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Summer Clay: Textures of The Shoreline

July 1 – August 29, 2019

Matsui Kōsei (1927-2003), Platter with Streaming River and Floating Clouds patterns

Matsui Kōsei (1927-2003)

Platter with Streaming River and Floating Clouds patterns

ca. 1986

Neriage (marbleized) stoneware

3 1/8 x 20 3/4 inches

Inv# 10166

POR

Yagi Akira (b. 1955), Covered ribbed seihakuji (bluish-white) mizusashi (water jar)

Yagi Akira (b. 1955)

Covered ribbed seihakuji (bluish-white) mizusashi (water jar)

2015

Glazed porcelain

4 5/8 x 8 inches

Inv# 9574

Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (1901-1980), Kakewake (multi-glazed) crane necked vase

Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (1901-1980)

Kakewake (multi-glazed) crane necked vase

ca. 1970

Glazed stoneware

9 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches

Inv# 11011

Ōhira Kazumasa (b. 1943), Wind Vessel

Ōhira Kazumasa (b. 1943)

Wind Vessel

1990

Unglazed stoneware

9 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches

Inv# 10459

SOLD

Kaneta Masanao (b. 1953), Scooped-out hook-shaped vessel

Kaneta Masanao (b. 1953)

Scooped-out hook-shaped vessel

2009

Stoneware with Hagi glaze

11 7/8 x 8 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches

Inv# 10081

Matsui Kōsei (1927-2003), Small spherical neriage (marbleized) vessel

Matsui Kōsei (1927-2003)

Small spherical neriage (marbleized) vessel

ca. 1989

Glazed marbleized stoneware

6 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

Inv# 11085

SOLD

Ito Shinsui (1898-1972), Washing Her Hair (Araigami)

Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)

Washing Her Hair (Araigami)

Second series of Modern Beauties

1936

Dai ōban tate-e

11 1/4 x 17 1/8 inches

Inv# 9938

 

Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973), Tiered sculpture of two shallow, and one large conical stacked bowls and decorated with blue glazes

Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973)

Tiered sculpture of two shallow, and one large conical stacked bowls and decorated with blue glazes

2016

Glazed porcelain

8 1/2 x 13 x 12 1/2 inches

Inv# 10989

SOLD

Tanimoto Kei (b. 1948), Iga-glazed straight-sided teabowl

Tanimoto Kei (b. 1948)

Iga-glazed straight-sided teabowl

2017

Glazed stoneware

4 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches

Inv# 11194

Suzuki Hiroshige II (1826-1869), Seven Mile Beach Shichirigahama

Suzuki Hiroshige II (1826-1869)

Seven Mile Beach Shichirigahama

100 Views of the Provinces

1859

Ōban tate-e

Inv# 7103

Yagi Akira (b. 1955), Seihakuji (Bluish white-glazed) shallow bowl with two carp in relief in the bottom

Yagi Akira (b. 1955)

Seihakuji (Bluish white-glazed) shallow bowl with two carp in relief in the bottom

ca. 1995

Glazed porcelain

5 1/4 x 17 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches

Inv# 10724

Miura Koheiji (1933-2006), Craquelure celadon-glazed sake cup

Miura Koheiji (1933-2006)

Craquelure celadon-glazed sake cup

ca. 1993

Porcelaneous stoneware with celadon glaze

2 1/8 x 3 inches

Inv# 11167

Sakurai Yasuko (b. 1969), Small globular lidded container with skeletal perforations

Sakurai Yasuko (b. 1969)

Small globular lidded container with skeletal perforations

2007

Porcelain

3 x 3 inches

Inv# 5240

Itō Tadashi (b. 1952), Ocean Mist 2012

Itō Tadashi (b. 1952)

Ocean Mist 2012

2012

Glazed stoneware

8 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 11 inches

Inv# 7686

Kurokawa Tōru (b. 1984), Black sculpture of two interlaced loops

Kurokawa Tōru (b. 1984)

Black sculpture of two interlaced loops

2018

Smoke-infused stoneware

17 x 16 x 12 inches

Inv# 11030

Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942), View of the Summer Moon

Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942)

View of the Summer Moon

1902

Ink and light color on silk

Hanging scroll

48 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

84 7/8 x 25 3/4 inches (inclusive of mount)

Inv# 9741

POR

Suzuki Tetsu (b. 1964), Undulating rectangular platter

Suzuki Tetsu (b. 1964)

