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川瀬忍作 青磁壷
Celadon Jar

Artist:
Kawase Shinobu (Japanese, born 1950; active Ōiso, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Period:
Heisei period (1989–present)
Date:
2001
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); Diam. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.218
Rights and Reproduction:
© Kawase Shinobu
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231
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

Marking: Storage box sealed: Shinobu; monkō seiseiari
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," July 2, 2005–November 29, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection," June 13, 2017–February 4, 2018.

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