色絵薄墨墨はじき時計草文鉢 (Large bowl with stylised passiflora and snowflakes in sumihajiki resist)
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- 色絵薄墨墨はじき時計草文鉢 (Large bowl with stylised passiflora and snowflakes in sumihajiki resist)
Large bowl with stylised passiflora and snowflake design with underglaze cobalt blue, thin ink made from oxidised and depleted uranium and sumihajiki resist. The exterior of the bowl is also decorated. With paulownia storage box.
- Made in: Arita
- Height: 14.4 centimetres
- Diameter: 45.8 centimetres
The artist is the son and successor of Living National Treasure ceramic artist Imaizumi Imaemon XIII (1926-2001) in Arita, the historical centre of porcelain-making in Japan. Imaemon XIII’s works have been featured in the special exhibition ‘Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan’ held at the BM in 2007 and in the permanent displays ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’ in the BM’s Japanese Galleries. The family trace their roots back to Korea in the 16th century and from the 17th century to working for the local Nabeshima samurai lords in porcelain decoration at the domain kilns. Imaemon XIV succeeded his father in 2002 and in 2009 won special recognition for his art from the Japanese government (Shiju hôshô, medal with purple ribbon), the youngest person so far to receive this honour. He has succeeded the usu-zumi under-glazing technique which his father revived, and also developed a new type of platinum enamel on porcelain. (TTC)
On display: G93/case6B
2010 Oct 19- 2011 Feb 14, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
2013 Apr – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
2014 Oct - , BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
Credit Line: Purchase funded by Noriko and Shigeru Myōjin and Dounia and Sherif Nadar
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Object reference number: JCR22604
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