Monday, April 20, 2015


Illustrated is a Persian blue koro by Kato Kenji. The lyrical and wispy vertical decoration punctuated by a modest pedestal foot with piercing goes all around the foot and lid creating a simple yet practical vessel. Capturing the essential elements of medieval Persian pottery it is neither bogged down in the formality or ritual of its purpose welcoming in the viewer with a casual attitude. The decoration, standing majestically, evokes a natural and simple atmosphere while the pierced lid gives the form a feeling of perpetual motion fulfilling its distinct and aromatic function tying together  the senses of sight and smell; calling to mind a favorite field or garden of past or present.

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