Revisiting Rimpa

Design, Function, and the Art of Nakamura Takuo

September 11 – October 19, 2012

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of pine and cascading water, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 9 in.; 9 7/8 x 17 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7745
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of pine and cascading water, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 9 in.; 9 7/8 x 17 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7745
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of pine and cascading water, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 9 in.; 9 7/8 x 17 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7745
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of pine and cascading water, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 9 in.; 9 7/8 x 17 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7745
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of pine and cascading water, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 9 in.; 9 7/8 x 17 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7745
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 in.
Inv# 7746
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 in.
Inv# 7746
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of pine and cascading water, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 9 in.; 9 7/8 x 17 ¾ x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7745
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 in.
Inv# 7746
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 in.
Inv# 7746
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 in.
Inv# 7746
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 in.
Inv# 7746
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7747
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7747
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7747
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7747
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7747
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 11 x 18 7/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7747
SOLD

Nakamura Takuo: Revisiting Rimpa exhibition. Click on the image for more photos.

Nakamura Takuo: Revisiting Rimpa exhibition. Click on the image for more photos.

Nakamura Takuo: Revisiting Rimpa exhibition. Click on the image for more photos.

Nakamura Takuo: Revisiting Rimpa exhibition. Click on the image for more photos.

Nakamura Takuo opening reception, September 10, 2012.
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Nakamura Takuo opening reception, September 10, 2012.
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Nakamura Takuo opening reception, September 10, 2012.
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Nakamura Takuo opening reception, September 10, 2012.
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Mizusashi with brown lacquered wood lid, red clay, decorated with a rimpa-style wave design, 2011
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 9 ¼ x 8 5/8 in.
Inv# 7762
SOLD

Nakamura Takuo opening reception, September 10, 2012.
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Nakamura Takuo opening reception, September 10, 2012.
Click on the photo for more images, and visit our Facebook page for more photos of the event!

Mizusashi with brown lacquered wood lid, red clay, decorated with a rimpa-style wave design, 2011
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 9 ¼ x 8 5/8 in.
Inv# 7762
SOLD

Mizusashi with brown lacquered wood lid, red clay, decorated with a rimpa-style wave design, 2011
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 9 ¼ x 8 5/8 in.
Inv# 7762
SOLD

Mizusashi with brown lacquered wood lid, red clay, decorated with a rimpa-style wave design, 2011
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 9 ¼ x 8 5/8 in.
Inv# 7762
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 8 5/8 in.; 7 ½ x 12 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7749
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 8¼ in.
Inv# 7748
Sold

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 8¼ in.
Inv# 7748
Sold

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 8¼ in.
Inv# 7748
Sold

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 8¼ in.
Inv# 7748
Sold

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 8¼ in.
Inv# 7748
Sold

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 8¼ in.; 9 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 8¼ in.
Inv# 7748
Sold

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 8 5/8 in.; 7 ½ x 12 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7749
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 8 5/8 in.; 7 ½ x 12 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7749
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 8 5/8 in.; 7 ½ x 12 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7749
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 8 5/8 in.; 7 ½ x 12 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7749
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 8 5/8 in.; 7 ½ x 12 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7749
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of camellia, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 ½ x 14 ½ x 9 in.; 9 x 12 ¾ x 7 ½ in.
Inv# 7751
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of camellia, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 ½ x 14 ½ x 9 in.; 9 x 12 ¾ x 7 ½ in.
Inv# 7751
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of camellia, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 ½ x 14 ½ x 9 in.; 9 x 12 ¾ x 7 ½ in.
Inv# 7751
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of camellia, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 ½ x 14 ½ x 9 in.; 9 x 12 ¾ x 7 ½ in.
Inv# 7751
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of camellia, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 ½ x 14 ½ x 9 in.; 9 x 12 ¾ x 7 ½ in.
Inv# 7751
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of camellia, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
9 ½ x 14 ½ x 9 in.; 9 x 12 ¾ x 7 ½ in.
Inv# 7751
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of maple leaves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in.; 7 1/8 x 15 x 7 7/8 in.
Inv# 7750
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of maple leaves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in.; 7 1/8 x 15 x 7 7/8 in.
Inv# 7750
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of maple leaves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in.; 7 1/8 x 15 x 7 7/8 in.
Inv# 7750
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of maple leaves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in.; 7 1/8 x 15 x 7 7/8 in.
Inv# 7750
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of maple leaves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in.; 7 1/8 x 15 x 7 7/8 in.
Inv# 7750
SOLD

Set of five square plaques with polychrome wave design, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches each
Inv# 7753
SOLD

Set of five square plaques with polychrome wave design, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches each
Inv# 7753
SOLD

Set of five square plaques with polychrome wave design, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches each
Inv# 7753
SOLD

Set of five square plaques with polychrome wave design, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches each
Inv# 7753
SOLD

Covered standing box with abstract plant designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7775

Covered standing box with abstract plant designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7775

Covered standing box with abstract plant designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7775

Covered standing box with abstract plant designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7775

Rectangular sculpted vessel rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI +, 2012
Unglazed stoneware
3 ½ x 14 x 2 3/8 in.; 5/8 x 24 x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7767

Rectangular sculpted vessel rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI +, 2012
Unglazed stoneware
3 ½ x 14 x 2 3/8 in.; 5/8 x 24 x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7767

Rectangular sculpted vessel rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI +, 2012
Unglazed stoneware
3 ½ x 14 x 2 3/8 in.; 5/8 x 24 x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7767

Rectangular sculpted vessel rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI +, 2012
Unglazed stoneware
3 ½ x 14 x 2 3/8 in.; 5/8 x 24 x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7767

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7776

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7776

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7776

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7776

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7776

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of dragon-shaped cloud, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.; 6 ¼ x 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.
Inv# 7752
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of dragon-shaped cloud, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.; 6 ¼ x 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.
Inv# 7752
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of dragon-shaped cloud, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.; 6 ¼ x 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.
Inv# 7752
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of dragon-shaped cloud, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.; 6 ¼ x 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.
Inv# 7752
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of dragon-shaped cloud, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.; 6 ¼ x 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.
Inv# 7752
SOLD

Pair of undulating screen-like forms with abstract kutani-glazed rimpa-inspired decoration of dragon-shaped cloud, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 5/8 x 13 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.; 6 ¼ x 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.
Inv# 7752
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of the Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes and gold
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 in.; 3 x 19 ¼ x 3 3/8 in.
Inv# 7758
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of the Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes and gold
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 in.; 3 x 19 ¼ x 3 3/8 in.
Inv# 7758
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of the Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes and gold
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 in.; 3 x 19 ¼ x 3 3/8 in.
Inv# 7758
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of the Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes and gold
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 in.; 3 x 19 ¼ x 3 3/8 in.
Inv# 7758
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of the Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes and gold
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 in.; 3 x 19 ¼ x 3 3/8 in.
Inv# 7758
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of the Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes and gold
7 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 in.; 3 x 19 ¼ x 3 3/8 in.
Inv# 7758
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of drifting clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 ¼ x 10 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.; 2 7/8 x 19 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Inv# 7757
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of drifting clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 ¼ x 10 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.; 2 7/8 x 19 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Inv# 7757
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of drifting clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 ¼ x 10 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.; 2 7/8 x 19 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Inv# 7757
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of drifting clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 ¼ x 10 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.; 2 7/8 x 19 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Inv# 7757
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of drifting clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 ¼ x 10 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.; 2 7/8 x 19 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Inv# 7757
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of drifting clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
8 ¼ x 10 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.; 2 7/8 x 19 ½ x 3 ½ in.
Inv# 7757
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 7 7/8 in.; 1 1/8 x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.
Inv# 7755
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 7 7/8 in.; 1 1/8 x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.
Inv# 7755
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 7 7/8 in.; 1 1/8 x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.
Inv# 7755
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 7 7/8 in.; 1 1/8 x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.
Inv# 7755
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 7 7/8 in.; 1 1/8 x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.
Inv# 7755
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 7 7/8 in.; 1 1/8 x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.
Inv# 7755
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of trailing ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 3/8 x 8 ¼ x 6 7/8 in.; 1 ¾ x 12 x 1 in.
Inv# 7756
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of trailing ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 3/8 x 8 ¼ x 6 7/8 in.; 1 ¾ x 12 x 1 in.
Inv# 7756
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of trailing ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 3/8 x 8 ¼ x 6 7/8 in.; 1 ¾ x 12 x 1 in.
Inv# 7756
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of trailing ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 3/8 x 8 ¼ x 6 7/8 in.; 1 ¾ x 12 x 1 in.
Inv# 7756
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of trailing ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 3/8 x 8 ¼ x 6 7/8 in.; 1 ¾ x 12 x 1 in.
Inv# 7756
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of trailing ivy, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 3/8 x 8 ¼ x 6 7/8 in.; 1 ¾ x 12 x 1 in.
Inv# 7756
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
7 ¼ x 7 7/8 x 6 in.; 1 x 1 ¾ x 18 1/8 in.
Inv# 7759
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
7 ¼ x 7 7/8 x 6 in.; 1 x 1 ¾ x 18 1/8 in.
Inv# 7759
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
7 ¼ x 7 7/8 x 6 in.; 1 x 1 ¾ x 18 1/8 in.
Inv# 7759
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
7 ¼ x 7 7/8 x 6 in.; 1 x 1 ¾ x 18 1/8 in.
Inv# 7759
SOLD

