About this artwork
Made in 18th-century Kyoto, ko-kiyomizu ware (“Old Kiyomizu” ware, named after the site of a famous temple in the city) is characterized by designs in brightly colored overglaze enamel. All six sides of this bowl feature a complex pattern of reticulated medallions covered in blue and green glaze, with peonies adorning the bottom interior and outside walls. The veins of the leaves, decorative arabesques, and other areas were decorated with gold paint after the piece was fired. Great skill was required to carve the intricate openwork and to brush on the ornate floral designs.
- Openwork Hexagonal Ko-Kiyomizu Ware Bowl
- Japan (Object made in)
- Made 1731–1752
- Stoneware with overglaze enamels
- 34.5 wide × 10.5 cm high (13.5 × 4.3 in.)
- Japanese Art Shinkokai Acquisition Fund and Asian Art Acquisition Fund