Charming sake bottle (tokkuri) of modern Bizen-ware. The surface has the characteristic roughness and earthen colours for this type of stoneware. It has large grey patches covering the front of the body. Signed in the bottom w. the artist’s mark. Original kiri-box signed: Nakamura Shinichiro. Also includes documentation and sealed cloth for the piece. The piece was made around 1985. H 13 cm. Condition: Perfect.
**** Nakamura Shinichiro (b. 1952), who has his own ceramic studio in Okayama, is a student of the famous, modern Bizen master Fujiwara Ken (designated Intangible Cultural Asset in 1968) and later of his father Nakamura Muro. Nakamura is a member of various art & crafts associations and has exhibited numerous times throughout Japan since 1975.