All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1361374
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A fine chawan (tea bowl), made in the Ki-seto (yellow seto) pottery style, by Kato Shuntei II (1927-1995).

The master potter inherited the name of his father in 1961. Basing his work on rather traditional shapes and techniques, he became a prominent Seto ware potter, along with his younger brother Kato Shunto...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361311 (stock #163)
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A very unusual vase by Hamada Shoji enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Hamada Shinsaku and titled Kaki-yu Ao-ryu kake Henko ( Persimmon-glaze with applied flowing blue).  Although the shape is certainly among this famous artist’s repertoire, the combination of rust colored reds and browns on black with Mediterranean blue-green is quite striking.  Like the sulfuric staining on the walls of an onsen, it seems to pour forth from the opening, however swirls into a cloud on the side, r...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1361252 (stock #1122)
The warm color os persimmons and pale white of mochi rice cakes alternate on the side of this fissured sake Tokkuri by Ichino Kenta enclosed in the original signed wooden box. There is something very pleasing about the size and shape, and the warmth of the colors is inviting on a cool evening. A young potter, Ichino Kenta was born in Tamba in 1986, son of Ichino Hideyuki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361122 (stock #162)
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Scrafitto dots surround a pool of crackled glass deeply impressed into the ovoid form of this ko-tsubo by Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakeme Hana Tsubo.  White slip appears haphazardly slapped on the body as with a wide brush, creating a vigorous dynamic, combined with the pointilized circle and abstract form, there is a tension which draws one into the belly of the work, certainly reflecting the best this important artist had to offer...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1361110
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A fine looking haizara (ash tray) by legendary potter Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361106
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A very attractive, small hanaire (vase), made by Hosokawa Morihiro (born in 1938). It is made in the Karatsu style of ceramic.

Hosokawa Morihiro is a former Prime Minister of Japan. He retired from the political life in 1994 and entered the world of pottery. He became the apprentice of Tsujimura Shiro, a potter specialized in Ido chawan (Ido tea bowl), and studied with him for a year and a half in Nara, close to Kyoto...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1361065 (stock #1121)
Swatches of rust, ocher and olive drape over the raw red of this large vessel by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. titled Tetsu-yu Kaki (Metal Glazed Vase). It is quite large at 35 cm (14 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1361059
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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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1360668 (stock #159)
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$1,100.00
Dashes of red, black and flashes of green decorated the scorred and scarred white glazed body of this magnificent Chawan by Yamada Kazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaku-yu Oribe Chawan.  The form is slightly belted, to allow the bowl to settle comfortably into the palm.  The very traditional silhouette however has been paddled and graffiti structures scratched into the surface.  Over this has been applied an overall white glaze, with black and red ladled out on top of th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1360640 (stock #158)
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$800.00
When you hold this piece in your hands, first contact, you get it.  A Rey unusual and form by Isezaki Koichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Chawan (Black Tea Bowl).  It has been a pleasure to watch over the last 30 years the reinvigoration in pottery in Japan, an explosion of innovation which seems exponential.  It continues to blossom bigger every year.  The potters are so technically skilled and taking an original approach to the ceramic arts.  Isezaki Koichiro ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1360388 (stock #153)
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$1,200.00
White glaze parts like melting snow on the dark surface of boulders in the early spring on this lidded box by Miwa Kazuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro-hagi no Shi (A poem in White Hagi).  The scene (keshiki) of the piece does evoke poetic feelings, bringing one out into the fields of the mountainous karst around the Hagi area, standing alone in a field dotted with stone and blanketed in snow, the natural textures of the earth revealing themselves in small patches ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1360340 (stock #152)
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Columns rise in stages skyward on this unusual sculpture by Fujihira Shin enclosed in a wooden box titled Seki (barrier) and signed by his son Fujihira Yasushi.  Reminiscent of the lone barriers along the silk road leasding thorugh western China, it is covered in his quintessential milk white glaze.  The artists seal can be seen impressed into the base.  This is a very rare opportunity to acquire such a large and important work by this artist, whose sculptures are highly sought. 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1360334 (stock #TRC1797)
Stretching back over 400 years, Hagi-yaki is second only to Raku for its favor among tea people. Prized for its subdued colors and classical features—especially the glazing—which is often clear and vivid; Hagi is most often described as a high-fired stoneware type of pottery, though it often tends to be porous in nature. One commonly noted feature of Hagi is its tendency to change color with age as it is gradually darken over time as it very slowly absorbs, and is stained by the tea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1360160
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A very fine chawan (tea bowl) by Kinjo Jiro (1912-2004), who was designated Living National Treasure in 1985.

Kinjo Jiro, a native of Okinawa, was influenced by the pottery tradition from the island as well as the Mingei movement created by Yanagi Soetsu in the 1920’s and of which legendary potters like Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro were pillars...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1360123 (stock #TRC1795)
Reminiscent of the wildly popular avant-garde works of Suzuki Goro, this striking modern interpretation of the classic tokkuri (sake flask) was done by budding artist Ikeda Shogo.

Born in 1976 in the southern port city of Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu, from a young age Ikeda would have been exposed to a great variety of ceramic-wares from the numerous historical kilns native to the region including Satsuma, Arita, Imari, and Karatsu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1990 item #1360121
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A very attractive yunomi (tea cup) made by Ueda Tsuneji (1914-1987), a Kyoto potter who studied under legendary Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359959 (stock #TRC1791)
Using local materials and traditional methods, the creator of this work Masahiko Imanishi, has brought a distinctively modern interpretation to the classical form of the tsutsu chawan. At the same time, he somehow manages to maintain the simple rusticity that Tanba-ware is renowned for. Stretching back over 800 years, Tanba is counted as one of Japan’s 6 ancient kiln sites and is known for making large pots with red ferrous clay and natural ash glazes with a distinctive greenish tinge...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1359903 (stock #150)
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$1,050.00
A tall ribbed form covered in deeply fissured celadon glaze by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Kaki Ryusui.  The body is made with waves intimating water, as the titled of Ryusui (flowing water) suggests.  It is an unusual complex form by this artist, known for his organic take on potting. 
Size, D 13.8 cm   H 36.7  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the...