Tea bowl in style of Karatsu ware

Artist: Ishiguro Munemaro (1893-1968)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1950s
Stoneware with ash glaze
H x Diam: 7.7 x 15.8 cm (3 1/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Nakajima Yoichi, Mitochu Company
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea
Provenance research underway.

Karatsu pottery was first made by Korean potters who migrated to the Japanese island of Kyushu in the late sixteenth century. To learn the forms and glazes associated with Karatsu ware, Ishiguro lived in the town of Karatsu to work with local potters and study fragments excavated from old kiln sites. One of his Karatsu-style bowls won a silver medal at the 1937 Paris International Fair. The artist continued to explore the style throughout his career.

Published References
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Calendar: September/October 1990. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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