The Property of Dr. Richard and Ruth Dickes

MATSUI KOSEI (1927 - 2003)
Neriage shoretsumon tsubo (marbleized design pot)
4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high
With original wood box titled Neriage shoretsumon tsubo (marbleized design pot), signed Kosei and sealed Ko

Dr. Robert and Bernice Dickes, New York
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Matsui Kosei started his studies in ceramics in 1946. In 1957, he became a priest at the Getsuoji temple, where in 1969 he built a kiln, so he could research Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramic techniques. He was hugely influential in the revival of neriage (marbleized, colored-clay ware) that he mastered. In 1993, he was designated as a Living National Treasure.
For a similar work by the same artist in the Burke Collection, see Miyeko Murase eds., Art through a lifetime - The Mary Griggs Burke Collection, volume 2: Japanese Objects, Korean Art, Chinese Art (New York: Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2013), pl. 696.

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