- Museum number
- Object: Tsukiyama (Moon Mountain)
Vase, Made of stoneware. Maker's mark. Bizen ware. With signed paulownia storage box.
- Production date
Height: 44 centimetres
Width: 19.50 centimetres
Depth: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The work is an important example by the artist Yabe Shun'ichi, one of the strongest contemporary potters in Bizen. Shun'ichi comes from a strong local potting family lineage. The Bizen kilns are one the most important ceramic centres in Japan since medieval times for high-fired stoneware (yakishime).
This particular work is hand-built and then faceted with a blade. The artist uses a mixture of clays from the nearby mountains and local rice paddies. The work is first bisque-fired in an electric kiln at 750C, and then fired for three days in a wood-burning kiln reaching temperatures of around 1180C. It was displayed at COLLECT at the Saatchi Galleries, London in May 2012. (N C Rousmaniere, Jul. 2013)
- On display (G94/dc13/sD)
- Exhibition history
April 2017 BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
2014 Oct - 2016 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number