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A work of perfection by one of Japan’s most admired ceramic artists. This piece by Nakajima Hiroshi demonstrates his mastery of the art of celadon pottery.
Born in 1941 in Hiroshima prefecture, at the age of 28 he established his own kiln and became an independent potter. 1n 1977 he received honorable mention in the Japan Tradional Applied Fine Arts Exhibition. In 1983 he received the Prime Minister’s Award at the first annual Western Japan Ceramic Fair and later in 1983 he was awarded a prize by the Japan Potter’s Association. After this he went on to win a number of other awards and honors until in 2007 he received the highest honor awarded to a ceramic artist in Japan, the title of “Living National Treasure.” Today his works are highly sought-after and he has received great praise for his unique style of ceramic known as “Nakajima Celadon”
This piece is 4.7 inches in diameter (12 cm), stands 3.1 inches tall (8cm), and is in excellent condition. It bears the artist’s stamp on the base near the kodai and comes with its own signed and stamped tomobako. International shipping via EMS and insurance are included in the price.