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The artists hands are clearly visible in halos of red as if it were his touch which singed the white glaze on this large Tsubo by Prefectural Treasure Ando Hidetake enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Streaks of red rising like fire up through the shattered and pitted white feldspar lend a sense of the uncontrollable. It is signed on the base with a large Hi (the first character of the artists name). The Tsubo is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, 10 inches (25.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Hidetake was born third generation into a Mino pottery family in Gifu prefecture in 1938. He began an apprenticeship under Kato Tokuro in 1960. A testament to his skill, he was accepted for the first time four years later into the National Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten), and followed that by taking governors prize at the Asahi Ceramics exhibition in 1970, and acceptance into the Japanese National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten) in 1971; since he has displayed often with all of these important events. One of a small group of potters credited with the revival of Shino, he was named an Important Prefectural Cultural Property in 2003 (Gifu-Ken Juyo Mukei Bunkazai, the prefectural version of the Living National Treasure).