Bowl with design of skunk cabbage

Artist: Fujiwara Shigeru (Japan, born 1926)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1991
Porcelain with painted and blown cobalt under colorless glaze, enamels over glaze
H x Diam: 9.8 x 46.4 cm (3 7/8 x 18 1/4 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Terai
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

The artist states: "The design on this dish was inspired by Chinese porcelain of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).  I first used a special gum to mask portions of the design on the low-fired, unglazed porcelain.  Then I applied gradations of cobalt pigment by blowing it through a fine mesh.  After removing the gum, I used shades of cobalt to fill areas of the main images and paint the small overall pattern.  A coating of colorless glaze was fired to 1280 degrees C.  I then drew the outlines of the flowers in pure gold and fired the bowl at 750 - 800 degrees C."

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