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Pale glaze fades to fawn dappled lavender on the snow drift surface of this fine pottery box by Miwa Eizo (b. 1946-1999) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze blankets the draped form, leaving raw edges of sunburnt clay exposed. It measures 6-1/2 x 9 x 3-1/2 inches (17 x 22 x 9 cm) and is in perfect condition. Eizo was born the second son of Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu XI. He graduated the Private Musashino Art University and was a member of Japanese Traditioanl Crafts Society, often displayed at their National Exhibtion (Nihon Dento Togeiten). He was recipient of top prize at the Tanabe Museums prestigious Modern Tea Forms Exhibition (Gendai Cha no Yu Zokei Ten). He is held in the collection of the British Museum among others. Unfortunately he died in 1999 at the early age of fifty two. His brother Ryosaku succeeded the family name as Miwa Kyusetsu XII.