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W200xD150xH230mm, China

This is no ordinary wine jar but one that is without a lid.  One might wonder if all the wine has to be poured through the spout, but that will be a waste of wine.  Turning the jar upside down there is a hole at the bottom, but would’t the water just fall out when the jar is turned around?  The trick of the jar is built within the pottery, the hole a the bottom is extended by a tube which extends upwards to a height which is above the opening of the spout.  The wine is trapped around the tube ready to be poured out.

VESSEL no VESSEL

by
Tetsuya Ishiyama

18 April – 3 May 2015 (Sat & Sun), 1– 6 pm

@
Unit Gallery, L5-23 JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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DIA150xH30mm, China

A famille rose octagonal plate with an auspicious pattern.

A pattern common enough, but can someone let us know what the yellow fusilli like shape and 5 red decoration represent? 5 bats in the cloud?  5 peony within a sea of yellow bats?

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DIA90xH80(large) H60mm(small), Hong Kong

Happy valentine’s Day!

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A beautifully proportioned pumpkin shaped jar.

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DIA120xH70mm, China

A small bowl, ideal for desert, tea and a greedy sake drinker.

Personally, I am very fond of black glaze ware.
Bold, warm, depth, simplic.

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 A teapot with 3 handles and 3 spouts, traditionally termed as the “teapot for the blind”, it is easy to grab in all directions.

I wonder if it is better to be called “wine flask for the drunk”.

stopperDIA100xH300mm, Hong Kong + Sumatra, Indonesia

Remember the guri guri potion stopper?  It has now completed with a jar!
The jar has been custom made for the stopper.

The figurine belonged to the datu (shaman) of the Batak tribe in Sumatra.  Magic guri guri potion would have been kept in the jar, which is the ingredient for magic performed by the datu.
The figurine consists of 2 humans riding on a singa, a mythological creature that is benevolent and powerful, it is described to be part human, part buffalo, part crocodile.

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W110xD90xH80mm, China

A special twin teapot for drinking floral tea.

The teapots are conjoined, each with its own compartment; one for tea leaf and one for flower.  For the tea enthusiasts, the brewing time for leaf being different from brewing flowers, requiring longer time and hotter water.

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DIA140xH250mm, China

 Today is the winter solstice.

The day of family gathering.
The day of feasting and drinking.
The day of the shortest day and the longest night.

Cheers!