Mingei potter Ueda Tsuneji (1914-1987) was master of the Kinozara-yama kiln in Kyoto which he opened in 1936. An apprentice of Kawai Kanjiro, Ueda studied the difficult mosaic-marbled style known as neriage or nerikomi with the great Kawai who reinvented this Chinese T’ang dynasty style…. More
This is the largest Murata Gen (1904-1988) pitcher we’ve ever seen and possibly the largest he ever made. With a thoroughly dynamic Murata glazing the pitcher is more for flowers or simply to gaze upon than for practical use. A museum piece in perfect condition, 34.2cm.tallx28.5(handle to… More
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.
Here are two very shibui Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) works dating to the 1970s. The square-checkered vessel stands at 18.7cm.tallx8.5 and is Sold (A bit darker in person). The diamond-cut vase is 22.5cm.tallx11cm. and is Sold; both have Shimaoka’s signature rope-impressed design. Both in… More
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Kamoda Shoji (1933-1983) was one of the most influential potters of post-war Japan. He brought new meaning to “decorative ceramics” with extraordinary and imaginative designs. His following was so great that his shows would sell out in 15 minutes (one supposed record), and the lines to… More