Beautiful vase by Toshiro Ono with original wooden box with Ono's signature. Very nice piece.
Toshiro Ono joined MIngei movement (folk art movement) with Muneyoshi Yanagi in 1931, and he was taught by Kanjiro Kawai, Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach.
H19.5cm x W12.5cm / 7.5cm
Vase : 1,266g
Very good condition ★★★★☆
No chips, No cracks
* Wooden box has dirt.
Toshiro Ono is an artist who doesn’t sign on his works.
Not signing on works is kind of Mingei philosophy.
Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada (main members of Japanese Mingei (Folk) movement) , one of the most famous and important Japanese potters, never signed his works either.
They did not like their works to be treated ostentatiously as "works of art. This was because they believed that beautiful things are never special. Beautiful things are not something that can be created only by special people, but also reside in the handiwork of unknown craftsmen.
* This vase will be shipped out via Fedex.