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Property from an Important Private Collection

Ogawa Machiko (b. 1946) | Fragment (Haban)

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Property from an Important Private Collection 

Ogawa Machiko (b. 1946) Fragment (Haban)

porcelain, translucent white glaze; fitted wood storage box (tomobako), signed Machi, and with artist's red seal, inscribed Haban (Fragment)

40 cm., 15¾ in. long (the sculpture)

28 x 52 x 47.5 cm., 11 x 20½ x 18¾ in. (the fitted wood storage box)

Hashimoto Gallery, Tokyo

Ogawa’s first solo exhibition was in 1985 and was an instant success. She was awarded the Japan Ceramic Society Prize in 2001, amongst other prizes and has been exhibited internationally. Ogawa’s works are in numerous public collections, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET), the Yale University Art Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

For an example of a tea bowl in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A), accession number FE.30-2017, go to:

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1380793/ tea-bowl-ogawa-machiko/

For a different example of a porcelain and glass sculpture in the Brooklyn Museum, accession number 2020.1.6, go to:

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ opencollection/objects/224833