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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 1990 item #1424213
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Born in Bizen City in 1935, Yuichi Yamamoto is the eldest son of Tosyu Yamamoto, a Living National Treasure. He is the holder of numerous awards such as Kaneshige Toyo Pottery award as well as the grand prize at the Tanabe Museum Modern Forms. Yamamoto San has been designated as Important Intangible Cultural Asset of Okayama Prefecture in 1996. Bizen pottery was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen province since Kamakura period of 14th century. Size Height 13.3cm Diameter 9.6c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1424577
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Isezaki Mitsuru (1934-2011) Bizen Pottery Hidasuki Flower Vase with Signed Box Isezaki Mitsuru was born in 1934 in the well-known family of Bizen potters. His younger brother Isezaki Jun (b.1936) is the Living National Treasure since 2004. Mr. Isezaki holds the Intangible Cultural Property title since 1998. Bizen ware was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen province since Kamakura period of 14th century. Size Width 22cm Diameter 13cm Condition Good, no chips, no cracks....
All Items : New Century : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1990 item #1442319
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Jomon Zogan Vase made and signed by legendary Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) in the 1980s who became Living National Treasure in 1996.

Tatsuzo Shimaoka was a Japanese mingei potter who studied under Shoji Hamada and later became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko in Japan.
He was best known for his unique Jōmon zogan style of pottery, and was a master of many slip decorating and firing techniques for pottery.
Throughout his career, Shimaoka San worked collaborative...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 1990 item #1459810
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$600.00
Living National Treasure Yoshimichi Fujimoto (1919-1992) Aka-e Tokkuri (sake bottle) with iconic floral design.

Light in weight, this work is a masterpiece in transition from pottery to porcelain. On a plump chamfered shape and a milky white background, the iconic flower patterns drawn with a relaxed brush stroke showing vivid colors.

After graduating from Tokyo Fine Arts School, Yoshimichi Fujimoto studied under Hajime Kato, and then learned Kutani ware porcelain while se...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1460801
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$1,100.00
Mori Togaku (b. 1937) Bizen Flask-Vase (Kabura) in the Shape of a Turnip Japanese Studio Pottery

Rare piece from Mori Togaku's first large kiln firing in 1980.
The potter's stamp on front and base of the vessel.

Large round bottle with globular body, narrow neck and wide, flaring rim.
Half of the body is coloured with goma and half is unglazed creating a powerful constrast of textures from carefully manipulated kiln conditions.

Mori Togaku is a Bizen m...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1462187
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The mark of the potter is carved on the bottom.

Born in Shigaraki in 1913, Tani Seiuemon was the key person to revive old Ko-Shigaraki and Ko-Iga styles with natural ash glaze effects.
Tani Seiuemon works are exhibited in British museum and Cleveland Museum of Art.
Currently, his son Tani Q operates the family kiln in Shigarakicho.

Size
3.3in. (8.5cm.) high;
4.68in. (12cm.) diameter;

Condition
Unused.
Supplied with original wooden bo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1415359
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This Shino ware sake cup was made about 50 years ago in the well-known Suigetsu Gama kiln which was built by one of the greatest Japanese potters of all times, Toyozo Arakawa (1894-1985). He was designated as Living National Treasure by Japanese Government in 1955 and well-known for reviving Shino glazes of Momoyama and Early Edo periods. The signature of his kiln is stamped at the bottom of the cup. The original wooden box with the signature of his kiln name is also included. Size Dia....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1427329 (stock #1)
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Motoyama Izumi (b. 1938) Bizen Sake Bottle Tokkuri This Bizen stoneware sake bottle is made with natural ash glaze. The works of Motoyama Izumi are held in Brooklyn Museum in New York. Bizen pottery was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen province since Kamakura period of 14th century. Size Height 12cm Diameter 8.5cm Condition : Very good condition, no chips, no cracks. Supplied with original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1445183
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$160.00
Sake Cup made in 1970s by XIII Kakiemon Sakaida (1906-1982), decorated in bright polychrome enamels over a clear glaze and signed Kakiemon.

