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  • Provenance

    Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka
    Acquired from the above by the present owners, 2000

  • Catalogue Essay

    Working from one of the oldest renowned centers of ceramic production in Japan, Ryoji Koie has overlapped Japanese ceramic tradition with experimental and often performance art to create an innovative body of work. Frequently exploring contemporary social and political themes, Koie uses traditional forms and glazes as a deliberate element of surprise in his work. Koie’s work is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer

72

"Oribe Tsubo"

2000
Glazed stoneware.
11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) high
Together with custom wood box inscribed with title and artist's signature to top of lid, in Japanese calligraphy.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $5,000

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Design

New York Auction 6 June 2019