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Rare Early Shape by LNT Hamada Shoji

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A very unusual early bottle form vase by Living National Treasure and Mashiko Legend Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Kabin (vase). Dark swirling clouds decorate the pale glaze, hints of blue at the rim. It is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. He was a significant influence on studio pottery of the twentieth century, and a driving force of the mingei folk-art movement. In 1955 he was designated a "Living National Treasure". There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter