Antique Japanese pot by Kamiya Kichi, better known as Sansyu Ichiyo. One of Japans most important and influential bonsai potters of the 20th century. Ichiyo was born in 1902 in Takahama city and grew up helping his dad run a wholesale ceramics business. Later he became a bonsai pot distributer and eventually produced his own pots and suiban.
Bukuro or bag style pots like this were one of his specialties and are harder to make than normal, straight walls. Features a beautiful Cochin style shiro cream glaze with brown and very pale blue tones. Outstanding warmth and patina on this 55-75 year old wood-fired piece. Another smaller oval with the same glaze was fired inside it and some of the glaze stuck.
Some will consider this a flaw, others an interesting insight into the firing methods of the time. There is some very minor chipping on the bottom of the feet where the glaze stuck a bit. However there are no cracks and the pot rings nicely.Overall very good condition for an Ichiyo of this age. 13.12 x 8.38 x 2.75 inches. The item "Sansyu Ichiyo Sanshu Rare Antique Japanese Glazed Handmade Oval Bonsai Pot Maple" is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plant Care, Soil & Accessories\Baskets, Pots & Window Boxes".
The seller is "bonsaimeister" and is located in Bellevue, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, South africa.