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… More
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… More
Kaneshige Sozan (1909-1995, real name Shichirozaemon) played many roles throughout his long career, the first beginning when he was 18. That’s when he started to help his already famous elder brother Toyo (1896-1967)– who in 1956 was designated a Living National Treasure for Bizen ware… More
Dating to the mid-2000s here is an avant garde set of five Bizen plates by Kakurezaki Ryuichi. If not familiar with Kakurezaki’s work please do a web search, he’s a revolutionary ceramic artist here in Japan, period. Each in perfect condition, signed box, each signed, 5cm.tallx19cm,… More
Fujiwara Yu(1932-2001) was the fourth Bizen potter to be named a Living National Treasure, that was in 1996. His father, Kei, was also a LNT, the second for Bizen, first was Kaneshige Toyo, third was Yamamoto Toshu and now we have Isezaki Jun. Yu had his own special forms, usually bold and tight,… More
Many know that Mori Togaku fired a massive 85 meter-long kiln and word has it there were no guinomi fired for public sales. Rats. Here are two Mori guinomi dating to 1970 and the early 90s, both in perfect condition with signed boxes. The tokkuri shown *was* fired in the historical firing, serious… More
Blended clay creates wood and washi textures on these two Wakimoto works; each in perfect condition with signed boxes, the taller-more varied tone one is 38.1cm.tallx14cm.x9 and is On Reserve; the more hidasuki orange-cord one is 34.4cm.tallx13.5×9 and is 80,000 yen; both signed on base.
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From the Kaneshige family, a yohen tokkuri by Kousuke, a half-moon-kutsu-gata serving vessel by Michiaki, and a yunomi by Toyo (Sold). From the Fujiwara family, all Ken! Plus a Kei guinomi, please see details in the photo captions.
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Standing 36cm.tall this Kakurezaki Bizen vase is modeled after a wooden-bucket and has a favored ‘landscape’ known as mushikui, where the natural-ash glaze peeled off parts of the work, giving it a ‘chilled-wither’ facade. In perfect condition with a signed box, signed on… More