All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #660374 (stock #116)
A huge Yakishime vessel by modern ceramicist Mihara Ken (b. 1958) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This piece has an almost haunting presence, the hada sandy and rough, you would think it could crumble in your hands, yet is fired so hot it rings like a bell when tapped. The dark grays and raw earth tones add to that sense of mystery, like something ancient discovered in a dark cave. The vase is 14-3/4 inches (37.5 cm) tall and 11-1/4 (28.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1990 item #660560 (stock #117)
Impressed rope designs under black swirls create a dynamic sense of movement on this huge charger by Ningenkokuho Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 16 inches (40 cm) diameter and 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall; in perfect condition. After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #661085 (stock #118)
Here is a stunning basin by Nishioka Midori (b. 1958) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bowl flares abruptly up from a wide flat base, geometric patterning in color, iron, resist and clouded-green. 2/3rds of the way down it transfers to a thin ashen glaze pronouncing the underlying clay. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter, 4-1/4 (11 cm) tall and in perfect condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #662266 (stock #122)
A spectacular run of liquid ash decorates this tapering Bizen vase by pottery master Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The shape is very natural, almost glacial in the sliding sculpted form. It is 5-1/2 by 9 by 7 inches (14 x 23 x 18 cm) and in perfect condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #662899 (stock #123)
An igneous Shigaraki hana-ire by the innovative young Mushin-Gama potter Kowari Tetsuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter at the bottom. It is in perfect condition. Tetsuya was born in Fuji-city Shizuoka in 1970, and graduated the prestigious Meiji University. He has apprenticed under a number of teachers, taking a bit from each without allowing their direction to overpower his own personal style...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #663978 (stock #125)
A globular vase covered in the trademark sansai glazes of Ningenkokuho Tokuda Yasokichi III (Masahiko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #665388 (stock #128)
A mentori square vase with odd openings by American artist Donna Gilliss dating circa 1988 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A huge red moon circles over the dark charred clay. The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 4 x 5 inches (10 x 13 cm) square and in excellent condition. Like Kakurezaki Ryuichi and other Bizen greats, Donna studied under Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun in 1972, and later under Isezaki Mitsuru from 1973-1978...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #666154 (stock #130)
A Kogo incense container by Shigaraki legend Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original wooden box. A pool of crystal green shadows the lid. Cut from a single chunk of clay, it is 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) square and in perfect condition. Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. He established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki Roshi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #666160 (stock #131)
A fantastic sculptural Bizen vase by Ajiki Hiro (b. 1948) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1995. The vase is roughly 14 inches (35 cm) tall and very heavy, the entire piece carved and cored from a solid block of clay. Hiro is an artist versed in many of Japans ceramic traditions. He fires Shino, Oribe, Seto, Raku, Bizen and Hagi styles as well as styles all his own...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #667643 (stock #133)
A large Ruiza O-tsubo by Okada Teru (b. 1947) enclosed in the original signed wooden box purchased at a 2001 exhibition at the Osaka Takashimaya department Store...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #668318 (stock #135)
2 traditional Hagi bowls from the important Kaneta family artists Masanao and his father Sanzaemon, enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes. Deep groves define the bowl by Masanao, the style and color more subdued than usual, a reminder of his roots in traditional tea ware. The bowl by Sanzaemon uses slightly more aggressive clay, the fissured surface bordering on Oni-ware. The Masanao bowl is 3-1/4 inches (8) cm tall, 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter. The Sanzaemon is the same diameter, s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #668598 (stock #136)
A sophisticated sculptural Bizen vase by rising Bizen star Watanabe Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Overlapping straps of clay rise to an unsuspecting end at the opening. The burnt red surface is mottled with soft charring and a smattering of green Shizen-Yu ash glaze. The piece is over 9 inches (23.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (19 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Takuma (b. 1968) learned the art of Bizen under the careful tutelage of Yamauchi Atsuyoshi followed by a stint...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #671032 (stock #141)
Two ethereal herons stand against a wind blasted bank lost to evening on this E-zara by Yokoishi Gagyu (b. 1975) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The deep dish is covered in a dark glaze shot through with pale fingers of white, the two creatures small against the other-worldly background. The backside is decorated with swirling lines of white, signed within the foot ring. It is 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in perfect condition. His first exhibited piec...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #673574 (stock #142)
Enhanced by the overall simplicity of form, soft Hagi earth-tones over rough sandy clay make for a compelling work of art by modern Hagi artist Shinjo Sadatsugu (Sukeuemon XIV) enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. The piece underscores the artists roots in traditional ceramic-ware, and speaks of an elegance sometimes lost in todays rush to be different. It is 15 inches (38 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Sadatsugu was born into the Hagi Kamamoto in 1950. He graduate...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #673976 (stock #143)
An aggressive Shigaraki Tsubo by Ogawa Seiho (1908-2001) enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. Feldspathic shiseki and explosive ishihaze scar the reddened clay while natural ash glaze shrouds the shoulder, and even now flames appear to lick up the sides. The artist has taken the very traditional shape and added a sense of drama by breaking away the edges of the base, bringing a contemporary feel to the conservative form. A great looking example by this popular artist remini...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #675160 (stock #145)
A gorgeous orange tinted metal glaze speckles the surface of this large tsubo by Takahashi Wasaburo (who calls himself Wasa) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1985. The tsubo is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) diameter, 11 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition. Wasaburo studied under Shigaraki Living National Treasure Ueda Naokata, from whom he received his kiln name, and later under Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi, who’s influence is evident here in the glaze. He has...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #675432 (stock #146)
Vivid red clay forms the thin smooth walls splattered with Shizen-yu Natural ash glaze of this unusual Tamba vase by Shimizu Masayoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) square, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Masayoshi (b. 1955) learned the plastic arts under the tutelage of Tamba master potter Okami Noboru.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #676211 (stock #148)
Try describing this incredible Mizusashi covered in glassy Oribe green glaze by important artist Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Spectacular is all that comes to mind. It is entirely sculptural, with a refinement of glaze only this artist can create. The piece is 7 inches (18 cm) tall, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under hi...