11. M5189



Japanese porcelain large celadon lavender glazed flower-shaped shallow dish with six large petals gently everted at the rim, with slightly concave well, covered overall and on the base with an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the rim, the flat foot rim brown, the base with a spur mark.

13 7/8 inches, 35.3 cm diameter.

Kawase Shinobu, 1983.

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

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Purchased at the Tobi Nariyuki Taikai Auction, organised by the Tokyo Art Dealers Association, Tokyo, September 2019.
  • A similar large shallow bowl was included in the 3rd solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1982, no. 3; another with eight petals was included in the 1st solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, 1985, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 4; a related six-petalled bowl was included in the additional 3rd solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Ju-Kei (Ten Scenery), 1998, no. G-1.