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Vessel

Vessel

1992

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Koike Shōko

(Japanese, 1943-)

Stoneware with applied glaze

Diameter: 38.1 cm (15 in.); with cover: 43.2 cm (17 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Mrs. Keiko Kumita, Mr. Masaharu Nagano, and Mr. Klaus Naumann 1992.108.a

Description

Koike Shōko, one of the first women to graduate from the renowned ceramics department at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, often draws her forms from the ocean. The artist has shaped this lidded vessel as a shell, with sweeping curves and serrated edges, capturing an undulating sense of movement.

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