We are especially concentrating on quality works of art for use in or pertaining to the aesthetics of Japanese Tea.
Salt glazed Chawan Tea Bowl by LNT Hamada Shoji
Please refer to our stock # 275 when inquiring.
A deep bowl covered in blue salt glaze by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in a box annotated by his son Shinsaku and titled Shio-yu Dohimo Chawan,Shoji-saku.(Do means the midriff, and himo is a line or chord). The shape is very much in the Mashiko tradition,it is thick and heavy, with a stout character standing firm and proud on a stable ring. It is a superb example of work by this most sought artist.
Size, D 12.1 cm H 10.4 cm
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter.
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