Bonham’s, 20th Century Japanese and Korean Ceramics, 7 November 2006, lot 13
Goldmark Gallery, Rutland
Private Collection, Devon
This rectangular bottle form is a classic example of Hamada's repertoire, and the combination of the simple finger-wiped design through the glaze to show the body is a wonderful demonstration of how he could enliven a shape he had made many times before with a swift stroke or two. The immediacy of the design contrasts beautifully with the solidity of the form, creating an object which can add a vibrant, living note to anywhere it is placed in your home.