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Rare Hai-yu dish by Kawamoto Goro

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Thick ash colors the surface of this superb six sided dish by Kawamoto Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Like encrustations on some Roman glass bottle dredged up from two thousand years of slumber, the glaze is porous and thick. It is roughly 8 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters. He studied in Kyoto at the same institution as Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji. Returning to work at the family kiln, he was later adopted by Kawamoto Rekitei, a famous decorator of pottery. In 1953 he gained first recognition, accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition and garnering top prize at the Asahi Modern Ceramics Exhibition. In 1958 he would be awarded in Brussels, and in 1959 in California and at home was granted the 1959 JCS award winner. Much lauded the list is much too long for this article. , work by him is held in the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art as well as the The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo among many others.