An attractive and well-sculpted modern, bottle-shaped vase of Bizen-ware. The body of the vase tapers upward to end in a short neck w. a small mouth. The rounded sides are rendered in broad and roughly carved bands running anti-clockwise. The colour of the piece changes from redish brown over grey to a dark metallic brown w. minute specks of lighter coloured material. Artist’s mark in the bottom: Shibuta. Document for the piece. Made in 2004. Condition: Excellent. H 19 cm, D 13.5 cm. * Born in 1957. Started his career as a ceramic maker of Bizen-ware in 1980. Specialises in utensils for the tea ceremony. Has participated in several exhibitions. Lives and works in Okayama.