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LOT 37

TOSHISADA WAKAO

(Japanese, b.1932)
'Nezumi Shino' Guinomi or Tea Cup
Stoneware, white inlaid tree design beneath a running red and grey shino glaze, incised maker's mark. Together with a signed wooden Box.
H 5cm, D 5.8cm
PROVENANCE: The T.F.G. Jones Collection of Japanese Ceramics.
BIOGRAPHY: The second son of Wakao Sadajiro, a hereditary potter of Koda ware sake flasks, Toshisada began his training at his father's workshop in 1948. Inspired by the innovations in traditional Shino glazing developed by Arakawa Toyozu, Wakao uses these techniques to produce highly original works which, until 1985, consisted primarily of tea bowls. Enjoying much success at competitive exhibitions, Wakao has been awarded many prizes and his work is represented in public collections both in Japan and abroad.

CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration

Estimate :

£1,000 - £1,500

Item not sold:

Reserve was not met

Hammer Price:

£500

Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:12:00

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