- Museum number
- Object: 色絵薄墨墨はじき時計草文鉢 十四代今泉今右衛門作 (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.
- Production date
Diameter: 45.80 centimetres
Height: 14.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The artist is the son and successor of Living National Treasure ceramic artist Imaizumi Imaemon XIII (1926-2001), working in Arita, the historical centre of porcelain-making in Japan. Imaemon XIII’s works were 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 were 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 usuzumi underglaze technique which his father revived, and also developed a new type of platinum enamel on porcelain. (TTC, 2010)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
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'
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