Treasures of Old Times
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1442325
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Studio Pottery Arita Ware Globular Porcelain Vase with Natural Landscape made by Fujii Shumei (b. 1936)

Fujii Shumei is the prominent potter from Arita who has many awards including the Award from Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition and the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition as well as the Minister of Education Award.

Size
Width 19cm
Height 19cm

Condition
Good, no cracks, no chips
Supplied with original signed box
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1447787
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Studio Pottery Kyo ware Red Glaze Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) by Yoshinori Izumi (b. 1947).

- Born in Kyoto 1947;
- 1970 Graduated from Osaka University of the Arts, Craft Design, Ceramics Department;
- 1971 Graduated from Kyoto Municipal Industrial Research Institute;
  - Opened Daikakuji Pottery in front of Sagadaikakuji Gate, Ukyo-ku;
- 1994 Visited the ruins of an ancient kiln of Celadon and Tenmoku in China;
- 2013 Moved the pottery in Keihoku, Ukyo-ku.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1449895
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Large and Heavy Bizen Pottery Winter Chawan (Tea Bowl) made by Isezaki Mitsuru (1934-2011). This powerful chawan is inspired by legendary Tadaima bowl of Momoyama period located in Miho museum near Kyoto:
https://turuta.jp/story/archives/6472

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.
...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1462184
Treasures of Old Times
$350.00
Bizen ware Sake set of Tokkuri and Guinomi made by Bizen master Joji Yamashita (b. 1947) The mark of the artist is carved on the base.

Joji Yamashita was born in Tokyo in 1947. He moved to Canada in 1967 where he graduated from Vancouver Art School.
After returning to Japan in 1970, he studied Bizen ware under Isezaki Jun and established his own kiln in 1978.

Joji Yamashita has been awarded with numerous prizes from the Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition, the Japa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1462185
Treasures of Old Times
$1,550.00
This rare little gem is made by Morihiro Hosokawa (b. 1938) who served as the prime minister of Japan from 1993 to 1994.

He is also the head of the Kumamoto-Hosokawa clan, one of the noble families of Japan.
The clan was descended from the Seiwa Genji, a branch of the Minamoto clan, and ultimately from Emperor Seiwa (850 – 881) himself.
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616), founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, also claimed descent from this lineage.

Morihiro Hosokawa s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1462427
Treasures of Old Times
$480.00
Satoru Omae (b. 1972) Black and White Guinomi (sake cup) in the style of legendary "Fuji San" Bowl

Excellent sake ware version of "Fuji San" bowl, one of the most famous chawan of all times made by Honami Koetsu in Momoyama Period (1568-1600) which is currently located in Sanritsu Hattori Museum.

Oomae Satoru
1972 Born in Osaka
1991 Began making ceramics in Kobe
1994 Began collecting clay and firing in high-fired unglazed Nanban style
1999 First solo e...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1427491
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Fantastic Bizen Sangiri stoneware vase made by Jun Isezaki (b. 1936).

Sangiri is the Bizen technique when the vessel is partially buried in sand in the kiln. The exposed area turns blackish because the ashes that cover it retards oxidation.
Jun Isezaki was named a Living National Treasure in 2004.

Bizen ware was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen province since Kamakura period of 14th century.

Size
Height 22cm
Diameter 12cm

Co...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 2000 item #1442322
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Impressive press moulded Kaki glaze bottle with Nukie decoration made by Hamada Shinsaku around 1990-1991.

Born in 1929 as second son of Hamada Shoji, Hamada Shinsaku continued the family tradition of the world recognized Mashiko pottery.
He worked and traveled closely with his father and took over the famous kiln in Mashiko in 1978. Shinsaku Hamada pottery is exhibited in numerous museums around the world.

Henko vase (oblong) is the Japanese term used to describe the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1442344 (stock #1)
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Born in Okayama in 1914, Rokuro Nakamura is one of the greatest Bizen potters of modern times. He studied and made his first pottery together with LNT Toyo Kaneshige establishing his own Rokuro kiln in 1961. He has numerous awards including the Order of the Rising Sun, Green Paulownia Medal and Okayama Nichinichi Award. Nowadays, his skillful works are highly-prized among the collectors around the world. Mostly known for his sake utensils, Rokuro Nakamura's teabowls are very rare representing...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1445155
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Massive natural ash glazed Shigaraki flower vase made by veteran potter Takahashi Rakusai IV.
Born in 1925, Takahashi Rakusai IV is one the most notorious Shigaraki ceramists of modern times. He was awarded with Intangible Cultural Property title in 1976. Currently his son Takahashi Rakusai V is in charge of the family kiln.

