All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1365507 (stock #1083)
Ceramics from Japan
A Bizen stoneware tokkuri (sake flask) with incised decoration of bamboo to two panels, one inscribed. The surface undulates with scenery composed of different colours and textures and effects, some accidental and some intended, ranging from matte deep brown to a rich shiny deep brick red, and including interesting diagonal hidasuki lines, which evoke rain falling on the bamboo. It feels wonderfully tactile in the hands, a pleasure to pour sake from...