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Title

White glaze jar with sgraffito (scratched) decoration

circa 1950

Artist

Yamada Hikaru

Japan

1924 – 2001

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  • Details

    Other Title
    White flanged vase
    Alternative title
    Shiro-geshô senchô tsubo
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1950
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware
    Dimensions
    35.0 x 17.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Artist's seal on base, in Japanese, impressed "Hikaru". Not dated.
    Signed lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Hikaru zô [made by Hikaru]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    423.1988
    Artist information
    Yamada Hikaru

    Works in the collection

    5

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  • About

    Born in 1924 in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Yamada Hikaru studied ceramics at Kyoto Technological High School (1943-45), intending to assist his father who was a ceramicist and Buddhist priest. In 1948 Yamada joined the Shinshōkōgeikai and in the same year became a founding member, along with Kazuo Yagi and Osamu Suzuki, of the avant-garde Sodeisha (Crawling through Mud) group. In the 1950s he lost interest in the Chinese Song dynasty-style ceramics that had previously fascinated him, becoming interested instead in two-dimensional sculptural forms. He participated in various exhibitions, including those of the Japan Ceramic Associaton and the Tokyo and Kyoto Museums of Modern Art.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

Other works by Yamada Hikaru

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