Mashiko Yohen-Gourd Vase by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo

Mashiko Yohen-Gourd Vase by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo

Here is a masterpiece by late Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo; simply the finest in this form and firing I’ve ever seen and that includes all the catalogs I have. It stands at 32.5cm.tall, perfect condition, signed box.
 

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Tamba Ash-Glazed Chawan by Ichino Masahiko

Tamba Ash-Glazed Chawan by Ichino Masahiko

Ichino Masahiko (b.1961) is a leader in today’s ceramic world here in Japan, period. More about him can be read at www.e-yakimono.net Occasionally he fires using ash glazes and this is a rare chawan example: in perfect condition with a signed box, 11cm.tallx14cm., signed on base; additional photos gladly sent on request.

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Hagi Tokkuri-Flask by Okada Yu

Hagi Tokkuri-Flask by Okada Yu

Okada Yu (b.1946) is a celebrated Hagi potter who was designated a Yamaguchi Prefectural Intanglible Property in 2006 for his innovative Hagi approach with glazes and slips. Here is a smaller work illustrating that and also unusual in its square form. In perfect condition with a signed box, 13cm.tall, stamped on base. Some other works in the gallery now, one being a Setsu Junji vessel, please click here to see a very cool 3-D video of his chawan: https://sketchfab.com/models/098cda83e3f442abbf590adedfa37f20

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Takatori Sculptures-Vases by Sueyoshi Hiromitsu

Takatori Sculptures-Vases by Sueyoshi Hiromitsu

Takatori pottery is almost always associated with thinly-potted Tea vessels, until now. On a recent trip to Kyushu searching out such Takatori Tea vessels I found the Takatori studio of Sueyoshi Hiromitsu(b.1960) and was bowled over when I saw this Sueyoshi trio. Evoking gothic or sci-fi images, these Sueyoshi creations are the first in the long Takatori tradition of course using the traditional ash-glazes that Takatori is so well-known for. Sueyoshi apprenticed with Agano potter Kumagae Yasuoki (who was Tsuji Seimei’s apprentice) in 1980 and then in 1986 with Kaneko Mitomu; he established his present studio in 1987. He’s been in various juried exhibitions in western Japan as well as exhibiting at regional galleries and dept. store galleries. The trio seen here are from L-R: 39.5cm.tallx20.2cm.x16 and is 185,000 yen, the middle is 42.4cm.tallx20.5 and is Sold, the right one…

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Hagi Chawan by Miwa Kazuhiko

Hagi Chawan by Miwa Kazuhiko

Miwa Kazuhiko (b.1951) is a celebrated Hagi ceramic artist and member of the famous Miwa family; his father is the late LNT Miwa Jyusetsu, brother is KyusetsuXII, late brother Eizo and uncle is the late LNT Miwa Kyuwa (there is no other family like them in all of Hagi, closest might be the Kaneshige family in Bizen). Kazuhiko is a radical Hagi ceramic artist always challenging his art and taking Hagi in bold new directions now for decades. In 2006 he was awarded the Japan Ceramic Society Award (that year with Takegoshi Jun and Gold winner Kato Kiyoyuki) and his works are in national and regional museums here in Japan as well as world wide private collections. This Miwa chawan is on the large side, 11cm.tallx15.5cm, a museum piece in perfect condition with a signed box.
 

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