Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Illustrated is a large and festive Sancai ware (three color) bowl by Ningen Kokuho; Kato Takuo (1917-2005). Thrown stoneware bowl with a thick incised white slip, rich alkaline clear glaze with accents of three colored overglazes.

Kato Takuo spent most of his life perfecting his pottery which was reminiscent of pieces that traveled the “Silk Road”. His Sancai and Toruko-ao (Turkish blue/ Raqqa) wares are exceptional and are a near seamless transition from the traditional to the modern.

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