We are especially concentrating on quality works of art for use in or pertaining to the aesthetics of Japanese Tea.
Incredible Ash-glazed Tsubo by LNT Shimaoka Tatsuzo
Please refer to our stock # 408 when inquiring.
This particular vase is having all of the bells and whistles a collector would want from a work by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-kabu Zogan Jomon Tsubo . Salt firing, wood firing and rope decoration. Everything comes together to paint a portrait of a perfect Shimaoka piece. A masterpiece!
Size, D 17.2 cm H 16.8 cm
Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) attended the Tokyo Industrial School Ceramics department before being inducted into the army. 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. He garnered the Nihon Mingeikan Award in 1964. In 1980 he was granted the Ibaragi Prefectural Cultural Merit Award, and in 1994 The JCS (Japan Ceramics Society) gold award. In 1996 he was designated a Living National Treasure (Juyo Mukei Bunkazai or Ningenkokuho).
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