Shoji Hamada, Oval Stoneware Dishes, Original Japanese antique

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Original Japanese antique.

Artist: Shoji Hamada (1894-1978)
Title: Oval Stoneware Dishes
Date: c. 1970
Dimensions: 21.5 x 12.5 cm
Condition: Cracks formed naturally from firing process.

A set of six stoneware dishes of oval press moulded form, each decorated in red and green brushwork with two circular motifs. Reserved on an olive ground. Accompanied with box, inscribed beneath the cover 'candy-coloured glaze, red paint and circle design, oblong shaped dish, one set'. Signed Shoji with personal seal.


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 Oval Stoneware Dishes
Artist Name Shoji Hamada
Dimensions 21.5 x 12.5 cm
Product Date c. 1970