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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

    An Oribe chaire [tea jar]


    Price Realised  


    An Oribe chaire [tea jar]
    Edo Period (17th - 18th Century)
    Modelled in the form of a well bucket, decorated in green, ochre and cream glazes on a light stoneware body with abstract design, brown lacquer covers
    9cm. high

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    The hakogaki is by Sujimoto Fusai, one of the 'Shitenno' (Four guardian kings, i.e. Four great disciples) of the Haiku poet Ikeda Sotan (1636-1643)

    For a similar example see The Curatorial Department of Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, Catalogue of Selected Masterpieces from the Nezu Collections, The Arts of the Tea Ceremony, (Tokyo, 2001), pl.87, p.101

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