Kutani-style plate with design of vegetables

Artist: Amabe Kimiko (Japan, born 1939)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with enamels over colorless glaze
H x W x D: 9.3 x 46.9 x 46.9 cm (3 11/16 x 18 7/16 x 18 7/16 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Kaga
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


carrot, eggplant, Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

According to the artist, "Most of my pieces, including this plate, begin with sketches inspired by moments in my everyday life.  Polychrome porcelain takes on its color through repeated firings of the pigments and enamels, and the color is permanent.  I am awed by the realization that the bright, translucent color will last virtually forever.  My goal is not to be confined within the definitions of craft but to work freely as a painter in search of harmony among colors."

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