Bowl with design of flowers and grasses

Maker(s)
Artist: Imaizumi Imaemon XIII 13代 今泉今右衛門 (Japan, 1926-2001)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1990
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze, enamels over glaze
Style
Arita ware, Nabeshima type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 11 x 46 x 46 cm (4 5/16 x 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Arita ware, Nabeshima type, flower, grass, Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

During the Edo period (1615-1868), one type of polychrome porcelain was developed in Arita for exclusive use by the ruling Nabeshima house.  Nabeshima ware has been produced by thirteen generations of the Imaizumi family workshop, whose assembled skills have been designated Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan.  This piece by the current head of the workshop shows his signature technique of creating a textured background by blowing cobalt pigment through a fine mesh.  Cobalt in varying densities also outlines and fills the floral motifs, and red enamel completes the design.

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