All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1369542 (stock #1173)
Gold shatters like a broken mirror on the body of this superb porcelain incense burner by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Kinsai Koro. The pattern is created by applying gold foil to the surface before firing, and called in Japanese Kinsai. Gaps in the application create designs like broken ice. This piece is 9 cm (3 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition. For an identical piece see the book Koro Meihinten (Jap...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1353940 (stock #106)
Ash and color abound in the clefts and plateaus of this spectacular large bucket shaped vessel by Tamba legend Nishihata Tadashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Oke-gata Hana-ire.  Raw clay slashed with dark shadows.  Opposite rivulets of green drip down the torn and scarred faceted sides, the occasional impressions of a waffle-faced mallet adding a sense of drama and spontaneity to the random order of kiln-nature.  This is a top quality work by this highly sought art...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1360668 (stock #159)
Dashes of red, black and flashes of green decorated the scorred and scarred white glazed body of this magnificent Chawan by Yamada Kazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaku-yu Oribe Chawan.  The form is slightly belted, to allow the bowl to settle comfortably into the palm.  The very traditional silhouette however has been paddled and graffiti structures scratched into the surface.  Over this has been applied an overall white glaze, with black and red ladled out on top of th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1357836 (stock #129)
An enigmatic form by Tanoue Shinya like an something awash on alien shore opening to reveal organic blue, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  An excellent example of this artist and his Shell series. 
Size, D 15.4 cm ( 6 inches)  H 25.8  cm ( 10 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976,  He garnered a BA from Doshisha University in Theology, and after two years in a textile company, an Associate in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1387613 (stock #332)
An austere form calling to mind the strictness of form and years of practice required to master the way of tea by Ningen Kokuho Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Chawan. A large circles beyond the burnt-straw remains gives the effect of the moon reflecting off water viewed through a rush of bamboo.
Size, D 12.1 cm H 8.9 cm
Condition, Excellent
Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1404578 (stock #1348)
An exquisite vessel by Bizen legend Yamamoto Toshu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Meipin. The form is perfection, covered with a dusting of ash revealing a flame colored eye on one side, everything about the proportions timeless. This is a piece I could wax on for hours about, but will leave that up to the viewer. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Yamamoto Toshu (1906-1994) began working in a pottery at the age of 15...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1385083 (stock #316)
A black cloak is draped from the shoulders of this mysterious character lurking in the shadows of the tea room by legendary potter Kato Yasukage XIV enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seto-guro Chawan. The black Matte over much of the surface, trails off near the base, revealing a startlingly white clay. The contrast is both abrupt and challenging, creating a tension most welcome on an otherwise subtle work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1363537 (stock #190)
A covered Jar decorated with an assortment of colors in drips, dots and draperies by Kawabata Kentaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mizusashi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1364539 (stock #192)
Manyosai Shino glaze, a specialty unique to this artist, covers the rugged surface of this natural torn form by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Manyosai Maru-zara.  Marbleized pinks, molten iron blending with rust, moss green and everything in between can be seen in this amazing onslaught of color.  His designation “Manyosai” comes from the ancient selection of poetry named after the infinite shades of fallen leaves.  We can easily see in this piece how h...
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1374430
Beautiful sterling cuff with traditional designs and fine line chisel work by Navajo silversmith Gibson Nez. Deceased on December 1,2007, he was a self taught silversmith who won the prestigious Smithsonian Medal of Honor, more than 700 blue ribbons, was featured in magazines and books and was a featured guest artist in many museums and galleries across the United States. This beautiful cuff measures 5 1/4" around in the inside plus an additional 1 3/8" opening...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1362617 (stock #175)
Molten ash wraps its fingers around the elongated form of this Bizen Vase by Fujiwara Yu enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  The plasticity of the glaze as it creeps around the surface, over raw clay, mountains of ash and spatters of lighter encrustations is truly a sight to appreciate.  A masterpiece.  Even the base is beautifully covered in its own unique way, and every angle creates a new view. 
Size, D 14.1 cm   H 23.6  cm 
Condition, Excellent 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1393610 (stock #361)
Dawn breaks over snow laden boulders, the shadows waxing lavender on this spectacular Mizusashi by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Haku-yu Kamahen Kurinuki Mizusashi. This style of digging the work out of the clay rather than forming the clay on a wheel has been a signature of this artists work for more than two decades. The white glazing has altered to soft lavender in the firing process, creating a feeling of opulence over the organic vessel...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366607 (stock #212)
Enigmatic designs form an abstracted bird on the dark glaze of this Tsutsu Chawan by Wada Morihiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Torimon Chawan.  There is something about his art which is reminiscent of the artworks of Northwest Native Americans; the patchwork of colors and natural themes.  They call you into another place. 
Size, D 13.2  cm   H 9.6  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Wada was born in Hyogo prefecture and apprenticed under Kyotos Tomimoto K...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354798 (stock #1043)
A spectacular work by Maeda Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iro-e Kin-gin-sai Mentori Hachi (Faceted Bowl with Gold, Silver and Colored Decoration). It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 5-1/4 inches (14 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948) graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1975where he received instruction from Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi and Tamura Koichi as well as Asano Akira...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1359903 (stock #150)
A tall ribbed form covered in deeply fissured celadon glaze by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Kaki Ryusui.  The body is made with waves intimating water, as the titled of Ryusui (flowing water) suggests.  It is an unusual complex form by this artist, known for his organic take on potting. 
Size, D 13.8 cm   H 36.7  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1369347 (stock #1170)
Five Oribe plates of elongated rectangular form splashed with red by important contemporary potter Yamada Kazu and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakuyu Oribe Choho-zara. Kakuyu-oribe is a style developed by and unique to Kazu. Each is roughly 15 inches (38 cm) long and all are in excellent condition.
Kazu was born in Tokoname city, one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1377821 (stock #1213)
A deformed-vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII (Masahiro) formed as a closed cylindar then cut to allow the clay to mis-shape during the firing process. It is covered in dark glaze with highlights of yellow...
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1386422
Incredibly elegant and precise sterling, lapis and turquoise earrings by San Felipe Richard Chavez, active since 1976. He is a master stone cutter and inlayer and the time and care he puts into his pieces are reflected in the great design. The earrings have posts for pierced ears and measure 1 3/4" long. They are slender, measuring 1/4" wide at the stone bottoms. Weighing 6 grams total, they are quite light and feel airy on the ear. They are in fine original condition and signed as shown. Richa...