Another very attractive guinomi (sake cup) made by one of Japan’s best-known contemporary potters, Suzuki Goro. Shino pottery has a more than four hundred year history. It was born in the kilns of the ancient Mino province (current Aichi and Gifu prefectures). Shino ware is essentially made for the Japanese tea ceremony. The soft tones of this particular cup are in perfect balance with the more masculine underglaze markings. It seems to invite a thirsty hand with a gentle touch.
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Suzuki Goro is a potter who transcends that appellation. He has developed a unique way of expressing himself through ceramics, basing his work on traditional styles from the Mino tradition: Shino, Oribe, Ki-Seto (yellow Seto), Setoguro (black Seto) and the Karatsu traditions. His works, which have a strong sense of individualism, include tea bowls with colorful painted cars and life size chairs, but he is also a master of more orthodox pieces inspired by the grandeur of Momoyama period (1568-1615) ceramics. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize.
The guinomi is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 cm (2.6 x 2.2 in); weight: 130 g (4.6 oz)
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