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Important Ceramic Vase by Yasuda Zenko

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Slashes of feldspathic glaze run over rich iron, in a style the artist calls Flowing Clouds, a large work by important avant-garde artist Yasuda Zenko. This is larger than a nearly identical piece held by the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga (titled Ryuun, 1976, one of 20 by this artist in the museum collection). Due to size and weight this will likely require shipping by private air freight, to be assessed separately.
All pieces currently being listed from the Yasuda line are from the Matsui family collection of Fushimi, an extensive collection of art objects encompassing many aspects of crafts, including sculpture, Pottery and Metalwork. It would seem they had a connection with the Yasuda family, as they owned many pieces, including tea bowls, vases and these larger sculptural works which we happily acquired.
Yasuda Zenko (Tomohiko) B. 1926, Studied under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. First displayed nationally at the Nitten, 1950. Awarded the prestigious Japan Ceramic Society award in 1958, and was subsequently collected by the Metropolitan Museum of New York, 1963. Awarded at the Nitten, 1964, followed by the National Modern Crafts Exhibition 1967 and collected by Japanese Government, 1971 (Gaimusho). A Private Exhibition of the artists work was held in San Francisco in 1978, a rarity for a Japanese artist at that time.