Pots From My Collection 8(and 6)

Here are a few more pots from my collection that I thought were worthy of a few shots. As one of my readers pointed out, I completely skipped Collection Post 6 and went from 5 to 7. So this will be number 6 and number 8. Enjoy some pots!

Heian Tofukuji, First generation, 6"



A First generation Tofukuji with cut corners and cut feet, pear skin clay.  Tofukuji pots with this stamp were made from the middle to the end of his career.  I love the pear skin clay of this pot, and the angles and cut corners are clean and straight.

Heian Kousen, 4.5" x 3" tall

A clear Tofukuji homage pot by Heian Kousen.  Clean lines and a nice finish.  You can see the type of Tofukuji pots this is based on here:

Okatani Zeshin, about 4" round

A porcelain Zeshin frog pot with really cool crackle to the porcelain glaze.  This guys pots never never cease to amaze me!

Haruyoshi, 4" by 2" tall

While Haruyoshi is famous for his wonderful painted porcelain pots, his glazed pots are quite nice as well.  This one is starting to show a nice patina.

Togen, 5", Ornate Chinese stand

Its very difficult to capture the fine quality of a Togen pot on film.  The burnished finish on Togen pots is the best Ive seen, they positively glow.  A relatively unknown Tokoname potter here in the west, Im not sure if they were ever offered through the Tokoname Yuyaku.

Horie Bikoh, 6" by 3.5"

An old Bikoh round white pot showing a great patina from years of use.  Bikoh pots are most commonly seen in bright, pure colors, often with glaze inlays of birds and dragons.  The clean colors and glazes of Bikoh pots take patina very well.

Tarugen, 3" by .75"

A tiny little painted pot by Tarugen.  I like the little bird on the branch, a quaint and cute little pot.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few more pots from my collection!  This week Ive been working on repairing a couple of Antique Chinese pots using gold.  The technique is not especially difficult, and the results much nicer than simple repairs with epoxy.  Ill detail the technique and its history in Japan, along with the results of my first attempts, in the next post.


About japanesepots

I've been collecting Japanese Bonsai pots for a few years, and feel that the famous, and some of the lesser known but great Japanese pot artists could do with a little more writing and exposure in English. Additionally, this blog will feature My own And others bonsai for discussion. The purpose of this blog is to further knowledge of Japanese pottery and Japanese style bonsai. If you have any questions about Japanese bonsai pottery, or would like to acquire pots by some of the potters presented in the blog, feel free to email me at gastrognome@aol.com
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2 Responses to Pots From My Collection 8(and 6)

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