Bowl

Bowl on low foot. Satsuma ware, “brocade” style (Nishiki-de).
Clay: hard, fine, cream-colored, so-called “faience.”
Glaze: finely crackled, clear.
Decoration: painted in gold and overglaze enamel colors; stylized small birds (chidori) covered with textile patterns over waves, also patterned. Design continues over rim onto exterior.
Mark: rectangular, gold on black, Kizan (unidentified).

Maker(s)
Artist: Kizan
Historical period(s)
Meiji, Taisho, or early Showa era, early 20th century
Medium
Pottery with enamel glazes over clear glaze
Style
Kyoto ware, Satsuma style
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.9 x 18.7 x 18.7 cm (2 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harold P. Stern
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1980.185a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Japan, Kyoto ware, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Satsuma ware, Showa era (1926 - 1989), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Bowl on low foot. Satsuma ware, "brocade" style (Nishiki-de).
Clay: hard, fine, cream-colored, so-called "faience."
Glaze: finely crackled, clear.
Decoration: painted in gold and overglaze enamel colors; stylized small birds (chidori) covered with textile patterns over waves, also patterned. Design continues over rim onto exterior.
Mark: rectangular, gold on black, Kizan (unidentified).

Marking(s)

Rectangular, gold on black, Kizan (unidentified).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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