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Title

Bizen ware "Taikai" tea caddy

20th century

Artist

Yamamoto Tōshū

Japan

1906 - 1994

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Bizen ware tea caddy 'Ocean'
    Alternative title
    Bizen Taikai chaire
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware
    Dimensions
    7.5 x 9.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1981
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    312.1981.a-b
    Artist information
    Yamamoto Tōshū

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Yamamoto began studying ceramics in 1922 and became apprenticed to the Kyoto potter Kusube Yaichi (1897 - 1984) in 1938. Yamamoto entered many exhibitions, including the 'Dento Kogei Kai' 13 times. In 1956 he was designated an 'Okayama Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Asset'. In 1959 he was awarded a prize at the Firenze International Exhibition. Yamamoto received the Okayama Cultural Award in 1972, and subsequently many other awards.

    Although small, tea caddies appear in a wide variety of shapes and glazes. They traditionally have an ivory lid and more treasured ones are accompanied by a silk bag which prevents the surface being scratched.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications