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YASUHARA Kimei

(Japan 1906 – 1980)

Title
White slip vase
Other titles:
Vase on three legs
Alternative title:
Hanasashi hakudei
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
circa 1950-1960
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware
Dimensions

32.3 cm

Signature & date
Signed on side, incised "Kimey". Not dated. Signed back of lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kimei saku [made by Kimei]". Not dated. Signed and dated base [associated NWA box], inscribed "1955 by Kimey".
Credit
Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
Accession number
414.1988
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 (2)

Jacqueline Menzies, The 4 seasons, 'Ikebana', not paginated., Sydney, 1989, (colour illus.) not paginated [chart].

Norman Sparnon, Japanese Flower Arrangements, Tokyo, 1960, (colour illus.). colour plate no.75

Exhibition history (2)

The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990

Norman Sparnon Retrospective, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 23 Jun 1994–10 Jul 1994