Japanese porcelain celadon glazed incense holder or waterpot and cover of persimmon form, covered overall on the base, interior and underside of the cover in a celadon ‘hare’s fur’ speckled glaze, the inner rim of the vessel and cover revealing the brown biscuit body, the flat foot rim glazed over.
2 7/16 inches, 6.3 cm high.
Kawase Shinobu, 2017.
Wood box, described as ‘kingfisher celadon box’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the orange cloth, with the seal, ki-hen-syo-chu.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Included in the 10th solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Ki-Hen-Syo-Chu (On the Scholar’s Table & In One’s Hands), 2017; a similar example is illustrated in the catalogue, no. a-1.
- From a Japanese private collection.
- Another also dated 2017 was included by the Musée Tomo, The Kanjitsu Kikuchi Memorial Tomo Museum of Art, Tokyo, in Fifty Years in Making Celadon, The Special Retrospective Exhibition of Kawase Shinobu, 2018, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 86, p. 99.
A related jarlet, waterpot, dated 2002 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. 49, p. 46; and another was included in the 4th solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Mon-Koh-Sei-Sei-Ari, 2002, no. 19.