Tatsuzō Shimaoka Gourd Vase

Article code ac163899
This antique vase by world-renowned artist Tatsuzō Shimaoka has a sculptural bulbous gourd shape, with an inlaid rope pattern.
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Made by Tatsuzō Shimaoka
Mashiko, Japan, 20th century
Dimensions  H18.2 x 10cm
Colour & Materiality  Ceramic

Tatsuzō Shimaoka (1919–2007) was a Japanese mingei potter who studied under Shōji Hamada and later became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko, Japan. He was best known for his unique Jōmon zogan style of pottery, and was a master of many slip decorating and firing techniques for pottery.