Teapot in brown stoneware with persimmon highlights and molded handle and faceted sides, late 1940s, 8 x 7-1/4 in.. Condition: good condition. Notes: Hamada Shoji is considered by many to be the most important Japanese potter of the 20th century, in part due to his international travel and influence. Mashiko pottery village was a major focus of Prof. Bennett’s research while in post-war Japan, and he was emphatic that
this teapot was made by and given to him personally by Hamada. The lot includes an [Arts of Asia] for April 2002 that shows a virtually identical teapot as part of the Ohara Museum of Art Collection (page 85).
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