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Up for sale is this "Antique Iga pottery sake cup #4263" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 6.4cm (2 33⁄64in) - 6.9cm (2 23⁄32in)
- tall: approx. 6.2cm (2 7⁄16in)
- weight: 129g
Iga pottery has a long history, and its roots can be traced back roughly 1200 years to the Tenpyo era (729–749), when farmers began to fire the vessels they used while farming.
Owing to its origins near the historical Yamato region, Iga ware has long been at the core of Japanese culture. Historical influence from the Nara court was key to the style’s development. Over time, artisans began specializing in pottery, culminating in the late Muromachi period, when Taro Dayu and Jiro Dayu founded the Iga ware style.
Later, in 1584 (Tensho 12), Tsutsui Sadatsugu, under instructions from the lord of Iga, encouraged his friend Furuta Oribe to pursue pottery, and had him produce wares endowed with the fundamental artistic essence of old Iga using the kiln at Ueno Castle.
Among those wares were tea urns, water jugs, tea caddies, and vases, all of which featured stunning and artful indentations. The wares produced during Sadatsugu’s tenure (Tensho 13 – Keicho 13) are commonly called “Tsutsui-Iga.” In Keicho 13, Todo Takatora became the ruler of Iga, and his son, Takatsugu, became a supporter of Iga ware. The wares produced during this timeframe are called “Todo-Iga”. Today, the term “ko-Iga” or “old Iga” refers to both Tsutsui-Iga and Todo-Iga.
During the Kan’ei era (1624–1644), Kobori Enshu crafted teaware and made Enshu-Iga pottery famous.
However, during the reign of the third lord of Iga, Takahisa, obstructions to kaolin mining led to the establishment of the 1669 (Kanbun 9) “Otomeyama” system (Reserve land for procurement of military materials). As a result, potters departed for Shigaraki, leading to the decline of the Iga ware.
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