Up for sale is this "Murata Gen (1904-1988) Vintage Mashiko ware tea bowl #3496" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 12cm (4 23/32in)
- tall: approx. 8.5cm (3 11/32in)
- weight: 430g (gross 703g)
The paper says that this bowl was gifted in 1960.
Murata Gen (1904-1988)
Born in 1904 in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Although originally an aspiring painter, he could not make a living as a painter, thus he came to Mashiko to rely on the renowned Shouji Hamada immediately after the war. He began training as a pupil to practice his ceramic skills in 1944, rose up to a place in Mashiko called Kitagoya, built a furnace and became independent in 1954. Murata transported his completed pottery on his bicycle-towed trailer to the streets of Mashiko for sale, but his life was so difficult that his wife devoted herself to support the family. Murata was also interested in tea ceremony, and the tea cups he made were considerably different from those made by Shouji Hamada. Deceased in 1988. Currently Hiroshi, his third son, has taken his place as his successor.
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