Vase: torso with black glaze
1906 - 1980
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.
Vase in a form of a female torso
Kaki torusô koku-yû
Place where the work was made
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
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".
Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Norman Sparnon, Japanese Flower Arrangements, Tokyo, 1960, 147 [colour illus.].