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A fine shino box by pottey master Kishimoto Kennin covered in thick deeply fissured feldspathic glaze. The sides are torn and cut typical of this artists work. Smooth inside, the glaze is rough and extremely textured without. The box is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) square, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in perfect condition, signed no the base. The box is not signed. This artist 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 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. This is part of a collection of Kennin works we have recently acquired.