Kokuyōsai Vase by Suzuki Tomio
This striking vase is done in a glaze Suzuki Tomio calls kokuyōsai, or "shimmering black". Based upon the same glazing and firing process as shino, kokuyōsai possess a depth and energy like no other in his glazing repertoire. White feldspar drip details dance wildly around a black manganese base - inspiration the artist takes from Dante's Inferno.
Suzuki forms the body of the vase to be multifunctional. The top is a miniature suiban, or flower basin, which can hold small arrangements in water. Larger compositions with long-stemmed flowers or angled branches are held in the front or back, or both. One turn is all that's needed to change the scenery completely.
Suzuki Tomio's shino pottery is held in private collections around the world and, in 2011, was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for display in their East Asian Art collection.
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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