All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1336895 (stock #006)
Molten red rises magnificently from the thick frosting of white by Kato Toyohisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aka Shino Chawan. Dark shadows periodically dividing the thick reds and drifts of white on the sides of this tea bowl lend a sense of pleasant trickery, making the bowl seem at first glance as if it were fluted, yet when taken in hand one realizes the sides are beautifully rounded...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1336974 (stock #007)
Ash is blasted around the stately form of this tall Tsutsu-gata vase by legendary potter Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Iga Mimitsuki Hanaike and signed by the artist in the lower left corner. It is as if his exuberance got the better of him, the characters beginning so stark and bold, running into a jumble of strokes as he culminates with the character life (ike), like the final crescendo in this opera of clay, fire and joy...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1336975 (stock #008)
An iconic work decorated with energetic graffiti by important potter Suzuki Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The artist exuberance seems to over-run his pallet, covering all sides and becoming trapped in the vortex in the bottom. Inside the box lid the artist has scrawled a woman in ink and signed it like a painting...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1337076 (stock #009)
Curvelicious; I am not certain that is a real word but aptly defines this evasive form of this Koro incense burner by Tamba superstar Ichino Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmon Koro. Refined elegance in coloration and line, a removable lid allows access to the ash-chamber where incense cones could be burned.
Size, W 17.4 cm (7 inches) H 8.6 cm (3-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1337125 (stock #010)
A long necked bottle form vase by Tokuda Yasokichi III enclosed in the original signed wooden box,covered in his signature gosai colors of yellow, purple blue white and green.Very Powerful,one of the most beautiful Yasokichi piece i've ever seen.
Size, H 26.3cm (10-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1337170 (stock #011)
Like some giant medieval Lug, this solid form displays strength of purpose and somehow a devotion to all those Mizuashi that came before it; by Harada Shuroku and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Bizen Mizusashi. Dark and awe inspiring, it shows to dramatic effect the path of flame in the kiln through the streaks of crusted ash and hi-iro on the sides interspersed with Shiso-iro gray-purple clay...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1337187 (stock #012)
A breathtaking icy-blue ceramic powdered tea container by Ajiki Hiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ruri Shioyu Chaki (Ruri Salt Glaze Tea Impement). Facets are torn from the natural form, more like some rare stone than a typical Tea Caddy. The slat glaze crawls on the surface as if it is alive, and it is alive with brilliant colors...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1337191 (stock #992)
A black lacquered lid covers the opening of this exquisite mizusashi by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box titled Oni Shino Mizusashi and endorsed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15.5 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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1337258 (stock #013)
Molten ash has crystallized into green glass on the front of this large faceted Chawan by Nishihata Tadashi enclosed in the original wooden box titled Aka-tsuchi OO Chawan recently-fired (2014) and signed Tamba Tadashi-Zo. The rest of the bowl, inside and out, is mostly raw Tamba clay, the red a striking contrast to the mottled flowing greens. Size,W 13.1cm H,11.1 cm (5-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches)
Condition, Excellent, wrapped in a silk bag and buffers insidethe box...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1337261 (stock #015)
Vivid white runs down over green filling the cracks in the rough faceted sides of this large Chawan by Nishihata Tadashi enclosed in the original wooden box titled Haiyu Chawan (Ash-Glazed Tea Bowl) and signed within Tamba Tadashi-Zo. The thick wari-kodai four part foot, very stable and firm, grounds the bowl solidly, rising up in raw clay to meet the double whamy of green and blue-edged white falling from the shoulder...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1337498
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A superb chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Chozaemon IX (1901-1986). The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1337500 (stock #995)
Blasted and dripping with ash, a spectacular Shigaraki 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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1337716 (stock #016)
Glaze clings to the raw clay like the last remnants of winter snow hidden in the shadows on this Spartan bowl by world renowned artist Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box,and dates to (2014). understatedly titled simply Wan. The unassuming form is simple and refined, a perfect compliment to the austere recesses of the tea room aesthetic...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1337815 (stock #017)
Thick ash covers the squat form of this exquisite traditionally shaped tsubo by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Uzukumaru Tsubo and annotated by Tea Master Tachibana Daiki of Daitokuji Temple. One can easily see how a traditional Zen master would wish to associate his name with the work. Like the answer to a Zen Koan, the piece appears to have always been there...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1337816 (stock #018)
Here another igneous form by Fujioka Shuhei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Igyo Tsubo (Iga disparately Shaped Tsubo). Like the previous Shigaraki work, this shows a state of nature, not a state of intent, as if the piece came to be. It is this sense of raw elementalism which puts Japanese pottery apart, and gives it its unique place of reverence in world ceramics. Fujioka himself states The spirit of Old Iga, its body born in these lands and the soul of which transcends...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1337982 (stock #019)
Thick ash covers the ovoid form of this exquisite Chaire by Tsujimura Kai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Nostalgic with its glaze effects and form immersed in tradition, yet full of the world today, contemporary, breathing, alive. To one side a crescent moon shaped kutsuki forms a rakish grin, inviting the viewer to join in the merriment. It is a masterpiece by this young artist.
Size, W 7.1cm(3-1/4 inches) H 11.1cm (4-1/2 inches)
Condition, Excellent , encased i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1970 item #1338219 (stock #0327)

A perfect Mashiko chawan with high foot by greatest Shoji Hamada, enclosed in its originally signed double wood box. The bowl has a wonderful shiyo-yu salt glaze and - rarely seen on Hamada bowls - a figurative 'window' iron glazed design called maru mado. Hamda made such treasures only once a year in April because items with such glaze were very difficult to made.

Hamada Shoji (1894 - 1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement, who came over to Engla...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1338295 (stock #0328)

Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its shiny glaze, rough texture and primitive markings, one gets the sense...