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A faceted bottle-form vase with ukibori designs by Kawai Takeichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (27 cm)tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Kawai Takeichi (1908-1989) studied the art of pottery under his legendary uncle Kawai Kanjiro in Kyoto from the age of 19. He stayed with Kanjiro for many years, one of his most loyal supporters, and the two were very close. He founded his own kiln in 1953, and participated in many private and public exhibitions. Work by him can be found in The National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery if New South Wales as well as the National gallery of Australia, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, New Zealand National Museum among many others including of course the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.