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- Object: 白磁丸型壺 (Hakuji marugata tsubo)
White porcelain spherical jar. Porcelain with clear glaze.
- Production date
Diameter: 32.60 centimetres (largest)
Diameter: 7.30 centimetres (mouth)
Height: 29.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This large globe jar looks surprisingly modern in its shape and feel, yet it draws on ancient Korean and Chinese ceramic traditions for the shape and the purity of its white glaze.
Inoue Manji is the recognised master of white porcelain (hakuji) in Japan and was designated a Living National Treasure for this technique in 1995. He lives and works in Arita in northern Kyushu, where porcelain was first manufactured in Japan in the 1610s.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000-2001 20 Oct-14 Jan, British Museum, Saga Contemporary Ceramics from the Home of Japanese Porcelain
2006 Oct 13-2008 Oct , BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2009 Feb- 2011 Feb 14, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2015 Oct-, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Given as part of a collective gift of 63 works by members of Saga Ceramic Art Association.
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