Vase with design of a grove of trees

Maker(s)
Artist: Taka Akira (Japan, born 1936)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with silver leaf under blue glaze, platinum and gold enamels over glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 39.7 x 28.3 x 28.3 cm (15 5/8 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

According to the artist, "My work includes many pieces based on sketches from nature.  I use gold or silver leaf to depict those themes and finish with colors that complement the design.  The extremely complex process requires six firings and takes considerable skill.  I also pay attention to the effect of the gold and platinum enamels.  Finally this process has produced some satisfactory pieces, from which I will now move on to the next level."

Published References
  • America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years. Washington, 1996. p. 93.
Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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