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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1370655 (stock #233)
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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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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 #1369400 (stock #229)
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The swirling designs are like ritual tattoos from some long lost aboriginal tribe on the dark sides of this amazing work by important female artist Kitamura Junko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Vessel.  She has covered the surface with these designs, thousands of tiny dots, each one an essential part of the pattern.  The execution is flawless, perfect form and symmetry, precision to perfection in the design.  An original black wooden lid allows it to work as a mizusa...
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  
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368860 (stock #225)
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One of the best pieces I have ever seen by this revolutionary artist, a dark flask covered in rivulets of flowing ash by Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Tokkuri.  Two shell shapes where it was propped in the kiln stare out like eyes on some ethnic mask from the back side, the front awash in a molten ash, tendrils of which wrap around like many fingers.  It is breathtaking, and I am already jealous of the lucky soul who will get to keep it. 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1368673 (stock #224)
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A camellia, its red heart the symbol of youthful beauty, blossoms from the creamy aggregate covering this deep bowl by Ikeda Shogo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kohiki Tsubaki Chawan.  A thinly applied white slip covers the body and patches of fawn colored spots dot the surface...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368593 (stock #223)
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An incredible piece by legendary Abe Anjin in the artists most sought after style of saishoku colors intimating leaves, blossoms and Mount Fuji (all strikingly disproportionate to each other) enclosed in the original signed wooden box and original lacquered wooden box also stamped by the artist...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368273 (stock #222)
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A bottle encrusted in charred Shino glaze by Kumano Kurouemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Bin.  Here and there about the surface can be seen kutsuki, areas where other things fused to the flask during the firing and were severed after.  He has dimpled the base, so that despite the audacious appearance, it sits firm and flat on the surface. 
Size, D 11.4 cm   H 18.4  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
A ceramic madman, oil painter and recluse, Kuroem...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368130 (stock #221)
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Here is a rare work reflecting the shape and character of the O-tsubo of this famous artist but in a more manageable size, a divine Tsubo by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen-Yu Tsubo.  The shape is organic, like a fruit or squash, with warm, rich coloration.  Darkness stains the side like water which has poured incessantly from the rim for years, blackening the earth with minerals.  Beads of feldspar bubble out of the surface, testament to its origin an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1368029 (stock #220)
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As if dragged from the ocean floor, the calcified form of this star shaped shell glistens with foggy blue inside, capturing the heart of the sea from which it came.  It is dark and murky near the rim,the color of ocean plants.  A superlative bowl by Koike Shoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Luster-sai Kai-no-Wan. 
Size, D 14.5 cm  H 10.6  cm 
Condition, Excellent 
Born in 1943, Shoko graduated Japan’s top art school (the Tokyo University of Art) i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1367789 (stock #219)
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Black underlies flowing red remembering ancient Negoro wares on a captivating work by Hamada Shinsaku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki-yu Nuki-e Sara.  Movement in the glaze seems to flow, as if it is passing quickly before your eyes, blink and you might miss it.  It somehow expresses the Japanese idea of impermanence, the fleeting nature of beauty, the moment, life.  And the interlocking designs set between revolving rings about the dark center like the dial on a time m...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1367788 (stock #218)
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A superb belted form covered in crawling blue by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haiyu Jomon Zogan Wan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366864 (stock #213)
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A perfectly balanced bowl of elegant simplicity, the ultimate expression of lack of self by Kaneshige Yuho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Inbe Chawan.  Like his father Sozan, the tea bowl is Yuho Kaneshige’s passion. While the outer shape of the vessel is important, the inner space is even more so. When he throws on a wheel, he focuses on how to strike a balance between outer and inner movements. "Like a living creature, pottery has an outside body and an inner spirit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366607 (stock #212)
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Enigmatic designs form an abstracted bird on the dark glaze of this Tsutsu Chawan by Wada Morihiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Torimon Chawan.  There is something about his art which is reminiscent of the artworks of Northwest Native Americans; the patchwork of colors and natural themes.  They call you into another place. 
Size, D 13.2  cm   H 9.6  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Wada was born in Hyogo prefecture and apprenticed under Kyotos Tomimoto K...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366606 (stock #211)
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A deep dark bowl with steep sides perfect for trapping the heat and aroma of tea in winter by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro-Oribe Chawan.  The dark glaze trails off near the base, revealing a startlingly white clay.  The contrast is both abrupt and challenging, creating a tension most welcome on an otherwise subtle work.  This is a great example of the diverse style of this artist who is known for radical textures and natural effects.  It perfectly d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366605 (stock #210)
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A spectacular large bowl of igneous texture displaying a swatch of slick ash like a wet stone wall by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Chawan. Truly a magnificent work, it recalls memories deep in the forest, at some shrine carved into the walls of a crystalline waterfall, unvisited and overgrown with moss.  The wide form fits pleasantly into the palm, and the masterful craftsmanship of this artist is obvious...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366604 (stock #209)
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The deep sides of this striking bowl are covered in unusual shades of lustrous orange tinged feldspar by master craftsman Kato Yasukage XIV enclosed in the original wooden box titled Shino Chawan and signed By the 14th Generation Yasukage followed by his seal.  The coloring appears as if the bowl is still held in the whispering grasp of the flame, a bright yellow-orange which appears almost liquid in places.  Very unusual and a most unique piece by this important artist. 
Size, D 12.2...