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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Japan
    Bonhams, New Bond Street, '20th Century Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art', 12 November 2002, lot 35

  • Literature

    'Ceramic Artists in Aichi', Honoho geijutsu, no. 70, Tokyo, 2002, illustrated p. 23
    Tomimoto Kenkichi: A retrospective, exh. cat., National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2006, no. 23 for a comparable jar



Stoneware, layered tenmoku over iron glazes with a resist design of crysanthemums.
13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.) high, 16 cm (6 1/4 in.) diameter
Painted artist's monogram. Together with a wooden box signed and authenticated by Taisuke Tomimoto.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £3,276

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