Here is a large and brilliant Tsubo (vase) by Master Mashiko Potter and Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. It is in mint condition with no chips or cracks.
Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues in Japan, the potter held his first international exhibition in Boston, in 1974. His work can be found in many museums around the world among which are the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York. In 1996, Shimaoka Tatsuzo became the second Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for Mashiko-yaki (Mashiko ware), after Hamada Shoji. He is well known for using the combined Jomon technique of rope marking and traditional Korean technique of white slip applied to the created patterns. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo.
Size: 18,6 cm height x 20,2 cm width.