Bowl with incised design

Artist: Inoue Manji (Japan, born 1929)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1987
Porcelain with green and colorless glazes
Arita ware
H x W x D: 12 x 43.5 x 43.5 cm (4 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 17 1/8 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Arita ware, Japan, porcelain, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance research underway.

According to the artist, "When the clay of this large bowl was still leather hard, I incised lines around the outside and a design of peonies in the bottom.  After coating the peony design with pale green glaze, I covered the rest of the piece--except for the design—with colorless glaze.  It has taken a long time to perfect the skill of firing pieces glazed in this way to 1300 degrees C without having the green glaze run and spoil the design.  The contrast of the white and green glazes emphasizes the special beauty of porcelain."

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