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E-oribe Tea Pot by Suzuki Goro


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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037


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This is yet another fantastic piece by Suzuki Goro, who never ceases to create works that enchant the senses and excite the mind. Ei-oribe designates oribe pottery with drawings (ei). Although it is designed as a dobin (tea pot), it would be difficult to use it as such, the spout being too high over the mouth, and it would be more appropriate to use it as a vase. But knowing Suzuki Goro, this irony is not surprising, as he creates works whose purpose is to serve and amuse, too. Suzuki Goro, born in 1941, is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He is a true artist who has developed a unique way of expressing himself through ceramics, basing his work on traditional styles from the Mino tradition: Shino, Oribe, Ki-Seto (yellow Seto), Setoguro (black Seto) and the Karatsu tradition. His works, which have a strong sense of individualism, include tea bowls with colorful painted cars and life size chairs, but he is also a master of more orthodox pieces. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize. The tea pot is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box. Dimensions: 15 cm x 17.5 cm (6 in x 7 in)