Round Flower Vase

Hannya Tamotsu 般若保 Japanese

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Hannya Tamotsu is a sixteenth-generation metal artist based Toyama Prefecture. In his unique casting technique, different melted alloys are poured into the same mold at calculated intervals. Due to the different melting points of the three metals he used here, they form patterns rather than blending. He is the only artist known to have created triple-metal cast work. In 2016 he received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays, from the Emperor of Japan.

Round Flower Vase, Hannya Tamotsu 般若保 (Japanese, born 1941), Casting with an alloy of copper and arsenic (kuromidō), brass, and copper, Japan

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