A beautiful virgin white vintage Izushi pottery vase by highly regarded and famous Japanese potter Eishin Nagasawa 永沢永信. The front is designed with the engraving of a rose, two small black butterflies hover above. The piece has a beautiful smooth surface which appears soft and pure in appearance, a technique that Nagasawa has come to master over the years. About 45 years old, made in early to mid 1970's. This vase is in excellent vintage condition with no cracks or chips.It is signed by the potter on the bottom although not very clear. It comes with the original and signed tomobako (box made especially for the item); which is important to the care and value of the vase. The potter history is enclosed. Just short of twelve inches and weighing in at 2.64 pounds alone without the box, this is a heavy, solid quality vase guaranteed to withstand and outlast much use. We have flat rated the US shipping due to the weight and if the actual is less it will be used.
SIZE: Height 11.92" or cms. Weight 1200 grams or 2.64 pounds, with box and packed about = 2700 grams or 5.95 pounds. We changed the shipping weight from 6 to 3 lbs. In most cases this works to your benefit, especially if you are in certain USPS shipping "zones". We are happy to share the receipt with you for these. The attempt to use both Flat rate and calculated as options has not been working.
Nagasawa Kyodai Seito (also Eishin Nagasawa) 永沢永信 IV (1938 - ). Nagasawa work is highly regarded and can be found on permanent display in the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and does many shows in other museums and places.. He is also mentioned in the book "Modern Japanese Ceramics: Pathways of Innovation & Tradition" By Anneliese Crueger and Wulf Crueger
Izushi-ware refers to white porcelain produced in the town of Izushi, in Hyogo Prefecture. During the 1700s kaolin was discovered in the area, resulting in an influx of craftsmen being brought in from Arita to help with production. Izushi-ware is characterized by its clean, pure white surface, as well as its elegant designs. Also there are two types of glazes, transparent and matte. These days kilns mainly produce items for the tea ceremony, but they also produce a fine range of vases and okimono.
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