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SHOJI HAMADA attributed to

SHOJI HAMADA attributed to
a rare and early St. Ives press-moulded slipware dish, covered in an iron-brown glaze with dark brown and golden yellow running decoration, circa 1923, impressed St. Ives seal, (chips to rim) - 21cm wide
cf. 'Shoji Hamada', Asahi Shimbu Publishing Company, 1961, plate 12 for Hamada dish of 1924
Tate Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, St Ives 1939 - 1964, illustrates unmarked Hamada pieces from this period

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This dish illustrates Hamada's early freedom of approach to traditional English slip trailing. This he later developed to greater effect in his pouring and dripping techniques. The abstract design on this dish is consistent in style with Hamada's brushwork at the time and contrasts with Leach's more graphic approach to slipware


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