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This highly animated and perfection in porcelain vase was made by Hokkaido native; Ono Kotaro. The deeply carved seiji vase is actually has a very pale yellow crazed glaze which collects on the ridges and further accentuates the cyclone like movement of this pot. As you look around the vase, the deep ridges bring the eye up the pot and it actually appears to be in motion. Ono's carving is exquisite and his mastery of this technique is absolutely undeniable.
Ono Kotaro, born in Brazil, now lives and works in "the snow country" of Hokkaido. Over the years he has had numerous exhibitions and won a variety of awards including the prestigious Judge's Prize at the 5th Annual Mashiko ceramics Competition.
This vase is in perfect condition and a stellar example of Ono's work. The hanaire measures just over 9" tall and 5.5" wide and comes complete with its signed wood box.