Nesting covered bowls with black glaze (Kokuyu ireko futamono)

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with black glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (Largest, assembled): 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Yagi Akira (Japan, born 1955)
  • Description

    Set of 10 nesting bowls, each with fitted lid. With signed paulownia-wood box, which holds the bowls when nested. S2012.1.11a-b is the storage box.
  • Marks

    Artist's seal impressed under glaze on outside of .1a.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Reinventing the Wheel: Japanese Ceramics 1930 - 2000 (July 23, 2011 - June 30, 2013)
    Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century (October 7, 2005 to January 21, 2007)
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Halsey and Alice North in honor of Louise Cort
  • Type

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