51. YI8



Japanese porcelain sake bottle, tokuri, with a celadon lavender crackled glaze, the body of fruit form, the indented underside forming three naturalistic feet, with slender neck and slightly everted rim in brown revealing the body.

4 ½ inches, 11.5 cm high.

Kawase Shinobu, 2017.

Wood box, described as ‘celadon tokuri’, 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; five other similar tokuri sake bottles are illustrated in the catalogue, nos. b-5, b-15, b-4, b-12 & b-19.
  • From a private Japanese collection.
  • Another 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. 75, p. 91.