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Bold and powerful te-oke form by Mashiko veteran potter, Takauchi Shugo (b. 1937). Roughly thrown, Takauchi then hacked away vertical channels down the form adding dimension to the pot and disrupting the thrown marks that encircle the vase which stands as a quintessential form by this potter. The aggressive handle has incised decoration which is also highlighted by settles deep green Oribe glaze with bidoro style drips hanging perpetually beneath the device. At 12.5" tall this has an imposing presence and a similar example though larger and a bit darker in the Faulkner book, JAPANESE STUDIO CRAFTS.
There has been a lot written about Takauchi Shugo so I will only say that he is one of the pre-eminent potters of our modern times adding a distinct dimension to Mashiko pottery where he lives and works. Obviously and exhibition piece, the pot still bares its exhibition sticker on the base and is in excellent condition with its original signed wood box and cloth.