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Futaoki | Vintage Ladle Rest with Pierced Shippo Motif

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$95.00

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C-LR13

A vintage ceramic futaoki, or lid/ladle rest. Made by 田原陶兵衛陶 十二代 Tahara Tobe XII (1925-1991). 

The second son of Tahara Korai Tobe, he learned pottery from his father and brother (Tahara Tobe XI) and started working in the family business only to later be drafted in the war.

Tobe XII began ceramics in earnest after the war, and after his brother passed away, he inherited the Tobe name. In addition to the traditional Tahara family techniques he studied Goryeo and Korean pottery on his own as well as Urasenke style tea ceremony, and devoted himself to making teaware.
Carried on the “Tobe Hagi” style characteristic of the Tahara family, and often made pieces of Master Urasenke’s taste.
Was also an expert in konahiki and natural ash glazing. Declared an Important Intangible Cultural Asset by the Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1981.

  • 20th century 
  • 2" x 2.25"  (height, diameter)
  • C-LR13

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