Yamato Yasuo (*1933)

Hagi Incense Case in Shape of an Eggplant

Inv. Nr. #A47
Date 20th c.
Material Ash glazed stoneware
Dimensions H 4,5  x L 8,0 x W 4,8 cm

Comes with signed and sealed wooden box.

Yamato is one of the most famous names in Japanese Hagi pottery and Yasuo is acknowledged to be one of the best working in this style. Even at an high age, he is still working at the same location, where he used to play at earliest age with clay. The here presented work is a kôgô, a lidded container for incense. It is shaped in a simple yet striking and creativ form of an eggplant. Yasuo used the typical Hagi-style red colored clay, which is covered with a thick, milky and partly greenish glaze. An unusual masterpiece.