S57    A pair of ‘his and hers’ yunomi by Tatsuzo Shimaoka.

A very typical pair of yunomi by Shimaoka. Shimaoka’s father was a rope and braid maker and as a potter he took those various ropes and used them to decorate his pots. The inlaid surfaces owe much to 15th and 16th century Korea for their use of white slip and a dark clay body. Shimaoka was eventually given National Living Treasure status for his contribution of the rope inlaid decorations to the ceramics in Japan.

In perfect, unused condition with a signed and sealed wooden box.

3.75 inches tall and 3.25 inches tall.

£525.00

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