All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1347845 (stock #072)
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 Kuro Chawan.  A flash of light strikes out on the front.  Like staring at the burning wick of a candle it makes all around it seem dark.  Beyond, that dark charring fades out to bitter greens and lively textures, one can imagine the beauty of staring into the bowl at the vibrant, frothy drink. 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1348314 (stock #073)
An incredible mixture of colors glisten like the walls of a Limestone cave in the hills of Akiyoshidai, the karst regtion south of Hagi where the important artist Kaneta Masanao created this bowl, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, an approach the artist is famous for...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1348508 (stock #074)
Ash Glazed Flower Vessel by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Kaki (Ash Glazed Flower Vessel).  The entire work is soft and matte, like an old charcoal sketch, exuding a very powerful “Wa” sense of harmony.  Ken is well known for this pastel color concept of un-presupposing grays, and this piece certainly lives up to our expectations for him...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1348509 (stock #075)
A spectacular Shino Chawan featuring clouds of red over crackled and fissured white by Japan Ceramic Society award (JCS) winner Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box.  The form is organic, the rim ebbs and flows like salt-foam on the tide...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1348571 (stock #076)
An unusal form by Ito Motohiko of rectangular shape with undulating wave top like the gold clouds on a traditional screen,, emblazoned with young pine branches by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Wakamatsu Mon Kabin (Cloth Textured Pine Motif Vase).  This is just in time for New Years displays.  Pine is one of the traditional motifs displayed at New Years as it is ever-green, and represents consistency and strength through the cold winter months.  The sapl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1348573 (stock #077)
An open bottle draped with ochre glaze over charred blacks by Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Shino Kannon Hana-Ike.  Kannon, the protector deity in Buddhism, is quite often seen meditating in white robes whith a bottle alongside.  A superlative example of this artists work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1348921 (stock #0355)

Modern Nezumi-Shino Chawan (made in 1995) by first class artist Shigemitsu Niwa, born in 1951. Niwa was accepted for 3 times at the Nitten exhibition, which is the most famous and importand art exhibition in Japan.

It comes with the originally signed and sealed wooden box and the profile of the artist.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 6,9 cm height x 13 cm in diameter.

Shipping included
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1349348 (stock #078)
Ash-glaze and blasted with fire color of foggy green and yellow shizen yu glaze ,in this sake set showing the secret to the Furutani family's pottery. Each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden box (titled Shigaraki Tokkuri and Iga Guinomi respectively).   
Size, The Tokkuri: is W 9.8  cm ( 3.8 inches)  H 12.9  cm (5.1 inches)  Guinomi: is W 6.9  cm ( 2.7 inches)  H 5.8  cm ( 2.3 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Kazuya (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1349349 (stock #079)
Black, black, BLACK!  This is the word with Isezaki Koichiro and these two splendid works enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Kuro Sake Tsugi and Kuro Sake Nomi (Black Sake Pourer and Black Sake Cup respectively).  The granular clay is a step away from standard Bizen, but the blasting of ash gives it away.  The rims seem to be worn away, as if the flames have caused them to degrade.  An undulating scar like a wave seems to intimate the waves of spirits that will pour forth. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1349351 (stock #080)
A playful Sake Set by Sawa Katsunori, each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Tokkuri and Oribe Guinomi respectively.  The capricious brush has worked over the various colors creating crosscurrents among the various themes which play off of each other .  The perfect compliment to the charms of a good bottle of sake. 
Size,The Tokkuri: is W 9,8  cm ( 3.9 inches)  H 16.0  cm ( 6.3 inches)  Size, Guinomi: is W 5.8  cm ( 2.3 inches)  H 5.2  cm ( 2.05 in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1349407 (stock #081)
A tasteful work by the youthful star Tsujimura Yui showing a talent far beyond his years enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes titled simply Ido Chawan.  The pale glaze crawls across the surface, creating a sense of drama over this very austere form.  The rim dips and curves, a playful accent to the otherwise sedate work, made to suit the stately confines of the tea room. 
Size, D 15.3 cm (6 inches)  H 8.3  cm ( 3.3 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Tsujimura Yui...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1349770 (stock #082)
Ash crusts a thin veil over the richly textured Shigaraki clay of this amazing Tsubo by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Uzukumaru.  I see an abraded rock face weeping water somewhere deep in the mountains of Japan, a journey in the mind inspired by the unpredictable billowing of melted ash blasting though the kiln, touching each pot in a unique way and leaving its indelible mark. 
Size, D 18.5 cm ( 7.3 inches)  H 15.5  cm ( 6.1 inches) 
Condition, Ex...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1349833 (stock #083)
A spectacular work of charred dark clay by legendary potter Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Kuro Bizen.  The angular form rises from a triad of block feet flaring out before breaking upon three sharp points at the shoulder, a narrow neck rising with a slight flare.  Dark upon one side clings blue-gray ash separated from the raw dark clay by a thin bead of pale brown color.  Texture, form, color, this one has it all! 
Size, D 8.8 cm ( 3.5 inc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1349834 (stock #084)
A jagged metallic shard in gold has embedded into the snow-bank sides of this deep shiro Hagi Chawan by Miwa Kazuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiroi Mau Wan (White Dancing Bowl). The sheered metallic ring gleems softly gold in the light, a stark contrast against the moon-like glow of the body...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1349902 (stock #OSC#11)
Quintessential Shigaraki chawan made by master veteran potter Otani Shiro. Serene and feudal in appearance this bowl is an wonderful example of a wood fired chawan made explicitly for use in chanoyu and not as a decorative bowl. The face, interior wall and floor of the teabowl are coated in various hues of natural ash that was deposited and melted during the firing of his anagama...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1349973 (stock #085)
RARE! Oribe vessel covered in pale earth-tones scribbled with natural motifs by Suzuki Goro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Narumi Oribe Natsume. Evidencing the great value placed upon the work, it comes wrapped in a silk bag bound with silk chord, inside a the original signd wooden box enclosed in a lacquered Niju-bako double wood storage case...
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Contemporary item #1350057 (stock #NA-8)
Japanese 20th century bronze vase. The vase is of cylindrical form. The vase has a cross shape cut into the upper front part of the vase above 2 parallel lines that have been engraved into the bronze. Made by Japanese bronze artist, NAGAYOSHI. Comes with original artist's box. Signature of artist, NAGAYOSHI on base. 7 1/4" tall by 2 1/4" diameter.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350156 (stock #1065)
Pine trees and Snow Flakes in silver and gold on red by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kin Ginsai Ichirin Tate. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold...