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A museum worthy masterpiece by important Tamba artist Ogami Noboru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is certainly eye-catching at 25 inches (63 cm) diameter and is in fine condition, dating from 1989, the same year he was awarded by Hyogo for his efforts to revive Tamba-yaki and protect its heritage. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Ogami Noboru (1929-2002) graduated the Kansai Gakuin University in 1951, and began his career in the Okuma Seitosho Ceramic Studio. His work was first exhibited at the prestigious Nitten in 1966 (and purchased by the Department of Foreign Affairs). He established his own kiln in 1968. In 1969 he first exhibited with the Nihon Dento Kogei-ten Traditional Crafts Exhibition. In 1972 his work was purchased by the Takamatsunomiya branch of the Imperial family, and the following year he was first exhibited with the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition. In 1983 he was named a Nihon Dento Kogeishi Master Craftsman, and in 1999 his lifework was recognized with the Order of Cultural Merit from Hyogo prefecture. He has received numerous awards in local and National Exhibitions including the aforementioned Nitten and the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten National Exhibitions. His works have been purchased by the Office of foreign affairs as gifts to diplomats and to then president Jimmy carter (1977). For more on this artist see the article published in the 4th Daruma magazine (1994), pgs 31-38. He is held in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo among others. He is succeeded by his son and grandson, Ogami Yutaka and Ogami Yuki.