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Large Modern Tenmoku Pottery Bowl by Kato Kohei


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A large white-rimmed Tenmoku bowl by Pottery Master Kato Kohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dispersion of oil spots is perfect, with a crisp division between white and black. The bowl is 14-1/2 (27 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes with a Takashimaya Department Store Exhibition pamphlet from 1971. The box has a cracked (repaired) lid and has darkened with age, but still protects the bowl fine. Kato Kohei (also Kobei, 1893-1982) was born the eldest son of Kato Kohei 4, succeeding the family name in 1911. He was first accepted into the newly formed Teiten Craft Exhibition in 1931. Together with Kato Tokuro established the Kikuko-Kai. In 1950 he became head of the Gifu Prefectural Ceramics Research Center, and served as a judge for the Nihon Kogei Kai (Japan Craft Association). He was named a Gifu Important Cultural Property in 1973 (Prefectural equivalent of Living National Treasure, and his son Kato Takuo was named a Living National Treasure.