Bowl for serving sweets

Maker(s)
Artist: Imaizumi Imaemon XIII 13代 今泉今右衛門 (Japan, 1926-2001)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1975-1984
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze and enamels over glaze
Style
Arita ware, Nabeshima type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 6.8 x 19 cm (2 11/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Purchase -- funds provided by the Women's Committee of the Smithsonian Associates
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1988.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Arita ware, Nabeshima type, Japan, porcelain, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

The Imaizumi family specialized in enamel decoration of porcelain produced for the Nabeshima domain during the Edo period (1615-1868). In 1971 the collective skills of the workshop were designated an 'Important Intangible Cultural Property,' and Imaemon XII became a Living National Treasure. His son, Imaemon XIII, in turn received that honored designation. This bowl is based on a seventeenth-century Japanese Imari-ware design which in turn was inspired by decoration on sixteenth-century Chinese porcelain. The character (kyo) in the center means 'strong'.

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