We received the Iga Tsubo just this week. It is beautiful and in perfect condition. Thank you for taking such good care in packing it. I must say the piece is far more beautiful than the pictures led me to believe. I hope to do business with you in the future.
San Diego, U.S.
Here's a first-rate black Bizen firing with a rich flowing covering of goma-natural ash-glaze by Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun(b.1934). It's nicely formed too. In perfect condition with a signed box. click for details
Wada Morihiro(1944-2008) was one of the most important ceramic artists of the last 50 years and his works are in major private and public collections. Here is a rare circa late 70s-early 80s platter, a museum piece in perfect condition with a signed box, 2.5cm.tallx36.5x24, signed on base. click for details
For a Japanese pottery connoisseur, some names in recent history are important to know, even if they never became "popular" or were named Living National Treasures. One such name is Ezaki Issei(1918-1992). Ezaki is the "godfather" of present day Tokoname wares, as it was he who revived the dilapi... click for details
Recently fired, fine goma and 'clay flavor'--added 'landscape' bonus of un-melted pine ash that appears like an island, and of course Kakurezaki's stunning form. In perfect condition with a signed box, basic guinomi size, signed on base. click for details
Bizen's second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. This simply elegant Fujiwara vase dates to before his LNT designation in the 1950s, and his sense of design on a simple' form is very poetic. The style is hidasuki, straw-wrapped that leads to the ora... click for details
It's winding down to that time of year to raise yet another guinomi high; here are three recently added to the gallery, a white porcelain by National Treasure Maeta Akihiro, Bizen by Nakamura Makoto and Sekki by Mihara Ken; all in perfect condition with signed boxes; Maeta is Sold, Nakamura is So... click for details
A masterpiece of 'simple' form and divine firing of this very hard to work with 'marbled' clay wrapped in wispy rice straw scarlet designs. Yokoyama Naoki is a gallery favorite and has been for over a decade. In perfect condition with a signed box, 38cm.tallx35, signed on base. Poetry in Clay. click for details
Here is an early textured hidasuki (straw-wrapped) Bizen tsubo by the late, great Isezaki Mitsuru(1934-2011). Isezaki was a mentor of sorts to Robert in the 80s, opening up and sharing his house and tea. Isezaki was known for his hidasuki jars using a rougher clay and this is one of his earliest ... click for details
Here is a masterfully fired Black Bizen guinomi by current Living National Treasure isezaki Jun (b.1936). It has a fine balanced feel and weight in the hands; in perfect condition with a signed box, 7cm.tallx6.5., signed on base. EMS included. click for details
Here is a rare abstract design vase by Wada Morihiro(1944-2008); in perfect condition with a signed box21.8cm.tall, shown with a large Bizen guinomi by National Treasure Furiwara Kei(1899-1983//Sold) click for details