Vase with Peonies

1900–1914

Seifū Yohei III 三代清風与平

(Japanese, 1851–1914)
height: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Diameter: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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Seifū Yohei III (1851–1914) produced many works for use in Chinese-style tea gatherings called sencha.

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One of Seifū Yohei III’s most visually impactful techniques, seen in this work, was to combine complex low-relief designs in clay surrounded by diffused underglaze blue or pink, which he then covered with a transparent or translucent glaze. Yohei III also experimented with clay bodies ranging from bluish white to ivory combined with translucent cream-colored glazes. The atmospheric effects he achieved were considered remarkable.
Vase with Peonies

Vase with Peonies

1900–1914

Seifū Yohei III

(Japanese, 1851–1914)
Japan, Meiji period (1868–1912)

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