Shigaraki ware belongs to one of the Six Old Kilns in Japan and originates from Koga town in Shiga Prefecture.
It was Juko Murata (1423-1502), the f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1447425
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
While Kitaoji Rosanjin can be arguably called the most eccentric figure in Japanese art world in 20 century, Ando Minoru (1927-2015), 安藤實 is another name that comes to a mind. A painter, ceramist and calligrapher, he is widely recognized in Japan but almost unknown in the West.

Ando Minoru held his first painting exhibition at the Kokugakai of Ryuzaburo Umehara in 1957. In 1965, he worked under the guidance of Sakuzo Hineno, a well-known ceramist in Kyoto.
In 1967, Ando ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1451302
Treasures of Old Times
$460.00
Ohi Chozaemon X (b. 1927) Amber Chawan for Tea Ceremony Wabi Sabi
Supplied with the original wooden box and leaflet.

Ohi Chozaemon Toyasai X belongs to the important lineage of Ohi family potters who specialize in tea ceramics.
Recently he was succeeded by his son, Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI, as the head of the Ohi family.
Ohi Chozaemon X is widely known as one of the best contemporary Japanese ceramists who was awarded with the Order of Cultural Merit from the Emperor of ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1451305
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
Takahashi Rakusai IV (b. 1925) Shigaraki ware Wood Fired Tea Bowl (Chawan) Natural Ash Glazed Wabi Sabi

Born in 1925, Takahashi Rakusai IV is one the most notorious Shigaraki ceramists of modern times.
He was awarded with Intangible Cultural Property title in 1976.
Currently his son Takahashi Rakusai V is in charge of the family kiln.

Shigaraki ware belongs to one of the Six Old Kilns in Japan and originates from Koga town in Shiga Prefecture.
It was Juko Mu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1459879
Treasures of Old Times
$700.00
Living National Treasure Fujiwara Yu (1932-2001) Bizen Goma-Hidasuki Chawan (Studio Pottery Bizen ware).
The mark of the potter is carved on the bottom.

Very interesting chawan which combines two Bizen techniques: Goma (outer side) and Hidasuki (inner).
Goma resembles sesame seeds because the of the attached pine ash. The pottery is placed on the shelves full of prepared ash which melts by heat during firing.
Hidasuki technique results when the ceramic items are wrapped...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1462431
Treasures of Old Times
$420.00
This vivid Mino Iga tea bowl is made by renowned Japanese ceramist Yaemon Kato (b.1942)
The mark of the potter is carved near the foot ring.

Yaemon Kato, a third son of Juemon Kato (1894-1974), continued his father's efforts to revive and restore Mino ceramic art working on Shino, Kiseto, Oribe, Mino Iga, etc.

Size
Height 8 cm
Width 11.5 cm

In excellent condition with original box (no cord) and leaflet.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1462434
Treasures of Old Times
$680.00
Kenji Funaki (b. 1927) White Glaze Chawan (tea bowl) Studio Pottery
Elegant shape in the style of fine Joseon dynasty bowls covered with white glaze.

Kenji Funaki is known for his participation in the Mingei Movement led by Yanagi Soetsu and Kawai Kanjiro.
He studied under Hamada Shoji and Bernard Leach. Kenji Funaki received numerous awards including Kokuga Association Award, Japan Folk Crafts Museum Award, Japan Ceramics Society Award. He held many solo exhibitions at ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 2000 item #1462466
Treasures of Old Times
$1,500.00
Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Square Bottle Vase with iconic Aka-e Designs

With tall rectangular sides, decorated with impressed rope patterns inlaid in slip and with Aka-e designs.
It is rare to see Shimaoka bottle with such design which he mainly applied for tea ware.

Tatsuzo Shimaoka was a Japanese mingei potter who studied under Shōji Hamada and later became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko, Japan.
He was best known for his unique Jōmon zogan ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 1990 item #1423029
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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 Height 13.2cm Diameter 8.5cm Condition Good, no chips, no cracks. Supplied with a signed wooden box and certificate of origin
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 1990 item #1424213
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
$480.00
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
Treasures of Old Times
$680.00
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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)
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
$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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
$520.00
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
Treasures of Old Times
$780.00
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
Treasures of Old Times
$600.00
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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)
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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
Treasures of Old Times
$1,800.00
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
Treasures of Old Times
Sold
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...