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LOT 2

HAMADA SHOJI

(Japanese, 1894-1978)
Vase
Stoneware, rich tenmoku glaze with rust finger wipe design repeated three times around the body, the neck and shoulder with a speckled cream glaze. Together with a signed wooden Box.
H 22.7cm, D 11.5cm
PROVENANCE: The T.F.G. Jones Collection of Japanese Ceramics. BIOGRAPHY: The most celebrated and famous 20th century Japanese artist-potter, Hamada acquired an international reputation unmatched by any other Japanese potter. He graduated from the ceramics department of the Tokyo Technical College in 1916 and went on to work at the Kyoto Ceramics Research Institute where he met Tomimoto Kenkichi and Kawai Kanjiro. In 1918 he met Bernard Leach and travelled with Leach to England in 1920 to establish the Leach Pottery in St Ives, building the first Japanese style climbing kiln in the West. Hamada returned to Japan in 1924, settling in the pottery town of Mashiko. Hamada, together with Kawai and Yanagi Soetsu founded the Japan Art Association in 1926 and opened the Japan Folk Art Museum in 1936. Hamada was designated a Living National Treasure in 1955 for his folk art inspired ceramics.

CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration

Estimate :

£1,500 - £2,000

Item not sold:

Reserve was not met

Hammer Price:

£1,000

Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 15 November 2012 13:02:00

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