Undulating rectangular platter

2012

Glazed stoneware

2 3/4 x 22 x 10 3/4 inches

Inv# 9462

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950), Mizusashi (water jar) with a matching ceramic lid, Title: "Flare"

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)

Mizusashi (water jar) with a matching ceramic lid, Title: "Flare"

1994

Unglazed, charcoal [made of mikan (mandarin orange)]-fired stoneware

7 3/8 x 9 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches

Inv# 11044

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950), Large celadon bowl with foliated rim

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)

Large celadon bowl with foliated rim

2015

Celadon-glazed porcelaneous stoneware

5 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches

Inv# 11043

SOLD

Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008), Shigaraki water jar with crescent-shaped sagar mark and matching cover

Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008)

Shigaraki water jar with crescent-shaped sagar mark and matching cover

ca. 1977

Natural ash-glazed Shigaraki stoneware

8 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches

Inv# 10956

Suzuki Hiroshige II (1826-1869), Maiko Beach in Harima Province

Suzuki Hiroshige II (1826-1869)

Maiko Beach in Harima Province

100 Views of the Provinces

1859

Ōban tate-e

Inv# 8072

Ichino Masahiko (b. 1961), Small footed sake cup with raised, striped patterning

Ichino Masahiko (b. 1961)

Small footed sake cup with raised, striped patterning

2016

Akadobe glazed Tamba stoneware

2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches

Inv# 11007

Yamada Hikaru (1923-2001), White-slip and iron-glazed painted vase

Yamada Hikaru (1923-2001)

White-slip and iron-glazed painted vase

ca. 1965-70

Glazed stoneware

7 3/4 x 4 inches

Inv# 9318

SOLD

Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001), Abstract sculpture titled "Fireman"

Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001)

Abstract sculpture titled "Fireman"

1989

Red-slip-glazed stoneware

21 1/4 x 16 x 6 1/4 inches

Inv# 10975

POR

Katō Hajime (1900-1968), Chinese-style square plate

Katō Hajime (1900-1968)

Chinese-style square plate

ca. 1954

Glazed porcelain

1 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches

Inv# 10005

Ichino Masahiko (b. 1961), Lobed bowl with rising wave-like mouth

Ichino Masahiko (b. 1961)

Lobed bowl with rising wave-like mouth

2016

Unglazed stoneware with Tamba clay and white slip-glazed interior

7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Inv# 10966

SOLD

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Evening on the Chikugo River in Hida

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)

Evening on the Chikugo River in Hida

1927

Ōban yoko-e

Inv# 9976

SOLD

Azuma Kaori (b. 1972), Matte white and silver, carved shell patterned sculpture

Azuma Kaori (b. 1972)

Matte white and silver, carved shell patterned sculpture

2017

Glazed stoneware with silver

6 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 5 inches

Inv# 10937

SOLD

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Misty Morning at Yotsuya Approach

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Misty Morning at Yotsuya Approach

1931

Ōban tate-e

Inv# 8091

Makuzu Kōzan II (1859-1940), Yellow-glazed, blue chrysanthemum-patterned standing vase with flared mouth

Makuzu Kōzan II (1859-1940)

Yellow-glazed, blue chrysanthemum-patterned standing vase with flared mouth

ca. 1930

Glazed porcelain

12 x 6 1/4 inches

Inv# 9955

Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973), Large conical bowl with narrow foot, roughly sliced and re-adhered with blue glaze

Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973)

Large conical bowl with narrow foot, roughly sliced and re-adhered with blue glaze

2018

Glazed porcelain

8 3/4 x 17 5/8 x 17 inches

Inv# 10991

Miwa Kyūsetsu XI (Jusetsu) (1910-2012), Pinkish-white, crawling, Hagi-glazed plate

Miwa Kyūsetsu XI (Jusetsu) (1910-2012)

Pinkish-white, crawling, Hagi-glazed plate

ca. 1970

Glazed stoneware

2 x 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches

Inv# 10036

Abe Ajin (b. 1938), Bizen water jar with extensive kiln effect and matching color

Abe Ajin (b. 1938)

Bizen water jar with extensive kiln effect and matching color

2017

Natural ash-glazed, multi-fired stoneware

7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches

Inv# 10511

Wada Morihiro (1944-2008), Teabowl with Cloud-and-Flower pattern

Wada Morihiro (1944-2008)

Teabowl with Cloud-and-Flower pattern

ca. 1977

Slip-glazed stoneware

3 1/2 x 5 inches

Inv# 11110

SOLD

Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (1901-1980), Tri-color-suffused-glazed crane-necked vase

Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (1901-1980)

Tri-color-suffused-glazed crane-necked vase

ca. 1952

Glazed stoneware

11 3/4 x 4 inches

Inv# 11010

Itō Sekisui V (b. 1941), Standing four-sided rough grey vessel with raised torn mouth

Itō Sekisui V (b. 1941)

Standing four-sided rough grey vessel with raised torn mouth

2012

Unglazed stoneware with crushed embedded stones and iron-oxide clay

14 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Inv# 8156

Itō Hidehito (b. 1971), Neriage (marbleized) amphora-shaped bottle

Itō Hidehito (b. 1971)

Neriage (marbleized) amphora-shaped bottle

2015

Marbleized porcelain

18 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches

Inv# 9363

SOLD

Kimura Chōjūrō XII, Double gourd-shaped sake bottle with leaves and wasp decoration

Kimura Chōjūrō XII

Double gourd-shaped sake bottle with leaves and wasp decoration

Bizen, natural ash-glazed stoneware with metal ring at mouth

Meiji period, ca 1900

Inv# 9884

Kawamoto Gorō (1919-1986), Pouring vessel with surface decoration of dancing figures done in relief

Kawamoto Gorō (1919-1986)

Pouring vessel with surface decoration of dancing figures done in relief

ca. 1976

Glazed porcelain

10 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches

Inv# 6203

Uraguchi Masayuki (b. 1964), Straight sided teabowl with irregular mouth

Uraguchi Masayuki (b. 1964)

Straight sided teabowl with irregular mouth

2018

Glazed stoneware

3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Inv# 11022

SOLD

Hamada Shōji (1894-1978), Flattened vessel with textured surface

Hamada Shōji (1894-1978)

Flattened vessel with textured surface

ca. 1955

Shiogusuri (salt-glaze) stoneware

8 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches

Inv# 9187

Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008), "Beer Can"

Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008)

"Beer Can"

1993

Shigaraki Stoneware

8 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 inches

Inv# 10766

Koie Ryōji (b. 1938), Wide shouldered and broad-mouthed vessel

Koie Ryōji (b. 1938)

Wide shouldered and broad-mouthed vessel

ca. 1989

Glazed stoneware

5 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches

Inv# 9711

 

Nakajima Kiyoshi (1907-1986), Gourd-shaped attenuated vase with raised geometric design

Nakajima Kiyoshi (1907-1986)

Gourd-shaped attenuated vase with raised geometric design

1960

Glazed stoneware

13 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches

Inv# 7632

Press Release

SUMMER CLAY: TEXTURES OF THE SHORELINE
JULY 1 - AUGUST 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ceramics appeal to collectors, in part due to their tactility. Viewing and handling a vessel may spark associative memories of places visited and times-gone-by. Summer Clay: Textures of the Shoreline at Joan B Mirviss LTD, opening on July 9th, showcases contemporary Japanese ceramics – the textures and shapes of which evoke reminiscences of idyllic days spent at the seaside.

For this exhibition, works have been selected for their ability to prompt such palpable recollections. The sculptures of Itō Tadashi (b. 1952) and Kiyomizu Rokubey VII (1922-2006) and a platter by Miwa Kyūsetsu XI (1910-2012) recall sandy shores. Likewise, the surfaces of vessels created by Azuma Kaori (b. 1972), Itō Hidehito (b. 1971), Matsui Kōsei (1927-2003) and Takiguchi Kazuo (b. 1953) call forth images of polished, tumbled stones. Broken or fossilized shells are evoked by the sculptural works of Ichino Masahiko (b. 1961) and Kurokawa Tōru (b. 1984), while bright bits of sea glass washed ashore might be suggested in a bowl by Yagi Akira (b. 1955) amusingly calls to mind the beachcomber with his metal detector seeking hidden treasure. Lastly, wave patterns on the vessels of Kamoda Shōji (1933-1983), Suzuki Tetsu (b. 1946), and Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973) serve as visual metaphors for the lapping water itself.

About Joan B. Mirviss LTD

Joan B. Mirviss has been a distinguished expert in Japanese art, specializing in fine art and ceramics for more than forty 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, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums, major private collectors and corporations.

Summer Clay: Textures of the Shoreline will run from July 1 - August 29, 2019 with gallery hours Monday - Friday 11 am - 6pm. For more information or images please contact gallery director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery at 212-799-4021 or director@mirviss.com