H121 A plate. Tenmoku with kaki glaze trailing.
Hamada called these plates ‘speciality of the house’. Tenmoku with kaki glaze trailed over. Hamada became a master of this trailing technique. He used a ladle and a confident arm….the technique has its roots in the English slipware tradition. Hamada was exposed to slipware during his time in St Ives during the 1920’s. Please see the results of Christies recent sale for a similar although much smaller example…http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/shoji-hamada-1955-5731879-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5731879&sid=b922245d-d5eb-460d-8adc-840efa75bef1
10.5 inches diameter.
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