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Seto Pottery – SUGIURA Yoshiki:  Seto-guro “Mother” chawan with incised signature and signed wooden box.


Height: 8.6 cm (3.4 inches)    Diameter: 10.9 cm (4.3 inches)

Price: £140 (includes postage by Special Delivery within the UK)

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Sugiura Yoshiki was born in Takahama city in 1915 and studied under Kawamura Kitaro in Kyoto and moved to Hiratobashi with him in 1950. Two years later he moved to Seto and remained there until his death in 1982. Sugiura san also studied under the celebrated potter, Rosanjin, and was accepted to be included in the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition as well the Nitten on several occasions.

This Seto-guro (Black Seto) chawan was made during the 1970s and is titled “Mother”. The actual calligraphy reads “Tarachine”, which translates as mother’s breast. It comes with a signed wooden box and has his incised signature on the base as shown above.

 

 

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