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Cloisonné Bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Taibei, Taiwan
  • Material

    Cloisonné enamel on metal
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 16.5 x 36.9 cm (6 1/2 x 14 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Kuo Ming Chaio (China, 1917-2014)
  • Description

    This bowl was made according to traditional methods for cloisonné (see Comment #1). The interior and exterior surfaces of the bowl bear a design of multi-colored, fan-tail goldfish swimming exuberently past each other in a pool of clear water (black enamel). The rim and foot of the bowl are polished, unenameled metal of a golden-brassy tone.
  • Provenance

    Robert Kuo [1]
    To 1992
    Robert Hale Clague, Phoenix, AZ, purchased from Robert Kuo, to 1992 [2]
    From 1992
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Robert Hale Clague in 1992
    [1] The donor purchased the object from Robert Kuo, son of the artist and himself a cloisonné artist (according to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record).
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Arts of China (November 18, 1990 to September 7, 2014)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Robert Kuo
    Robert Hale Clague
  • Origin

    Taibei, Taiwan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Robert Hale Clague
  • Type

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