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色絵アゼリア文大鉢 (Large bowl with design of azalea branches)

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  • Title (object)

    • 色絵アゼリア文大鉢 (Large bowl with design of azalea branches)
  • Description

    Bowl. Decorated with patterns of azalea branches. Made of nigoshide porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels. With storage box.

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  • Date

    • 1996
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.5 centimetres
    • Diameter: 53.7 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Kakiemon XV has confirmed that this large dish was created by his father early on in his carrer 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 (currently a Living National Treasure specialising in celadon glazed porcelain). They saw beautiful mountain azelia and decided to eat underneath it, taking a branch with them as a memory of the occasion. Soon after Kakiemon XIV painted this branch onto this large dish to commemorate the trip. Kakiemon XV mentioned that the red outlines on the mountain azelia are executed in both thin and thick lines typical of Kakiemon XIV expression early in his carrier. This was clearly influenced from his training at Tama Art University in Nihonga, Japanese style painting. Later in his carrier, Kakiemon XIV's outlines became consistently thinner. (NR 2015)


  • Location

    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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Porcelain bowl. Enamelled and decorated with floral patterns of Azeleas. Box.

Porcelain bowl. Enamelled and decorated with floral patterns of Azeleas. Box.

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