Mashiko Chawan by Shimaoka Tatsuzo
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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1990: item # 1152900
Kawakami 2891-4 Yufuin-cho
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken 879-5102 Japan
Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues in Japan, the potter held his first international exhibition in Boston, in 1974. His work can be found in many museums around the world among which are the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York.
In 1996, Shimaoka Tatsuzo became the second Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for Mashiko-yaki (Mashiko ware), after Hamada Shoji. He is well known for using the combined Jomon technique of rope marking and traditional Korean technique of white slip applied to the created patterns. This chawan (tea bowl) however is a little different, as it seems to have been carved and the amount of glaze limited to the deepest cuts. It is a rarer piece by the potter; probably an earlier one.
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The chawan bears the potter’s seal and is in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
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