Japanese porcelain celadon lavender crackle glazed flower vase with pear-shaped body, tall cylindrical neck, gently flared rim and tall gently splayed foot, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender crackled glaze thinning at the rim, the foot brown.
9 ½ inches, 24 cm high.
Kawase Shinobu, 1982.
Wood box, described as ‘celadon flower vase’, 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 Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1982. A similar slightly larger example is illustrated in the catalogue, colour plate no. 1.
- Purchased at the Sasazuka-kai Auction, Tokyo, 2019.
- A related vase was included in the first solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1976, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 8; another related ribbed example was included in the first solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, 1985, no. 16; another dated 1982 was 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, no. 15, p. 19.