• Vintage Japanese Shigaraki Pottery Mizusashi - C17604

    Vintage Japanese Shigaraki Pottery Mizusashi - C17604

    Vintage Japanese Shigaraki pottery Mizusashi (water container for tea ceremony) with a lacquer lid by Ueda Naokata.
    The ceramic finish features a dripped natural ash glaze resulting in different earthy tones of greenish grey to charcoal with black, with a crackled appearance.

    Ueda Naokata (1899-1975) succeeded the name Naokata from his father in 1931. He was the first person named "intangible cultural property" of Shiga prefecture and his efforts to revitalize traditional Shigaraki firing techniques are incalculable. According to contemporary potter Kanzaki Shino, if you only know two post war Shigaraki artists, Naokata had better be one of them (the other is Takahashi Rakusai).

    Dimensions: W 18.5cm x D 16.5cm x H 22cm




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