Haiyūsai Lidded Tsubo Jar by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
This elegant lidded saké jar by Ikai Yūichi is imbued with the kind of soothing, organic tone for which his works are widely renowned. It is done in an ash glaze (haiyū) made from oak. The rim and sides are bejeweled with emerald drips where the glaze vitrified while cooling in the kiln. Jars of this type were traditionally used for storing saké and other spirits. They make for versatile vases for larger flower arrangements or, on their own, attractive centerpieces for any Japanese-influenced interior or modern décor.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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