Home past auctions Contemporary Ceramics 12 - 15 November 2012 7 Shimaoka Tatsuzo Pair of Meoto Yunomi or Tea Cups


(Japanese, 1919-2007)
Pair of Meoto Yunomi or Tea Cups
Stoneware, the his and hers cups each with diagonal chord impressed white slip inlaid design, a roundel with inlaid foliate motif front and back, impressed maker's marks. Together with a signed wooden Box.
His: H 9.8cm, D 9cm; Hers: 8.8cm, D 8cm
PROVENANCE: The T.F.G. Jones Collection of Japanese Ceramics. 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 :

£800 - £1,200


Hammer Price:


Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 15 November 2012 13:12:45

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