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LOT 48


(Japanese, 1919-2007)
Bottle Vase
Stoneware, iron glaze with a dark speckle beneath a transparent grey glaze, rows of alternating blue and white inlaid roundels to each face, impressed maker's mark, together with a signed wooden Box
H 23cm, W 10.3cm square
PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Paris
BIOGRAPHY: Shimaoko Tatsuzo was the son of a third generation braid master. A visit to the Japan Folk Museum in 1938 inspired Shimaoka to pursue a career in ceramics. On graduating from the ceramics department of the Tokyo Technical College, Shimaoka began a three year apprenticeship with Hamada Shoji in 1943. A devoted student of Hamada, Shimaoka's personal style emerged from 1950 with his use of chord impressed inlay designs, inspired by the textures found on early Jomon pottery. He established his kiln in Mashiko in 1954 and Shimaoka's subsequent international success led to him being designated a Living National Treasure in 1996.

CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration

Estimate :

£1,500 - £2,000


Hammer Price:


Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 5 November 2015 11:34:00

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