40 (h) x 22 x 22 cm
Mei, Furu-tsurube d'IIZUKA Rōkansai (1890-1958)
Signed "Rōkansai saku" [Made by Rōkansai]
The old well- bucket shape was also adopted for ceramics and used as Mizusahi (fresh water container) and favoured by tea masters.
The hakogaki box is sealed with a distinctive three-interlinked-seal “Rō-kan-sai”, which is reproduced in the catalogue Iizuka Rōkansai ten
(Iizuka Rōkansai: masters of Modern Bamboo Crafts), Tochigi Prefecture Art Museum, 1989)
The original wrapping cloth is sealed with his name “Rōkansaiらうかん斎”