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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1361425 (stock #164)
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$1,600.00
Viscuous charred feldspar clouded with stormy color adorns this superb cascading bowl by Kumano Kuroemon enclosed in the original highly decorated signed wooden box titled Matsuzaka Shino Glaze Chawan.  Like the potter himself, this bowl is large and stable, seemingly welded to the floor by its own weight and presence.  Despite that the kodai foot is small and delicate, adding creating tension between form and the space around it.  A sublime example of this popular artist’s work. 
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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 : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359583 (stock #147)
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An unprecedented work by modern pottery legend Tsujimura Shiro covered in feldspathic glaze and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nezumi Shino Chawan.  Here rich iron burns red on one side, fading slowly into the white glaze scarred by pin holes, traces of the artists fingers in the rising body and about the base, where he held it while dipping in the glaze.   A shino Chawan by this artist is virtually unheard of, and rarely comes to market. 
Size, D 12.8 cm   H 9.6...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359441 (stock #143)
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$1,850.00
This is everything we could hope for in a bowl by this esteemed artist, Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in th original signed wooden box.  The first photograph tells it all, with a superb, organic form displaying a hint of green ash on the rim over a burnished red bleeding into raw pale clay spattered with goma and matte reds with small inclusions peeking out through the clay surface.  The wide base and low stance create a very powerful presence. 
Size, D 12.2 x 13.8 cm   H 11.1  cm (in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359439 (stock #142)
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$700.00
A superb example of Iga in a slightly flaring form by Tsujimura Kai enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Chawan.  A perfect charring descends like a waterfall from the rim on one side, sheltered by crystallized green ash on the flame scorched terracotta body.  The exverted shape allows the bowl a very comfortable fit into the palm, and the wide kodai base allows it to sit stable and firm, creating a proud silhouette. 
Size, D 13.4 cm   H 8.8  cm  
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359006 (stock #140)
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An organic form covered in thick emerald glaze Higashida Shigemasa and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Jikiro.  The eclectic shape is rendered roma block of clay, hollowed and torn, like the ragged crags of Gifu, home of this pottery tradition.  Natural textures to bring out the depths of the oribe green, and electric shimmers of blue rush over the edges evoking the sense of water on the move...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1356794 (stock #126)
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A striking tea bowl showing precipitous dark mountains shadowed by drifts of white Hagi fog by Saka Koraizaemon XII enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Chawan.  Rough textured clay and smooth white glazes combine for a tactile ménage.  The bowl conforms beautifully to the palm, and rests on a sturdy three part kodai.  It was the featured work on the invitation card of a Takashimaya Department Store exhibition and comes complete with a signed catalog from the show. 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1356088 (stock #122)
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A large bowl covered in rich Oribe green by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Chawan.  Asymetric lines scar the blanketed green body, the rim undulating like ripples on a pond around the misshapen form.  An excellent example of this important artists work. 
Size, D 14.2 x 15.1 cm ( 5.9 inches)  H 9.2  cm ( 3.6 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Born in Tokoname, 1938, Koie Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1355094 (stock #115)
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A singular design by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled humbly Iga Chawan.  The lack of pretense in the title does not match the superlative nature of the bowl.  Shiseki protrude around a great eye of black fire, a dramatic whip of pale glaze swiping from the sagging rim.  The bowl is slightly elongated, the shape creating both a tension in the form and an engaging vocabulary to the palms of the holder, making it an easy bowl to drink from.  This is a superlati...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354462 (stock #112)
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A superb example of the chameleon versatility of Matsuzaki Ken is this red tea bowl dolloped with thick white glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kurogane Shino-Chawan.  It is strongly formed, with russet iron highlighting the borders between the fields of red and white glaze.  Truly a spectacular work. 
Size, D 12.4 cm ( 5 inches)  H 8.6  cm ( 4 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1354205 (stock #109)
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Red highlights the gray and white of this Tea bowl by Kato Yasukage enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nezumi Shino Chawan.  Yasukage has cupped and misshapen the bowl into five subtly flattened sides, with an undulating rim forming five peaks, the pin-holed glaze burnt and licked crimson by the flames...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1353966 (stock #107)
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Golden Camellia blossom all bout theoutside of this lovely wan-gata Chawan by the famous female artist Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinrande Chawan.  The pattern is created by applying gold foil to the surface before firing.  Here she has cut the gold foil into patterns of camellia blossoms, and applied them over red glaze to great effect...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1352477 (stock #101)
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A round form covered in fissured green celadon by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Chawan and endorsed inside by Zen Priest Tachibana Daiki of Daitokuji Temple, home of the Tea Ceremony.  Profound, like an empty blue sky, the form floats lightly over the dark clay of the perfectly formed kodai base.  It is signed within that base ring by Kennin. 
Size, D 12.4 cm ( 4.9 inches)  H 8.9  cm ( 3.5 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1351749 (stock #097)
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A wide and low porcelain bowl perfect for Usu-cha by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Kinsai Chawan.  The pattern is created by applying gold foil to the surface before firing, and called in Japanese Kinsai.  Gaps in the application create designs like broken ice. 
Size, D 15.6 cm ( 6.2 inches)  H 5.3  cm ( 2.1 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1351745 (stock #096)
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Here we have the maverick of Mino showing off his skills again with a superb chawan in green and white with iron floral designs by Suzuki Goro enclosed in the original wooden box titled Oribe Chawan and signed in the lower left corner. The sandy white clay, felt even through the glossy glazes, lends the bowl a heart, and the undulating rim gets it pumping...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1351603 (stock #093)
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A stylish Tsutsu Chawan by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Chawan On top, and named within Shinobi-Mono by Tachibana Daiki, Priest from Daitokuji Temple.  The Zen master has chosen an interesting name in Shinobimono.  It means “That which is hidden or unseen”; hidden like the nature of Zen, Buddhist law, or the final destination on the path of Tea.  It also was another name for Ninja, the famous families of spies and assassins of Japan, whose most fa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1350995 (stock #089)
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There is something very alive about this sculptural tea bowl by the famed artist Ajiki Hiro, a blossoming to life like fresh shoots breaking through the last winter snow, the warmth of the earth lying beneath pale glaze.  The Kodai (foot) is verylow, not much more than a flat spot on bottom, making it very comfortable to hold.  It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Shino Wan, and is covered by a stamped paper cover decorated with a sketch of a recluse staring out fr...