At the beginning of 1982, a private exhibition of Tadashi Sugimata’s new works, were featured at the Tokyo Gallery and Gallery Ueda in 1989. The title of the exhibit was “exit and Entrance”, not referring to a door or gate, but referring to the departure from and entry into a sacred space. Condition: New, Excellent with slip cover. Dimensions: 10-0”w x 10-1/2”h x ¼”w.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection