London, South Kensington
7 November 2012
Shoji Hamada (1894-1978)
The stoneware mizusashi [water jar] with sugar cane decoration in cobalt and iron oxide brushwork, with shallow rim for a lacquer cover, two applied loop handles, the base with the marks of five shells used as stilts in the firing
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Bernard Leach, The Potter's Challenge, (New York, 1975), pl.124. Where the author notes "This pot is especially extraordinary because of the austerity within the technique".
Please note the provenance for this lot is the Janet Leach collection.
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