Pure elegance is a great way to describe the work of Fukami Sueharu, an artist who has drawn much attention for his winged objects over the last ten years. Here is a koro incense burner of that same style enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition.
The name of Kyotos Sueharu (b. 1947) is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. He has been displayed numerous times at the prestigious Nitten, Nihon Togei Ten (National Japanese Ceramic Exhibition) and Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Japanese Modern Crafts Exhibition) among others. He is held in the Yale University Museum among others. For more information on this artist a quick web-search, or a look at the article highlighting his life in the March 2005 edition of Orientations Magazine will be enlightening. See also the book Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Fired with Passion. He is held in many private and public collections, and is a must have for a collector of contemporary Japanese ceramics.