This Japanese vintage Hagi-yaki 萩焼 pottery slop-basin by was made by the great 12th Tobei Tahara 山口県-1925-1991-, about 50 years ago. A slop basin is used at the tea ceremony for putting the use leaves and such in. As a slop-basin and an item of Hagi-yaki, this one is very beautiful and top of the line work from a highly skilled potter. As Hagi, it is all handmade. It is hand painted, then dipped in glaze. It comes with the tomobako, the piece signed by the potter and made especially for the item which is very important to its safe keeping and future value. It is inscribed on the bottom by the famous potter with his mark. It also comes with a copy of his autobiography.
It is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We have noticed smells from items received before, again please let us know if you have any questions. This one has no smells. It is a purchase from a well- known and honest, quality antiques dealer.
Size: Height 3.7 inches or 9.5 cm, Diameter 5.4 inches or 13.8 cm, Weight with box 900 grams about one lb.
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12th Tobei Tahara 山口県-1925-1991
Master Potter Tobei Tahara XII 山口県 1925-1991
Tobei Tahara was an Important Intangible Cultural Geritage and Human Cultural Treasure of Yamaguchi Prefecture. He was a legendary potter very highly evaluated for his works. He won many awards and prizes, in addition to being exhibited all over the world. His works are seen and illustrated in a number of museums, exhibitions, books, catalogs and magazines and he helped set a new standard for Hagi-yaki which is still carried on. A short bibliography, translated from a Japan blogger: Tobei Tahara was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture Nagato as the second son of Samurai Shirota Harasue . In response to convene in the old system Yamaguchi kotogakko student in 1944, and over Manchuria. Detained in Siberia along with the 1945 end of the war, in 1948, demobilized from Siberia. The Shumei the 1956 12 Shirota Harasue Samurai. Certification in Yamaguchi Prefecture designated Intangible Cultural Heritage in 1981 , he died September 27, 1991.
About Hagi 萩 ware
Hagi is the pottery of Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan and one of the oldest recognized kilns in Japan. It is often called "Little Kyoto". (See more on Robert Yellin's site eyakimono , a link on our home page). Hagi Ware is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its humble forms and use of translucent white glaze. It originated in the early 17th century with the introduction of potters brought back from Japanese invasions of Korea. The local Daimyo of the time were very interested in tea ceremony and funded production of this ware.
Potters mix different types of local clay. The most standard result is a pink-orange color, called Korean clay. Wares are formed on the wheel and decorated with translucent glaze made of feldspar and ash. The signature chips or slashes sometimes located on the bottom instead of a signature is a local tradition from the Edo period when potters would deliberately mark their wares in order to sell them to merchants instead of presenting them as gifts to the Mori clan.
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