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Antique Japanese Kiyomizu Rokubei III Sake Pourer – Tokkuri


A Japanese sake tokkuri (pourer) by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883) The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom.
The Rokubei family is one of the most influential pottery clans from Kyoto, now leaded by the 8th generation with over 240 years of history.
Rokubei III became the head of the family business in 1838 after his father, Rokubei II, retired.
He is known to revive Kyoto ceramic industry after 1868 when the capital moved to Tokyo.
In 1879, he was commissioned to make a tea ceremony for the former US president Ulysses S. Grant.
Rokubei III received numerous awards including the ones at the Kyoto Exhibition (1875), the Domestic Industrial Exhibition (1877), and the Nagoya Exhibition (1878).
His works were exhibited in Paris, Sydney and Amsterdam.

Note: While we try to capture the true colour of each piece, please be aware that due to lighting and shadows, each piece may look slightly different in person.

cm width x depth x height:

  • 8 x 8 x 15

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