Vase with design of linear grooves

Artist: Tajima Shoni (Japan, born 1948)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with polychrome and gold enamel glazes
H x Diam: 28.3 x 31.8 cm (11 1/8 x 12 1/2 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

The artist stated of this work: "I used a sharp bamboo blade to carve fine lines into the leather-hard porcelain clay and fired the unglazed form at 1270 degrees C.  I filled the carved lines with red enamel and painted the spaces between with purple and blue enamels. After firing those pigments at 830 degrees C, I added the gold and fired the piece once again at 800 degrees C. My goal was to express the simple elegance inherent in stripe patterns."

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