All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1324098 (stock #YY OSP1)
Vivid texture and color variations paint this bold swirl platter by Shigaraki and Oribe specialist, Yamaguchi Yoshinari. Made of a tight buff-white stoneware the Oribe glaze has created varying hues of green depending on the thickness of the glaze with high points having a brighter surface and a thick pool of green glass in the center of the plate with rich blue-green tones where the copper has become over-saturated...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1324014 (stock #0292)

A masterpiece tea bowl by Iga master Tanimoto Kosei, accompanied by his signed and sealed original storage box.

Kosei was born in 1916 in Iga city, Mie Prefecure. He made his National Debut as an oil painter artist, his interest in traditional Iga-yaki ceramics started in 1945, and he becomes an Iga potter in 1947, enjoying a long apprenticeship under master potter Komori Shinobu and Sakuzo Hineno at the Institute of Nanagu Ceramics in Ueno, Mie Prefecture...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1323932 (stock #0291)

Here is a fascinating Oribe 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...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1323684 (stock #943)
An exquisite pottery form by Kawase Takeshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Hori Hanamoyo Sara. The fluted edge rises around a central garden filled with scrolling florals. It is 14 inches (35 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Kawase Takeshi (1953-2007) was born the second son of Kawase Chikushun II in Kanagawa prefecture. He began in the family kiln, eventually breaking off to establish his own kiln in 1986...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1323489 (stock #942)
A sake flask with Jomon Rope impressions by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (15 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1322410 (stock #940)
What a way to start the day, having your coffee or tea in a cup by a Japanese Living National Treasure. This is a Mashiko mug with Jomon Rope impressions and aka-e designs by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent 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 : Pre 2000 item #1321801 (stock #936)
A ceramic koro incense burner, the stone-like body decorated with a portion of a red ring by Sato Kazuhiko enclosed in the original wooden box with all the exhibition paraphernalia. It is 8-1/2 x 4 x 8 inches (21.5 x 10 x 20 cm) and is in excellent condition. This piece was exhibited at Tokyo’s Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi in 1994 and was published in the December edition of the magazine Fujin Gaho that same year...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1321498 (stock #935)
Shizen-yu ash glaze and deposits crust the surface of this large Shigaraki Tsubo by Hoshino Ryosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ryosai was born in Fukuoka, on Japan’s Southern Main Island in 1939, and was raised during the impoverished war years. Perhaps it is this will to live instilled through hardship which invigorates so much of this dynamic artists work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1321497 (stock #934)
A slightly oblong bowl covered in an incredibly thick blast of molten ash by important Shigaraki artist Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1983. It is 24 x 26 x 10 cm (9-1/2 x 10 x 4 inches) and is in fine condition.
Otani Shiro was born in Shigaraki in 1936 and graduated the Prefectural School in the ceramics department in 1956, which he followed up with 4 years studying decorating techniques under Morioka Yutaro...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1320849 (stock #929)
This is a spectacular Tsubo by Furutani Michio showing a plethora of his trademark Anagama Kiln effects. It is 16 inches (41 cm) diameter, 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influential artists of the second half of the 20th century...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1320665 (stock #928)
A sometsuke vase titled Time and Space by Kondo Takahiro published in the retrospective hard cover book “Kondo Takahiro ‘91-‘99” and enclosed in the original signed wooden box with exhibitions labels attached. It is 21 x 14 x 17 cm (8 x 5-1/2 x 7 inches). This piece was used as the cover of the book which is included with the sale.
Takahiro (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1320634 (stock #925)
Born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, Morikazu established his first kiln in the Gojo Zaka area of Kyoto in 1947, moving to Fukui in 1976. He is held in the collection of both the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the Imperial Household Agency. He has been displayed at innumerable private exhibitions in addition to major exhibitions such as the Nitten, Nihon Dento Kogeiten(National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) and Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1320539 (stock #924)
Gold seems to shatter into a thousand shards on the deep green surface of this large vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine 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. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his researc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1319857 (stock #KMKV-002)
Tall and imposing Hagi vase form made by kurinuki master, Kaneta Masanao. At over 14" tall, the vessel is impressive and commands its space much like an ancient medieval citadel. The pot is glazed in a Shiro-Hagi glaze that has significant areas of blushed pinkish hues over half of the form and vivid areas of intense white speckles adorning the absolute purity of the form. There are black highlights which define the form and process that peer out from underneath the glaze adding additional defin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1319220 (stock #HSDV-#3)
Tall, bold vase by Shino and oribe specialist; Higashida Shigemasa (b. 1955). Glazed in his signature HakuSetsu Shino and haiyu glazes, this vase shows his strong deconstructivist styling married with contemporary Japanese aesthetics to create a unique and idiosyncratic work for which he is known for around the world. Measuring 12.25" x 6.25" and in perfect condition this pot is accompanied by his original signed box.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1319094 (stock #919)
Hi-dasuki lines of red charring streak like the Nazca Lines across the surface of this large Tokkuri Vase by Isezaki Mitsuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 19 inches (48 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Due to size the cost of shipping made need to be accrued separately.
Isezaki Mitsuru (b. 1934) was born to a family of potters, his father Yozan and brother Jun both very important in Bizen pottery. In 1998 Mitsuru was named a Prefectural Intangible Cultural Proper...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1318849 (stock #917)
A tall Tokkuri sake flask by Imai Masayuki decorated with a weeping willow (Yanagi) enclosed in the original singed wooden box. It is 17 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The base is stamped Kenzan, meaning this was fired at the Nobori-gama climbing kiln in Gifu that he ans eight others established in 1971 following the ban on firing in Kyoto. Realizing the limitations of sharing a kiln with others, he established his own kiln in Seto in 1978, placing this piece between those two...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1318617 (stock #914)
Swirling designs of color show the distinct touch of one of the 20th century’s greatest potters Kawai Kanjiro on this large bowl enclosed in a signed kiri-wood box. It is 8-1/2 x 11 x 2-1/2 inches (21.5 x 28 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition. It comes enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Kawai Takeichi (Buichi), his longest and most intimate student.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After g...