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Pair of richly glazed molded bottle vases by master potter, Kawai Takeichi. The taller leopard spotted tessha bottle is 9.2" x 5.9" and is in perfect condition. The smaller gosu blue with pale celadon like accents measures 7" x 4.4" and is also in perfect condition. Both of this vases come with their original signed boxes and both pieces are included in this single sale.
Kawai Takeichi (1908-1989), also known as Bu'ichi, had a long and illustrious career. He apprenticed and worked with his uncle, Kawai Kanjiro in Kyoto for a long while before going off and establishing his own workshop. He exhibited widely and often and his works are well published and collected throughout Japan and the West. In my opinion, the pottery and glazes of Takeichi are the closest in depth, originality and spirit of Kawai Kanjiro which would also explain the interest in his work.