Meiji Bijutsu

Set of Guinomi by Tamura Koichi & Suzuki Osamu

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1990: Item # 1157197
Meiji Bijutsu
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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This rare set is composed of two guinomi (sake cups) by Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) and Suzuki Osamu, born in 1934. Both potters are master craftsmen who have become Preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasures), for the tetsu-e (iron design) and shino ware respectively.

The two cups have been made available in a set and the former owner had a box made to keep them together. The box bears a seal, but it is not the potters’. The white cup with iron markings was made by Tamura Koichi and the black one, which actually is a Karatsu ware, was made by Suzuki Osamu. They form a wonderful harmony of designs and colors and indeed belong together.

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Both cups bear the potters’ seal and are in perfect condition. They will be shipped in the wooden box featured. Dimensions: white cup 6.5 x 5.5 cm (4.2 x 2.8 in), black cup 5.5 x 4 cm (2.2 x 1.6 in)

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