JOAN B MIRVISS LTD

Kondō Takahiro
“Black and White Drop” Monolith, 2005-06
Glazed porcelain with “silver mist” overglaze with black glass top
and separate acrylic stand
31 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Box title: Shiro-kuro-teki; white and black mist, Gin-teki-sai
Box signature: Taka
Box seal: Taka

Kondō Takahiro is celebrated for his “silver mist” (gintekisai) overglaze that creates a remarkable effect on the surface of his glazed porcelain vessels and sculptures of droplets beading as condensation. 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.

The zigzag geometric patterned vertical monolithic sculpture was exhibited in “Shinra Bansho (All Things in Nature)” at Tenmaya Gallery in Okayama, Hiroshima, and Fukuyama in 2006. The black color is the Kondō family’s natural asbolite (gosu). The artist has commented to us 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.

Available Works

Tani Bunchō
Tani Bunchō
Mount Tsukuba
Kondō Yūzō
Kondō Yūzō
Faceted Sometsuke Vessel Decorated with Mountain Landscape
Yoshimura Kokei
Yoshimura Kokei
Dragon and Tiger
Tomimoto Kenkichi
Tomimoto Kenkichi
White Broad-Mouth Vessel (Tsubo), titled “Summer”
Kondō Takahiro
Kondō Takahiro
“Black and White Drop” Monolith
Utagawa Hiroshige
Utagawa Hiroshige
The Great Gate at Asakusa in Snow; Asakusa Kinryūzan
Utagawa Hiroshige
Utagawa Hiroshige
New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji; Ōji Shōzoku enoki Ōmisoka no kitsunebi
Kawamoto Gorō
Kawamoto Gorō
Pouring vessel with raised surface decoration of dancing figures
Utagawa Hiroshige
Utagawa Hiroshige
Numazu in Snow
Fukumoto Fuku
Fukumoto Fuku
“Kumo”; Clouds
Itabashi Hiromi
Itabashi Hiromi
Oblong three-footed sculptural platter
Maeda Masahiro
Maeda Masahiro
"Iro-e" (overglaze-enameled) Faceted Vase
Wada Akira
Wada Akira
Mizusashi 'Hyouri'; Water Jar ‘Front/Back’
Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai
The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kiso Road; Kisoji no oku Amidagataki
Kino Satoshi
Kino Satoshi
Oroshi "Rasen"; Mountain Gust "Spiral"
Suzuki Osamu
Suzuki Osamu
Child of Thunder
Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai
Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu
ITABASHI HIROMI (b.1948)
ITABASHI HIROMI (b.1948)
Trace of Melting; large hanging platter
Inaba Chikako
Inaba Chikako
Curled leaf-shaped sculptural vessel, titled Yōki
TAKEGOSHI JUN (b. 1948)
TAKEGOSHI JUN (b. 1948)
Elevated platter depicting crested kingfishers on a grape vine
Kondō Takahiro
Kondō Takahiro
Large conical vessel with textured exterior
Takegoshi Jun
Takegoshi Jun
Rectangular vessel decorated with Japanese ibis and lotus
Fukumoto Fuku
Fukumoto Fuku
"Yukukata”; Destination
Fujimoto Yoshimichi (Nōdō)
Fujimoto Yoshimichi (Nōdō)
Square Polychrome Enamel Box with Slightly Domed Cover
Yagi Akira
Yagi Akira
Pair of Twisting Seihakuji (bluish-white-glazed) Vessels with Matching Lids

JOAN B MIRVISS LTD

Specializing in Japanese screens, scrolls, woodblock prints, modern and contemporary ceramics. Japanese fine art in solo and collaborative exhibitions by important ceramists and thematic exhibitions.

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