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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1371052 (stock #234)
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Dripping green and blue glaze on the front of this sake pourer by Tamba legend Nishihata Tadashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Chuki.An unusual sake pourer with gold color metal handle and amazing Hai-yu ash glaze kiln effcts.This is a top quality work by this highly sought artist, and a rare opportunity for one of the best. 
Size, D 16.8 cm   H 8.8 cm (15.8cm including the handel) 
Nishihata Tadashi was born in Sasayama in the mountains of Hyogo, an ...
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 : 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 : 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1366418 (stock #207)
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For Celadon aficionado Kato Tsubusa is like the jewel in the crown, a centerpiece so unusual and outstanding, and this deep Tea Bowl is a particularly rare gem, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mentori Chawan.  The sides have been slabbed away, the angular form then dipped in thick transparent green which has fissured in the heat, and beaded like a jade necklace around the base.  Such an unusual combination of affects it is sure to be a star in any collection of contemporary p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1365861 (stock #205)
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Waves of red crash bout in pink foam and froth on this superb Shino bowl by legendary artist Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a colorful silk pouch enclosed in the original signed double wooden box titled Akane Shino Chawan and named inside the lid Hokai (born by the sea).  Typical of his work, it is large, with a presence which dwarfs its actual size.  The glazing is deep and convoluted, like the ocean in a storm, and the contrast of the frothy green tea inside to the billows of pink, red and whit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1365513 (stock #201)
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Shadows of red flame ripple across the variegated surface and thick white glaze of this tall chawan by Shino master Kato Toyohisa enclosed in the original wooden box titled Nezumi-Shino Chawan.  Whenever one looks into a wood burning kiln during the firing, this is what is visible; ash molten on the sides of pots turned red hot by flames blasting through, long tendrils of fire wrapping about the wavering forms.  It is as if Toyohisa has captured that moment, and brought it out into the colder ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1364918 (stock #196)
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Only a master of aesthetics and a hermit could put his tea bowl together, here an amazing work by Harada Shuroku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Ran-cho Chawan (Unsystematic). Inside the lid it is named Cloud Evaporating into Dragon.  The spectacular glaze effects are surpassed by the texture, seemingly made by an octopus; and it might take eight hands to hold this masterpiece. 
Size, D 14.2 x 15.6 cm H 11.2  cm
Condition, Excellent 
A graduate of ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1364560 (stock #195)
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Shjades of lavender dust the thick coating of white glaze which covers the rugged form ofn this spectacular large Chawan tea bowl by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro-Hagi Kurinuki Chawan...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1363400 (stock #189)
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A rare Chawan tea bowl imprinted with her signature text from the Bible Series by modernist artist Araki Takao fired by Uchida Koichi enclosed in the original wooden box titled Seisho Hakuryu-yu Chawan signed by both artists.  The script raises pillar like up the side, wrapping around inside the bowl, and would be slowly revealed as the thick green tea was consumed in three sips.  The Bible Series is arguably one of her most important, and this piece is a very rare work bridging the Zen cultur...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1362759 (stock #181)
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A morphic vessel of rough outer form like a fossilized egg or bowl of coral covered from the rim within by slick blue, a quintessential work by Tanoue Shinya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kara-wan Ao (Empty Shell, Blue).  It has a wide, rounded form which is surprisisngly pleasant to hold, and the smooth blue decorating the rim is pleasing to the lips...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1362687 (stock #178)
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A complex low bowl by Kato Yasukage XIV (Shoji) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Chawan and signed 14th Yasukage.   The smoothly undulating rim floats above the faceted sides, like acloud over the precipitous crags of Gifu prefecture, home of Oribe-ware.  To accentuate the random vein which carries the lifeblood of Japanese pottery, fortuitous flashes of yellow and rich irons flare on the surface like acts of nature.  This is a superbe example of this much sought artis...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1362621 (stock #177)
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A breathless moment as the host passes to bowl filled with green tea in front of you, and what a thrill, it is a captivating Chawan by preeminent artist Tsujimura Shiro, slightly asymmetrical and propped up an a split base of three parts (wari-kodai) and you realize…”He has not made these for years!”.  And yet there it is, right in front of you.  Only now seen in books and old catalogs.  What a pleasure it is to hold it, the coloring, the texture, the flame-licked sides and the weight! ...