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.