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Teramoto Mamoru Large Contemporary Ginsai Silver Glaze Bowl,vase
Please refer to our stock # 1490 when inquiring.
One thing I love about the work of Teramoto Mamoru is it is so vivacious and full of life. This oversized basin is no exception, it seems to soar off the table, absolutely alive with vibrant colors. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ginasi Hachi (Silver Glazed Bowl) complete with Shiroi and shifuku. The designs of various colors are applied in layers, each abstract from the overlying silver. Signed on the base Mamoru, the bowl is 35.5 cm (14 inches) diameter 25 cm (10inches) tall and in excellent condition. This is a masterpiece!
Teramoto Mamoru (1949-present) born in Kanagawa prefecture, initially worked at the Kasama Kobayashi Research Facility after graduating the Tokyo Craft Design Institute. Later he apprenticed under the instruction of both Matsumoto Saichi of Kutani, and Miura Isamu. He established his own kiln in 1976 in Kasama. His works have been displayed and prized at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibtion), Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition) as well as the Shinsaku Ten (New Crafts Exhibition). For more information on this artist see the Catalog from the Nancy Fitz-Gerald Collection. Although Kasama has a long history as a pottery center, when Teramoto established himself there, not many old kilns existed. When asked why he chose the locale, “I thought that would free me from any fixed format and allow me to create freely.”
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