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Collection

YAGI Issô

(Japan 1894 – 1973)

Title
Flower vase
Place of origin
Japan
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware with dark green glaze
Dimensions

4.7 cm diam. of rim; 26.6 x 5.7 cm

Credit
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 2007
Accession number
300.2007
Location
Not on display
Further information

Yagi Issô (1894-1973) is the father of Yagi Kazuo, one of the founders of the Sôdeisha, an avant-garde group of ceramicists and sculptors, and grand father of Yagi Akira (b.1955), whose work is also in the collection (Acc.no. 378.1997).

In its simple, unpretentious form, this long, slender vase with two ear-shaped lugs is extremely elegant. It is suitable for the display of one single flower in the tea-ceremony.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2007.