Mumyoi Jar-Tsubo by Living National Treasure Ito Sekisui V
Ito Sekisui (b.1941) was named a Living National Treasure for his mumyoi pottery in 2003. Ito’s family has been potting on Sado Island since the 17th century. They use a local red clay and thus the color of the wares brilliantly contrasts with the black smoked areas. Here is a museum quality Ito jar that supremely represents the color contrasts for which he became a LNT. In perfect condition with a signed box, 32.3cm.tallx36.2cm.wide, signed on base.