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Kawamoto Goro Eight Sided Vase, Waves and People
Please refer to our stock # 1356 when inquiring.
A museum quality work by eclectic artist Kawamoto Goro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Somtsuke Takimon Tsubo. This eight-sided vessel is decorated with key frets framing the maw under which people frolic about a stream of crashing waves. From his mature period, it is 8 3/4 inches (22 cm) tall roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Kawamoto Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters. He studied in Kyoto at the same institution as Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji. Returning to work at the family kiln, he was later adopted by Kawamoto Rekitei, a famous decorator of pottery. In 1953 he gained first recognition, accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition and garnering top prize at the Asahi Modern Ceramics Exhibition. In 1958 he would be awarded in Brussels, and in 1959 in California and at home was granted the 1959 JCS award winner. Much lauded the list is much too long for this article. , work by him is held in the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art as well as the The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo among many others.
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