A singular work in fissured oribe black by master of that tradition Suzuki Goro Enclosed in the original wooden box titled “Kuro Oribe Chawan” and signed in the lower left corner. The bowl bears a very playful squared spiral in a white window on the front, an eratic representation of the key to the storehouse as often is seen clenched in the teeth of Inari-san, the fox spirit. The rim dances with exuberance, inviting one in for the enjoyment.
Size W 12.4 x 14.1 cm (5 x 5-1/2 inches), H8.7 cm (3-1/2 inches)
Suzuki Goro has a list of shows and prizes too lengthy to go through, but the highlights are, Nitten National Art Exhibition, Nihon Shin Kogei Ten (New National Crafts Exhibition), Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Modern Crafts Exhibition), Asahi Togei Ten-(First of Show and governors prize), as well as the Kofukai Ten among many others. He has a strong and devout following both domestic and international.