Sudo Takeo was born
in Mashiko in 1931 and worked at his family kiln, Tobo-Hinata,
which was established in 1868 by the first potter of this lineage, Sudo Yujiro. Takeo had known
Hamada Shoji from childhood and when Hamada settled in Mashiko he went to
work with him for awhile and, as this vase shows, became influenced by his
work. Sudo san continued to produce work from his
family kiln until he died in 1998 and now the family tradition is continued
by his son-in-law and grandson.
The vase comes with its
own original wooden box, which has his seal and description of the vase on
the inside of the lid and his seal is also impressed into the foot of the
vase. It has no damage or restoration.
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