Bowl with Fishes Motif



Ishiguro Munemaro 石黒宗磨

(Japanese, 1893–1968)
7.1 x 31 cm (2 13/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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In 1955, Ishiguro was designated a Living National Treasure for his mastering of tetsugusuri, or iron-glazed ceramics.


Painted with four swimming fish, this bowl was created by one of the most influential Japanese potters of the 1900s. It was made a few years after Ishiguro Munemaro was designated as a Living National Treasure. Each fish faces a different direction, creating a sense of movement and play.
Bowl with Fishes Motif

Bowl with Fishes Motif


Ishiguro Munemaro

(Japanese, 1893–1968)
Japan, Shōwa period (1926–89)

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