Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) was a mingei potter who studied under Mingei founder Shōji Hamada, and later became the second Living National Treasure of the famous pottery town of Mashiko. Mashiko was badly affected by the 2011 earthquake, which caused damage to homes and kilns.
SHIMAOKA TATSUZO Large Vase, Stoneware, impressed chord pattern inlaid with white slip beneath an olive green glaze, rich shiny dark brown splashes over the shoulder, impressed maker's mark, together with a signed wooden Box H 22.5cm, D 21cm
Shimaoka Tatsuzo/ Japan/ Living National Treasure
Stephanie Young | Acorns and Oak Leaves | This vase was used for the catalog and posters for the CalmWater Designs show in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted by Riley Humler, of Antiques Roadshow, and the Humler & Nolan auction house