Kawase Shinobu - Master of Celadon, a retrospective

Marchant are delighted and honoured to announce their first contemporary art exhibition in almost 100 years of business, “Kawase Shinobu – Master of Celadon, a retrospective”. The exhibition features 52 pieces by the ‘Master of Celadon’, Kawase Shinobu. It is the first time in Europe that a major and comprehensive retrospective exhibition of his work has taken place. There are pieces from the 1970’s up to and including a piece fired as recently as 2020, as well as a number of pieces made for special exhibitions.

Available Pieces
  • 1. M5194

    £POA

    Japanese porcelain large celadon crackle glazed deep floral dish, moulded with three registers of lotus flowerheads, the leaf edges in relief covered overall in a light crackled celadon glaze pooling at the leaf tips, the underside plain with a celadon crackled glaze, the unglazed base and foot rim revealing the burnt biscuit body.

  • 2. YI2

    £6,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon grey crackle glazed petal-shaped dish, covered overall on the base and interior with a Ge-type celadon grey crackled glaze, all on a short foot rim revealing the biscuit body.

  • 3. M5080

    £7,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender crackle glazed octagonal flower bowl of deep form with gently everted foliate rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender crackled glaze thinning at the rim, the short foot rim brown revealing the body.

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  • 4. M5087

    £9,500

    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.

  • 5. M5081

    £9,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender crackle glazed vase with ovoid body, ribbed sloping shoulder, flared tall foot and everted lipped rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even crackled glaze thinning at the edges, all on a short brown biscuit foot rim.

  • 6. M5195

    £14,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ribbed vase of Ru-type with ribbed body, bamboo-form neck and upright rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender crackled glaze thinning at the narrow ribs, the foot brown.

  • 7. M5084

    £7,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed bottle vase with rounded body, ribbed shoulder and upright galleried rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender glaze thinning at the shoulder rib, the short foot rim brown.

  • 8. M4911

    £9,500

    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.

  • 9. M5082

    £13,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ribbed bottle vase of Ru-type, the rounded body with two bands of ribs on the sloping shoulder beneath bamboo-form ribs on the cylindrical neck and everted rim, all on a splayed foot, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender glaze thinning at the ribs and rim, the foot rim brown.

  • 10. M4910

    £9,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender crackle glazed bottle vase with tall cylindrical neck, rounded body, everted foot rim and slightly flaring lipped rim, covered overall on the base and interior in a celadon lavender crackled Ru-type glaze, the rim and unglazed biscuit foot rim brown.

  • 11. M5189

    £9,500

    Japanese porcelain large celadon lavender glazed flower-shaped shallow dish with six large petals gently everted at the rim, with slightly concave well, covered overall and on the base with an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the rim, the flat foot rim brown, the base with a spur mark.

  • 12. M4907

    £7,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ovoid flower vase with rounded melon form body and tall thin gently flared neck on a short everted foot, covered overall on the base and interior in an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the rim and the rib, all on an unglazed brown biscuit foot rim.

  • 13. M5187

    £9,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed cylindrical flower vase, mizusashi or bitong, with five petalled rim, the wide cylindrical body above two ribs at the foot and beneath a gently flared rim with the glaze thinning, covered overall on the base and the interior in an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze, the biscuit foot rim brown.

  • 14. M5198

    £14,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon glazed pinched ‘lotus’ flower-shaped beaker vase, with tall slender body, gently splayed foot and wide pinched flower rim, covered overall on the base and interior in an even pale celadon glaze thinning at the rim and edge of the foot rim, the flat foot unglazed revealing the biscuit body.

  • 15. M5199

    £16,000

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ribbed vase of Ru-type with a ribbed body and bamboo-form neck and upright rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender glaze thinning at the rim and ribs, the foot brown.

  • 16. M4908

    £POA

    Japanese porcelain celadon glazed pinched ‘lotus’ flower bowl deeply potted with gently everted rim, covered overall on the base and interior with an even pale celadon glaze thinning at the rim, all on a short white biscuit foot rim.

  • 17. M5192

    £14,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon glazed pinched ‘lotus’ flower vase of slender beaker form, with double pinched foliate rim, covered overall on the base and interior in an even pale celadon glaze, slightly thinning at the rim, the flat unglazed foot rim revealing the biscuit body.

  • 18. M4909

    £14,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon glazed pinched ‘lotus’ flower vase of slender beaker form, with double pinched foliate rim, covered overall on the base and interior in an even pale celadon glaze, slightly thinning at the rim, the flat unglazed foot rim revealing the white biscuit body.

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