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A heavily glazed early square pottery dish by Kimura Ichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The sandy clay appears to have been twice fired, the first firing unglazed with a simple ash burn later a very thick feldspathick glaze wiped on and re-fired. It is roughly 11 by 11-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (28 x 29 x 6 cm) and is in good condition, no chips or cracks but some color has soaked into the crackled white glaze. Originally from Mashiko, Kimura Ichiro (1915-1988) went to study ceramics at the Kyoto ceramic research institute, as had his forbearer Hamada Shoji, to whom he later apprenticed, establishing his own kiln in 1946 at the close of World War II. Along with Shoji and later Tatsuzo, He was one of the founders of modern Mashiko pottery and was displayed and awarded prolifically during his lifetime. Those include the Nihon Mingei ten, Gendai Tougei ten, National Tojiki ten, and National Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition among many others.