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Higashida Shigemasa Oribe Koro Incense Burner
Please refer to our stock # 1573 when inquiring.
Wedges of torn clay are stacked at odd angles pierced with triangular holes and covered in rich green copper glaze to form this very unusual contemporary Koro by Higashida Shigemasa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This rough topography is countered by the serene stillness of the glaze pooled on the flats and in the crevices, offering respite for the viewer from the virile landscape. It is 26.5 (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Higashida Shigemasa was born in Hiroshima in 1955, and garnered a BA from the Shimonoseki Municipal University in 1978. Looking for an alternate path, he entered the Gifu Prefectural Technical School Ceramic Course in Tajimi in 1984, graduating in 1986. He established a studio in Tokyo, specializing in Shino and Oribe ware. He has exhibited widely both domestic and abroad in Europe and the Americas. Works by him are held in the Art Complex Museum Massachusetts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Ball State University Museum, Hamilton Art gallery and Lowe Art Museum among many others.
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