Artist: Nakamura Seiroku (Japan, born 1916)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1991
Porcelain with matte glaze
Arita ware
H x W x D: 17 x 48.3 x 48.3 cm (6 11/16 x 19 x 19 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, Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

The artist states: "This vessel could be used for display, for serving food, or as a vase for flowers. I tried to make a form that would have maximum versatility. By toning down the brilliance of the glaze, I added warmth to the usual chill of porcelain. It was a challenge to give visual interest to this unadorned piece without resorting to cobalt under the glaze or enamels over the glaze."

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