Shoji Hamada, Glazed Stoneware Vase, Original Japanese antique

£2,500
SKU
Hamada-2
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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

Original Japanese antique.

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
Condition Report Cracks formed naturally from firing process.
Product Date 20th century

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 that decorate the lighter segments of the grid design of the vase. 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.