Artist: Shimaoka Tatsuzo (Japan, 1919-2007)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1962
Stoneware with white slip inlaid under clear glaze
H x Diam: 5 x 26 cm (1 15/16 x 10 1/4 in)
Japan, Tochigi prefecture, Mashiko
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Hauge collection, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, white slip

From circa 1962 to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2010


[1] According to curatorial notes, Taka Hauge, in conversation in 2010, said that she bought these dishes from Shimaoka’s workshop in 1962, the year Shimaoka received the Nihon Mingeikan Prize at the exhibition of new work at the Nihon Mingeikan (Japan Folk Crafts Museum) in Komaba, Tokyo.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919–2007, Mashiko, Tochigi prefecture) was the leading successor to potter Hamada Shoji and, like him, a leader in the Folk Craft Movement. Shimaoka’s ornamentation borrowed from the slip-based decoration of folk kilns such as Onta, but his tablewares were fresh and urbane in scale and sensibility.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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