Iga Tsubo-Jar by Sugimoto Sadamitsu

Iga Tsubo-Jar by Sugimoto Sadamitsu

Sugimoto Sadamitsu(b.1935) has been a potter since 1968 and is revered here in Japan. Here is an A1 museum quality Iga tsubo with an intense firing. In perfect condition with a signed box, 36.3cm.tallx29.2, signed on base.

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White Glazed Iron Splash Jar by Yamada Hikaru

White Glazed Iron Splash Jar by Yamada Hikaru

Yamada Hikaru (1924-2001) was a founding member of the extremely influential avant-garde ceramic group Sodeisha along with Yagi Kazuo and Suzuki Osamu in the late 1940s. They brought about a sea change in Japanese ceramics, and it is not an understatement to say that many contemporary potters have been influenced in one way or another by the Sodeisha group. In their latter years the members also took to making functional wares. Here is a Yamada action-painting-like glazed white jar that captures the unbridled spirit that Yamada had on all his work. In perfect condition with a signed box, 24.3cm.tallx18cm. wide,
stamped Hikaru on base, dating to the 1970s.

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Blue-White Glazed Jar by Kiyomizu Hiroaki

Blue-White Glazed Jar by Kiyomizu Hiroaki

A cool waterfall cascades down this vessel by Kiyomizu Hiroaki(b.1986). Kiyomizu is heir to the illustrious Kiyomizu Rokube family and the future Rokube IX. A work by father XIII is also shown and details gladly sent on request. This work is 37cm.tallx25cm. signed on base and with a signed box. DHL delivery included.

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Silver Thread Pearly Luster Lotus Porcelain Vessel by Nakada Hiroshi

Silver Thread Pearly Luster Lotus Porcelain Vessel by Nakada Hiroshi

Nakada Hiroshi(b.1979) works out of Ishikawa prefecture and is based in the heartland for Kutani pottery. He has created though his own unique style which is far from traditional Kutani, it’s a meticulous technique of adding silver foil motifs on porcelain, here in the form of a lotus. He’s exhibited at prestigious galleries and juried exhibitions numerous times. A rising star no doubt. In perfect condition with a signed box, 24.5cm.tallx37.

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Mashiko Guinomi by Hamada Shoji

Mashiko Guinomi by Hamada Shoji

The current issue of Tohsetsu–the Japan Ceramic Society’s journal–has on the cover a Hamada Shoji work and the main feature of the issue is the relationship of Hamada with Bernard Leach and fellow Mashiko potters. The Hamada photo courtesy of Tohsetsu. Here is a fine Hamada guinomi and rare for its simplicity of glazing, which does have a lot of character. In perfect condition, 5.2cm.tallx8.3cm.wide, box signed by Hamada Shinsaku.

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