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 originally 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 are 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 a well- known and honest, quality antiques dealer's piece.
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the Potter Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII 清水寺
The 8th Rokubei b. 1901- d. 1980 about 35 years ago. was designated as the Person of Cultural Merit from Japanese Government in 1976. In addition, he won the Blue-Ribbon Award of one of the most famous Japanese Art Exhibitions, Nitten Exhibition in 1931 and 1934. He is the official successor of one of the oldest pottery of Kyo ware, Rokubei-kiln. The seal of the potter is stamped on the body. The original wooden box with the signature of the potter is also included.
Born in Kyoto on April 22, 1954, Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII is the potter name and the birth name was Kiyomizu Masahiro 清水 柾博. He was born into the eighth generation of the esteemed Kyoto-based Kiyomizu family of ceramists and the descendant to the head of one of most famous Kyoto family of potters. His father was the sculptor Kiyomizu Kyūbei 清水九兵衛. In 2000, at age 46, he succeeded his father to become the eighth head of the Kiyomizu pottery studio at which time he took the name Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII, the Master Potter's name of a long lineage of potters in a famous Kyoto family.
His family was influential in the development and survival of Kyo-yaki or Kyoto ware. His name is that assigned to the head of the Kyoto-based Kiyomizu family of ceramists. With over 240 years of history, under his direction the studio is now into its eighth generation. While this piece is very similar to a piece by Kiyomizu Rokubei V, Kiyomizu Masahiro has attempted to combine the 240 plus years of tradition of his family kiln with his own unique style.
His works are owned by many famous people as well as n museums worldwide. He has won many awards between 1983 and 2009, including many exhibition Grand Prix awards, the Kyoto Prefectural Culture Awards several times, and the Ceramic Society of Japan Prize.
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