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Large Unusual Porcelain Vase by Ono Hakuko


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A large vase decorated with silver and gold orbs under blue by legendary female artist Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri kin-gin sai Hana Tsubo. It is 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) tall, 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, complete with Shiori and Shifuku.
From Aichi prefecture, Ono Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However, she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his research. She was awarded the JCS award in 1980, one of Japans most prestigious ceramics awards. In 1992 she was named an important cultural asset (Juyo mukei bunkazai) of Saga prefecture. Bucking the traditional image here is another of Japans great cultural assets who fought against a system of prejudice to rise to the top and it is an honor to be able to offer something by her. For more on this important modern artist see Touch Fire, contemporary Japanese Ceramics by Women Artists (2009)