Red stoneware vase by Kumamoto Kiichi
Attractive red stoneware vase with an abstract line design executed in yellow, green and white glaze.
The rectangular surfaces together form a navette-shaped mouth. The interior is finished with a blue craquelé glaze.
The bottom with a partial stamp of the artist Kumamoto Kiichi 熊本喜一 (1927-?). Born in Tokoname. Studied under the founding generation head Katsuo Seiryuto. He was first selected in 1957 for the Nitten Exhibition, and later became an Nitten affiliate member. He was selected for and awarded prices at many different exhibitions, like: Kyoto City Exhibition, Prefectural Exhibition, Kansai Soumi Exhibition, and Japanese Ceramics Exhibition.
Height 41.4 cm, Width 33.1 cm, Depth 12.6 cm.
Weight 10.1 kg.
Shōwa period (1926-1989)
In a very good condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (日展, Nitten (Nihon bijutsu tenrankai)) is a Japanese art exhibition established in 1907. The exhibition consists of five art faculties: Japanese Style and Western Style Painting, Sculpture, Craft as Art, and Sho (calligraphy). During each exhibition, works of the great masters are shown alongside works of new but talented artists. It claims to be the largest combined art exhibition of its kind in the world and the most popular in Japan. (From Wikipedia)
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