This Japanese vintage Kyoto Ware porcelain 'gouso' box was made by the potter Nobuyuki Sato 佐藤信之. He is a very famous potter in Japan. It is a beautiful piece. Gǔ sǒu is the general term for a case with a lid, I think it it is used from the Chinese word.. A Gǔ sǒu is bigger than a kogo. In Japan, it is mot often used for an accessories or jewelry case, a cosmetics box, or for tea ceremony things. This Gǔ sǒu is made of very high-quality 'jiki' or white porcelain and in a very unique fashion of carving in the porcelain clay before baking of lovely flowers. It is a very pale underglaze blue piece. It reminds me very much of the wares made by the National Treasure Kaiji Tsukamoto. The coloring is quite subtle and the blue comes out more in darker lighting, or at different angles, very uniquely done.
The technique and carving of Hibiscus under the glaze is fabulous and with quality craftsmanship, it is a high-quality artistic piece. Nobuyuki Sato b. 1951. is a descendant of a family of well-known Kyoto potters, with Sato is the potter name. Usually, the Master Potter who takes over the family kiln or shop will take the name when they take over the kiln or shop. Nobuki Sato has inscribed his name on the bottom, the kamajirushi is best seen in the second picture. Its age is about 30 years old according to our seller from Japan, I think it is a little older maybe. It comes with a tomobako, which is the original box made for this item which is signed by the potter and very important to the current and future value, storage and care for the item.
This porcelain Gǔ sǒu is in excellent vintage condition with no cracks or chips and also comes with the original paperwork. The top fits into the groove of the bottom, one small turn and it is tightly closed This is a beautiful quality Gǔ sǒu with much potential and beauty.
SIZE : Diameter 4.4" or 11.17 cm, Height 2.8" or 7.11 cm. Weight 550 grams
The Potter, Satō nobuyuki b. 1951, 佐藤信之 or Nobuki Sato, Kyoto- in process
We believe it is possible we have had the translated name of the potter that the seller from Japan gave us spelled incorrectly, and this it may be Nobuyuki Sato who is also a famous Kyoto Ware or Kiyomizu-yaki descendent potter. On our pretty big list of items to update, which we continue working on until things are updated on the internet or someone comes along who knows....
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