Chosen-Karatsu Yohen Tsubo by Maruta Munehiko

Chosen-Karatsu Yohen Tsubo by Maruta Munehiko

Few Chosen-Karatsu jars are ever seen and even fewer with an intense yohen-kiln changes one that actually–barely–survive a firing—like this one by Maruta Munehiko. The intense firing pushed some areas around the shoulder inwards and the various ‘landscapes’ are engaging with every turn. Truly a rare Karatsu work in perfect condition with a signed box, on the small side at 21.5cm.tallx22.6. Maruta told us it’s *very* hard indeed to get one like this……..as mentioned numerous times. 🙂

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Black-Oribe Guinomi by Sasaki Tadashi

Black-Oribe Guinomi by Sasaki Tadashi

It’s been a number of years since we’ve found a worthy piece by Sasaki Tadashi in any form. Sasaki(1922-1997) was one of the outstanding Oribe potters of the 20th century- he was awarded the top prize in 1967 for his Oribe in the prestigious Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibition. He studied with both Kato Hajime(LNT) and Kato Kobei before establishing his own kiln. This is a classic Sasaki Kuro-Oribe guinomi, 5cm tallx7cm wide, comes with a signed box and is in perfect condition. Shown with a Shino tokkuri by Kato Yasukage VIX (70,000 yen)

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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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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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