(Japanese, b. 1948)
Porcelain with overglaze color enamel
19.5 x 29 x 13 cm (7 11/16 x 11 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Lid: 15.8 x 29 x 13 cm (6 1/4 x 11 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Box: 13.8 x 29 x 13 cm (5 7/16 x 11 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.193
Takegoshi initially wanted to become a physical education teacher, as his first passion was basketball.
Takegoshi Jun is a fourth-generation Kutani ware porcelain artist. Characterized by a series of distinctive palettes of color enamels over glazed porcelain, Kutani ware has been produced in what is now Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture since the early 1800s. The sophisticated bird-and-flower imagery seen in much of Takegoshi’s work stems from his formal training as a Nihonga, or Japanese–style, painter. He executes his designs in the five-color (go-sai) mode.
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