Home past auctions Contemporary Ceramics 12 - 15 November 2012 45 Minegishi Seiko Large celadon Tsubo or Jar
LOT 45

MINEGISHI SEIKO

(Japanese, b.1952)
Large celadon Tsubo or Jar
Stoneware, six sided form with rich deep crackled green celadon glaze, impressed maker's mark. Together with a signed wooden Box.
H 30.3cm, D 37cm
PROVENANCE: The T.F.G. Jones Collection of Japanese Ceramics. BIOGRAPHY: Minegishi Seiko is considered one of Japan's most accomplished celadon ceramic artists. However he came to celadon indirectly having first worked in the Kohiki style, an iron-rich clay body covered with a white slip modelled after Korean Yi Dynasty (1392-1910) Punch'ng wares. He achieved success in this style but found there was a discrepancy between the kohiki style and the more precise forms that he wanted to make. After seeing a large Chinese celadon bowl in the Tokyo National Museum, Minegishi was inspired to create the perfect celadon deep crackles like that of Kuan wares.

CONDITION: Perfect condition with no damage or restoration

Estimate :

£3,000 - £4,000

Item not sold:

Reserve was not met

Hammer Price:

£1,500

Bidding Ended :

Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:28:00

Bid History