Product #: Ito-VT1
Vase-Tokkuri / Mumyoi / Sado Island / Ito Sekisui
Mumyoi Vase-Tokkuri by Ito Seiksui
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. Although the hakagaki inscription reads hanaire-vase, this piece is also perfect suited to use as a tokkuri-flask: in perfect condition with a signed box, 15.5cm.tall, signed on base and dates to 2005..