Artist: Onishi Hikaru (Japan, born 1941)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1989
Porcelain with blue glaze
H x W x D: 40 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm (15 3/4 x 14 x 14 in)
Japan, Ehime prefecture, Tobe
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

According to the artist, "As I formed this vase on the potter's wheel, I aimed for a shape that was simple yet strong and massive.  I paid special attention to the curve of the profile.  The only decoration is a single line around the neck.  I chose a glaze with a fairly matte finish rather than a high gloss in order to emphasize the power and weight of the form."

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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