7.5 x 9.5cm
Yamamoto began studying ceramics in 1922 and became apprenticed to the Kyoto potter Kusube Yaichi (1897 - 1984) in 1938. Yamamoto entered many exhibitions, including the 'Dento Kogei Kai' 13 times. In 1956 he was designated an 'Okayama Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Asset'. In 1959 he was awarded a prize at the Firenze International Exhibition. Yamamoto received the Okayama Cultural Award in 1972, and subsequently many other awards.
Although small, tea caddies appear in a wide variety of shapes and glazes. They traditionally have an ivory lid and more treasured ones are accompanied by a silk bag which prevents the surface being scratched.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics 1991, Domain, 1991, 4. cat.no. 33
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 'Tea', Domain, 2003, 227 (colour illus.).
Jacqueline Menzies, The 4 seasons 1989, 'The Japanese teahouse', not paginated., Sydney, 1989, (colour illus.) not paginated [chart].
The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990