33. M5091



Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ‘penguin’ vase of baluster form with double-pinched rim and short splayed foot, covered overall on the underside and interior with an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze, the gently everted and pinched rim with brown edge, all on a brown foot rim revealing the body.

9 3/8 inches, 23.8 cm high.

Kawase Shinobu, 1996.

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 11th solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, titled Penguin, 1996, a slightly smaller example is illustrated in the catalogue, no. 6.
  • Purchased from Ichiyo-kai Auction, Tokyo Arts Club, 2019.