Bowl in style of Gyeryongsan ware

Artist: Kitaoji Rosanjin 北大路 魯山人 (1883-1959)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1930
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
H x Diam: 9 x 18.5 cm (3 9/16 x 7 5/16 in)
Japan, Kanagawa prefecture, Kita Kamakura
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Hauge collection, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, white slip

From 1972 to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2010


[1] Curatorial notes: Purchased by Taka Hauge at a silent auction at the Tokyo Bijutsu Club in 1972.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883–1959)—calligrapher, gourmand, cultural impresario—began designing ceramics in order to provide tableware that met his standards for the restaurant “Hoshigaoka” that he ran in Tokyo. As the inscription shows, Rosanjin chose the shape and d&‌eacute;cor of a Korean buncheong ware bowl to convey a message of “good fortune” during a meal celebrating a New Year of the Ram, probably either 1930 or 1942.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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