Beautiful vase by Toshiro Ono with original wooden box with Ono's signature.
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.
H 17.5cm x W 14cm / 8.5cm
Vase : 1,330g
Very good condition ★★★★☆
No chips, No cracks
* Wooden box has stain /dirt.
Toshiro Ono is an artist who doesn’t sign on his works.
Not signing on works is Mingei philosophy.
Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada two of the most famous and important members of the Japanese Mingei, never signed their work 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.