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Museum Quality Plate by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo
Please refer to our stock # 298 when inquiring.
Incredible Masahiko square plate by Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zogan Aka-e Kusabana bun Kakuzara. This is a superb example of the work of this Living National Treasure!
Size, D 27.4 x 28.8 cm H 7.8 cm
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. 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. In 1996 he was designated a Living National Treasure (Juyo Mukei Bunkazai or Ningenkokuho).
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