Ginshō Tenmoku Tsubo Jar by Kamada Kōji
Among the different members in his glazing repertoire, ginshō tenmoku is one of Kamada Kōji's most versatile. Where other tenmoku glazes form best when there is a constant gravitational pull toward the center, like on the inside of a tea bowl, the metallic quality of ginshō tenmoku forms at any gradient or irregular angle, and this has afforded the artist great latitude to experiment with vessel shapes of all types.
Kamada Kōji's masterful forming and glazing skill is proudly presented in this resplendent spherical tsubo jar. Heat variations inside the kiln create undulations of brushed metal and silvery blue, while golden highlights around neck and low-relief lines (tsuisen) add a touch of opulence.
The tsubo can accommodate smaller arrangements with long-stemmed flowers. As a display piece, however, it commands equal attention all on its own. It makes the striking centerpiece for any Japanese-influenced interior or modern décor.
Kamada Kōji's tenmoku works are held in private collections around the world and, in 2005, were acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for display in their 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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