XIII Kakiemon Sakaida was born in Arita in 1906. In 1924 he graduated from Arita Industrial School and started to help his father Kakiemon XII.
XIII Kakiemon became the head of the family in 1963 after the death of his father. He was given a title of Living National Treasure in 1973.
Later in 1978 he was awarded by the Japanese Emperor w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1448889
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Tani Seiuemon Shigaraki Tea Bowl (Chawan) Wood fired Natural Ash Stoneware Glazed Studio Pottery

Born in Shigaraki in 1913, Tani Seiuemon was the key person to revive old Ko-Shigaraki and Ko-Iga styles with natural ash glaze effects.
Tani Seiuemon works are exhibited in British museum and Cleveland Museum of Art.
Currently, his son Tani Q operates the family kiln in Shigarakicho.

Size
3.12in. (8cm.) high;
4.68in. (12cm.) diameter;
620g total weight....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1980 item #1457960
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Hamada Shoji (1884–1978) Broken Straw Brush Motif Yunomi

Very good example of Hamada's iconic broken straw brush pattern with distinctive iron pigments.

Similar glaze and iron brush reference: http://www.philrogerspottery.com/portfolio/h186-yunomi-hamada-shoji/
No box is provided.
Size
Width 3.32in (8.5cm)
Height 3.35n (8.6cm)
Weight 225g

Condition
Very Good.
No chips, no cracks
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1459878
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$800.00
Eiraku Zengoro XVI Sokuzen (1917-1998) Ninsei style Chawan for Tea Ceremony
The mark of the potter is stamped near the foot ring.

Rare excellent chawan that expresses the red sun behind the golden clouds skillfully using brush technique where the unseen areas are magnificent views of the mountains with a mild white glaze on fine white clay.

Eiraku Zengoro XVI Sokuzen was the head of one of the most influential pottery family in Japan for nearly 60 years and received nu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1461934
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$1,100.00
Living National Treasure Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983) Bizen ware Hidasuki Chawan for Tea Ceremony.
The mark of the potter is carved on the bottom.

Hidasuki or fire sleeve-cording technique results when the ceramic items are wrapped in rice straw and then it burns in the kiln with beautiful red markings left on the surface.

Kei Fujiwara has become the second Bizen Living National Treasure in 1970.

Bizen pottery was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen pro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1462186
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$750.00
Hamada Shoji (1884–1978) Broken Straw Brush Motif Yunomi.

Excellent example of Hamada's broken straw brush pattern with distinctive iron pigments.

No box is provided.

Size
Width 8.6cm
Height 8.9cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1970 item #1415044
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These 6 teacups for sencha of Hagi ware were made by 11th Saka Koraizaemon (1912-1981) about 50 years ago. Each teacup has the stamp of the potter. Hagi ware pottery is one of the most well-known pottery types in Japan since early 17th century. It became popular throughout Japan for tea ceremony during Edo period (1603-1867). Hagi ware has its distinctive nice cracks together with soft texture which is highly prized among tea lovers around the world. Size Width 2.4in ( 6cm ) Length 2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1425576 (stock #1)
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Made by Living National Treasure, Fujiwara Yu (1932-2001), this Bizen Hidasuki sake bottle was made about 50 years ago. Yu Fujiwara, one of the most well-known Bizen potters of his time, has become the fourth Bizen Living National Treasure in 1996. There are only five people having such title for Bizen pottery and his father, Kei Fujiwara, became the second Bizen Living National Treasure in 1970. Prior to that, Fujiwara Yu was designated as an Intangible Cultural Property of his native Okayam...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1970 item #1459253
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$3,500.00
Kaneshige Toyo is no doubt one of the most important Japanese potters in 20 century and the first Bizen artist to be awarded with Living National Treasure title in 1956.
He is considered as the founder of modern Bizen pottery and at the same time he is known for successfully recreating the sheen of Momoyama Bizen pottery.

Width 5.7cm
Height 5.05cm
Weight 78g

In excellent condition. Supplied with original wooden box with leaflet.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1459807
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Kato Juemon (1894-1974) Aka Oribe Chawan with box signed by Sen Soshitsu XV Grand Master (Iemoto) of Urasenke Tea School (b.1923)

Fine Red Oribe Chawan for tea ceremony made by Kato Juemon (1894-1974).
Of irregular Kutsugata shape with unglazed foot ring.
The mark of the potter is stamped on the bottom.
Juemon Kato (1894 (Meiji 27 year) - 1974 (Showa 49year)) is a renowned Japanese ceramist. He was born in Kasahara-cho, Toki-gun, Gifu Prefecture (currently Tajimi Ci...