Large dish

Large slab plate, E-Shino style.
Mark: signed on the base.
Box: lost in course of traveling exhibition.

Maker(s)
Artist: Suzuki Osamu (born 1934)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1965
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under feldspathic glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10 x 59 x 39 cm (3 15/16 x 23 1/4 x 15 3/8 in); thickness 2.5 - 3.0 cm
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Tajimi
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2010.33
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
Hauge collection, iron pigment, Japan, Mino ware, E-Shino type, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware
Provenance

From 1966 to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2010

Notes:

[1] Object file. Purchased by the Hauges from The 1st Japan Art Festival (1966, New York, Pittsburgh, and West Coast)

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)

Description

Large slab plate, E-Shino style.
Mark: signed on the base.
Box: lost in course of traveling exhibition.

Label

Suzuki Osamu (born 1934), belongs to the generation of Mino and Seto potters who, as young men in the 1960s, departed from traditional tea- and tableware forms to experiment with Shino and Oribe glazes on massive sculpted serving vessels or abstract sculptural forms. Suzuki’s Shino-glazed dish with its calligraphic d&‌eacute;cor was exhibited in the 1966 1st Japan Arts Festival, which toured New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago and San Francisco. The Hauges purchased the dish from the exhibition, which showed the works of selected potters alongside contemporary painters and sculptors. Suzuki was appointed a Living National Treasure in 1994 for his mastery of Shino glaze. 

Published References
  • First Japan Art Festival. Tokyo. p. 64.
  • Dr. Frederick Baekeland, Robert Moes. Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections. Exh. cat. New York and Münsterschwarzach, Germany, December 1993 - August 1994. cat. 21, p. 103.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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