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Exhibited Vase by Iwasaka Tadashi


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A large trumpeting vase by Iwasaka Tadashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box and exhibited at the 1992 Shinsaku TogeiTen (20th Exhibition of New Ceramic Works) pictured on page 276; catalog included.  It is titled simply Purple-Red Wide Mouth Vessel, but the combination of colors over the unpretentious form is nothing less than striking.  Vivid red underscores the rich lavender spray speckling the body.  The vase is 12-1/2 inches (32.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (17.5 cm) diameter at the mouth.  It is in perfect condition.  Tadashi (b. 1943) of Kyoto studied under Kato Tokuhiro and fired in the ancient capital before relocating to Aki city Shimane in 1983.  He has been displayed and prized at the Nihon Dento Togeiten (National Traditional Ceramics Exhibition) as well as the Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition) and the Cha-no-Yu Zokei Ten since its inception.  He was chosen for exhibition in New York for the Japan Society in 1993, the piece purchased by the Chicago Municipal Art Museum.