This Japanese Kyoto Pottery Kashiki Plate by the Very Famous Rokubei Kiyomizu gama 清水寺 or family kiln is about 20 years old. It is all handmade, painted and glazed. A kashiki (plate or bowl) is made specifically for serving small desserts for the tea ceremony. This bowl is hand molded of brown clay and then expertly over-glazed in a wonderful unique glazing pattern of grey on white with a flower in the middle. It is then precisely hand painted in over-glaze enamels of red, black and white daisies and patterns, all around the bowl . The high quality of this bowl and its making is evident in the pictures and clear why the Rokubei kiln is so famous. It comes with the original signed tomobako, which is a signed box made specifically for this item, and important to the life and value of the piece. The bowl is signed on the bottom by the potter.
SIZE : Diameter 7.1" or 18.03 cms, Height 1.9" or 4.83 cms Bowl Weight of 310 grams or 0.68 lbs. Box 480 grams or 1.06 lbs
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 recently, again please let us know if you have any questions. This one has no smells, this is from a well- known and honest, quality antiques dealer's piece.
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Kiyomizu Rokubei 清水寺
Kiyomizu Rokubei is the name assigned to the head of the Kyoto-based Kiyomizu family of ceramists. With over 240 years of history, the studio is now into its eighth generation. It is currently headed by contemporary ceramist and sculptor Rokubei VIII. The family were influential in the development and survival of Kyo-yaki or Kyoto ware. The Wiki site has a summary of each head since the beginning, as well as many links to information about the kiln, its pottery, and each famous Kiyomizu Rokubei over the years. Not only a family of potters but a family of samurai. eyakimono has an extensive history of the current head of the kiln.
So very famous, the article on Wiki lists over 80 other links referring to the master potters and history of the 250 years of the Rokubei family kiln since the early 1700's.
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