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Title

Square bottle-vase


Artist

KAWAI Kanjiro

Japan

1890 - 1966


About

Kawai Kanjiro was as important a potter as his contemporary and close friend, Hamada Shoji. Unlike Hamada, however, he refused all official honours and never travelled to the West. Inspired by the works of Bernard Leach, whom he met in 1911, he studied with Hamada Shoji at Tokyo Technical College and went with Hamada to the Kyoto Ceramics Research Institute. Kawai, who was famous for his mastery of glaze techniques, assimilated influences from Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics as well as the English slipware tradition.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2005.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

circa 1960s


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

slab-mould stoneware with underglaze iron and copper red glaze


Dimensions

15.9 x 11.5 x 6.4 cm


Credit

Bequest of Patricia Englund 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

174.2005


Artist information

KAWAI Kanjiro

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan