SHIRO TSUJIMURA (b. 1947)
Yabure double jar, Japan; Glazed stoneware, copper liner; Signature to vase, muslin wrap, and box; 11 1/2" x 25" x 15"; "Yabure" refers to the natural explosion or collapse of a piece during firing. The artist allows pieces to touch and fuse in the kiln, and their subsequent interaction and separation is part of the work. Such results exemplify his zen beliefs as well as the Japanese aesthetic of "wabi-sabi," which centers on one's acceptance of transience and imperfections.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Complete with original box and a copper cylinder that can be inserted into the vase to hold flowers. Excellent condition. Imperfections throughout all occurred during manufacture, as per the intention and process of the artist.