8. M4911



Japanese porcelain pale celadon lavender glazed flower-shaped shallow dish with eight petals, covered on the exterior and interior with an even pale celadon lavender glaze thinning at the rim, with brown flat foot rim and base.

12 3/16 inches, 31.5 cm diameter.

Kawase Shinobu, 1983.

Wood box, described as ‘celadon flower-shaped dish’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included in the 4th solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, 1983.
  • Purchased at Ichiyo-kai Auction, Tokyo Art Dealers Club, February 2019.
  • A similar dish was included in the additional 3rd solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Ju-Kei (Ten Scenery), 1998, illustrated in the brochure, no. G-1.
  • A related dish was included in the 1st solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, 1985, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 4; several flower-shaped shallow bowls were included by Joan B Mirviss Ltd. in the Kawase Shinobu exhibition, The Blossoming of Celadon, Seiji no Kaika, 2014 and two are illustrated in the brochure; a sixteen-petalled bowl was included in the 9th solo exhibition at Kochukyo, Tokyo, titled Rimka – Rimpa (Lotus Flower, Lotus Leaf), 2015, W-13.