Vase with linear design

Artist: Kondo Mitsuru (Japan, born 1957)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with blue enamel glaze
H x W x D: 34.7 x 27.1 x 27.1 cm (13 11/16 x 10 11/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

The artist states: "The decoration on this piece makes use of an opaque white pigment that does not melt even when fired to a high temperature.  Employing an extruding tool similar to that used for cake decoration, I squeezed out the white pigment to draw vertical ridges in relief.  I then applied Kutani enamel colors in patterns suggested by those ridges, refiring the piece several times to melt the enamels."

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