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Classic and Momoyama inspired chaire in Oni-Shino style with a wide array of textures, varied coloration and a simple reed/pampas grass decoration carved through an iron-rich slip under a thick feldspathic glaze. The use of varying thicknesses of the Shino glaze not only accentuates the form but creates a moody and atmospheric appearance like mist clinging to a lakes edge. The lid is of excellent quality and was made to fit this chaire acting as a fitting accompaniment to the noble pot.
Mizuno Takuzo (B.1927) is a veteran Mino potter as well as being a Prefectural Living Treasure. He inherited a significant amount of classic and traditional aesthetics while studying with Kato Kageaki and Ningen Kokuho, Tomimoto Kenkichi. Mizuno Takuzo has been perfecting his craft for well over 50 years and his thoughtful insight in to the potential of Shino can be seen in his pottery and this piece in particular. Mizuno's works are broadly exhibited throughout Japan and he is published widely as well. This chaire measures 3" x 2.85" and is in perfect condition and comes complete with its original signed box.