Kitaro Shirayamadani

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Kitaro Shirayamadani (1865 – 1948) was a Japanese ex-patriate ceramics painter who worked for Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1887 until 1948. In 1991 one of his pieces from 1900 sold for $198,000.[1][2] Bonham's Auction House will auction several Rookwood Pieces by Shirayamadani in April 2010.


  1. ^ Owen, Nancy E. (2001). Rookwood and the Industry of Art. Ohio University Press. p. 146. ISBN 0-8214-1338-4. 
  2. ^ Brunsman, Barrett J.; Rebecca Goodman (2005). This Day in Ohio History. Emmis Books. p. 98. ISBN 1-57860-191-6.