Author Topic: Need help ID'ing this artist  (Read 13140 times)

SmallTree

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Need help ID'ing this artist
« on: March 07, 2015, 04:38 AM »
I  purchased this little pottery root stand off Tomohiro Masumi at Koju-en, at the time he told me who the artist was and that he was famous for hand carved pottery. I believe he said the artist was "Tojak" or something similar sounding? I have been unable to find anything on this name so believe I either have the spelling incorrect or possibly the name incorrect?



The chop on this item is a little difficult to photograph but this is the chop off another item by the same artist purchased by a friend at the same time.



Can anyone correctly identify the artist for me?
 

M. Frary

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 08:47 AM »
  It's not me. For sure.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 01:06 PM »
 ;D.  Masumi-san is on Facebook.  I'm sure he'd be willing to ID from pics.
 

tmmason10

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 01:43 PM »
Cool stand! I might need to get one myself.

i wonder if Paul could whip something up...
 

SHIMA1

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 05:36 PM »
Bonsai Pot Identification" is on Facebook.
 

SmallTree

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 06:33 AM »
Cheers guys, I'll hit facebook up for an answer  ;)
 

SmallTree

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 05:27 PM »
FYI.. I contacted Masumi-san via Facebook and he confirmed the maker as Tohjaku, or more commonly from what I have found "Tojaku".

http://japanesebonsaipots.net/chop-and-signature-resource/tojaku/
 

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Re: Need help ID'ing this artist
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 02:28 AM »
Very interesting stand and pot. ;)