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Aka Oribe Guinomi by Suzuki Goro

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Contemporary: Item # 700901
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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This splendid guinomi (sake cup) is one of eleven I am presenting at once, in this catalog, to show the versatility of Suzuki Goro, a prodigious potter who has mastered its craft and continues to develop it beyond the orthodoxy, with his prolific, creative spirit. Although this cup is yellow, it is actually called aka Oribe (red Oribe). Its warm tones please the mind and invite the touch, and the strong, energetic foot suits the solar color well. Suzuki Goro is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He 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 conventional pieces. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize. The guinomi is signed, in perfect condition and comes with a signed box. Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 6 cm (2.2 in x 2.4 in)