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A multifaceted vase by important Mashiko potter Seto hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ao-yu Mentori Tsubo. Including the top and bottom there are 18 facets (the top open) on this unusual piece. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Seto Hiroshi (1941-1994) studied pottery under Living National Treasures Tomimoto Kenkichi and Kondo Yuzo in Kyoto before establishing himself in Mashiko, where he served to bring tradition into the modern age with his unique look at form and glaze. He was exhibited and awarded widely including the Nihon Togei-Ten National Ceramic Exhibition and is held in any number of important Domestic and International collections.