3. M5080



Japanese porcelain celadon lavender crackle glazed octagonal flower bowl of deep form with gently everted foliate rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender crackled glaze thinning at the rim, the short foot rim brown revealing the body.

10 ¾ inches, 27.2 cm diameter.

Kawase Shinobu, 1976.

Wood box, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the orange cloth.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included in the first solo exhibition of Kawase Shinobu at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1976 and a similar smaller six-petal bowl is illustrated in the catalogue, no. 12.
  • Purchased at the Shiyu-kai Auction, Tokyo Art Club, 2019.
  • A similar bowl also dated 1976, gift of Theodore and Diana Golden, is in the Detroit Institute of Art, collection no. 2013.92.