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A rare Bizen mizusashi

A rare Bizen mizusashi


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900: Item # 1365506

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 $495.00 
A beautiful and unusually shaped Bizen mizusashi (cold water container for the tea ceremony) with a hexagonal mouth and fitted black lacquer lid. There is a leaf and vegetal vine motif to the front, and much textural scenery all over, composed of different colours and effects, some accidental and some intended, the base colour a rich deep red, and including special effects of hidasuki lines and goma sesame coloured glaze spots. And the whole mizusashi covered with a patina that can only come from many years of use in the tea ceremony. Mark: impressed inverted “T” mark to the inside of the base. Origin: Bizen, Japan. Period: Late Edo to Meiji Period, circa 19th Century. Size: 16.5cm high, 21.5cm wide. Condition: fine