Bowl with design of clematis

Maker(s)
Artist: Yoshita Minori (Japan, born 1932)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with gold leaf over yellow and green glazes, under colorless glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.5 x 52.7 x 52.7 cm (4 1/8 x 20 3/4 x 20 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.38
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

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

Gold-leaf cutouts suspended between layers of transparent glaze appeared in the 1950s as a new form of decoration on Japanese porcelain. The Japanese government designated Yoshida Minori a Living National Treasure for his mastery of this demanding technique. For this bowl, the artist applied the floral design over radiating bands of green and yellow enamels, using thick gold leaf for the flowers and thin gold leaf for the foliage.

Published References
  • America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years. Washington, 1996. p. 95.
Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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