This very attractive guinomi (sake cup) was made by a Hagi potter named Notomi Susumu, born in 1951. His kiln, called O-kazan-choun-gama, was built by his father Notomi Choun (1921-1995) in 1951. Susumu has created the Hagi blue, a wonderful glaze that the cup seems to be wearing like a light robe of silk. The sensuality of its touch contrasts with the angular shape of the guinomi, which is accentuated by the cyan highlights to create a ceramic gem. Notomi Susumu is a recognized potter who frequently exposes at the prestigious Mitsukoshi department store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. He became member of the illustrious Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Association in 1991.
The guinomi is signed, in perfect condition and comes in a signed box.
Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 5.5 cm (2.6 in x 2.2 in), Weight: 100g (3.5 oz)
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