Softly pleated vessel with separate ladle-rest decorated with motif of grasses, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
7 ¼ x 7 7/8 x 6 in.; 1 x 1 ¾ x 18 1/8 in.
Inv# 7759
SOLD

Rectangular three-tiered covered box with decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 1/8 H x 12 ¾ x 5 in.
Inv# 7760
SOLD

Rectangular three-tiered covered box with decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 1/8 H x 12 ¾ x 5 in.
Inv# 7760
SOLD

Rectangular three-tiered covered box with decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 1/8 H x 12 ¾ x 5 in.
Inv# 7760
SOLD

Rectangular three-tiered covered box with decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 1/8 H x 12 ¾ x 5 in.
Inv# 7760
SOLD

Rectangular three-tiered covered box with decoration of waves, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 1/8 H x 12 ¾ x 5 in.
Inv# 7760
SOLD

Three-tiered covered box with polychrome design of iris and Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Inv# 7761
SOLD

Three-tiered covered box with polychrome design of iris and Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Inv# 7761
SOLD

Three-tiered covered box with polychrome design of iris and Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Inv# 7761
SOLD

Three-tiered covered box with polychrome design of iris and Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Inv# 7761
SOLD

Three-tiered covered box with polychrome design of iris and Yatsuhashi Eight Bridges, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
6 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Inv# 7761
SOLD

Mizusashi water jar with glazed ceramic cover with a rimpa-style wave design, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ½ x 7 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7763
SOLD

Mizusashi water jar with glazed ceramic cover with a rimpa-style wave design, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ½ x 7 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7763
SOLD

Mizusashi water jar with glazed ceramic cover with a rimpa-style wave design, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
5 ½ x 7 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.
Inv# 7763
SOLD

Set of three square plaques with rimpa-inspired abstract design of surging waves, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ 13 inches each
Inv# 7766
SOLD

Set of three square plaques with rimpa-inspired abstract design of surging waves, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ 13 inches each
Inv# 7766
SOLD

Set of three square plaques with rimpa-inspired abstract design of surging waves, 2010
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 3/8 x 14 ¾ 13 inches each
Inv# 7766
SOLD

Tea bowl with rimpa-style design of clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7765
SOLD

Tea bowl with rimpa-style design of clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7765
SOLD

Tea bowl with rimpa-style design of clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7765
SOLD

Tea bowl with rimpa-style design of clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7765
SOLD

Tea bowl with rimpa-style design of clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7765
SOLD

Tea bowl with rimpa-style design of clouds, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
3 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7765
SOLD

Rectangular sculpted container rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI, 2010
Stoneware with green ash glaze
3 ½ x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.; ½ x 21 ¼ x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7754
SOLD

Rectangular sculpted container rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI, 2010
Stoneware with green ash glaze
3 ½ x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.; ½ x 21 ¼ x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7754
SOLD

Rectangular sculpted container rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI, 2010
Stoneware with green ash glaze
3 ½ x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.; ½ x 21 ¼ x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7754
SOLD

Rectangular sculpted container rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI, 2010
Stoneware with green ash glaze
3 ½ x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.; ½ x 21 ¼ x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7754
SOLD

Rectangular sculpted container rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI, 2010
Stoneware with green ash glaze
3 ½ x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.; ½ x 21 ¼ x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7754
SOLD

Rectangular sculpted container rests on a flat base, titled TAIRAGI, 2010
Stoneware with green ash glaze
3 ½ x 13 ¾ x 2 3/8 in.; ½ x 21 ¼ x 5 ½ in.
Inv# 7754
SOLD

Small square covered small box with design of cranes, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 ¼ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7768
SOLD

Small square covered small box with design of cranes, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 ¼ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7768
SOLD

Small square covered small box with design of cranes, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 ¼ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7768
SOLD

Small square covered small box with design of cranes, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 ¼ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7768
SOLD

Small square covered small box with design of cranes, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 ¼ x 4 ½ in.
Inv# 7768
SOLD

Covered small box with design of chrysanthemums, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 3/8 4 3/8 in.
Inv# 7769
SOLD

Covered small box with design of chrysanthemums, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 3/8 4 3/8 in.
Inv# 7769
SOLD

Covered small box with design of chrysanthemums, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 3/8 4 3/8 in.
Inv# 7769
SOLD

Covered small box with design of chrysanthemums, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 3/8 4 3/8 in.
Inv# 7769
SOLD

Covered small box with design of chrysanthemums, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 3/8 4 3/8 in.
Inv# 7769
SOLD

