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Openwork Hexagonal Ko-Kiyomizu Ware Bowl

A work made of stoneware with overglaze enamels.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of stoneware with overglaze enamels.

Date:

1731–52

Artist:

Unknown artist
Japanese, 18th century

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 108

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Openwork Hexagonal Ko-Kiyomizu Ware Bowl

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date

Made 1731–1752

Medium

Stoneware with overglaze enamels

Dimensions

34.5 wide × 10.5 cm high (13.5 × 4.3 in.)

Credit Line

Japanese Art Shinkokai Acquisition Fund and Asian Art Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2012.173

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