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Apr 6, 2006

Set of Five Serving Bowls (Mukozuke) with Prunus Design

Set of Five Serving Bowls (Mukozuke) with Prunus Design


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school of Ogata Kenzan

(Japanese, 1663–1743)

Kyoto Ware: stoneware with underglaze iron oxide and slip decoration

Overall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.); Each side: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund and Edward L. Wittemore Fund 1963.508



Note the rough, tan, clay bodies of these bowls with their deliberate irregularities. The design of branches was first painted in a black iron oxide, then the blossoms and buds in a white slip, followed by the application of a very thin transparent overglaze.

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