Rugged, heavy, startlingly strong and breathtakingly beautiful, Iga ware has a special place in the heart of every collector of tea ceremony items. For many, it is the epitome of Japanese ceramics. From the combination of the potters' hands and the clay itself — at its best, Iga appears to be born rather than made. With Iga ware, nothing is hidden. You sense, see the and feel the clay; from the motion and actions of the potter to the random and somewhat accidental build up of transparent ash glazes from multiple firings.
Important 1800 - 1850 Iga-yaki (Iga ware) cold water container mizusashi (container that holds fresh water during the tea ceremony) with an extremely rare design of a trunk of a tree.
It has a fine black lid covered with a wonderful Japanese laquer.
We offer it together with a large wood box for storage.
No repairs, great antique condition. Only a few little stains on the edge of the lid, which are NOT visible, when the lid is on the mizusashi.
A real collectors item - hard to find.
Size: 7,5'' height x 7,5'' width x 7,5'' lenght. Weight of mizusashi 3300 g!!! Box 840 g.