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Shoji Hamada stoneware square bottle

press-moulded, each side with diagonal alternating wax resist and dark tenmoku glaze panels. Height 238. Provenance: From the collection of Dr Denis and Joy Hanna. Gifted to Denis Hanna by Hamada, Christchurch 1965 (see catalogue note from the Waikato Art Museum Exhibition 'Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, The Two Friends', June 1980 catalogue # 4). Exhibited: Pan Pacific Arts Festival Christchurch, Canterbury Museum, February 1965 and Waikato Art Museum June 1980. Two old labels to the base, one a Waikato Art Museum Exhibition label, the other 'Made in Japan' and numbered, probably Canterbury Museum 1965 .

Realised: $4,300