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The Winter Show 2021

Masterworks of Modern Japanese Porcelain

Masterworks of Modern Japanese Porcelain at Joan B Mirviss LTD

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KONDŌ TAKAHIRO (b. 1958)
“Black and White Drop” monolith
2005-2006
Glazed porcelain with "silver mist" overglaze with black glass top
31 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
SOLD

The zigzag geometric patterned vertical sculpture was exhibited in “Shinra Bansho (All Things in Nature)” at Tenmaya Gallery in Okayama, Hiroshima, and Fukuyama in 2006.
After returning from his studies in Edinburgh, Kondo had a show entitled, "White Tranquility" at Takashimaya Gallery in Kyoto in 2004, which focused on items made of white porcelain, white silver drops, and glass. Afterwards, he began to make a series of black-and-white works; this sculpture was made in 2005. The black color is the Kondō family's natural asbolite (gosu).

The artist says of this sculpture: “I still love this one.”

Published: Te no shisō /Thoughts of Hands. Kyoto: Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017, pp. 28-35. 

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Kondō Takahiro is celebrated for his "silver mist" (gintekisai) overglaze, which creates a remarkable effect of droplets beading on the surface of his glazed porcelains, as if after a rainstorm. Born in Kyoto to a family of respected sometsuke (cobalt blue-and-white porcelain) masters, Kondō took on the challenging family tradition of porcelain but quickly developed his own style through tireless experimentation. His signature and patented "silver mist" overglaze – an amalgam of silver, gold, platinum, and glass frit – was achieved directly as a result of his drive to continually evolve and challenge himself.   

Kondō's principal theme for many years has been water – not only its physical forms, such as rain, ice, steam, and mist, but also its conceptual aspects as a source of life, purifier, and natural resource. 

Of his most recent works, Kondō says: "My work embodies the concept of 'utsuroi no bigaku' or the art of impermanence. It is my intent to evoke that beauty found in the ephemeral through the waves and droplets on my surfaces that represent the cycle of nature, purification, and rebirth." 

Available Works

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TAKEGOSHI JUN (b. 1948)
Elevated platter depicting crested kingfishers on a grape vine
2019
Porcelain with polychrome kutani enamel glazes
4 x 5 1/2 x 28 in.
$9,750

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kiso Road;
Tour of the waterfalls of various provinces
ca. 1833
Ōban tate-e
POR

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TOMIMOTO KENKICHI (1886-1963)
White broad-mouth vessel (tsubo), titled “Summer”
1931
Glazed porcelain
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.
POR

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KONDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985)
Faceted sometsuke vessel decorated with mountain landscape
ca. 1973
Glazed porcelain with gold overglaze
12 1/4 x 12 in.
POR
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WADA AKIRA (b. 1978)
Mizusashi 'Hyouri'; “Water Jar ‘Front/Back’"
2020
Porcelain
7 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.
$ 4,500

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TANI BUNCHŌ (1763-1840)
Mount Tsukuba
1804-18 (Bunka era)
Ink and color on gold leaf; six-fold screen
77 1/8 x 145 5/8 in. (exclusive of mount)
POR

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
The Great Gate at Asakusa in Snow;
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
1856, 7th month
Ōban tate-e
$12,850

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ITABASHI HIROMI (b. 1948)
Trace of Melting; large hanging platter
2015
Porcelain with copper glaze
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.
$ 6,250

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ITABASHI HIROMI (b. 1948)
Oblong three-footed sculptural platter
2008
Glazed porcelain
5 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.
$5,500

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KINO SATOSHI (b. 1987)
Oroshi "Rasen"; Mountain Gust "Spiral"
2019
Glazed porcelain
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 14 1/8 in.
$9,750

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji;
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
1857, 9th month
Ōban tate-e
$28,000

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YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001)
White slightly gourd-shaped vase
ca. 1968
Glazed porcelain
8 3/4 x 6 in.
$4,750

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YOSHIMURA KŌKEI (1770-1836)
Dragon and Tiger
1836; Painted on a spring day, Year of the Monkey
Ink, color and gold on silk; hanging scroll
56 5/8 x 33 in. (exclusive of mount); 90 x 40 1/2 in. (with mount)
POR

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KAWAMOTO GORO (1919-1986)
Pouring vessel with surface decoration of dancing figures
ca. 1976
Glazed porcelain
10 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.
$18,500

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MAEDA MASAHIRO (b. 1948)
Iro-e (overglaze-enameled) faceted vase
2006
Glazed porcelain
9 1/2 x 6 in.
$6,850

