Lavender clouds like rain threatening on a foggy landscape form on the surface of this cool White Hagi chawan by important artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box The style is Kurinuki, not formed on a wheel but cut and worked from a block of clay, an approach the artist is famous for.
Size, W 12.8 cm ( 5.1/4 inches) H 9.8 cm ( 3.1/2 inches)
Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagis most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum and Museum of Modern Art Brooklyn. He has been displayed at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten and Nihon Togei Ten among many many others.