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Property from an Important Private Collection

Kuroda Taizo (1946-2021) | Daizara

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July 26, 01:13 PM GMT


15,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private Collection

Kuroda Taizo (1946-2021)


white unglazed porcelain, inscribed to the base Taizo 06, 9/10 and with potter's mark, fitted wood storage box (tomobako), signed in Japanese and in Roman script Taizo, with artist's two red seals, titled Hakuji maru daizara (White porcelain circular platter), dated in pencil Kuroda 06 (2006)

49.1 cm., 19⅜ in. diam.; 22.5 cm., 8⅞ in. high (the daizara)

32 x 54 x 54 cm., 12⅝ x 21¼ x 21¼ in. (the fitted wood storage box)

Yoshii Gallery, New York

Although at first reminiscent of a deep bowl, this daizara [lit. large plate] is actually a raised platter with a flat top. Minimalist in form and execution, the large body of the unglazed white porcelain is slightly matt. Through its curved and flat surfaces, the platter becomes a conduit for a harmonic interplay of light and shadow. Much sought after domestically, and highly regarded internationally, Kuroda’s works are esteemed by the likes of fashion designer Miyake Issey, as well as the architect Ando Tadao.

A similar example of a Kuroda daizara is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A), accession number FE.2-2006, go to: