All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #915480 (stock #339)
Maple leaves swirl in a vortex on this large rectangular platter by Ando Hidetake enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Rich iron leaves seem to float on or just below the surface as if floating in a pond, the suction from a surfacing carp drawing down, pulling the leaves around it. Excellent for display or use, it is 17 x 10-1/2 inches (43 x 26 cm) and is in excellent condition. Hidetake was born third generation into a Mino pottery family in Gifu prefecture in 1938...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1312562 (stock #880)
A small dish from the 1960s by Fujihira Shin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Fujihira Shin (b. 1922-2012) was born into the family of a ceramics dealer in Kyoto, raised among the pots, and attended the Art University, however, in his second year would lose four years of his life to battling illness. This life and death struggle would make him a strong character, coming forth from then on in his works...
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 : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1113280 (stock #SLR 074)
This light colored celadon guinomi (sake cup) was made by Kyoto artist Ikai Yuichi. He was born to a family of pottery merchants. He studied with the living national treasure Shimizu Uichi before setting up his own studio. He is a master of many styles and exhibits his work in many of the finest Japanese galleries. He has been honored at the Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition. It is 2 ¼” high and 2 ¾” in diameter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1114440 (stock ##7110)
This rare Ido chawan is glazed in a milky ash, Hagi style glaze and was presumably made at the kiln of the Tenryu-ji temple (Kyoto-yaki) as it bares the seal of the kiln. The clay was made using ground roof tile, a piece brought back from China which is explained in the accompanying paperwork provided with the chawan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1308857 (stock #866)
White blossoms decorate a scattering of branches on the surface of this footed sweets dish by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled FunKa Daizara. It is 8 inches (21 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and is in excellent condition. The deeply impressed white patterns are striking against black.
Kondo Yutaka (1932-1983) was born into a traditional pottery family in Kyoto...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1062098 (stock #YC-155)
Yunomi, Tea Cup, by Hamada Shinsaku; Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture. ca. 1990-1995. H.3.125"(7.75cm) x Dia.3"(7.5cm.) With signed wooden box. "Yunomi - Shinsaku." Hamada Shinsaku is the second son of National Living Treasure, Hamada Shoji and successor of the Hamada kiln. He is the father of Hamada Tomoo, who is currently gaining international popularity as representative of the 3rd generation of Hamada potters...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #956721 (stock ##7057)
Serene yuteki temmoku conical chawan made in the Chinese taste, though Japanese. The chocolaty oil spots float on the darker iron glaze as if suspended, or frozen in motion. The clay is a a fine buff stoneware and the kodai, foot is well tooled. The chawan is signed, but has not been read, though it is a fine bowl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #724989 (stock #193)
Red burns through the dramatically pin-holed white glaze clinging viciously to the sides of this large Shino Chawan by representative Mino artist Kato Takeshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Enigmatic dark iron cuts through the clouds of tinged white, lending a brash sense of the primitive power of fire. It has great Hada, the texture so good it would certainly add flavor to your cup of tea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1401611 (stock #1324)
A charred bottle by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1975. It is 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1281310 (stock #805)
A superb Haiyu Ko-gama Chawan by Ueda Naokata enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ueda Naokata (1899-1975) succeeded the name Naokata from his father in 1931. He was the first person named intangible cultural property of Shiga prefecture and his efforts to revitalize traditional Shigaraki firing techniques are incalculable. According to contemporary potter Kanzaki Shiho If you only know two post w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #658946 (stock #105)
A very heavy unusual charger by modern avant-garde artist Suzuki Goro decorated with Oribe colored graffiti of traditional themes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Combs, hairpins and bamboo and ceramic pipes in orange, green and black decorate the pale sand-textured surface of the massive charger. Typical of this artist is cut from a very thick slab with an irregular edge. On back a self portrait hunches over the clay forming a large vase, the caption beside reading Nanikuso! (I w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1354487 (stock #1090)
An iconic work in pale white by Living National Treasure Tsukamoto Kaiji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Wakaba-mon Dai-zara (Footed white porcelain dish decorated with young leaves. The execution is breathtaking, so perfectly formed it demonstrates clearly the talent for which he was named a Living National Treasure. It is 23.5 cm (9-1/2 inches) square, 5.5 cm (2 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Tsukamoto Kaiji (1912-1990) was fascinated with Song p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1147898 (stock ##7137)
This large, bold and classical Shino vase was made by Mino legend and veteran potter, Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947). Thrown out of traditional Mino mogusa clay, the throwing is both a blend of both casual and power. The form has areas of iron decoration under the beautiful and active white Shino glaze with lots of craters and crawling characteristic of great Shino pottery. The vase is an amalgam of classic Momoyama inspired design and Shotaro's genius for modern form and pushing the edges of contem...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #739706 (stock #208)
This is a splendid example of work by one of Japans true ceramic masters, Kato Takuo (1917-2005), signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box titled Aoyu-kinsai Hanaike. The work surpasses the simplicity of the title, covered in rich blue glaze with silver clouding and gold highlights on the looping waves about the rim, the piece exemplifies the unusual forms favored by the artist in the late 80s and early 90s, leading up to his being given the most coveted tit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1177226 (stock ##7150)
Rich, generous and timeless Aka-Raku chawan by veteran descendant of Honami Koetsu; Hon'ami Sokyu. This full and rounded form chawan is reminiscent of chawan from the edo period and was formed by hand molding, tebinari, the traditional manner in which Raku has been made for centuries. Relying on a tradition passed down from its founder, through his master, Honami Koson, Sokyu works in an unbroken line of transmission all the way back to Koetsu. The evocative red raku bowl has bold and intention...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1336140 (stock #969)
Enigmatic designs float in relief on the surface of this white orb by important artist Fujihira Shin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23.5 cm) tall, 7-1/2 inches 19 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Fujihira Shin (b. 1922-2012) was born into the family of a ceramics dealer in Kyoto, raised among the pots, and attended the Art University, however, in his second year would lose four years of his life to battling illness. This life and death struggle would make ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1367776 (stock #1142)
This traditional Tenmoku Chawan exhibits the mastery of its maker, Kimura Morkiazu, and in its perfection clearly shows the reason for which he is held in such high regard. The elegant form is covered in velvety black glaze spotted with tiny dots of oil marks. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tenmoku-yu Chawan.
Born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, Morikazu established his...