Shallow tea bowl

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

Tea bowl

Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea
Provenance research underway.

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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