Shallow tea bowl

Maker(s)
Artist: Ishiguro Munemaro (1893-1968)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1950s
Medium
Stoneware with black iron glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.8 x 16.8 cm (2 5/16 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Nakajima Yoichi, Mitochu Company
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.972
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This simple bowl recalls the white-bodied black-glazed ceramic ware of northern China. Some southern Chinese black-glazed wares had entered Japanese tea-ceremony collections by the fifteenth century. Other regional styles became known in Japan only through modern collecting and archaeological investigations. In 1955, Ishiguro became honored as a Living National Treasure for his mastery of the range of Chinese black glazes of the Song dynasty (A.D. 960-1279), which he studied from ceramic fragments collected by scholars.

Published References
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Calendar: September/October 1990. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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