Home past auctions Contemporary Ceramics 2 - 5 November 2015 17 Hamada Shoji Bottle Vase
LOT 17


(Japanese, 1894-1978)
Bottle Vase
Stoneware, layered persimmon over iron glazes with alternative stem lead and calligraphic motifs in wax resist to each face, together with a signed wooden Box
H 19.3cm, W 8.7cm square
PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Paris
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 :

£1,200 - £1,800


Hammer Price:


Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 5 November 2015 10:32:00

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