An unusual Nakawatari pear skin pot which has a superb clay texture and feel to it, which doesn’t translate well in photographs. It is a very dark and slightly groggy Shidei which causes the “pear skin” effect.
It has two hairline cracks in at opposing corners which have been repaired and are barely noticeable. They do not affect the integrity of the pot. These appear to be kiln cracks as opposed to post firing damage. It is from the Nakawatari period and is at least 150 years old and starting to show signs of age and patina.
An ideal pot for a powerful conifer with a narrow root base or for a collector wanting to start off a collection of unglazed antique Chinese pottery.
26.5 x 15.2 x 9.8 cm / 10.5 x 6 x 3.9 in