Shoji Hamada, Glazed Stoneware Vase, Original Japanese antique

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Original Japanese antique.

Artist: Shoji Hamada (1894-1978)
Title: Glazed Stoneware Vase
Date: 20th century
Size: Vase (H)17.5 cm, (Top diametre 7.5 cm, Base 8 cm)
Wooden box - (H) 21.5, (W x D) 12.2 cm
Condition: Cracks formed naturally from firing process.

A round vase with dark brown and ash glaze and iron-oxide brushwork design. Signed on original fitted box 'Shoji Hamada'.


A signature piece by the potter Shoji Hamada. Designated as a Living National Treasure in 1955, Hamada was famed for his return to folk crafts (mingei), establishing the small town of Mashiko as a centre of pottery. Hamada espoused simplicity of form in his works, particularly notable in his sugar cane motifs, in this case simplified to brush strokes in zig-zag pattern. Such brushwork was a meditative feat; by expelling any pretentiousness or preconceived artistic ideals in his works, Hamada strived to reach a style and feeling of innocence through his craft.

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Title Glazed Stoneware Vase
Artist Name Shoji Hamada
Dimensions Vase (H)17.5 cm, (Top diametre) 7.5 cm, (Base) 8 cm
Product Date 20th century