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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Kamakura period Tea Ceremony Fushiki Mizusashi

Kamakura period Tea Ceremony Fushiki Mizusashi

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Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled. There is an old black lacquered wooden lid, the underside of which has been re-lacquered. It is 6-1/2 inches 816.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) diameter and comes enclosed in an ancient heavy Shiho Kiri-wood box titled Fushiki Mizusashi. The Fushiki (Beyond Comprehension) Jars are named after the Daruma, who described himself as Fushiki when inquired upon by the Chinese Emperor. The most famous of the Fushiki Jars is that of Sen no Rikyu.