Bowl with design of skunk cabbage

Maker(s)
Artist: Fujiwara Shigeru (Japan, born 1926)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1991
Medium
Porcelain with painted and blown cobalt under colorless glaze, enamels over glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 9.8 x 46.4 cm (3 7/8 x 18 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Terai
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.33
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

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

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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