Early in my career in the field of Oriental Art, I studied and had an interest in the arts of Japan. Netsuke, woodblock prints and pottery held a natural interest for me. Recently, I was able to acquire several Muromachi Period (Jidai) (1336-1573) works of art. One, a superb bronze form Flower Vase, the other a Ko-Bizen Water pot of irregular shape. Both are from the Aoki Family and have provenance. I am pleased to add these wonderful pieces to my personal collection of Tea Ceremony objects.
It is an auspicious beginning for 2019. For a collector, there is nothing more satisfying than acquiring a work of art that “speaks” to you. These two objects are certainly doing that to me! Enjoy!