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Title

Square bottle-vase

circa 1960s

Artist

Kawai Kanjiro

Japan

1890 – 1966

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    circa 1960s
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    slab-mould stoneware with underglaze iron and copper red glaze
    Dimensions
    15.9 x 11.5 x 6.4 cm
    Credit
    Bequest of Patricia Englund 2005
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    174.2005
    Artist information
    Kawai Kanjiro

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  • About

    Kawai Kanjiro was as important a potter as his contemporary and close friend, Hamada Shoji. Unlike Hamada, however, he refused all official honours and never travelled to the West. Inspired by the works of Bernard Leach, whom he met in 1911, he studied with Hamada Shoji at Tokyo Technical College and went with Hamada to the Kyoto Ceramics Research Institute. Kawai, who was famous for his mastery of glaze techniques, assimilated influences from Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics as well as the English slipware tradition.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2005.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition