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A white porcelain box decorated with red and green filigree by Suzuki Takuji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box lid is titled Aka-e Hakkaku To-bako (8 Sided Ceramic Box with Red Design). It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) across all sides, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in fine condition.
This is from the Matsui family collection of Fushimi, an extensive collection of art objects encompassing many aspects of crafts, including sculpture, Pottery and Metalwork, largely from Kyoto area Artists. It would seem they had a special connection with the Suzuki family, as they owned many pieces, including bowls, vases and larger sculptural works which we happily acquired.
Born the second son of Suzuki Kiyoshi in 1942, Takuji studied initially (as did his brother Kenji) of course under his father. He began his professional potting career after graduating the master’s course of Otani University in 1968. In 1976 he moved his kiln to Narutaki. An ardent supporter of Kyoto and it’s ceramic tradition, Takuji has worked for and on the board of the Kyoto Prefectural Arts and Crafts Society since the 1970’s.