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Bizen Suiteki by Moritoki Taiyu

Bizen Suiteki by Moritoki Taiyu

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An attractive suiteki (water dropper; used by calligraphers when they dissolve sumi ink in water) made by an artist named Moritoki Taiyu. It is a Bizen ware, from one of the six oldest remaining Japanese pottery traditions. Bizen is a small town in Okayama prefecture (ancient Bizen province). There, for more than one thousand years, potters have been producing a sober yet strong looking wood fired ceramic. This rustic pottery whose age gives it a noble air is still popular today in Japanese homes and restaurants alike.

Moritoki Taiyu was born in Bizen in 1920. At the age of 30, he began studying pottery, starting with Bizen ware and moving on to Mino ware (oribe, seto, shino...). Moritoki Taiyu is also known for his calligraphic works, which shows honesty, fortitude and dynamism, traits also found in his pottery.

The suiteki is a charming piece, in excellent condition. Moritoki Taiyu being a calligrapher himself, he will have made an objet perfect for the job and aesthetically pleasing at the same time, with the rough feel and fiery tones of Bizen splendidly played. Please let us know if you have some questions.

The suiteki is signed. We guarantee its authenticity (a box may be ordered for an extra fee; kindly inquire).
Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.4 cm (2.6 x 2.2 in); 110 g (3.9 oz)

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