Bizen Vase by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Bizen Vase by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Dating to the early 1990s this is a Bizen yohen earred-vase—with Attitude–by Kakurezaki Ryuichi. In perfect condition with a signed box, 24cm.tallx20cm. ear-to-ear x 14cm, signed on base, EMS included. The Hamada Shoji set–one flask–there were originally two–and five small sake cups is 100,000 yen.

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Bizen Sculpture by Kawabata Fumio

Bizen Sculpture by Kawabata Fumio

Quite an extraordinary Bizen sculpture by Kawabata Fumio(1948-) with an exceptional firing scheme. Kawabata is one of Bizen’s outsiders (Yokohama born)—like Kakurezaki—and makes his own Bizen with style and flair. Kawabata is Yokoyama Naoki’s teacher BTW. This piece dates to Heisei 19(2007) and is very much one of Kawabata’s most engaging forms. The firing is rich and warm and it’s quite a hypnotizing work. In perfect condition with a signed box, 39.5cm.tallx34cm.x26.5, signed on base. Kawabata is a past winner of the Grand Prize at the Modern Tea Forms Exhibition at the Tanabe Museum of Art, joining Kakurezaki, Ajiki Hiro, and Ichino Masayuki, among others. His list of others awards is long.

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Kyoto Chic–Part II–Vessels by Kobayashi Hideo

Kyoto Chic–Part II–Vessels by Kobayashi Hideo

New works to the gallery by Kobayashi Hideo, from our archives, “Kobayashi Hideo(b.1951) is a Kyoto veteran ceramic artist who has had a most stellar career after graduating from the Kyoto University of Art in 1975; his first award came soon thereafter in 1980 at the Kyoto Prefectural Arts and Crafts Exhibition. The list now includes Excellence Prize, 7th Japan Ceramics Exhibition and the Mayor’s Prize, Kyoto Art Exhibition(’83, and the latter also in ’86), Three Grand Prix’s in ’87 at the15th Chunichi International Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Kyoto Prefectural Arts and Crafts Exhibition, and Kyoto Art Exhibition Prize, the list goes on and on with highlights including the Highest Honor at Nitten in 2006 and 2008. Kobayashi’s works are also…

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Momoyama Period Ko-Bizen Chatsubo

Momoyama Period Ko-Bizen Chatsubo

Here is a classic-museum quality Momoyama period–late 1500s–Ko-Bizen Chatsubo-Tea jar with four lugs in perfect condition, 32.cm.tallx30.4cm. Authentication papers included from the Old Tamba Pottery Museum director, and all the postcards.
 

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Yakishime-Wood-Fired Jar by Koie Ryoji

Yakishime-Wood-Fired Jar by Koie Ryoji

The slash marks on all Koie Ryoji’s works are actually the first kanji of his first name–Ryo–incised sideways. One of the greatest-most influential artists ever in Japan, period. Due to illness he’s not potting anymore and this jar dates back about 10 years, in perfect condition with a signed box, the tsubo-jar is 26cm.tallx26cm.

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