Home past auctions Contemporary Ceramics 16 - 19 May 2016 246 Kawamoto Goro Vase, circa 1970
LOT 246


(Japanese, 1919-1986)
Vase, circa 1970
Stoneware, pale celadon glaze, each face painted in underglaze blue with three dancing demons holding fire sticks, the flames in red overglaze enamel flaring up the neck, incised maker's mark, together with a signed wooden Box
H 21.2cm, W 10.5cm square
Born in Seto in 1919 to a family of potters, Kawamoto Goro studied at the prefectural ceramic school before studying under Mizumachi Kazusaburo and Hineno Sakuzo in Kyoto. After returning to the family kiln, in 1950 he was adopted by blue and white master Kawamoto Rekitei. He then formed a new group seeing the 'new horizons' for clay with Okabe Mineo and Kato Motoo. Kawamoto was a defiant potter and often shunned in conservative Seto. He was awarded the Japan Ceramic Society Prize in 1960.

CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration

Estimate :

£800 - £1,200


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Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:10:00

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