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13 Shoji Hamada (1894-1978; Japan) Handsome Shouldered Vase with Ladle-poured Glaze ca 1955 Salt-glazed Stoneware; ht. 12.5, dia. 18.5 in. Includes artist signed box. Hamada was a significant influence on studio pottery of the twentieth century and a major figure of the Mingei folk-art movement establishing the town of Mashiko as a world-renowned pottery center. In 1955 the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology designated Hamada a “Living National Treasure”. $4,000 - $5,000 14 Bernard Leach (1887-1979; Hong Kong/Britain) Classic Square Tenmoku Bottle ca 1960 Stoneware; ht. 7.75, wd. 5, dp. 3.25 in. Artist stamp on inside of foot. This handsome press molded bottle features Leach’s elegant relief drawing. Tenmoku iron glaze “breaks” on the edges producing a rich red-rust wash of color that captures the rhythm and vigor of Japanese calligraphy. $1,500 - $2,000

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