Early Edo Ko-Tamba Ash-Glazed Akadobe Tsubo

Early Edo Ko-Tamba Ash-Glazed Akadobe Tsubo

Museum-quality rare form Ko-Tamba ash-glazed aka-dobe jar in excellent condition. Signed box by the Old Tamba Museum director. 27cm.tallx31cm. We also have some Ko-Shigaraki, Ko-Echizen and Ko-Bizen at the gallery now…….

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Spiral Shigaraki Jar-Sculpture by Ishiyama Tetsuya

Spiral Shigaraki Jar-Sculpture by Ishiyama Tetsuya

Not only does Ishiyama create spiraling works of banded color he also makes them in a traditional Shigaraki way; he’s taken the local style and made it purely his own. In tandem with the spiral work in the previous posting–back from Kyushu, works to arrive–this Ishiyama work is 27.3cm. tallx26.5 cm. in perfect condition with a signed box. On a side note, hope to see you in Denver for this exhibition: http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/from-the-fire-japanese-ceramics

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Three Superbly Fired Forms–Isezaki-Takahashi-Kato

Three Superbly Fired Forms–Isezaki-Takahashi-Kato

Here are three superbly fired forms–with Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun showing a yohen Bizen vase, a stunning tall Shigaraki jar by Takahashi Rakusai V and a kawai-cool Shigaraki pumpkin vase by Kato Takahiko; each in perfect condition with signed boxes, the Isezaki is 26.2cm.tallx17cm at base and is 360,0000 yen (EMS included); the Takahashi is 43.5cm.tallx 29cm. and is 330,000 yen; the Kato is 23cm.tallx22cm. and is 130,000 yen.

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Oribe Vase-Sculpture by Kato Yasukage XIV

Oribe Vase-Sculpture by Kato Yasukage XIV

Kato Yasukage (1964-2012) was born into quite an illustrious Mino potting family and a 14th generation potter who left this world physically much too soon. When his father passed away the young Kato was sent to Bizen to study with Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu. Afterwards, he studied at Nagoya Arts University and then took over his families kiln adding a chic-contemporary sensibility to his Mino roots. Here is such a work, an Oribe vase that only he could have made; in perfect condition with a signed box — by his mother — 27.3cm.tall x 17.x12.3, signed on base, EMS delivery included.

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Set of Six Aka-E Overglaze Plates by LNT Fujimoto Yoshimichi

Set of Six Aka-E Overglaze Plates by LNT Fujimoto Yoshimichi

Have you ever heard of the ‘Phantom’ Dinner set? If not, then read about it here. It was made by the late Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi(1919-1992) who was a master with the brush. Here we offer a rare six-piece red and green overglaze enamel plate set; notice the lightness and fluidity in the brush paintings, very much in the same league as Kawai, Hamada and Tomimoto. All perfect condition with a signed box, 5cm.tall x 20cm.wide, signed on base, stoneware.

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