This is a Kyoto Ware covered container called a Gousu of white quality and heavy but lovely porcelain. It is a fine piece. A Gousu can be used for an accessories or jewelry case, a cosmetics box, or tea-things. The top fits into the groove of the bottom, one small turn and it is tightly closed! This gousu is made of very high quality white porcelain and with very unique work, flowers formed in pottery under clear glaze. The technique and carving of the Hibiscus mutabilis under the glaze is fabulous and the craftsmanship incredible. This piece is handmade by the very famous Japanese potter Nobuki Sato ( 1951- ). He is a descendant of a family of Kyoto potters, with Sato as the potter . Nobuki Sato has inscribed his name on the bottom, the cartouche is best seen as an insert in the second picture. This is about 30 years old. The tomobako is the original box for this item which is signed by the potter and very important to the care and value of the item. This gouso porcelain box itself is in excellent vintage condition with no cracks or chips and also comes with the original paperwork. bAn excellent piece with much potential and beauty.
SIZE : Diameter 4.4" or 11.17 cms, Height 2.8" or 7.11 cms. Weight 550 grams (seems bigger)
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