Posted 8 months ago
This small water pot is not marked but came with a tomobako. The pot is a suiteki, or water dropper, for use in calligraphy. Kyukodo is a Japanese retail store that specializes in calligraphy supplies. Guessing it is of fairly recent manufacture and was never very valuable. There is large crack in this pot but it was only $6 so I thought I would buy it and perhaps try to repair it as an experiment with kintsugi. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and precious metal dust. There are commercially available kits for doing this type of repair, though other materials are substituted for precious metals. Has anyone on CW tried doing this? Any tips or cautions?