Subject:Re: Old wine jar? What does inscribed calligraphy say? (part 2 photos)
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Nov 18, 2021
This is a copy of a Japanese wine pot. The original of this vessel was made as counterfeit in 1937 by Kato Tokuro 加藤唐九郎 a ceramist and researcher in the history of ceramics. In 1959 it was designated as an important cultural property, a masterpiece of Koseto (Old Seto) in Kamakura period. After 2 years it has turned out that the pot was an art forgery. It became a scandal involving the government.
It is said that the truth of the case still remains a mystery.
For further reading;
Donated to Hakusan Myori Daigongen (An incarnation of BUddha)
In Bishu (Owari Province) Yamada-gun, Seto, Mikuriya
On a day in November in the 2nd - Wood-Horse - Year of Einin (1294)
by Mizuno Masaharu