Oct 10, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
Oct 10, 2022

Jar with Peonies

Jar with Peonies

c. 1900

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Seifū Yohei III 三代清風与平

(Japanese, 1851–1914)

Porcelain with underglaze blue, overglaze color enamel, molded decoration

Diameter: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Gift of James and Christine Heusinger 2022.200.a

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Though Seifū Yohei III originally studied painting, he ultimately succeeded his ceramics mentor, Seifū Yohei II (1845–1878), in Kyoto.


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.

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