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KINO SATOSHI (b. 1987)
Oroshi; “Mountain Gust”
2019
Glazed porcelain
21 7/8 x 36 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.
$6,500

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SUZUKI OSAMU (1926-2001)
Child of Thunder
1987
Glazed porcelain and wood
Sculpture: 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.; Base: 2 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.
$6,500

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu
Remarkable Views of Famous Bridges in the Provinces
ca. 1834
Ōban yoko-e
$12,800

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MATSUMURA KEIBUN (1779-1843)
Pair of shoreline scenes depicting cranes and a small fishing village
1838
Ink and color with flecked gold leaf on silk;
pair 2-fold furosaki (sleeping) screens
18 x 61 in. (painting); 24 x 72 1/2 in. (with mount)
$25,000

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TAKEGOSHI JUN (b. 1948)
Elevated platter depicting crested kingfishers on a grape vine
2019
Porcelain with polychrome kutani enamel glazes
4 x 5 1/2 x 28 in.
$9,750

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kiso Road;
Tour of the waterfalls of various provinces
ca. 1833
Ōban tate-e
POR

TOMIMOTO KENKICHI (1886-1963)
White broad-mouth vessel (tsubo), titled “Summer”
1931
Glazed porcelain
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.
POR

KONDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985)
Faceted sometsuke vessel decorated with mountain landscape
ca. 1973
Glazed porcelain with gold overglaze
12 1/4 x 12 in.
POR

WADA AKIRA (b. 1978)
Mizusashi 'Hyouri'; “Water Jar ‘Front/Back’"
2020
Porcelain
7 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.
$ 4,500

TANI BUNCHŌ (1763-1840)
Mount Tsukuba
1804-18 (Bunka era)
Ink and color on gold leaf; six-fold screen
77 1/8 x 145 5/8 in. (exclusive of mount)
POR

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
The Great Gate at Asakusa in Snow;
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
1856, 7th month
Ōban tate-e
$12,850

ITABASHI HIROMI (b. 1948)
Trace of Melting; large hanging platter
2015
Porcelain with copper glaze
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.
$ 6,250

ITABASHI HIROMI (b. 1948)
Oblong three-footed sculptural platter
2008
Glazed porcelain
5 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.
$5,500

KINO SATOSHI (b. 1987)
Oroshi "Rasen"; Mountain Gust "Spiral"
2019
Glazed porcelain
9 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 14 1/8 in.
$9,750

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji;
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
1857, 9th month
Ōban tate-e
$28,000

YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001)
White slightly gourd-shaped vase
ca. 1968
Glazed porcelain
8 3/4 x 6 in.
$4,750

YOSHIMURA KŌKEI (1770-1836)
Dragon and Tiger
1836; Painted on a spring day, Year of the Monkey
Ink, color and gold on silk; hanging scroll
56 5/8 x 33 in. (exclusive of mount); 90 x 40 1/2 in. (with mount)
POR

KAWAMOTO GORO (1919-1986)
Pouring vessel with surface decoration of dancing figures
ca. 1976
Glazed porcelain
10 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.
$18,500

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b. 1948)
Iro-e (overglaze-enameled) faceted vase
2006
Glazed porcelain
9 1/2 x 6 in.
$6,850

KINO SATOSHI (b. 1987)
Oroshi; “Mountain Gust”
2019
Glazed porcelain
21 7/8 x 36 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.
$6,500

SUZUKI OSAMU (1926-2001)
Child of Thunder
1987
Glazed porcelain and wood
Sculpture: 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.; Base: 2 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.
$6,500

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu
Remarkable Views of Famous Bridges in the Provinces
ca. 1834
Ōban yoko-e
$12,800

MATSUMURA KEIBUN (1779-1843)
Pair of shoreline scenes depicting cranes and a small fishing village
1838
Ink and color with flecked gold leaf on silk;
pair 2-fold furosaki (sleeping) screens
18 x 61 in. (painting); 24 x 72 1/2 in. (with mount)
$25,000

To view the digital catalog, click here

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Though we cannot present our Winter Show exhibition for you in The Park Avenue Armory, as in years past, we have nevertheless installed the entire show in our Madison Avenue gallery. We welcome you to see these artworks in person, and to reconnect with us in our 'booth' as we have every previous January, by making an appointment. Please contact us at director@mirviss.com or call 212-799-4021.

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Press release Winter Show 2021
Press release Winter Show 2021