Fluted Shigaraki Jar by Takahashi RakusaiV

Fluted Shigaraki Jar by Takahashi RakusaiV

Very few Shigaraki potters get as rich a hi-iro-fire-color tone on their works than Takahasi RakusaiV(b.1954). And recently Takahashi added some carved soft fluted lines to his works, seen here on this jar with a strong lip. In perfect condition, 34cm.tallx38.2cm.wide, signed on base, signed box.

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Fired Within the Largest Kiln: This Mori Togaku Bizen Tokkuri

Fired Within the Largest Kiln: This Mori Togaku Bizen Tokkuri

In the history of mankind there has never been a larger privately built kiln then Mori Togaku’s 85-meter long, six-meters wide kiln. Just to conceive the idea and then from his 20-meter kiln to the 50-meter kiln and then the large kiln from his Aioi days is truly a Herculean undertaking that he has so successfully done; Mori was born in 1937. On January 4th, 2015 the flame was lit and fired day and night for 107 days; it took five years to just load the kiln! There were only a few tokkuri fired and here is one, like holding a moss garden. The variety of colors have naught been seen on any tokkuri before, and for its large-bold form it’s surprising light to hold. On the base is the special rectangular stamp found only from that historic firing, a two decade project. In perfect…

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Ido and Black Raku Chawan by Nakamura Kohei

Ido and Black Raku Chawan by Nakamura Kohei

Born in Kanazawa in 1948 Nakamura Kohei grew up in a ceramic art family with father Baizan and brothers Kimpei and Takuo. Recently he’s channeling the spirits of ancient chawan makers and succeeding in spades. Here are two examples, a large ‘deep-well’ Ido chawan and a very Chojiro-esque Black Raku. The Ido is 9.6cm.tallx16.7cm wide, both signed on base, perfect condition, signed boxes. His works are in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art,  Shiga Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. Japan Foundation,  Shigaraki Ceramic Park Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Nomura Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan House Museum of Modern Art, Argentina. Everson Museum of Art, New York, Mint Museum, North Carolina, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New…

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Large Tanoue Shinya ‘Shell’ Pair–Judge’s Award 11th Mino Exhibition

Large Tanoue Shinya ‘Shell’ Pair–Judge’s Award 11th Mino Exhibition

Here is a very large pair of Tanoue Shinya ‘Shell’ forms that were awarded a Judge’s Prize at the 11th International Ceramics Competition Mino in 2017 and then traveled to Yokohama’s Sogo Museum in 2018. Each is 59.5cm.tallx120cm.x44.5. The judge that presented the award is the well-known contemporary art painter Yoshitomo Nara. In perfect condition, one or both ok.

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Rare Koda Ware Mizusashi

Rare Koda Ware Mizusashi

Here is an extremely rare Koda pottery mizusashi made by ninth-generation Koda potter Chubei Katsuzo(1887-1968). The zogan inlaid design is superb and the period lacquer lid is also a rare thing to find intact. In perfect condition, 21.2cm. tall with lid on x 17.4cm. wide at base, stamped Koda-yo on base, with an unsigned wooden box.
 

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