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Title

White slip flower vase


Artist

YASUHARA Kimei

Japan

1906 - 1980


About

Yasuhara Kimei based his activities in the government-sponsored annual exhibition. Characterised by their abstract and geometric designs, Yasuhara’s works from the 1930s were noticed by Teshigahara Sofu, the founder of the abstract Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Teshigahara was searching for potters who could make vases suitable for his free-style flower arrangements).

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.270.

Yasuhara Kimei was a seminal figure in the development of the avant-garde ceramic movement in post-war Japan. He exhibited in the important Nitten exhibitions, and at other venues.


Details


Other Title

Large vase


Alternative title

Hakudei hanasashi


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

circa 1950-1960


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware


Dimensions

63.5 x 22.5 cm diam.


Signature & date

Signed on foot, incised "Kimey". Not dated. Signed back of lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kimei saku [made by Kimei]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

405.1988


Artist information

YASUHARA Kimei

Works in the collection

18


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 270 (colour illus.).

Norman Sparnon, Japanese Flower Arrangements, Tokyo, 1960, 144 [illus.].