48. M5268



Japanese porcelain pale celadon lavender glazed tall flower vase of ‘penguin’ form, the slender body with double-pinched rim, bulb-form neck and flared foot, covered overall on the interior and base with an even celadon lavender glaze thinning at the rim, the unglazed foot rim revealing the biscuit body.

20 1/2 inches, 52 cm high.

Kawase Shinobu, 2015.

Wood box, described as ‘celadon flower vase’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the orange cloth, with the seal, rimka-rimpa.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection at the artist’s home and described as an artist’s proof.
  • This vase is an artist’s proof for the 9th solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Rimka-Rimpa (Lotus Flower, Lotus Leaf), 2015. Three similar vases are illustrated in the catalogue.
  • This form of a specially slender tall vase was first produced for the 11th solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, titled Penguin, 1996, and three slightly smaller examples are illustrated in the catalogue, nos. 1, 3 & 4.
  • The form of this vase is also inspired by a lotus flower stalk.