These pieces represent the work of Japans best-known post-war potter.
1) Hexagonal vase with persimmon glaze and; 2) Bottle vase with nuka glaze by Shoji Hamada, after 1950
© The artist's estate.
- 1) stoneware with wooden box; 2) stoneware
- 1) height 20 cm; 2) height 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £5,000)
- Acquired in:
- Oxford Ceramics Gallery
Shoji Hamadas work has not previously been represented in the Oriental Museums collection, and these pieces will form a key bridge between its existing historic collections and new collections of contemporary work. This acquisition was presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
i) Bonhams; private collection. ii) Private collection; Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2011.