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A flying lid defines the style of the eclectic artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter 6 inches tall and in perfect condition.
The name of Kyoto's Sueharu (b. 1947) is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. He has been displayed numerous times at the prestigious Nitten, Nihon Togei Ten (National Japanese Ceramic Exhibition) and Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Japanese Modern Crafts Exhibition) among others. He is held in the Yale University Museum among others. For more information on this artist a quick web-search, or a look at the article highlighting his life in the March 2005 edition of Orientations Magazine will be enlightening. See also the book Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Fired with Passion. He is held in many private and public collections, and is a must have for a collector of contemporary Japanese ceramics. For more see “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Fired with Passion (2006) S J Luri and B. Chang. “Japanese Studio Crafts” (1995) R. Faulkner, “Contemporary Clay” (2005) J Earle, “Quiet Clarity, Rin” (1996), “Japanese Ceramics Today part 1” (2003) among others.