A valuable Shino Nezumi Chawan by legend and Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro, 1893-1955.
It is in mint condition and comes with its original signed box.
In 1918, Ishiguro Munemaro set his goal of becoming a ceramist after seeing a spotted tenmoku tea bowl at Tokyo Art Club. On his own, he researched Chinese ceramics of the Tang and Song dynasties, Korean ceramics, and so on, and grounded on abundant experience and skill, he established a richly lyrical and elegant style. In 1955, he was designated a "Living National Treasure" (Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties) for his iron glaze techniques.
1968 Award the Third Class Order of the Sacred Treasure
1963 Awarded Purple Ribbon Medal
1955 Selected as a Living National Treasure ( iron glaze pottery )
His works are hold in many museums and have been sold at Sotheby's and Christie's. Please check.
Size: 4,7'' x 5,3'' x 3,5''.