Covered small box with design of chrysanthemums, titled Fuku-bako or Lucky Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
1 ½ x 4 3/8 4 3/8 in.
Inv# 7769
SOLD

Covered standing box with wave designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7774
Sold

Covered standing box with wave designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7774
Sold

Covered standing box with wave designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7774
Sold

Covered standing box with wave designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7774
Sold

Covered standing box with wave designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7774
Sold

Covered standing box with abstract design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box , 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7772
SOLD

Covered standing box with abstract design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box , 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7772
SOLD

Covered standing box with abstract design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box , 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7772
SOLD

Covered standing box with abstract design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box , 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7772
SOLD

Covered small box titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7773
SOLD

Covered small box titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7773
SOLD

Covered small box titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7773
SOLD

Covered small box titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ x 2 3/8 x 1 ¼ in.
Inv# 7773
SOLD

Covered standing box with curvilinear designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 3 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7771
SOLD

Covered standing box with curvilinear designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 3 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7771
SOLD

Covered standing box with curvilinear designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 3 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7771
SOLD

Covered standing box with curvilinear designs titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
2 ¾ H x 3 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Inv# 7771
SOLD

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 3/8 x 1 ½ x 1 ½ in.
Inv# 7770
SOLD

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 3/8 x 1 ½ x 1 ½ in.
Inv# 7770
SOLD

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 3/8 x 1 ½ x 1 ½ in.
Inv# 7770
SOLD

Covered standing box with plant design titled Yume-bako or Dream Box, 2012
Stoneware with polychrome under and over glazes
4 3/8 x 1 ½ x 1 ½ in.
Inv# 7770
SOLD

We hosted an artist talk with Nakamura Takuo on September 12, 2012.
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We hosted an artist talk with Nakamura Takuo on September 12, 2012.
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We hosted an artist talk with Nakamura Takuo on September 12, 2012.
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We hosted an artist talk with Nakamura Takuo on September 12, 2012.
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We hosted an artist talk with Nakamura Takuo on September 12, 2012.
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We hosted an artist talk with Nakamura Takuo on September 12, 2012.
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Press Release

NEW YORK – Joan B Mirviss LTD is pleased to announce the first US solo exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Nakamura Takuo. Revisiting Rimpa – Design, Function, and the Art of Nakamura Takuo will include freestanding sculptural and functional vessels that incorporate the uniquely Japanese painting aesthetic known as rimpa. Alongside two other major exhibitions focusing on the topic, one currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and another upcoming at Japan Society, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of rimpa in New York City.

N A K A M U R A T A K U O (b. 1945), though unquestionably adventurous in his experimentations with clay, adheres to the artistic principles of the design-oriented rimpa tradition that dates back to early 17th century master artists Kōetsu and Sōtatsu. Initially, they drew inspiration from the classical yamato-e repertoire and, like their followers, produced refined and elegant paintings, calligraphy, lacquer, and, of course, ceramics. The rimpa aesthetic is typically characterized by flat areas of rich, vibrant color and dynamic, rhythmic patterning. Nakamura is inspired by this uniquely Japanese tradition and, as a contemporary exponent, he decorates and glazes his surfaces with bold patterns and sumptuous colors echoing the nature-focused literary references of this indigenous style.
Nakamura’s method of sculpting, which he calls “destroying the clay,” allows the viewer to enter into the process of arranging his functional forms. In his newest œuvre, many works are multi-piece deconstructions of traditional forms, allowing for greater freedom through the various permutations of assembly and affecting the balance between interior and exterior spaces. Nakamura explains, “...the true completion of any vessel is derived through the creative implementation on the part of the user.” Additionally he comments, “During the act of creation and flattening and manipulating the thin walls of my work, the clay expresses its own hidden form and plays a critical role in determining the final structure.”
From his home in the cultural center of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, Nakamura also strives to imbue the local three-hundred-year-old tradition of kutani (polychrome- overglazed porcelain ware) with a modern sense of form and color. Unlike traditional kutani ceramists, he creates multi-layered structures revealing his deep appreciation of both traditional and contemporary techniques, form, and design. His art has been shown widely throughout Japan and can be found in museum collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa.
About JOAN B MIRVISS LTD
Joan B. Mirviss has been a distinguished expert in Japanese art, specializing in prints, paintings, screens and ceramics for more than thirty-five years. She is the leading Western dealer in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, and from her New York gallery on Madison Avenue, JOAN B MIRVISS LTD exclusively represents the top Japanese clay artists. As a widely published, and highly respected specialist in her field, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums, major private collectors, and corporations.

JOAN B MIRVISS LTD is located at 39 East 78th Street, in New York and will be open Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM or by appointment. For more information or to request high-resolution images, contact: Bess Sobota at 212-799-4021 or email bess@mirviss.com.