HJ142 A plate by Hamada Shoji
Hamada called these plates ‘specialty 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.
The glazes on this particular plate have fired to about as good as they get…a deeply black tenmoku and a rich, chestnut red kaki provide an amazing contrast.
9.5 inches across.
Comes with a signed and sealed wooden box.
Please see the results of Christies recent sale for a similar although much smaller and, in my view, not as good example…