White Shino Guinomi by Kitaoji Rosanjin
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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1960: item # 1162588
Kawakami 2891-4 Yufuin-cho
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken 879-5102 Japan
This exquisite guinomi (sake cup) was produced by an artist who has influenced contemporary Japanese pottery like very few others; Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959). Rosanjin devoted his entire life to the studies of art and the creation of beauty and was an accomplished artist whose work encompasses many genres of fine arts from calligraphy to ceramics. In the case of pottery, it is said that whatever Rosanjin would made could be used for the highly refined Japanese tea ceremony. The simplest of his work contains a deep appreciation of beauty and is highly spiritually charged. He is one of the rare artists to have become a household name in Japan and his contribution to the world of art constitutes a milestone in that nation’s culture.
This particular piece is made in the Shino style. It was made in Rosanjin’s kiln at Hoshigaoka, in Kita-kamakura, which he established in 1926.
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The guinomi is in excellent condition and will be shipped in its tomobako (companion box), which bears the seal of the Hoshigaoka kiln. The star mark of the Hoshigoaka kiln is only barely visible under the glaze at the foot (see picture 9).
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