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
  • 21. M5088

    £13,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed wine jar and cover, shukaiko, of guan form with vertical ribbed body and six-petalled stylised lotus leaf cover, covered overall on the base, interior and underside of the cover in a celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the ribs, the rim, foot rim and underside cover rim brown.

  • 22. YI6

    £14,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed wine jar and cover, shukaiko, of guan form with vertical ribbed body and six-petalled stylised lotus leaf cover, covered overall on the base, interior and underside of the cover in a celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the ribs, the rim, foot rim and underside cover rim brown.

  • 26. M5263

    £8,500

    Japanese ceramic black glazed stoneware tea bowl, chawan, of irregular naturalistic form with pressed side and unglazed areas in white slip and brown revealing the biscuit body, also covered on the interior with a rich, thick black glaze.

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  • 27. M5264

    £7,500

    Japanese ceramic white crackle glazed stoneware tea bowl, chawan, of irregular naturalistic form with pressed side and unglazed areas revealing the biscuit body, covered on the interior with a rich white crackled glaze slightly thinning at the rim.

  • 28. M5197

    £12,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon glazed beaker shaped flower vase of slender form, the flared rim modelled as five petals, covered overall on the base and interior with an even pale celadon glaze, the biscuit foot rim unglazed.

  • 29. M5089

    £8,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed model of a crane, kakutei, with its tall raised neck looking up with upright curled tail, covered overall and on the interior with a celadon lavender glaze thinning at the comb, beak and tail tip, the flat foot rim brown.

  • 31. M5265

    £6,500

    Japanese ceramic unglazed, charcoal-fired stoneware vessel and cover, painted on most of the body with cream and beige slip falling short of the base and revealing the biscuit body, the pinched and pressed in cover completing the natural form.

  • 32. M5266

    £6,500

    Japanese ceramic unglazed, charcoal-fired stoneware vessel and cover, painted on most of the body with cream, beige and grey slip falling short of the base and revealing the biscuit body, the drop-in cover surmounted by a bud-form finial.

  • 33. M5091

    £12,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ‘penguin’ vase of baluster form with double-pinched rim and short splayed foot, covered overall on the underside and interior with an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze, the gently everted and pinched rim with brown edge, all on a brown foot rim revealing the body.

  • 34. M5200

    £19,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon glazed ewer and cover with ovoid body, tall slender neck, hexagonal fluted spout and strap handle, with upright loop for attachment, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon olive glaze, the thin unglazed biscuit foot rim revealing the body, the drop-in cover surmounted by a bird-form finial.

  • 36. YI7

    £8,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon lavender glazed ribbed stem bowl, covered overall on the underside and interior with a Ru-type celadon lavender glaze thinning at the ribs, the foot and rim brown.

  • 37. YI4

    £12,500

    Japanese porcelain large pale celadon lavender glazed ribbed stem bowl, covered overall on the underside and interior with a Ru-type celadon lavender glaze thinning at the ribs, the foot and rim brown.

  • 39. M4913

    £8,000

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed ovoid vase with rounded body and short neck, covered overall on the base and interior with an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze, the rim and unglazed biscuit foot rim revealing the brown body.

  • 40. M5086

    £14,000

    Japanese porcelain large celadon lavender glazed melon-form vase, the naturalistic five-lobed body with everted foot and short lipped brown rim, covered overall in an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze, the brown foot rim revealing the body.

  • 41. M5083

    £9,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed fluted tea bowl, chawan, with pressed side, covered overall on the base and interior with an even pale celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the ribs, the foot and rim brown.

  • 43. YI3

    £12,000

    Japanese porcelain kingfisher celadon glazed hare’s fur tea bowl, chawan, covered overall on the base and interior with a finely streaked hare’s fur glaze pooling in the well, the glaze thinning at the brown rim and above the short foot rim.

  • 44. M3703

    £9,500

    Japanese porcelain celadon glazed flower bowl deeply potted with six everted petals, covered overall on the base and interior with an even pale celadon glaze thinning at the rim, the small short biscuit foot rim revealing the body.

  • 47. M5267

    £15,500

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

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