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Five Japanese Mingei Ceramic Bowls Tatsuzo Shimaoka

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1980-1999
Materials ceramic
H. 3 in; Diam. 5.5 in;
H. 7.62 cm; Diam. 13.97 cm;
Condition Good. fine with minimal wear
Creation Date late 20th century
Number of Pieces 4-5
Description A Set of five Japanese ceramic bowls by Tatsuzo Shimaoka (島岡 達三; 1919-2007), an important member in Japanese Mingei folk art movement. The collection consists of a matching set of four tea bowls and an additional one of a different shape but same style and surface decoration. These piece of were made in the unique Jomon zogan style for which the artist was known for. This style was inspired by two ancient processes: The rope-pressing decorating process found in Jomon ceramics and the white slip underglaze decoration during the Korean Chosen Dynasty, notably for Bungcheong ware.
Tatsuzo Shimaoka studied under Shoji Hamada and in 1997, he became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko, Japan, chosen for his unique Jomon zogan style of pottery, and his mastery of many slip decorating and firing techniques for pottery.
Each of the tea bowls comes with its original wood storage box (tomobako) with inscription (elephant inlay bowls) and the artist's signature Tatsuzo and seal. The single bowl is in a storage in a paper box without mark and it is about 4"h x 4.2"dia. The shorter bowls are 3'h x 5.5"dia.
Styles / Movements Art Pottery, Asian, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 391984
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