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A large and powerful composition displaying beads of feldspar strung across a canvas of red ferrous clay. A perfect addition for tea practitioners in need of a good Shino piece or for collectors looking for a classic and exceptional example of this type of pottery.
As the name suggests to anyone familiar with Japanese pottery, Kato Toyohisa (b. 1962) hails from a long line of Mino potters. Awarded the Rising Star prize in 1983 for his first entry in formal competition, he went on to host many private exhibitions in Japan and abroad and to win a number of other awards and honors. Still in the prime of his potting career, his pieces can be found in museum collections around the world including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres to name a few.
In perfect condition, this tea bowl is 5.4 inches in width (13.8 cm), stands 4.1 inches tall (10.4 cm). It comes housed in its original wood box signed by the artist (tomobako) and bears Kato’s seal near the base (examples of signature and seals available upon request). *** International shipping and insurance included in the price.