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Miscellaneous Pottery SAKAI Yoshito: Tobe porcelain guinomi with impressed seal mark and signed wooden box.


Height: 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) Diameter: 5.6 cm (2.2 inches)

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Sakai Yoshito was born in 1931 and was one of the original potters who began modern day porcelain production in Tobe. He was made an Important Human Cultural Treasure of Ehime Prefecture in 1999 and is officially recognised by the Japanese government as a Japanese Traditional Craftsman. His work has been displayed and won awards at Issuikai, Nihon Togei Ten, Nihon Dento Kogei Ten and Nitten, where he won the prestigious Mombudaijin award. It also forms part of the V&A Museum collection in London.

This porcelain guinomi does not appear to have been used but from the colouration of the box it would appear to be thirty or so years old.

 

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