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Covered sauce tureen
Covered sauce tureen raised on oval, low foot. Features two tab handles shaped as a hare’s head. The fitted lid carries a top know and a slot for a ladle.
A large bowl with a fairly shallow, circular section with generous foot, decorated in the central well with an exotic, plumed bird, hand-enamelled over the flambé ground
A pair of short, tapered, cylindrical vases with high shoulder and standing lip, carrying scenic, stylized landscape decoration
A high-waisted, baluster jug with everted lip and depressed spout and a simple strap handle. Ochre glaze with Arts & Craft/Art Nouveau cartouche of stylized wheat motif.
Blue and white overall pattern emulating Turkish Iznik design
Moulded plate decorated in Famille Verte (green family of colours) with central vase of flowers and butterfly border
Tiger and bamboo pattern emulating Japanese kakiemon
The stand is contemporary
The pot is classic Takaezu, exhibiting her employment of a small “puckered” opening (pinprick) at centre of top of pot thus constituting the slightest of openings. The glazed surface features mottled, subtle colouration in browns and ambers over a grayish body. The glaze covers the surface freely, giving both an organic and geological “feel” to the aesthetic. The transformation of the glaze on the vessel's surface, as mediated by the wood–fired kiln, also adds to this spontaneous and natural impression.
The bowl features an intense, barium blue glaze paired on its lower third with a cream and brown, irregularly flowing base. The organic flow of the glazed surface is complemented by the slightly irregular form of the bowl, which is not a perfect circle at its opening. These aspects are in keeping with artist’s Japanese heritage/Asian aesthetic: the inherent sincerity to the medium; the slightly asymmetrical, naturalism of form; and the subtle yet skillful application of glaze.
The lobed, bulbous base is complemented by carved chevrons which catch the ash flow, creating glassy deposits. Additional ash deposit trails the neck down to the body of the vessel, the gritty remains indicative of the heat and the transformation that occurred in the kiln.
Medium scaled, wood-fired, covered containers, black in colour, suggestive of a rock or boulder. Two, small raised discs to indicate proper position of lids to bases. Strong organic aesthetic; sculptural in form.