7066 A long ceramic flower vessel with a gold and black glaze, the handles in the form of fungus.
Upper: Banko Matsuzaka
Japan 20th century Meiji/Taishō period
Dimensions: H. 21¾” x W. 8″ x D. 5½” (55cm x 20cm x 13.5cm)
Sakuma Hoga (dates unknown) worked in Yokkaichi Mie prefecture, the home of Banko Pottery. The Matsuzaka Banko Kiln was established around 1716 and was greatly favoured by Urasenke Tea Master Tanabe Gengensai (1810-1877). The kiln continues to produce fine pottery to this day.