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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 : 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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1366055 (stock #206)
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$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 #1365594 (stock #203)
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Prepare to be blown away by this masterpiece from the youthful star Tsujimura Yui showing a talent far beyond his years enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen-yu Tankei Tsubo.  The shape is unusual, without a neck, which gives it a more organic, immediate presence, like an Ando Tadao concrete room.  The rivers of green glaze flow with the delicate textures in the surface, accumulating around a cluster of voids which look like the eyes of typhoons viewed from space.  Opposite...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1364971 (stock #197)
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A Koma (Shogi Playing piece) shaped bottle by Hamada Shinsaku decorated with iron on a two glaze surface enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kake-ai yu Tetsu-e Henko.  On one side a Bonji triad (Sanskrit characters) intimates at Buddhist precepts, while opposite descending fish scales intimate the carp, which becomes a dragon; and a dragon is the guardian of Buddhist doctrine.   
Size, D 21.2 cm   H 26.8  cm  
Condition, Excellent 
Born the second son of H...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1364541 (stock #193)
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“Tree Lotus” spring upwards in ebullient festivity on the sides of this elongated form by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Mokuren Moyo Kabin.  Nunome refers to the artist preference for creating his clay works on a cloth form, leaving the texture of the cloth embedded in the surface.  Mokuren is Magnolia, known in Japanese literally translated the Tree Lotus.  This vase is quite large, and the execution is top notch, showing both this artist peculiari...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1363024 (stock #188)
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If you were to want one important piece by this artist, this should be the one.  A spectacular and voluminous Tsubo by Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shizen-yu Kamadare Hi-bi Ko-shigaraki Tsubo (Natural ash glaze with a single drip Hi-bi (the film name) old Shigarki Tsubo) and dated Heisei 2 (1990).  It offers a variety of kiln affects to the viewer, Hai-kaburi, Hi-iro, Tombo no me and a drippy blast of green glass.  The shape is very much in the style of the ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1362959 (stock #184)
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Enigmatic designs intimating floral motifs mingled with splashes and dashes decorate the white textured surface of this Tsubo by Living national Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aka-e Mentori Kabin.  The surface is shot through with su-ana pinholes, creating a rich texture which contrasts with the crisp, smooth rust of the rim.  Russet reds, green, black and brick intermingle to create a feast for the eyes, while the texture offers the same pleasur...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1362890 (stock #182)
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A spectacular work by Ohi Toshio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ohi Hakuyu Saiki.  The feeling is like Raku, with a very thin glaze over rough clay affecting hi-iro colors within the glazing.  This is a wonderful piece for showing this master-potters control of glazing and firing technique.  He is a potter who embraces both traditional characteristics of Ohi while asserting his own unique character...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1362758 (stock #180)
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An exquisite work of layered pottery by challenging female artist Fukumoto Fuku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tsuki no Shimo (Moon Frost).  The clear white glaze certainly is like moonlight, and something about the impact of the form into multiple forms calls to mind an asteroid strikeing ground.  It is both calm and alive with movement at the same time. 
Size, D 18.1 cm   H 17.4  cm 
Condition, Excellent 
Fukumoto Fuku was born into a family of tex...
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...