Artist: Kimura Morikazu (1921-2015)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1962
Stoneware with iron glaze
H x Diam: 7.5 x 32.5 cm (2 15/16 x 12 13/16 in)
Japan, Kyoto, Gojozaka
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

From circa 1962 to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

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


[1] According to curatorial notes, this piece was purchased by Taka Hauge from the artist’s studio on Gojozaka, Kyoto, most likely in 1962.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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


Kimura Morikazu (born 1923, Kyoto) dedicated himself to the recreation and interpretation of the Song dynasty iron-rich glaze called temmoku and the elusive phenomenon known as “oil-spot.” By applying the glaze to modern tableware forms rather than tea bowls, he created an attractive tension between the scales of ornamentation and vessel. 

Published References
  • Dr. Frederick Baekeland, Robert Moes. Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections. Exh. cat. New York and Münsterschwarzach, Germany, December 1993 - August 1994. cat. 47.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
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