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
  • 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.

  • 38. BM

    £POA

    Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed circular ink stone and cover, the flattened ink stone with sloping edge and ogee form underside with smooth interior, unglazed brown body, all on a short foot rim, the flattened cover gently convex, covered overall on the base and underside of the cover with an even celadon lavender Ru-type glaze.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 42. M5196

    £POA

    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.

  • 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.

  • 45. M3702

    £POA

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

  • 46. M3704

    £POA

    Japanese porcelain celadon glazed flower bowl deeply potted with three everted petals, covered overall on the base and interior with an even pale celadon slightly crackled 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.

  • 48. M5268

    £16,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon lavender glazed tall flower vase of ‘penguin’ form, the slender body with double-pinched rim, bulb-form neck and flared foot, covered overall on the interior and base with an even celadon lavender glaze thinning at the rim, the unglazed foot rim revealing the biscuit body.

  • 49. YI5

    £7,500

    Japanese porcelain shallow fire-red and celadon glazed wine cup covered overall on the underside and interior in a persimmon red glaze, oxidizing in the well, the exterior and base with green and silver markings beneath a brown rim and on a short brown biscuit foot rim.

  • 50. YI1

    £8,500

    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.

  • 51. YI8

    £6,500

    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.

  • 52. M5269

    £14,500

    Japanese porcelain pale celadon lavender glazed rounded jar and cover of globular form with gently domed cover and straight foot, covered overall on the interior and underside with a rich even pale celadon lavender glaze.

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