37. YI4



Japanese porcelain large pale celadon lavender glazed ribbed stem bowl, covered overall on the underside and interior with a Ru-type celadon lavender glaze thinning at the ribs, the foot and rim brown.

13 3/4 inches, 34.9 cm diameter; 8 5/8 inches, 22 cm high.

Kawase Shinobu, 1998.

Wood box, described as ‘celadon striped jar’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the orange cloth.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included in the 3rd solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Kinkoh (Balanced), 1998; an identical piece of this size, section III, no. 4, and four others are illustrated in the catalogue, section III, nos. 1,2, 3 & 5.
  • Acquired directly from the Artist, 2019.
  • Kinkoh is a reference to the Chinese kin or jun character which mean ‘the potter’s wheel’, and koh in this case means ‘stripes’, they are a representation by the artist of his full set of ideas.