All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1370655 (stock #233)
Quality Chadogu
$850.00
A small Tsubo by modern pottery legend Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen-yu Hanaire. A superb example of natural ash-glaze in form and firing. One of his early pieces,that are very difficult to find in the market those days. 
Size, D 17.6 cm   H 13.2  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1370648 (stock #232)
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$1,680.00
A boat shaped vessel by Kishimoto Kennin of Iga clay covered in green copper glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Oribe Kaki and exhibited at a solo exhibition in Umeda Hankyu Department Store: catalog included.  It has a hurricane bow, the lines cut at a diagonal running down from it like froth leading to the wake as it plows forward.  It is a powerful work, and as the catalog shows, is excellent for flower arranging.  The Takarabune or boat shaped theme is a popular m...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1370158 (stock #1176)
An extruded basin in pure white clay and thick pale green by Kato Tsubusa enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Dean. It is 9x7 x 4-1/2 inches (23 x 18 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Kato Tsubusa was born in 1962 in Tajimi city, Gifu, home of the Shino pottery tradition, and graduated from A Ceramic design course in 1979 before taking up work in an industrial kiln until 1983, when he hung his own shingle...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369109 (stock #1168)
An open mouth sings in French on the side of this flattened bottle by preeminent Avant-Garde potter Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakushi-mon Henko. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 7 x 2-3/4 inches (18 x 7 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1369082 (stock #228)
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A rare and expressive example by the highly sought Tanaka Sajiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Hana-ire.  Every aspect of this work is unique, the slightest change in viewing point gives new insight into the work and the artist who created it.  Rich green spreads like wet moss on one side, rust and dark iron pin-holed and distraught, form a base.  Above drapes pale Chossen Karatsu colors and an unusual pair of handles cling to the side.  If you get tired o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1369081 (stock #227)
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A superb example of the work of Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Kaku Tsubo. Here we see clearly the design tenets which created the base for such stars as Kakurezaki Ryuichi, and the reason for which Jun, who is credited with innovating Bizen, was named a living National Treasure.  Blanks of white, burnt red clay and green ash, each side is unique, and there is never a dull moment. 
Size, D 14.3 cm   H 27.2  cm  
Co...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369067 (stock #1166)
A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a shinshoku fissure filled with glaze on one side define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 10 inches (25 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 : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368992 (stock #1163)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$700.00
Sale Pending
A stellar work by one of my all time favorites, Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seki Hana-ire. Seki-ware is an unglazed style of firing, where all decoration is left to the natural and haphazard conditions in the kiln. A challenging way to work, and one in which Michio excelled. Here the kiln effects are spectacular, ash over vitrified encrustations almost curling off the surface...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1368131 (stock #5187)
Goto antiques
$200.00
Japanese inlaid pottery vase by Imai Masayuki (b 1930).
He studied under Kusube Yaichi (1897 - 1984) and has be accepted the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Nitten) many times and received the Tokusen or gold prize in 1963.

Measurements : H 7 1/8" (18 cm)
It is in good condition and comes with tomobako, original signed and stamped wooden box.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1366055 (stock #206)
Quality Chadogu
$850.00
A Kakehana vase in the shape of an elongated bird leg decorated with an assortment of colors in dashes, dots and draperies by Kawabata Kentaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Torihana (Bird-flower).  Consistent with this artitsts repertoire, the varying aspects are difficult to surmise in few words, raw clay, torn, cut, molded, squeezed and decorated with color in a variety of styles with glass beads bursting out like talons from the “foot”.  From the back extends a metal...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1362688 (stock #179)
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Kung-Fu fighters make a play on the traditional theme of Karako (Chinese Children) as they do battle among the outlandish designs on this set of sake set by Fukami Fuminori enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes titled Manga Oribe Tokkuri and Guinomi respectively.  The designs are very bold, with crisp black lines on cloudy orange base-glaze; stylistically much like a black and white comic book in glossy format...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361873 (stock #169)
Quality Chadogu
$1,200.00
Thick white glaze has crawled back, leaving exposed portions of rough clay on this shiro-yu Hagi Kakehana hanging vase by Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu) enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with an exhibition pamphlet from Kintestsu Department Store advertising a similar work for more than 17,000 dollars . 
Size, D 11.2 cm   H 14.2  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Kyusetsu was born the third son of Miwa Setsudo, and studied first with his B...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361059
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,800.00
A large vase, probably an exhibition piece, by one of Japan’s most renown contemporary potters: 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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1356833 (stock #128)
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$1,250.00
An unusual and lovely Yakishime form by Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seki Kaki (Unglazed Vase).  It offers us a quintessential look at his unorthodox forms and exquisite “Su-hada” gray tones.  A seminal work by this modern pottery icon. 
Size, D 16.9 cm ( 6.7 inches)  H 28.1  cm ( 11.06 inches) 
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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1355454 (stock #118)
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$1,200.00
Rivulets like stalagmitic sprouts weap from the crystallized walls of this squat Tsubo by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni-Shino Tsubo Hanaire.  Pealed back lunettes reveal the rough clay surface beneath, adding a sense of drama to the piece; putting it firmly in the natural world where asymmetry and imperfection reign.  A seminal work by this important artist whose influence will be felt for coming generations...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1342462 (stock #0337)
Momoyama Gallery
$4,800.00

One of a kind and absolutely rare: Very large Oni Shino Yohen Tsubo by Tsukigata Nahiko, enclosed in its originally signed double wooden box. A true masterpiece, 8,3 kg heavy, 28 cm high with a maximum circumference of 88 cm, imagine that.

Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) actually needs no introduction. He was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a musician, painter, calligrapher and sculptor...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1341542 (stock #1297)
Dragon's Pearl
$680.00
Interesting and very artistic vase in semi-organic shape of modern Bizen ware by the leading artist Isesaki Sou.* The form made of a pair of overlapping and merging planes with a convoluted opening. Front side has greyish areas w. traces of beige. Signed in the bottom with the artist’s mark. Original kiri-box together w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1338548 (stock #0330)

A massive (almost 2 kg) Shigaraki Vase by famous Rakusai Takahashi III, enclosed in its originally signed wood box.

The tsubo displays the landscape of fire color (hi-iro), scorch (koge) and burst rocks (ishihaze).

Rakusai (1900 - 1976) was considered as one of the true masters of Shigaraki and Iga-yaki, along with Naokata and later Michio. He worked toward the revival of Kamakura and Muromachi wares, and came to the world stage when he won international acclaim after be...