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.
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LNT Shimizu Uichi Sencha Tea Cup Set
Please refer to our stock # 1867 when inquiring.
A set of five Mentori (faceted) tea cups by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuyu Kumidashi-wan (White Glazed Tea Cups). Each cup is 6.8 cm (2-3/4 inhces) diameter, 6.3 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and all are in excellent condition.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business, he apprenticed in plastic arts under future Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro. His work retains some principal elements of his teachers style while incorporating an understated elegance and avant-garde spirit of challenge uncommon for his time. He was first exhibited at the Nitten in 1951, receiving numerous awards there since. He also took the gold medal at the Prague International Exhibition, and was at the Brussels World Exposition. He is in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto Museum of Modern art, Clark Center and the Freer Gallery among many others.
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