By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
Contemporary Maeda Masahiro Mizusashi Water Jar
Please refer to our stock # 1855 when inquiring.
A simple form covered in rich velvety blue with plum rim overlaid with a sparse pattern in applied colored glazes, gold and silver by Maeda Masahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Mizusashi. Maeda specializes in iro-e kinginsai (painted color decoration with gold and silver) a complex process which requires after the bisque firing, the ware to be re-fired multiple times with a variety of color glazes. Finally, gold and silver are applied and the vessel is fired again at an even lower temperature. He draws his inspiration from flora and fauna in the natural world as well as the linear designs of traditional textile designs. It retains the original black lacquered wooden lid. The Mizusashi is 18 cm (7 inches) tall, 16 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948) graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1975where he received instruction from Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi and Tamura Koichi as well as Asano Akira. He has exhibited with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition), The National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togeiten), and taken part innumerable museum and traveling exhibitions both within Japan and abroad. Hi works have been collected by the Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Musée Tomo, Tokyo, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brooklyn Museum. among many others
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