10. M4910



Japanese porcelain celadon lavender crackle glazed bottle vase with tall cylindrical neck, rounded body, everted foot rim and slightly flaring lipped rim, covered overall on the base and interior in a celadon lavender crackled Ru-type glaze, the rim and unglazed biscuit foot rim brown.

11 ½ inches, 29.3 cm high.

Kawase Shinobu, 1983.

Wood box, described as ‘celadon flower vase’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the orange cloth.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included in the 4th solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1983.
  • A similar vase was included in the 1st solo exhibition of Kawase Shinobu at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1976, illustrated in black and white in the catalogue, no. 8; another was included in the 3rd solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1982, illustrated in colour in the catalogue, no. 1.
  • Another dated 1982 was included by the Musée Tomo, The Kanjitsu Kikuchi Memorial Tomo Museum of Art, Tokyo, in their retrospective exhibition of Beyond Tradition – Seeking His Serene Blue: Celadon Works by Kawase Shinobu, 2011, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 16, p. 19.