22 March 2002
Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b. 1950)
Six Bizen Ware stoneware cups
Each with incised mark on underside near stem
3in. (7.2cm.) high, ea. approx.
In wood box titled Bizen takatsuki (Bizen stem cups), signed Ryuichi and sealed Ryushi (6)
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These cups bear the characteristic markings of hidasuke or "fire-sleeve-cording" created during the firing process by placing rice straw in the kiln.
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