Mashiko ware pottery plate with a cross pattern by Shoji Hamada (1894-1978).
"White glaze with crossing drip of iron and green brush pattern".
Diameter: 24.4 cm
Height: 4.7 cm
Condition: Good, no flaws.
The plate is one of five plates exhibited at the Toronto C.N.E. place in 1960's and sold them at the end of the exhibition instead of sending them back to Japan and they were purchased by Don Wallace, pottery teacher. The certified Hakogaki wooden box photo here shows one of those five plates was certified by Shoji Hamada's son Shinsaku Hamada on the newly made wooden box cover. This plate does not have the certified box yet. ( in order to get the certification it cost $300 for each certification with present the plate to the officially recognized person in Japan).
Note: Shoji Hamada was designated as the National Living Treasure by Japanese Government in 1955.
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