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.
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
Adoring the 'clay flavor' and 'designs' the clay and ash made on each, perfect condition, no box. Hosokawa Takahiro was born in 1979 and established his kiln in 2000. click for details
Here is one of only three ever made Harara Shuroku's powerful shinogi-deep grooved 'otherworldly' vase-sculpture. More about this important Bizen ceramic artist in our archives; in excellent condition--Harada did add a teeny patch of black lacquer to one divot--with a signed box, 21cm.tallx23x20... click for details