Bowl with design of rhododendron

Artist: Sakaida Kakiemon XIV 酒井田柿右衛門 14代 (Japan, 1934-2013)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1991
Porcelain with enamels over colorless glaze
Arita ware, Kakiemon workshop
H x W x D: 10.5 x 47 x 47 cm (4 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Kakiemon kiln, Nangawara
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Arita ware, Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain, rhododendron
Provenance research underway.

The Kakiemon workshop has been producing Kakiemon ware, with its distinctive milk-white porcelain body and decoration featuring red enamel, for more than three hundred years. Techniques for making the porcelain body and preparing the red enamel are designated Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan. Sakaida Kakiemon represents the fourteenth generation to use that name. Like his father, he has expanded the scope of Kakiemon ware decoration with designs of flowers and grasses sketched from nature.

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