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Graceful and serene squared form bottle/vase by master Hagi potter, Tahara Tobei (1925-1991). This pot was first thrown round and paddled skillfully into a squared form, iron slipped and then glazed in a Hagi ash glaze to create this other worldly keshiki landscape. The surface ranges from a rich chocolate brown to areas of a muted lavender and grey with pink and creams tones spotted about. Tobei XII was famous during his lifetime and his works exhibited in museums and private exhibitions in Japan and abroad. His works are illustrated in a number of books, catalogues and magazines and he helped set a new standard for hagi-yaki which stands to this day.
The henko vase measures 9.25" x 4.5" and comes complete with its signed box and sealed cloth and is in excellent condition.