Product #: Fujihira-G1
Sculptural-Vessel / Original Style / Kyoto / Fujihira Shin
Green-Glazed Bird-Fossil Jar by Fujihira Shin
By a twist of fate Fujihira Shin (1922-2012) work found us, again. For those of you not familiar with this wonderful Kyoto potter, please see e-yakimono.net. He is a rare ceramic artist in having retrospective exhibitions at Musee Tomo and Paramita museums and issue no.76(2003) of Honoho Geijutsu was devoted to him; another Musee Tomo retro is scheduled for Aug.8th-Dec.6th. His honors and exhibitions are too long to list. I find his work always intriguing and always full of emotion. This oval jar with bluish-green glaze and bird 'fossil' design is no different. At first I really had to look close to make sure Fujihira hadn't embedded a fossil into the side, so realistic--and haunting--the design is. It evokes a feeling of mystery and spine-tingling wonder. The form is very organic--like a bird's egg. In perfect condition with a signed box, 18.3cm.tallx24x20, stamped Shin on base.