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  • Provenance

    Paterson's Gallery, 5 Old Bond Street, London
    William McCance, UK, 1923
    Bonhams, New Bond Street, 'International Contemporary Ceramics', 23 May 2006, lot 32

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present vase was acquired by the Scottish painter William McCance from Paterson's Gallery, 5 Old Bond Street in 1923 on the occasion of Shoji Hamada's first London exhibition. McCance wrote an article reviewing the exhibition for The Spectator Magazine in May 1923 and another follow up article on Bernard Leach and Hamada in November of the same year.


Early vase

Stoneware, tenmoku glaze with a resist foliate design.
17.8 cm (7 in.) high
Impressed with artist's and Leach Pottery seals.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £5,670

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