Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony

January 31 – February 28, 2011

Installation view
Joan B. Mirviss LTD 2011

Kaneta Masanao (b.1953)
Lidded water storage jar with unctuous white Hagi glaze and kairagi effect (glaze crawling), 2008
Glazed stoneware; 8 3/8 x 8 x 8 1/4 inches
Inv# 5764

Wakao Toshisada (b. 1933)
Tea bowl with nezumi-shino glaze and design of Mt. Fuji with the moon rising on the opposite surface, 1998
Glazed stoneware; 4 x 5 inches
Inv# 5306

Kaneta Masanao (b.1953)
Natural ash and Hagi-glazed tea bowl with kiln effects in gray-black colorations near base, 2010
Ash and Hagi-glazed stoneware; 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 inches
Inv# 6808
SOLD

Harada Shûroku (b. 1941)
Bizen tea bowl, 2006
Stoneware with natural ash glaze; 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 inches
Inv# 4761

Koike Shoko (b. 1943)
Flower-shaped Water Storage vessel with alternate lid, 2010
Stoneware with white and glass glazes; 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches
Inv# 6856
Exhibited: Gendai no Cha (Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony), Musée Tomo, Tokyo 2010

Watanabe Shikô (1683-1755)
Fan painting of camellia; Sealed: Shikô
Ink color, gofun, silver and gold; 9 x 19 1/2 inches (exclusive of mount)
Inv# M23355

Kato Yasukage (b. 1964)
Yellow seto mizusashi(water storage jar), 2010
Stoneware; 6 3/8 x 7 inches
Inv# 6787

Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948)
Tea bowl with black and white checkered pattern, 2010
Stoneware with black, silver and white glazes; 3 x 4 1/2 inches
Inv# 6758

Kishimoto Kennin (b. 1934)
Iga ware faceted tea bowl, 2008
Natural ash-glazed stoneware; 4 x 6 x 5 5/8 inches
Inv# 6799

Nishihata Tadashi (b. 1948)
Tamba ware glazed tea bowl with faceted carved exterior, 2008
Glazed stoneware; 4 x 5 x 4 3/4 inches
Inv# 5595

Kato Yasukage (b. 1964)
Oribe mizuashi(water storage jar), 2010
Stoneware; 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 7 inches
Inv# 6788

Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948)
Tea bowl with blue and black checkered pattern, 2010
Stoneware with black, silver and white glazes; 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches
Inv# 6759

Press Release

As this extraordinary winter has yet to conclude, we thought it would be nice to offer our friends a look at a small selection of lovely warming, tea ceramics many of which have just arrived in New York. In part this current showing is inspired by the terrific installation "An Unspoken Dialogue with Japanese Tea" that just opened at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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