Japanese porcelain celadon grey crackle glazed petal-shaped dish, covered overall on the base and interior with a Ge-type celadon grey crackled glaze, all on a short foot rim revealing the biscuit body.
7 ¾ inches, 19.8 cm diameter.
Kawase Shinobu, 1970-1976.
Wood box, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the yellow cloth.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Included in an exhibition of Kawase Chikusun II at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo in the early 1970’s as one of Kawase Shinobu’s first presented works.
- Probably included in his first solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1976.
- From the collection of the late Mrs. Kiyomi Inouye.
- Purchased at Tohri-kai, Tokyo Art Dealers Club, September 2013.
- Two deep foliate rim bowls covered in a similar glaze and dated to 1970 and 1972 were 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, nos. 1 & 2, pp. 10/11; a celadon grey crackled flower vase also dated 1970, was included by the Musée Tomo, The Kanjitsu Kikuchi Memorial Tomo Museum of Art, Tokyo, in Fifty Years in Making Celadon, The Special Retrospective Exhibition of Kawase Shinobu, 2018, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 3, p. 13.
- Two exhibitions that mostly contained celadon lavender crackle glazed pieces are recorded as his first solo exhibition in 1976 at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo and his 2nd solo exhibition also at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1979.
- Two similar Ge-ware Song dynasty dishes described as mallow-petal dishes, in the Qing Court Collection, are illustrated by Li Huibing in Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II), The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum, volume 33, nos. 75 & 76, pp. 82/3.