Hamada Shoji, 
Square Jar

Museum-quality, iconic piece with three glazes Hamada used on numerous pots in a variety of ways, but all the layers come together spectacularly in this square jar. It has a signature Hamada octagonal opening and features the traditional Mashiko kaki (persimmon-colored) glaze, as well as a clear glaze and seiji glaze (nuka with an addition of copper, yielding the aqua green color so prized in Hamada pieces), the latter trailed as a cross on each face. Wax resist is what keeps the glazes from overlapping.

Tomobako with artist's signature and seal

c. late 1950s-1960s

Size: 10H x 4.75L x 4.75W inches / 25.4H x 12.07L x 12.07W cm
Weight: 5.05 lb / 2.29 kg alone (6.4 lb / 2.9 kg with tomobako)

Note: A similar jar is in the permanent collection of the Mingei International Museum 

SOLD - thank you