A recent and favorite addition to my collection. An old much used white glazed rectangle by Sansyu Ichiyo. The patina on this pot is marvelous. Measures 8.5 by 4.75 by 1.75 inches. I have no idea of the age, as I have little information about the life of Ichiyo, but it must be very old, I’ve only seen Chinese and Japanese antique pots with similiar patinas.
Post update 12/16:
Since I got this pot, I have become more and more interested in Ichiyo pots the more I stare at it! So when inquiring about acquiring a few more, I got some additional information about the potter from the great folks at Yorozuen, who say that Sansyu Ichiyo was from Aichi and lived from 1902-1985. He was a self taught potter, and his work is very diverse, but he is especially known for his Suiban. He has many fans in the contemporary bonsai pottery world including “Gekko”,”Tosui”,”Tonyo”,” and “Hokusai.”.
Thanks very much to Fukano and Yorozuen for the information!