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A large Oribe platter by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The rough edge is sculpted as if half dry when formed, deeply abraded along the outside edge, and signed underneath. The plate is 16 inches (40 cm) diameter and in perfect condition but for a thin scratch in the glaze extending from the center (see photos). An artist who has tried many styles, he has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms, and moving on to the next challenge when his appetite and personal genius has been satiated. He was exhibited and prized at the National Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten), National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten), Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition (Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten) and Asahi Togei Ten among others, and is held in several important international collections.