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Square dish by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji


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A square Tetsu-e bowl by important artist Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Dark checkers alternate with bamboo branch-like floral sprays on the freckled earth. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) square, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter.