Kawase Shinobu belongs to the third generation of a distinguished family of ceramic artists. Since the early 1970s Shinobu has specialized in celadon wares, which have a green, pale blue, or grayish-green glaze. The effect is achieved by adding a small portion of iron to the glaze and firing the vessels in a reducing atmosphere. The artist draws much of his inspiration from Chinese Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) celadons.
Signature: Storage box signed: Shinobu
Inscription: Storage box inscribed: Seiji tsubo; celadon jar
Artist: Date: second half of the 18th century Accession Number: 93.3.13 Date: second half of the 18th centuryMedium: Porcelain with celadon glaze (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Accession: 93.3.13On view in:Gallery 204