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Title

White slip flower vase

circa 1950-1960

Artist

Yasuhara Kimei

Japan

1906 - 1980

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Large vase
    Alternative title
    Hakudei hanasashi
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1950-1960
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware
    Dimensions
    63.5 x 22.5 cm diam.
    Signature & date

    Signed on foot, incised "Kimey". Not dated.
    Signed back of lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kimei saku [made by Kimei]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    405.1988
    Artist information
    Yasuhara Kimei

    Works in the collection

    18

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  • About

    Yasuhara Kimei based his activities in the government-sponsored annual exhibition. Characterised by their abstract and geometric designs, Yasuhara’s works from the 1930s were noticed by Teshigahara Sofu, the founder of the abstract Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Teshigahara was searching for potters who could make vases suitable for his free-style flower arrangements).

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.270.

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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