Gyokudo Antique Japanese Red Clay Plum Flower Engraving Kyusu Teapot （Tokoname Japan）GY15
Gyokudo Antique Japanese Red Clay Plum Flower Engraving Kyusu Teapot GY15
This teapot is made approx. 40 years ago.
You can feel the the style, carving art, clay is of the time.
Also you can feel the good clay of the time ( fine texture and has glow) .
Shape is typical late Showa era style, which is bold and simple (body, lid, handle) .
Caving is deep and bold. It is dynamic. It shows the energy of the artist and people's preference at that time.
Strainer(Filter) is also handmade. (make holes by hand)
Teapot body is rather thick so that carving lines cab be deep and bold.
Nowadays, this kind of carving is not seen in Tokoname teapots.
About 40 years ago, there was a boom of collecting artistic teapots among art craft collectors in Japan. Teapot artists in Tokoname created artistic and high quality teapots to fulfill collectors needs.
Clay, Shape, Carving.. Everything shows late Showa era of Japan.
You can feel Japanese teapot art history from this teapot.
Artist: Gyokudo (1936)
Age: Approx. around 40 Years ago (late Showa era)
Box: wood (box is aged)