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Kanjiro Kawai (1890 - 1966)

Lot 1238: f - A GLAZED STONEWARE CHAWAN, BY KANJIRO KAWAI (1890-1966)

Sotheby's

November 9, 2006
London, United Kingdom

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Description

12.3 cm., 4 7/8 in. diam.

the deep tea bowl covered in a thick dark glaze, the wood box signed and sealed

Quantity: 2

EXHIBITED

Various works of the artist are exhibited in the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and Kyoto.

NOTE

The folk-art ceramist was a lifelong friend of Hamada Shoji and was responsible for the Mingei movement which appealed to the spiritual and practical needs of life. He won a Grand prix in the Paris Exhibition of 1937. He never signed his work and refused the honour of being designated a `Living National Treasure'.

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