precision of the patterns, creating a unique dialog between viewer and viewed...
Tani Seiuemon Shigaraki Tea Bowl (Chawan) Wood fired Natural Ash Stoneware Glazed Studio Pottery
Born in Shigaraki in 1913, Tani Seiuemon was the key person to revive old Ko-Shigaraki and Ko-Iga styles with natural ash glaze effects.
Tani Seiuemon works are exhibited in British museum and Cleveland Museum of Art.
Currently, his son Tani Q operates the family kiln in Shigarakicho.
3.12in. (8cm.) high;
A striking work covered in granulated geometric patterns by Nagae Shigekazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shikakkei no Katachi (Quadrilateral Form). The form is elastic, warped as if it is stretching after a deep sleep. This contrasts with the concise lines of the decorating pattern, creating an interesting dialog between man’s strive for perfection and order verses the freedom of the natural world. As they say, there are no straight lines in nature...
First born son to Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun, Koichiro (b. 1974) has quickly made a name for himself as an independent artist. Not content to rely solely on family reputation, he has set off on his own path, making innovations in clay and also in the ideas and principles surrounding his craft...
There is something ancient about the trumpeting rim reminiscent of pre medieval or even continental forms on this voluminous bottle by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tsubo. The austere terracotta clay is decorated only by the flames and ash blowing past it in the inferno. Fine granules of feldspar burst from the sunburned surface. The vase is 37.5 cm (15 inches) tall, 24.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition...
This piece was grilled with burning red pine fire woods for 10days in "Anagama" kiln. This shape of vase is called "Kinuta" that means a hammer of beating straw.
The surface of body is seemed as a natural rock.
Size 10.5cm(W) 18.0cm(H)
Accessary wooden box with signature
YouTube movie "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjMPlV6b2hI"
Moriwaki Masatada has been creating potteries mainly the wares for tea ceremony at Seto the most famous producing area in Japan.
He was born in 1948, and apprenticed to Shuntei the second
at 19 years old.
And then he has become one of the leaders in Seto pottery scene.
Shino glaze has been very popular from the Momoyama period early 17th century.
Accessory:wooden box with signature by the artist
A rustic bottle form ichirin-sashi vase covered in ash glaze by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Hanaire...