All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1411799 (stock #1392)
A rare hanging vase in iconic colored clays by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 cm (8inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art. Starting with the most difficult, he worked from Celadon, which relies on shape and extreme control of firing...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1411800 (stock #1393)
Enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Roku-yu Sara. Each is roughly 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Suzuki Tetsu (b. 1964) was born and raised in Tajimi, Gifu prefecture, home of Shino and Oribe wares. He attended the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Research facility, finishing his apprenticeship in 1988 and moving to study under his Father, Suzuki Osamu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1411915 (stock #486)
Mixed stoneware clay, unique curved lines, movement, form, pattern and warm textures of nature are a clear influence of his works on this spectacular Sekisoh (layers) chawan by Izumita Yukiya enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Size, D 11.9 x 13.4 cm H 10.1 cm
Condition, Excellent
Yukiya was born in 1966 in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture . In1995 opened is own workshop...
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A sublime chawan (tea bowl) made by world renown potter Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947).

Shotaro studied with his brother Kotaro, a talented artist who passed away at an early age. Fortunately, Shotaro inherited that talent and creates mesmerizing pieces, mainly in the Shino style of pottery...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1411928
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A very fine mizusashi (water jar for the tea ceremony) by legendary potter Furutani Michio (1946-2000).

Although he is better known for his work with Shigaraki, this particular piece is made in the Iga style. Furutani Michio is also credited for reviving the anagama kiln, building more than 30 during his short life.

The mizusashi is in very good condition...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1412325 (stock #487)
Lavender clouds like rain threatening on a foggy landscape form on the surface of this spectacular large tea bowl by important artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Kurinuki Chawan. His 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 #1412328 (stock #488)
A wonderful deep dark bowl perfect for trapping the heat and aroma of tea in winter by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hikidashi-Kuro Chawan. The feeling is like Raku, with a thin glaze over rough clay affecting hi-iro colors within the glazing. This is a great example of the diverse style of this artist who is known for radical textures and natural effects. It perfectly displays another aspect of his personality, a quieter side of the man found one on one...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1412400 (stock #490)
Shadows of flame exhume the granular qualities of the clay on this superb tea bowl by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box understatedly titled simply Wan. The unassuming form is simple and refined, a perfect compliment to the austere recesses of the tea room aesthetic.

Size, D 13.1 cm H 8.8 cm
Condition, Excellent
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture in 1958, and apprenticed under Funaki Kenji at the age of 23...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1412468 (stock #491)
An incredible organic shape by Isezaki Koichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Kuro-Chawan. The tea bowl looks as if it were sculpted with the fire, perhaps poured molten out of the flames and solidified naturally into this form. About it clings a thick palet of ash, like lichen on a stone glistening under the melted frost...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1412523 (stock #492)
A beautiful tea bowl in dark and murky ash gray covered in soft ivory white glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zoge-ji Chawan. Up from the base drive five fingers , the blanks left by the artists fingers when he dipped the bowl in glaze. This adds a strong sense of connection between the artist and user.
Size, D 14.1 cm H 9.6 cm
Condition, Excellent
Wakao Kei was born in Gifu in 1967 ,the first son of the legendary artist Wakao Toshisada ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1412567 (stock #TSmizNo1)
Classic and robust Iga Mizusashi made by Tsujimura Shiro who needs no introduction. Powerfully thrown out of a whitish stoneware clay and fired in an anagama, this mizusashi is covered in ash with a small area of blushing on the read and rivulets of ash cascading down the face...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1412659 (stock #1398)
A rare small cup in his iconic colored clays by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Desai Yunomi. It is 10.5 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art under Kiyomizu Kyubei and Kusube Yaichi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1412755 (stock #495)
A black cloak is draped from the shoulders of this mysterious character lurking in the shadows of the tea room by legendary potter Hori Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seto-guro Chawan. Matte over much of the surface, someplaces the blackness shines like midnight through the fog.
Size, D 12.7 cm H 10.2 cm
Condition, Excellent
Hori Ichiro (b. 1952) graduated the Tajimi School of Industrial Design and apprenticed under Kato Kozo. He has been awarde...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1412757 (stock #496)
A two fantastic sake flasks by Koyama Kiyoko and Kohyama Yasuhisa. The Yasuhisa piece blasted with fire color of foggy green and yellow shizen yu glaze, slightly bented in the center,creating a pleasurable experience for both the eyes and the hands. The Koyama tokkuri showing a plethora of Yohen kiln effects covered in thick, dripping ash glaze, a product of her legendary long firings. Each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes and both are super examples of this important Shigarak...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1412764 (stock #1399)
A very unusual covered urn made to hold fresh water for the tea ceremony of pristine white clay splashed with rivulets of emerald Seihakuji glaze by Tokuda Junko (Yasokichi IV) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seihakuji-yu Mizusashi dating from 2003. More commonly we see the pieces made in the vein of her father’s style, and I am proud to be able to offer this piece which is both feminine and quite unique to her. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1413203 (stock #497)
A four-sided vase with raised mouth imbedded with Sado Island stones by Living National Treasure Ito Sekisui V, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sado Shima Hanaire and date to 2016. This is a superb example of the work of this important artist work.
Size, D 17.1 cm H 24.3 cm
Condition, Excellent
Ito Sekisui V (Yoichi) is the 14th generation of the family to follow in the pottery tradition. His father, Ito Sekisui IV, died when Yoichi was only 19. Upon comp...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1413242
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A superb aka raku chawan (red raku tea bowl) by Ogawa Choraku II (1912-1991), from the well known lineage of raku potters, whose kiln was established in Kyoto, in 1904.

The founder of the Choraku lineage of raku potters studied under Keinyu (11th Raku Kichizaemon) and Konyu (12th Raku Kichizaemon), and in 1904, with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906, by Mokurai, the head priest of Kennin Temple; raku ware makers are usually very close...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1413331
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A sublime chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Toshiro (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon, and a master of the genre. 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. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of Japanese tea ceremony, to the city of Kanazawa, the capita...