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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    A Bronze Flower Vase


    Price Realised  


    A Bronze Flower Vase
    Showa period (late 20th century), sealed Shu [Hasuda Shugoro, b. 1915]
    Cylindrical, with inset beveled foot and inset tapered-cylindrical neck, engraved at the midsection with a grid pattern on either side of a raised rib and finished with a greenish patina
    10 1/8in. (25.5cm.) high
    With wood box inscribed Seido ko yahazuguchi (Bronze vase with shaft-shaped mouth) and signed Shugoro and sealed Shu

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    Born on 2 August 1915 in Kanazawa City, Hasuda Shugoro studied at Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School and graduated from Tokyo Art School in 1938. He won his first award at the Nitten Imperial Art exhibition in 1949 and helped to found the Creative Crafts Association in 1952, the Japan Modern Craftsmen's Association in 1961 and the Japan Metal Sculpture Institute in 1976. He was appointed Bunka Korosha [Member of the Order of Cultural Merit] in 1987 and currently resides in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. The vase is a combination of international modernism with a more traditional Japanese aesthetic.

    Other bronze vessels by Shugoro were sold in these Rooms, 22 September, 2005, lots 248 and 249.