Jar with design of flowers

Artist: Nakada Kazuo 中田一於 (Japan, born 1949)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with silver foil under pale blue glaze
H x W x D: 33.9 x 38.4 x 38.4 cm (13 3/8 x 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 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, pale blue glaze, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

The artist states: "To decorate the surface beneath the glaze, I coated the high-fired vessel with a ground color of enamel and fired it to melt the enamel. Then I covered the entire vessel with a floral pattern made from thin sheets of silver leaf.  I cut flower petals one by one from the silver leaf, assembled them in blossom forms, and filled the spaces with leaflike shapes. The piece was fired again to adhere the silver to the enamel. Finally, I applied blue enamel glaze and fired the piece one more time."

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