|Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) & Takahashi Dôhachi V (1869-1914)|
Shubin (Tokkuri), Sake bottleSigned: Tessai shiten (seal script), Dôhachi
Technique: Kyoyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with a hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 7 x 11,5
1. Confucius quote from the “Lunyu” (10.8): 唯酒無量，不及亂。
Drink as much one can achieve without "disorder" (= drunkenness).
(standard translation: Drink in moderate amounts.)
Takahashi Dohachi V (original name Ogawa Yūnosuke) was the son of Dôhachi IV (1845-1897). He took control of the kiln in 1897 until 1915 when his younger brother Dôhachi VI (Kachûtei) (1881-1941) continued the business.
The Dôhachi family was one of the three most famous families of potters in Kyoto.