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- Object: 色絵アゼリア文大鉢 (Large bowl with design of azalea branches)
Bowl. Decorated with patterns of azalea branches. Made of nigoshide porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels. With paulownia storage box.
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Diameter: 53.70 centimetres
Height: 15.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Kakiemon XV has confirmed that this large dish was created by his father early on in his career as Kakiemon XIV. The inspiration came from an overnight boat trip that he made to Tsukumo Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture with his friend Nakashima Hiroshi (now a Living National Treasure, specialising in celadon-glazed porcelain). They saw beautiful mountain azalea and decided to eat underneath it, taking a branch with them as a memory of the occasion. Soon after, Kakiemon XIV decorated this large dish with a branch of mountain azalea to commemorate the trip. Kakiemon XV mentioned that the red outlines on the azalea are executed in both thin and thick lines typical of Kakiemon XIV's expression early in his career. This was clearly influenced by his training at Tama Art University in Nihonga (Japanese-style painting). Later in his career, Kakiemon XIV's outlines became consistently thinner. (NCR, 2015)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2010 Oct 19- 2011 Feb 14, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2013 Oct - , BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
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