Most noted for his works of Shino, this attractive Oribe piece by Kato Takeshi is distinctive and eye-catching.
Born the son of a potter in 1947, Takeshi studied under Kobayashi Bunichi, Ohashi Momonosuke and later in Kyoto under Uchida Kunio, opening his own kiln in 1973 (Genkuro-gama). Since then he has shied from the realm of public competition in favor of the personal world of private exhibitions, including the Shinjuku Odakyu and Isetan galleries among many others.
In excellent condition, this piece is 5.4 inches in diameter (13.6 cm) and stands 2.8 inches tall (7.2 cm). It bears the artists signature on the base near the kodai and comes with its original signed and stamped tomobako. It also comes with a protective cloth that bears Kato’s seal.