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YASUHARA Kimei

(Japan 1906 – 1980)

Title
Vase: torso with black glaze
Other titles:
Vase in a form of a female torso
Alternative title:
Kaki torusô koku-yû
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
1955
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware
Dimensions

39.0 x 29.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed base, incised "Kimey". Not dated. Signed lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kimei saku [made by Kimei]". Not dated. Signed and dated bottom [associated NWA box] "1955 by Kimey YASUHARA".
Credit
Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
Accession number
407.1988
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Norman Sparnon, Japanese Flower Arrangements, Tokyo, 1960, 147 [colour illus.].