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Contemporary Black Ceramic Sake Set by Isezaki Koichiro

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Black, black, BLACK!  This is the word with Isezaki Koichiro and these two splendid works enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled Kuro Sake Tsugi and Kuro Sake Nomi (Black Sake Pourer and Black Sake Cup respectively).  The granular clay is a step away from standard Bizen, but the blasting of ash gives it away.  The rims seem to be worn away, as if the flames have caused them to degrade.  An undulating scar like a wave seems to intimate the waves of spirits that will pour forth.   
Size,The Tokkuri: is W 9.5 x 11.5  cm ( 3.7 x 4.5 inches)  H 7.7  cm (3,1 inches)  , Guinomi: is W 7.6  cm ( 3.1 inches)  H 7.5  cm ( 3 inches)   
Condition, Excellent 
A rising star in the pottery world, Isezaki Koichiro was born into the illustrious family of Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun. He studied at the Tokyo Sculptural University and then apprenticed with Bizen trained American artist Jeff Shapiro, who had apprenticed under his father.  Over the last few years he has been the recipient of much attention, and his list of exhibitions is growing.  Now is an opportunity to acquire while his work is still affordable.